I'm just a mother of 1 (plus one on the way!) that's trying to lead a greener life for me and my family. We live in the mid-western U.S. in a modest house (that needs a lot of work!) and our three cats. It's currently just our little family of 3 (plus cats), but we are expecting our second child, Squiggle, this coming July.
I work full time outside the home, and my husband was a SAHD, though his schooling is more demanding now and requires him to be on-campus 4 days a week. We try to make it work by him watching Bobble the day he isn't at school, and I work four 10hr days so I can watch him one other day, and we have Bobble in childcare at the local Montessori School the other 3 days of the work/school week. (In case you're wondering, we weren't mean enough to actually name our son Bobble.) Despite being gone most of the day, I'm still very much an attachment parenting sort of person.
Bobble is a very active toddler and, though he doesn't speak much yet, he gets his point across with American Sign Language. We've been working on signing with him and he is taking to it swimmingly. He's an animal lover (as am I) that is obsessed with books and playing outside. I'm also convinced he's part frog, as he will play in the water as long as he can get away with it. (This, unfortunately, includes the water bowl for our cats.)
My husband is a medical massage therapist, but has started going back to school to take a slightly different route. He's a great hands-on worker (no pun intended!) and can fix pretty much anything around the house. Oh, before you even ask, yes. He DOES cloth diaper our son. Yes, he's also awesome at it.
I was always
"green" at heart, but I wasn't what you would call a "crunchy" mom.....
at least, it didn't start out that way! I knew I wanted to cloth diaper
our child(ren) because it was best for their skin (and our pocket
book!). It did turn into quite the obsession, however, and that was our
introduction to many more "green" things.
I wanted to
save the Earth when I was a child, and was always reading something
about recycling, what we can do to lessen pollution, etc. This, mind
you, was in elementary school. Yes, it goes back a long time. Combine
that love for "green" things with the cloth diaper obsession.... then
throw in cloth wipes. Yes, wipes. Simple little thing, but why not save
that much more money? That much less chemical against my baby's skin! I then learned about one product after
another, and before you know it: POOF! I'm this crunchy mama who keeps
striving to find more reusable products with no harmful things in them
(like BPA) to make our whole family greener (and healthier!).
The hope for this blog is simply for me to share about my journey through motherhood. Sharing the great moments, the frustrations, tricks, and tips. Also, since I'm striving to lead a greener lifestyle, there will also be mention of products I've found that can help with that, reviews, and even some giveaways.
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