What do you think about “going green”? Are you feeling the pressure, like I am? The way the other mom bloggers are glancing covertly at each other and whispering about the mom blogger who uses *gulp* bleach in her home? With kids in the house? *gasp*

Okay, (LOL) that was a total joke. But truly, it seems that everywhere I look – around the blogosphere, in the supermarkets, in magazines, we’re being shown how to go greener. I have to admit I’ve been skeptical. I mean, I’ve heard of people going completely “paranoid” (no one take offense until I finish my thought! lol) and using all natural products, going vegetarian and totally organic, not using a microwave, etc – and then they end up with cancer anyway. So sad. Anyway, that made me wonder if it is really worth all the work and money it takes to go completely green and organic.

Now that I have my own little girl, it’s strange how my thought process is changing. And how much more I actually think about what I’m putting into my family’s mouths and what I’m cleaning the house with (I’ll tell you, I HATE the smell of bleach – it is nasty). I have to admit that it’s overwhelming overall, but if you take going green one baby step at a time, it’s completely doable. And I truly believe it’s worth doing. The truth is that there is an epidemic amount of cancer now and so many sicknesses due to our environment, foods we eat, things we use and are around. And you know what? It’s actually very rewarding to be doing something good for your family and your environment, even if it’s just the environment inside your home.

Here are the ways we’re going to be going greener in our home (our first baby step):

♥ Rice milk or Organic milk for the baby (I’m going to start with rice milk until she’s a year, then let her first taste of cow’s milk be organic).

♥ I’m going to buy the following ingredients and start cleaning our house with them:

– Baking Soda
– Tea Tree Oil (I hear it cleans mold, wow)

– Distilled White Vinegar

– Peroxide
– Borax

– Lemon Juice

(I found a wonderful article on combining these cleaners to clean windows, toilets, floors, and more at 5 Minutes for Going Green.)

♥ I’m going to start using reusable dryer balls (also recommended by 5 Minutes for Going Green).

Another great reason to go greener in the way you clean house? It’ll save you money!

♥ Share Your Thoughts ♥

Have you “gone green” in any small ways? Have you ever felt skeptical about it?

Stay tuned! I’m going to have an interview with a green mommy coming up soon! If you have any questions you can think of about going green, please leave them in the comments here and I’ll include them in the interview!



4 Responses to Baby Steps to Going Green and Organic

  • Great post! Thanks for the link.

    We are also going green in baby steps. About 90% of the food we eat is organic and we started using a all natural laundry soap. We hang dry all of our clothes and of course use reusable bags when shopping.
    I had started buying cleaners that claimed to be green but I’ll read that article and maybe (probably) change to those methods.

  • Great post! Keep it up. :)

  • we started with adding organic food then cloth diapers/wipes then it justs starts working itself into everything else in life.

    Dr. Bronners magic soaps are pretty good actually. I use the citrus for the kitchens and bathrooms but I still use some conventional products for tub mold and the toilets. I’m just not too trusting of the all natural stuff for the nastiness

  • Thanks for posting. I bookmarked their page. I could really use this information!

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