Stuff 

Raising Kids to Be Less Stuff-Centered

Since launching "The Story of Stuff" film and book, some people have accused me of being against stuff. I'm not; in fact I consider myself pro-stuff! I want people to appreciate their stuff more. I want us to think about the resources and ener...One of the toughest places to combat excessive consumerism is with today’s kids.

Do We Live in a Child-Intolerant Society?

Cabin Fever reporting live from underneath the seats of our local cinema. The box of popcorn has been dumped. The floor is sticky. The 23-month-old has just discovered that he can crawl under this row to the one behind us. I've just discovered that I...

The Story of Stuff Makes Moms - And Kids - Think

Annie Leonard explains how stuff is made, and soon tossed. Image via storyofstuff.com.
"The Story of Stuff" is the stuff of legend in classrooms across the country -- and now, my small town in Maine. This short film by activist Annie Leonard do...

Do You Throw Away Your Kids' Artwork?

I've been amazed at how many experiences seem to be shared amongst my fellow parents. I don't just mean that all babies have stinky poop. I mean things like how much artwork your children bring home, and what exactly we are supposed to do with it. ...

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