I’ve been a blogger for many years – but my transition to “The Practically Green Mom” didn’t begin until November 2011.
Let’s back up a bit…
In 2009, I jumped on the green bandwagon. I cleaned out my chemically-laden beauty products, started buying cloth diapers for my non-existent fetus, and attempted to become a vegetarian (which didn’t stick…now I just focus on eating less sugar and processed foods.)
Almost 10 years later (wow!), I still say that I’m “practically green” because not everything works out as planned, of course…
When my first son was born in 2011, I had big goals for myself in the beginning of motherhood: breastfeeding exclusively, babywearing, cloth diapering, etc. But…he was formula fed due to supply issues early on, and I worked full-time, so he was fully vaccinated and wore disposable diapers at daycare. There was a lot of mommy guilt, but I came to realize that every ounce of breastmilk he got was one less ounce of formula, and every cloth diaper he wore meant one less diaper in a landfill.
With my second son (born in 2015), I’m just doing what works for us, even though I’m a stay-at-home mom now. You do you! If this way of thinking is right up your alley, learn more about my feelings on ALL THE THINGS!
Hope you enjoy the blog, and thanks for reading!