Posts Tagged ‘Tracey Bianchi’

I want to be that Mom.  I really, really do.  The Mom that uses the cloth diapers AND glass bottles AND picks produce at the local farm AND the one that magically knows how to clean everything (I mean everything) with vinegar AND buys all her food organic AND composts AND has a square-foot garden for all her herbs and maybe a couple of vegetables AND…  But I’m not, not even close.

When I signed up to be a part of this BlogTour, I have to say I was excited but just as much anxious.  I just knew this book was going to tell me all the things I was doing wrong and how my kids were going to end up with tumors and grow a third arm because of the awful things I was exposing them to, but it wasn’t so bad.  And it turns out, I’m not so bad either.  In Green Mama, Tracey Bianchi does a great job at explaining what she calls “different shades of green.”  So what if right now I’m only at a green hue, I think the point is that I’m there…I want to do better.  And I certainly want to show my kids that we ALL can do better.

MY GREEN CHALLENGE:  Greening all our household cleaning products – I started this week…instead of reaching for the $1.09 bottle of dishwashing soap at Target, I took the Seventh Generation bottle instead.  Baby steps.

MY GREEN CHALLENGE FOR YOU:  I firmly believe in green play – meaning doing things outside in God’s creation.  If the weather is good and we are on an outing, we visit our city’s Gardens or go to the park or go for a walk.  You will rarely catch our family at that place (without mentioning names…cough, cough) with pizza and games and a rat in a costume…that’s just wasted energy for them and for us 🙂

Quote from the Book:  “[The American Dream] is a dream that says we can have it all and we would be fools not to take it all.” Wow.  That’s just scary.  Not for us, Lord, please not for us.



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