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Boo! - Why i'm a mean mom on Halloween

If you’re not a parent you might not be aware that there is a debate being waged lately around -of all topics- Halloween candy.

There seems to be two distinct camps, one favours a candy-less Halloween, using approaches like the Switch Witch, who comes to visit children’s homes after trick or treating and takes their candy in exchange for a gift (or something? I am not up to date on the entire Switch Witch mythology, for me it falls into the same bewildering category of parenting as the Elf on the Shelf) .

The other camp is made up of parents imploring the candy police to just back off and let their kids have some fun. It’s one night! Who cares!

I think I fall somewhere in the middle on this great, and vastly important, debate. OK, maybe a little more toward the first camp.
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Green House Series Week 8: The Laundry Room

Sweet Madeleine's Green House Week 8: The Laundry Room

 

I purposefully saved this one for toward the end of the series because I LOVE the changes that natural living has made to my laundry routine.

(Guys, I am well aware that this is possibly the lamest sentence I have ever typed on this blog. I AM AWARE.)

But still. Making my own laundry detergent was my first foray into this strange world and I still remember vividly making that first batch and then examining my clothes out of the washer – looking at them, smelling them..and realizing that it WORKED!

I felt like a goddamn wizard!

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Green House Week 7: Ladies Room

Green House Week7: The Ladies Room - SweetMadeleine.ca

Alright, dudes. I’m an equal opportunity blogger and you are more than welcome to stick around for this, but we will be talking about some lady business today. Personally, I think men should be okay with the fact that women  – virtually all womenhave periods. I mean, is not being OK with it really an option? It happens. Every month. Soooooo, let’s just get over the ick factor, yes?

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Green House Series Week 6: The Playroom

Green House Week 6: The Playroom - SweetMadeleine.ca

 

Here we are! Week 6! Right on schedule! Published on the exact day it was supposed to be and not a second later! Let’s move on now, nothing to see here!

I am calling this week the playroom even though I personally do not really have a designated playroom in my house, but this section encompasses the Kid Zone. You know what that is, it’s all of the visually offensive crap you have in your house to keep your tiny people happy. Yeah, that.

Let’s dive in!

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Green House Week 5: The Living Room

Green House Week 5: The Living Room

How are you guys doing so far? Are your nether regions getting accustomed to recycled toilet paper? Are your lunch boxes ziploc-free? Have you gone down the rabbit hole of eco-friendly sex toys (pun sort of intended)? I’d love to hear how things are going  – leave me a note in the comments!

And here we are, into week five – the living room! That place that used to be classy and calm, and now maaaybe looks like it rained kids toys, socks, and eight plates hidden under the couch! Huzzah!

Let’s get down to business, suckas.

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