Tracey Bianchi

Tracey Bianchi blogs about finding a saner, greener life from the heart of the Chicago suburbs. She wrote Green Mama: The Guilt-Free Guide to Helping You and Your Kids Save the Planet(Zondervan 2009) and blogs at traceybianchi.com.

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Experiencing God's Creation, Rain or Shine

by Tracey Bianchi 04-14-2011
I'm a Midwestern girl coming out of her winter shell this month. Flip flops are lost companions just now crawling out from under beds and hidden closet shelves.

Tread Lightly During Spring Break Travel

by Tracey Bianchi 03-23-2011

My family, while I was growing up, was not much for spring breaks. As other families we know flitted about preparing for palm trees and sand, my sister and I would pout and lament to my mother that we had the worst lives on the planet because we were not going to Florida. My Mom (and I now love her for this) really didn’t care. Her basic attitude was that we had more than enough adventure in our lives so suck it up and stop whining. Call another friend who stayed home and get out of the house.

Feeling Green Guilt at 30,000 Feet

by Tracey Bianchi 03-04-2011
I just returned from a fabulous little weekend getaway. Skipped town with the hubby. Just us, sans three kids for the first time in four years, and it was glorious.

How Do We Take Lent Beyond Chocolate and Caffeine?

by Tracey Bianchi 02-23-2011
Lent. It's an odd word, not exactly one that shows up in the vernacular of our everyday.

A Green Christmas: 5 Realistic Ideas for Celebrating the Season

by Tracey Bianchi 12-14-2010
Well, here we go. Like it or not, tis the season. For me the holidays are a mixed blur of emotions, hopes, and unfulfilled, unrealistic dreams and desires.

The New Consumer: Has the Recession Changed Us?

by Tracey Bianchi 09-16-2010
As young kids, my sister and I always loved to rummage through my grandmother's basement.

Darth Vader Goes Swimming and Clarity Floods In

by Tracey Bianchi 07-28-2010
We joined the flood club this weekend. I've heard rumors about this group of people before.

Convenience and its Consequences

by Tracey Bianchi 06-30-2010
I love the clerks in my local grocery store. The same women scan and weigh and slide my yogurt and tortilla chips every week.

I'm Part of the Reason For That Oil Spill

by Tracey Bianchi 06-02-2010

In the daily grind of life there are few obstacles as irritating as traffic. The opening scene of "Office Space" deftly captures the sentiment. You know it, the neurotic jockeying and ill-fated attempts we make to slip ourselves into the lane that appears to be moving.

Hot, Humid, and Green Summer Ideas

by Tracey Bianchi 05-27-2010
"So what are you up to this summer?" seems to be the question du jour. With the calendar about to flip into June everyone seems antsy for a summer plan.

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