Mrs Green stories on Sunday

breakfastIt’s time for my weekly round up of some great green stories from around the internet.

All stories will help you create a more eco friendly lifestyle or help you take care of your health, naturally.

It’s a mixed bag of ideas, some might help you reduce your carbon footprint, which others will help you parent more consciouly,  some might help you garden organically, while others will empower you to take care of your spiritual health.

Organic breakfast ideas

I’m a great believer in breakfast being the most important meal of the day.

A healthy, nutritious breakfast can set you up for the day, balance your blood sugar levels and fulfill you until lunchtime, without the need for unhealthy snacks.

If you’re stuck in a rut about what to eat, or want some inspiration, then head over to Eco Salon where you will find “5 easy organic breakfast ideas for mornings on the go.”

How to achieve new habits

I’ve been on a decluttering binge lately.

I figured I was spending too much time tidying, sorting and cleaning because my home doesn’t work for me. We simply have too much stuff in too small a space.

Mr Green’s answer is to build more storage. My answer is to get rid of stuff.

The thing is, old habits die hard, but I enjoyed reading this balanced and inspiring post by Marci over at ‘Overcoming busy’ called “Creating new habits“.

Bebe Gluton; breastfeeding doll

There has been an uproar this week about a new toy for little girls; a breastfeeding doll.

I’m still trying to get my head around all the controversy; and I’ve been very upset by it. I have mixed feelings about the ‘flowers’ (You’ll need to read the story)

It is ok to make our little girls grow up quickly by introducing them to make up, flouncy hair, skimpy clothes and high heels but introduce a breastfeeding doll and parents across the country are outraged because the doll ‘promotes the sexualisation of young girls.’

If we got over our attitude towards breastfeeding and remembered that it is natural part of a woman’s gift to take care of and nurture her child and stopped the ‘mormalisation’ of bottle feeding, perhaps this doll would have been welcomed more readily.

Read the Daily Mail’s “Parents’ fury as breastfeeding doll for young girls goes on sale“. Please let me know what you think!


  1. [email protected] on August 17, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    I’m so glad you got something out of my Creating New Habits post! Thanks for the link to the organic breakfasts. That is my most challenging meal of the day!

  2. Goo on August 18, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Little girls have always been given ‘bottle-fed’ dolls as if this was the norm, so in one way I was quite pleased to see an anti-dote to this, but I’ve seen plenty of breast-feeding aware toddlers (boys also funnily!) mimic breast feeding with plain ordinary dolls – really the weird flower-bra thing seems both unnecessary and euphemism of this kind tends only to confuse small people who can be quite literal thinkers!

    I hope if and when my daughter has children she will choose to breastfeed, but I hope her choices in motherhood will be informed by sound instincts, good advice and good science rather than the narrow gender stereotypes that many toy dolls seem to encourage.

  3. Mrs Green on September 2, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    @[email protected]: Hi Marci, it’s lovely to see you ; welcome!
    How are you getting on with breakfast and what is it you find challenging about it? Are you short of time or ideas?

    @Goo: Hi Goo, i agree with you about the breastfeeding, DD uses her dolls in the same way; no need for a fancy bra LOL! Like you I hope she will choose to breastfeed, but it’s up to her. I’m quite sure after a couple of nights of coming downstairs to faff around with bottles it would be enough to put anyone off. How much better to roll over, feed your babe and both drift back off to sleep??!!