I am loving becoming crunchy…
Not the blog (though I do greatly enjoy writing it ) but the actual changes we’re making in our lives one step at a time.
I feel like becoming a parent has finally allowed me to become the person I’ve always wanted to be.
For as long as I can remember I’ve had secret leanings towards being one of those earthy, hippy, granola types. I always thought those people were so cool!
My admiration probably started with my older sister – she was crunchy before crunchy was in style! As little kids she had us organizing Earth Day clubs and studying up on Greenpeace.
As a mom for years now she’s set an amazing example to her kids of healthy eating, breastfeeding, and being active…I’ve always wished I could be more like her.
I don’t know why I never acted much on those desires…I don’t know if it was pure laziness or my focus was just on other things or I felt constrained by pre-defined roles or what…but now I just don’t care about any of that – my true hippy self is emerging in all its glory!
I’m definitely not there yet…there are years of practices and habits and ingrained thoughts to overcome.
But I’m having so much fun getting there. I’m loving the online community I’ve found…I’m loving the new ways I can relate to friends who are already there.
I’m loving the fact that even though my husband is so not into all this of his own accord, he’s jumping on board with me for our daughter. He’s agreed to go organic and give up a lot of his mainly meat meals. He’s agreed to use cloth diapers and cloth wipes. It was his initiative to find a natural carpet spot cleaner and he knows to question whether there will be chemicals involved when someone calls to give us a rate on duct cleaning.
I am so proud of him!
And not everything is easy…there’s still a lot of cleaning up we have to do and changes we need to make. But we truly do have the best motivation in the world in our little Bean (who just started crawling yesterday! Mommy bragging moment )
So yeah…this wasn’t really what I planned to write about today, but I just felt so excited about it all that I wanted to share.
What kind of changes did you make (or do you want to make) specifically because you had children?