Healthier
Wealthier
Eco-Wise
Parents & Kids

Are You Ready to Be A B.A.B.E?

 Welcome!  I’m Cathy Tiffany, founder of Be A Better Earthling.  My hope is that I can help inspire you to want to be a little greener and live a more sustainable lifestyle. I’m happy to share my journeys, thoughts and ideas to make your life more rewarding and together be a positive influence in the world.  You never know until you try, right?!

Healthier

Meatless Monday Recipe: Artichoke Heart Cakes

In a never-ending quest to find innovative, tasty and filling food for Meatless Monday, I needn’t look any further today than the actual MM website.  I found a great recipe for what the author dubbed “Baltimore ‘Crab Cakes’“.  The original recipe is HERE. I liked the look of this recipe, but the fat content was way out of whack for me.  I also did not feel like going to the store to get Heart of Palm… Read more »

Wealthier

How to Save Money by Meal Prepping

I ran around today like a mad woman.  I had an impossible list to get done, got a slow start to my morning and here I am at 10:45 pm not quite ready for bed. Yikes! The ONE thing I did today, which made me happy, was prepped quite a bit of food for our week.  It actually isn’t as much as I would have liked to prep, but there’s only so much time in… Read more »

Eco-Wise

How Long Does a Disposable Pen Last in a Landfill

About fifty thousand years.   That’s a long time!  According to the EPA, Americans throw away 1.6 billion disposable pens every year. (Thank you We Hate to Waste for the stat!)  I’ve never owned a fancy, refillable pen.  The simple part of me has always thought, “Why spend all that money on a pen?”  Even though no one I know buys fancy pens for environmental reasons, I think I may from now on for myself.  For my daughter… Read more »

Parents & Kids

The Importance of Mothers

Right off the bat, let me just say that fathers are important, too.  But, since this is Mother’s Day……     I have an an awesome Mom.  She was/is a single Mom.  She worked 40 hours a week, was me and my sister’s sole provider, took care of the house, did the laundry, shopping, bills and most yard work.  That’s a lot of stuff! And you know what? Kids don’t care much about any of… Read more »

B.A.B.E In Action

What You Can Do In 60 Seconds or Less

Each Wednesday I promote the Happy Humpday/Pay it Forward concept.  I like the idea of one day focusing on the act of kindness towards others.  not that we aren’t nice people other days, right?!  My full-time career is a hairstylist, so I’m in the business of making people look and feel good.  I compliment my clients because I like them and want to make them happy.  They’re not empty compliments, either; I really do mean it…. Read more »