First day of greendropping in all the mommy sites. ok, there was also one dad site. I was surprised how easy it was to relate to the different posts. It helped that I was amongst my peers, and I could totally empathize, regardless of the content. A mom is a mom, is a mom.
Here are some of the comments I made, with a bit of context:
on emomsathome‘s post on ‘Monday motivation, mom gets it done‘, about fitting in a day’s work:
Your post raises the question of, what does being efficient means as a mom?
There are many ways to evaluate, from how much work you are able to accomplish, to how much happiness you are able to create for your family. Both are important.
My own bias as a mom and green blogger is to emphasize the need for moms to come to terms with the biggest challenge facing our children’s not so distant future. I am referring to global warming. No, I am not paranoid, just realistic.
The good news is there is a lot we can do to make a difference. Most important is to set the example and inspire our kids to become responsible green citizens. By driving less, and walking and biking more for instance.
on Parenthacks‘s post on ‘Reduce mess by putting ketchup under the hot dog’:
Love your link for recycling old mustard and ketchup bottles!
I wish you had a category for green hacking. I see global warming as the main threat to our children’s future. The more I read about it, the scarier and more urgent the problem seems to become.
Here is my green hack for the day: walk and bike with your kids, whenever possible. It’s good for them, for you, and the planet. Plus, it will save you gas money.
on 5 minutes for mom‘s post on ‘Project Runway Winner’:
I too am a huge Project Runway fan. And I won’t tell who won . . .
As a mom and green blogger, I just wish green things got as much attention as Project Runway. Not as exciting, but so critical for the future or our children. Not a day goes by without more news about the urgency of taking action. The health and future of our children is at risk. As moms, there is so much we can do to. First, by setting the example and greening our lives as much as possible. Walking, biking, using public transportation instead of driving. Just as an example.
We are stewards of the Earth.
on Scribbit‘s post on ‘Sprouting Egg Heads’, featuring creative way to turn Easter Eggs into miniature gardening pots for herbs:
Love the idea. Nothing wasted, plus you are teaching the kids about gardening, healthy eating, and also indirectly about green living.
As a mom, and green blogger, I feel we have so much responsibility towards our children, to prepare them for the environmental challenges ahead.
on bitch PhD‘s post on ‘Consumer Sunday’, about her urges to buy a car and get a new appartment in Chicago:
Boy, can I relate to you! I lived in Chicago for ten years while my daughters were little, and I do remember those times of standing on the L Platform, freezing winds piercing through my never warm enough clothes. I did not own a car either and often wished I did.
This being said, times have changed and with the planet heating up faster by the day, I could never get myself to buy a car if I lived again in a big city like Chicago. My green conscience won’t let me. Months of blogging away about all that global warming shit have killed all my consuming urges. Actually, I have nearly stopped driving my car.
I am glad you are mentioning the environment. As moms, there is so much we can do to help prepare our children for the environmental challenges ahead. What scares me most is how close we are to hitting the wall. We do have the power though to set the example, and make choices for our family that will make a difference.
If you get a car, at least, try to get one of those fuel efficient ones, and limit your outings to those days when it is minus thirty with windshield . . .
on Fussy‘s post on ‘Six Things I am All About This Week‘, about trivial things she liked:
Loved the Pepsi Commercial, and the Band-Aid touch . . .
May I add a #7?
How about something green, like taking a long walk with family for some CO2 free action?
Sorry, but I am a green mommy blogger, and I can’t help but drop green stuff whenever I can.
on Design Mom‘s post on ‘Baileys‘, a supplier of household items:
Wow! I loved the Eco-Household stuff. It reminded me of my grandmother’s farm back in France.
Lately though, I am on a no buy kick, and find great joy in making do with whatever I already have around the house. As a ‘born again green mom’ I find it incredibly satisfying to create aesthetically pleasing solutions out of ‘nothing’.
Small drops . . . Day after day, from me, from some of you. Let’s see what happens.