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Converting back to a green life, one week (and nap time) at a time

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January 11, 2014

 

Low and behold, this was not my idea (gasp!). No, I am not that arrogant to think I came up with the idea of doing a green mom blog all by myself. I feel the need to give a little credit where credit is due (and before I am sued for plagiarism).

I originally gave the idea of blogging serious consideration when I read a couple of books  (the titles escape me at the moment)  just after mat leave – one was about a couple of moms who started a blog about breastfeeding and working, and another about a couple of moms who started blogs/youtube channels/websites marketing products, and were able to make enough money in sponsorships/guest speaking and free products to quit their day jobs (can you imagine!).

I believe it was Oprah who once said, do what you love, then find a way to make money doing it. I thought “hey, I can do this blogging thing”, proceeding to think I would do a blog about being a green mom. Turns out (surprise, surprise) there are a lot of fellow moms out there who beat me to the chase.

Here are a few:

http://greenmommyblog.com/

http://thegreenmom.blogspot.ca/

http://www.momgogreen.com/

http://mommygoesgreen.com/

http://www.canadiangreenfamily.blogspot.ca/

Also want to give kudos to Vanessa Farquharson, who’s excellent, witty book “Sleeping Naked is Green” (which I am reading right now) chronicles her adventures doing one green challenge per day. See her blog at

http://greenasathistle.com/

(Turns out EcoMama (canadiangreenfamily.blogspot.ca, who is also, coincidentally, named Jennifer) was also inspired by Vanessa! Horray! Does that make us great minds or fools I wonder ;-) )

The majority of the challenges I’ve come up with on my own, but a few I am borrowing from others.

I work outside the home full-time, in addition to being a mom of a lively almost-three year old, so one challenge per week is about all I can handle right now. Maybe I’ll get up to two.

As a follow-up – the peppermint soap is working out well – an invigorating switch :-)

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