Are You Ready to Be A Better Earthling?
Hi! I’m Cathy Tiffany, founder of Be A Better Earthling. I founded this site out of my love for nature and keen interest in living a sustainable lifestyle: that means striving to be healthier, wealthier and having a good impact on the environment here and abroad. I’ll share my knowledge, discoveries and failures and together maybe we can make ourselves and the world around us a little better!
First of all, what I typed in my search for visual timers, was just that: “visual timers”. What the site actually says is “Visual Timers for Children with Special Needs”. It’s possible that I’m offended. I try. I set my phone timer and my microwave timer. I look at my laptop clock, my TV clock and my phone clock. The timer goes off or the designated time arrives…..just 5 more minutes…… The two things I… Read more »
If you have read anything I’ve written, you know I’ve been a Dave Ramsey fan for a while now. Dave came out with a great themed St. Paddy’s Day, Money Monday post today and there’s no reason why I should rewrite anything! If you’re living a frugal lifestyle and trying to save, but you still want to be green, here are a few tips from Dave to help you. You cansave money and resources at the… Read more »
For Earth Day, I wanted to bring up a concept that I talk about sometimes – Baby Steps. Baby steps work for me in just about every facet of my life where I use them , which routinely involves money. I remember considering saving for our trip to Borneo and thinking there was no way I could save $450 dollars a month – but I had $120 a week, no problem! Little steps to a… Read more »
Yesterday was a great day. First of all, my daughter, now 15, secured her first real job and needed a checking account. So we walked (gasp!) to the bank and she opened her first checking and savings account. We then [walked] home and worked out together. Yay! I felt really….. successful. If we would have gardened or planted a tree together, the day would have been a B.A.B.E Trifecta of perfection! I feel that the… Read more »
This week’s list covers B.A.B.E’s Sustainability Triad: Health, Money & the Environment (doesn’t that sound so fancy!?) For Your Health: Over the course of the next week, add one more glass of water each day or if you already guzzle a ton, why not get in a bit more movement >> work in 25 jumping jacks each day for the next 2 weeks. For Your Money: Not a saver? Find $5-10 and start… Read more »