Spit That Out: The Overly Informed Parent's Guide to Raising Children in the Age of Environmental Guilt


Official blog for Paige Wolf and the book Spit That Out: The Overly Informed Parent's Guide to Raising Children in the Age of Environmental Guilt. Blogging about green guilt, eco-anxiety, and finding practical, reasonable ways to keep

What's a fun way to repurpose household items into toys or crafts?

Do you know any great children's books that teach kids about being eco-friendly?

What organic or healthy snacks do your kids love? Please share a link to a recipe if you have one.

What's an easy, eco-friendly habit that could help families save money?

Paige Wolf

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