“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” – J.R.R. Tolkien
Hello and welcome to my newest adventure, EcoFriendlyMomming.com! I’m a happily-married mom of 2 young boys, who fill my life with much joy and a fair amount of chaos. We live in a suburban neighborhood in Northwest Arkansas, and my days are generally filled with very ordinary happenings: grocery trips to Walmart, baby nap schedules, driving my oldest to preschool.
My journey to a more eco-friendly lifestyle began several years ago. I became interested in the concept of minimalism, so I began to purge my house of clutter, with the goal of keeping only items that were useful or meaningful. I quickly realized that minimalism was incredibly wasteful if not paired with sustainable shopping choices. It was worth investing in fewer things that were higher quality, which changed the entire way I shop.
I began to research what I was bringing into my home and whether or not it was beneficial for myself, my kids, and the Earth. As stated in the J.R.R. Tolkien quote above, “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” I’ve got one life. One chance to raise my boys. I want to choose a lifestyle that is healthy, sustainable, good for their health and not harmful to the environment they’re growing up in. The result?
Well, I began to implement changes.
And I’m happy to say that – although I’m not yet where I want to be – I’ve learned a lot along the way and I’m getting closer to my destination. If you’re here, thanks for reading! My goal is to share helpful tips for all things eco-friendly, minimalist, low-waste, and sustainable. I hope you enjoy!