Cloth Diapering & Low Income Families

Awhile back, I read about the results of a Yale study that examined low income women and how poverty affected their mental health. One of the neat tidbits that came out was that about 30% of these mothers stated that they could not afford diapers for their babies and admitted reusing diapers. We didn’t need…

Low fat Tuna and potato fish cakes

Originally posted on Daily Dose of Fresh:
Boy, oh boy! These Tuna and potato fish cakes will blow your mind. This is a family favourite that I often make for lunch. It is very low in fat and a very balanced lunch when served with a crisp lettuce and tomato salad on the side. The…

TAKE ACTION on the “King Amendment” to the Farm Bill

Originally posted on WestDeltaGirl's Blog:
TAKE Action on the “King Amendment” Contact your Senators and US Representative and tell them not to allow the “King Amendment” in the Farm Bill. This is  not only a food safety issue but also a state’s rights issue and animal welfare issue. Representative Steve King, (Iowa) has a long…

Please Excuse Davontaye, He Suffers From Povertenza

Originally posted on Our Legaci:
Dear Judge, I know that Davontaye’s actions caused the deaths of four people. But please don’t give him life in prison. He suffers from Povertenza. You may not know about this condition but Povertenza is an illness that people from impoverished socio-economic backgrounds have. Due to the inability to access…

Sharing is caring…so don’t donate to The Salvation Army.

I’ve been telling people for years, “Please don’t put money in those red Salvation Army kettles.” It had nothing to do with that hateful Salvation Army rep who proclaimed that gays deserve to die or any other LGBT issue but being a person that falls under the umbrella of the label, it  certainly doesn’t help my…

All the things you might have missed- 12/2-12/8/2013

Ok, let’s try this. A link digest of all the Facebook posts  from the past week, all in one handy place. Facebook’s super annoying “algorithm”  keeps fewer people from seeing the Poor as Folk page posts. Articles & Thoughts Where Is the Love?– I don’t like Nicholas Kristof ‘s use of unfair stereotypes here to illustrate his point…

Remembering Chris Keith, aka “The Adventures of a Thrifty Mama”

I “met” Chris through my Facebook page for my personal blog crazy dumbsaint of the mind and I in turn become a fan of her blog Adventures of a Thrifty Mama in the City ‘Stead, and then later we got to know each other outside of blogging. For those  who don’t know how online friendships work,…

[Songs for Social Justice] Free Nelson Mandela

On my regular ol’ blog, I post often about music. I apply music to life and think of it as making up a soundtrack to my own life and the world’s consciousness. It would seem strange if I didn’t carry the music over to this blog, so once in a while, I’ll share some songs that apply to…

Recipe: Super Simple & Totally Vegetarian Split Pea Soup

This is a way cheap and easy recipe. It’s one of my daughter’s favorites. For this recipe, I use: 1 bag of dried split peas- about $1.60 a few potatoes – 50¢? I dunno. an onion- cents. a few cloves or garlic – also cents (although mine was free thanks to a gardener friend) dashes…