“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!
One tiny green step at a time.
That’s all it takes.
The moment I typed “eco-friendly,” “zero waste,” “sustainable,” “minimalist,” or “green living” into my search bar and hit enter, an overwhelming barrage of data and opinions flooded my screen.
Everything. Everything I needed to change. Everything I was doing wrong. All the products that were poisening my home, my children, my skin, and seeping into the Earth.
So what happens next? This is the turning point. Either you turn wistfully away and think…
- “I’ll never be able to get there.”
- “No way can I fit all my trash into that tiny mason jar.”
- “I can’t afford to get rid of all my cleaning products just because they score an 8 on the toxicity scale.”
- “The KonMari method is far too complicated to maintain long-term.”
- “Sustainable fashion choices just aren’t available for my body type.”
OR you take the plunge. Dive deep into the murky waters and attempt to discern truth and implement change.
This is my passion. If you find yourself at the turning point, I want to grab your hand and walk you one tiny green step at a time into an Eco Friendly Momming lifestyle that will positively impact your future for as long as you walk on Planet Earth.
It should be simple.
Long term change happens slowly. Don’t try to change it all at once, but start consistently changing. I’m not guaranteeing to change your life. Only YOU can do that. But if you want to start the process, I want to give you a few tips.
I’ll start where I began about 3 years ago. I’ll share where I am today, how I got from there to here, and where I dream of going. Stay tuned, and please leave a comment to let me know you’re reading or if you have specific questions for me!