the real meaning of So Easy Being Green.

50 Shades of Green

This blog post has been in my head for awhile now but I just hadn’t got the chance to sit down and write it.  It’s been weighing even heavier on me lately and today I am forcing myself to take a break from party decorations while both the girls are napping and write it.

When I started this blog, it was a play on words.  My original title was Not So Easy Being Green – a play on Kermit the Frog’s old saying.  I started blogging at the urging of one of my good bloggy friends, April from Marine Parents.  I was interested and she was there to guide me through it all!  Hundreds of emails later, I decided on a blog name and a theme – being a green Mommy. sebg180x180

It was a time in my life where I had a pretty new baby girl – Sophia was about 4 months and we were 4 months into cloth diapering {which had pretty much taken over my internet time w/  entering giveaways and reading reviews}.  I wanted to write a blog about our little family and how using cloth diapers had helped me to see my impact on the environment and how easy they really were – along with other small green steps. Somewhere along the line, I was classified as a green blog.

Don’t get me wrong, green is in the title AND I do try to be green, but So Easy Being Green, to me, is first and foremost a Mommy Blog.  I’ve had a few readers lately ask me about “green” issues and stances on things that I frankly have no idea about.  I blog about my life as a Mommy to 2 girls under 2 {I can say it for 1 more week!} – and the small steps that our family has made to live a green-er life. I can talk to you about green topics such as:

I don’t know a thing about:

  • Environmental Issues {for the most part}
  • Total and complete green makeover for your home.  I still use Paper Towels some, some cleaners with chemicals, disposable diapers if needed.

So, if you were under the impression that I’m a total green gal… I’m so sorry to disappoint you, but I’m just Lindsey – a Mom to Sophia and Moreaya, a wife to Rob… that has made small steps {and will continue to do so} to make our world and family a bit green-er.

Stick around because you just might see that it really is So Easy Being Green.

  1. I have been taking steps to become chemical free in my home. It started with all the great people on Pinterest who made me aware of how simple and economical it is to make your own beauty and household products. The first thing I made was laundry detergent. It was not only easy, but it cleans my clothes without fillers, perfumes or chemicals. Then I went to a home party and I found out I can clean almost anything with only microfibers and water. I was so impressed with the demos that I became a consultant and I no longer need commercial cleaners to keep my house clean. So I encourage everyone to just take the first step into getting rid of chemicals in your home. You'll find that you love it and are saving money at the same time.
  2. I love your blog! It is very similar to the one I have and has some of the ideas I want for my future one (once I get pregnant). More people need to promote this type of healthy lifestyle.
  3. Though I do not have a small one in our home {of the unfurry variety, that is} we definitely make a conscious effort to do many things the green way. For example, we use energy efficient bulbs - like your list suggests. :) Good luck on your green adventure! Dawn
  4. Nothing wrong with being a Hippy Mom, I get this alot as well but am proud to being doing my part Cloth Diapers are awesome but sometime get messy. Worth it in the end.
  5. Good for you! (Although I do send my friends with CD questions to your blog every single time because it your tab is easy to use and concise and just enough info but not overwhelming) I feel the same as you. I get called the "hippy mom" because we CD, I made baby food, eat organics and try to reduce and reuse as much as possible. But I'm just a mom who is thinking about how every CD I use is one less in a landfill. How I didn't throw all those plastic or glass jars into a landfill. But sometimes I forget to recycle, or I leave my reusable grocery bags at home. I know very little about environmental issues or government policy on it. What I do know is that if we all make small steps (even without knowing all the technical mumbo jumbo) we are helping out a lot and that is important. So keep up the good work and showing people that it doesn't have to be all or nothing and that there are lots of EASY things you can do to become more green and make a difference.

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