Going zero waste: Why is it so hard? … and how to do it anyway

Going zero waste: Why is it so hard? … and how to do it anyway

I’ve been thinking a lot about effort, and privilege, these days.

I had someone ask me the other day why I didn’t cloth diaper when J was a newborn. Honestly, the newborn period was really challenging for me, and the extra bit of effort that would go into cloth diapering was just completely beyond me at the time. That’s the honest truth. Knowing what I do know, and knowing what to expect from the newborn period, I believe I could do it if I have a second child one day.

Then I had a friend tell me that sometimes depression creeps in and it’s hard to put in the work to become zero-waste. I understand what she means: sometimes it’s just too much. Reducing your waste is important, yes, but it’s crucial to prioritize your mental well-being.

This is not laziness. This is doing what you need to, in order to get through challenging times.

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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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Loving Love Your Suds!

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It’s a very¬†special feeling when someone you care about¬†is succeeding at something they’re passionate about. I love rooting for people who are following their dreams! In this case, my friend and former coworker Belinda has launched her own all-natural, artisan soap company, Love Your Suds. But I should stop right there: this post isn’t because Belinda is my friend. It’s because her soaps are fantastic! Continue reading “Loving Love Your Suds!”