I think sometimes we green moms are often viewed as being hysterical about toxins in our home and environment. We are hyper vigilant about all the stuff we bring into our lives because so much of it has the potential to be harboring toxic substances. Think about the mattresses we sleep on, the detergent we wash our clothes with, and the shampoo we use on our children’s hair during bath time. All of these sources and hundreds more have the potential to make us sick, individually and cumulatively. It is isn’t hysterical to address these very serious issues, to me it is just common sense. I am frankly sick to death of those who want to paint us in a bad light because we care so much.
While I think that keeping my family safe and my home as green and healthy as possible is important stuff…it isn’t all that hard or complicated. Once you do the initial research and start taking baby steps to clean up your act you realize that green housekeeping is actually pretty easy and nothing to stress about. I am not having daily panic attacks about phthalates or screaming at my husband because he bought a shaving cream with unsavory ingredients. We are actually pretty chill. Going greener does not have to be stressful or detract form the enjoyment of your life. I think that is why I love the Day in the Life video (below) from Seventh Generation. It shows a green family having fun and enjoying their home and family life all the while protecting themselves from unnecessary chemicals. They are not crunchy wackadoos or martyrs. They are just a regular family living a bit more consciously.
I also love their Lemongrass & Thyme multi surface cleaner…just sayin. :)
This post is sponsored by Seventh Generation. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Thursday, April 4th, 2013