2011 has been a big year. Different from any other year. Not only did I go from "stay at home mom" to "working mom", but the way I want to live my life has changed as well. It feels like I'm being torn between the old and the new me. Hopefully my new year's resolutions will bring some peace to my inner chaos.
Stuff and stuff and more stuff! We have so much of it. And we don't even have as much as some people but it's enough to drive me up the wall. Our home doesn't have very much room for storage so most is out in the open or taking up valuable living space. We keep a lot of clothes, toys and stuff thinking that someday we will use it. I have actually returned some Christmas gifts I bought for A because we simply didn't need more stuff. From now on, quality instead of quantity. Time to purge and keep things as simple as possible.
Ever since I went back to work, we often find ourselves wondering at 5pm "What's for supper?" If I meal plan, I can be sure to have decent food in the house. We can cook more with real food instead of relying on processed ones. I would love to use local foods. This summer, I am hoping to expand our garden and to have more than simple tomatoes, cucumbers and lettuce. Meal planning will allow me to take baby steps towards weeding out the bad and fuelling our bodies with better foods.
So far, I have cut out lots of chemicals in our home. We cloth diaper, I use baking soda and vinegar to clean mostly everything, and once something runs out, I try to replace it with a non-toxic version. My newest up-coming switch will be shampoo. I will give up washing my hair with a product full of ingredients that I can't pronounce. I will start rinsing my hair with baking soda and vinegar. Sounds ridiculous? It most definitely does but I have heard great things about it and I'm looking forwards to trying it out for myself!
Some people set resolutions that are impossible to attain. Hopefully mine wont be. To 2012, I say bring it!
- Becoming Granola
- I am a cloth diapering, breastfeeding, cosleeping, baby led weaning, extended rear facing, eco conscious, married mommy to two beautiful children. They have changed my view on the world we live in. It is now my number 1 goal to make it the best I can for them to grow up in. I find myself always rethinking how I want to live my life and often feel like sharing my findings and thoughts with others. So I guess here's my chance :o) I will talk about topics that interest me. If you dont like them or dont agree, well... there's nothing much I can do!