One of my friends introduced me to a new mom the other day as her slightly crunchy mom friend. I had no idea what this meant. Then she explained … you know you’re a little bit granola, health nutty, organic and preservative free. I guess it was meant as a complement, because this mom was looking for advice on transitioning to a more organic diet at her child’s pediatrician’s recommendation. There is no doubt that venturing into the world of Natural Living can be overwhelming! There is so much information to absorb and seemingly ever change health facts. One of the first blogs, I told her about was Mama Natural. I found this blog when I was pregnant with my son and fell in love. Believe me, there is virtually no natural living topic that Mama Natural hasn’t or won’t cover. If I’m slightly crunchy … she is super extra crunchy in an awesome way!
A few mornings ago, I woke up expecting a special delivery. No, it’s not yet my due date. It’s not pizza, Chinese food, or the UPS man. It is locally grown, farm fresh veggies!! I am, at the same time, both irrationally excited and intensely skeptical about the whole experience! I love eating locally grown, organic foods; but even the most avid organic shopper has to confess that convenience and farm fresh, organic foods are not words you typically see together. All that could be about to change for me with the help of a local company, Palmetto Organics!!
In the wee small hours of the morning, I found myself scouring a beautiful and inspiring blog, Let the Children Play. The blog features beautiful photography and fantastic ideas for exploring creativity and the environment. It completely opened my eyes to the possibility for outdoor play reaching beyond playground, sandboxes, and play structures!
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The day I became a mom I realized a simple truth that nearly all moms share, we want the absolute best for our children. Yes, I watch the news and know that plenty of exceptions exist out there. However, most of the moms I have met along the way, genuinely love and want the best for their little ones. So how do we end up subdivided into so many categories? Marsupial or Stroller Mom, Breastfeeding or Bottle feeding, Stay at Home Mom (SAHM) or Working Out of the Home Mom (WOHM), Co-Sleeping Mom or Independent Sleeping Mom.