Lately, I have not been living up to my blog title. In fact, I'm thinking of changing my blog altogether, but that's a post for another day.
In my perfect world, we recycle everything, exclusively cloth diaper, compost, garden, eat only whole foods, use only chemical free or homemade home/body care products, and live a life of simplicity.
In reality, my kids ate chic-fil-a for lunch, we are taking a break from cloth diapers, we only recycle what fits in our recycle bin, I would destroy any plants before we could eat them, and we have waaaay too much shit. The only "green" thing I feel like I am successful with is the home/body care products. We make our own all purpose cleaner, laundry powder, deodorant, and chapstick; we use vinegar and baking soda often, and my kids use mainly California Baby products. That's something.
I want to be clear, I'm not saying I want to go all eco-friendly because it's trendy or because I'm a mommy martyr. In my heart of hearts, I just feel like it's the best way for us to live. It's also cheaper, if done with budget in mind. And that's something to consider right now.
I have spent all this time saying, "I want to eat healthier, but I don't want to go crazy about it" or "I want to recycle more, but I don't want to go overboard"; well, maybe it's time I go overboard. Maybe I need to set some more strict guidelines about what we eat and what we throw away.
Trying to figure out what we are going to do first is daunting. Soon, our cloth diaper break will be over (we are taking a break because my son's poop is so effing gross we really just can't stand to deal with it), so that will be something. I'm researching other things we can do to be more environmentally friendly, and I will start with one thing at a time, so I don't get overwhelmed and say, "Screw it, I'm eating McDonalds."