Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sage Mama

Some of you have asked me how the cloth diaper decision came about.  If you don't care, then skip this post and go shop!  Mother's Day deadline has past but if you don't mind an IOU gift, then go for it!

I certainly know many moms who CD but it was never a topic I put much thought into.  When it comes to being "green", my husband and I do our small part. We recycle, grow our own veggie garden, use cloth grocery bags, try to eat more organic veggies and meat, and of course we recycle (adopt) animals.  As you can see, it's not a huge list, but it works for us.... 

...until I peed on that stick.  After that line appeared, I began to question those topics that I often looked over or rolled my eyes about. That's when I started to evaluate the choices my husband and I were making.  

As I was talking with a "green" friend, she told me I had to read this book.  I thought to myself  "I'll browse it but it doesn't really apply to my life".  Well, now it does apply and it was time to weigh my options and make informed decisions regarding this baby and our lives.  It's a short and quick read, which I like, but full of important topics.  I even got my hubby to read it so we could discuss it together.  We chose several ideas that were important to us and decided to start making those small changes.  As we both read it, we noticed that it's very easy to go overboard and get caught up in the organic way of living.  Some suggestions were just too unrealistic and expensive to take on.  However, cloth diapering was one area where we thought we could make a difference and it wouldn't take over our lives too much. 

So if you're preggers or thinking about starting a family, pick up this quick read. It will make you think twice about the the choices you make, if it's the food you eat or the cleaning products you use.  As I said before, it's easy to get sucked into this "green" world since it's the trendy thing to do right now but being fully informed will help you make wise decisions for you and your family in the future.

Sorry for the long and "preachy" post but I wanted to share with you all how this pale-ish green girl is slowly becoming a sage mama. 

1 comment:

Cindy said...

I love the ideas of cloth diapers! My mum used to use those for me and my siblings. There is the downfall of having to use harsher detergents to get all the poo out, but it is better than a landfill that's for sure! :D

P.S. - Just found your blog from Sarah McCay's old A Lost Feather blog! I really like yours so far! :)