Have you ever heard someone say “I only buy organic”? I haven’t heard it very often, but when I do, I really have to bite my tongue. Not many of us have the luxury of an open-ended grocery budget or the time to shop around for organic everything. The same thing goes for being environmentally responsible. Most of the people I know care a lot about protecting the earth and make a concerted effort to do their part. However, as our families have become bigger and our free time becomes almost nonexistent, it seems that our old college-inspired activism gets put on the back burner.
So, I find that I am often conflicted and a bit confused about what products to buy for my family. I’d love to buy organic food all the time, but I simply can’t afford to. I’d love to buy only naturally-based body products and environmentally friendly household cleansers. Fair trade clothing, shade grown coffee, energy-star appliances, …the list goes on and on.
Sound familiar? Ever had a moment of hesitation as you put a box of Kraft mac and cheese in the shopping cart next to the $6 gallon of organic milk? I have. I’m sure I’m not the only one who struggles with wanting to buy environmentally sound, sustainable and healthy products for my family but can’t afford to do it all the time.
So that’s why I started this blog. I thought it would be fun to share some of my crazy thoughts as I go about buying seemingly mundane things like laundry detergent, light bulbs or milk. And as I make decisions about bigger things too…like the new washing machine that’s on the horizon. I’ll probably talk about food a lot because I love cooking and I’m always interested in trying new food products! And whenever I find a great product that doesn’t cost a fortune, I’ll be sure to let you know!
(If you want to know a little more about me and why I started this blog, see the About link at the top of my page)