Daily Archives: April 1, 2014

I Was a Foster Child and CPS Needs Real Reform

I Was a Foster Child and CPS Needs Real Reform

IMAGE: “”Draped Reclining Mother and Baby” by Henry Moore, Photo by Peter Rivera, Creative Commons Just like Child Protective Services can suck for parents, foster care can suck for kids too. As someone who spent my pre-teen and teen years in foster care, this is something that my friends and I know all too well. […]

Lady Business: Ruby Cup’s Real Menstrual Activism

Lady Business: Ruby Cup’s Real Menstrual Activism

IMAGE: Ruby Cup founders Veronica d’Souza, Maxie Matthiesen and Julie Weigaard-Kjaer Recently, I wrote about how women experiencing their cycles should at least consider switching from cotton-based products like tampons to re-useable menstrual cups. Beyond the health and financial implications of not using tampons (reduced risk of Toxic Shock Syndrome and less ongoing/monthly expense), there are […]

Grow Your Own, Part 3: Building a Grow Cabinet

Grow Your Own, Part 3: Building a Grow Cabinet

Click here for Part 1 (Starting a Garden) Click here for Part 2 (Designing a Grow Cabinet) Following cabinet design and frame construction, the third article in this series will demonstrate how to put the sides, roof and doors on the cabinet as well as the painting, which could be easily completed by two people in one […]