My eco-friendly resolution

My eco-friendly resolution

This is a blog post I’ve been itching to write for a long time. I keep drafting it in my head, and then deadlines and everyday life get in the way. Oh, #momlife!

My 2019 New Year’s Resolution was to become more eco-friendly. The funny thing is that I used to be much better at this. When I was a teenager, and during my undergrad years at university, I was a hippie! Anyone who knew me during that time would attest to it: I brought my own container to restaurants for leftovers, I wore hemp clothing, and I worked at a health food store (a store that I still love and frequent).

What happened to that hippie girl? I’m not sure, to be honest. She never truly went away, but she stepped aside for a while while I took on an office job, planned a wedding, went back to school, and had a baby. Although I always prioritized natural products, I fell into the convenience trap. But now I feel like that side of me is back, full-force, and full of excitement.

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My article was published on Motherly!

My article was published on Motherly!

Hi friends,

I just wanted to share an article I wrote that’s been published on Motherly. For those who don’t follow it, Motherly is a wonderful, beautiful website full of inspiring and fun content for moms: https://www.mother.ly/st/about.

Here’s the post. Hope you enjoy!

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How was your postpartum experience? I’d love to hear from you, so leave me a comment below!

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What minimalism means to me

What minimalism means to me

Minimalism is such a buzzword these days, but I think it’s often misunderstood. You don’t need to purge all of your belongings and live off the land to be a minimalist, nor do you need to count all of your possessions and stick to a certain number. Instead, I think it comes down to a few simple principles.

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Hello, there

Hello, there

Hi friends,

Welcome to my newly renovated site!

I’m way overdue for posting anything, for several reasons. 

Since having my son, J, last summer, my priorities and interests have shifted. For the first few months, motherhood was all I could focus on. Those of you who have children can understand how all-consuming the newborn period is! After that, I managed to make time for my pressing deadlines, housework, and family—but still not for hobbies like blogging!

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