Places we go, people we see… this page is devoted to some of our favorite or most useful links, which are grouped by topic.


Being Green

  • Bringing Back the Natives: An annual tour of gardens that use plants native to California.
  • Care2: An environmental and socially conscious super site.
  • Earth 911: A great resource for recycling items.
  • Freecycle: Offer your usable but unwanted items. Ask for stuff you need. Give stuff to others. All for free!
  • gDiapers: An excellent alternative to disposables and cloth.
  • The Green Guide: The complete guide to green living.
  • LocalHarvest: Find farms and farmers’ markets near you.
  • Moms Rising: A site that intends to harness the power of mothers who want to make this world better for their children.
  • My Footprint: Calculate how much you personally mess up the environment.
  • Vegetarian Shoes: Lovely shoes for those of us who don’t wear animals.
  • We Are What We Do: A site to inspire people to change the world with their everyday actions.
  • Worm Lady: You too can own worms who help compost your organic waste (called vermicomposting).




Multicultural Resources

Parent and Child

Useful Tools

  • Dotti’s Weight Loss Zone: An amazing collection of diet-related information, including the Weight Watchers POINTS values of a dizzying array of foods.
  • Real Simple: The bible of organized living.
  • TinyURL: This site makes long URLs shorter, so they don’t wrap around in email messages.
  • The Ultimate White Pages: Search several directory sites simultaneously.
  • Verse It: Lots of ideas for writing invitations of all sorts.
  • Weather Underground: Weather information from all over the world, including archives that can tell you what the weather was years ago.



4 thoughts on “Resources

  1. Hi,

    I wanted to shoot you an e-mail thanking you for compiling so much great information and links on your website I did find couple of broken links though!

    If you are still updating your page, the company I work for has a great link that is related to your site! The site is:

    Adding this resource will make your page even more helpful for future visitors.Thank you for your time and consideration.

    Thank You,
    Cooper Brimm
    American Immigration Center.

  2. We are currently beginning our adoption process by searching for the right option of agency, lawyer, etc. I read your blog post regarding ANLC, and am sufficiently warded off… Do you have a suggestion for the best, most reputable adoption resource in Southern California?

    • You are not required to work with an agency in California, although some people prefer to work with agencies in their own states. Open Adoption and Family Services has a stellar reputation. The second time we adopted, we almost signed with Nightlight Christian Adoption’s Los Angeles office. I think those should be some good starting points.
      Good luck on your adoption journey!

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