Thursday, January 07, 2010

One Small Change

One Small Change
Here at the Cirque de Doggett, we like to think of ourselves as pretty green livin folks. We recycle everything we can, we compost, we reuse lots of things, or take them to where they can be reused or recycled, we hand our clothes and toys down to friends who need them or take them to a place where unknown friends can. We eat organic, often locally grown food that, mostly in-season, mostly vegetarian. We're not perfect, but we make an effort. Last week, SouleMama had a link on her blog to a little project they're doing over at Hip Mountain Mama working up to Earth day. I have never really celebrated Earth Day in a major way, but this project sounded like a good thing to me. So, without further ado here is my goal for January:

We have a new baby Doggett on the way, and after spending a bit of time in a baby store recently, I got completely grossed out by all the expensive, unnecessary stuff there is out there for babies. This is our baby #4 and when I was having baby #1 I thought most of it was unnecessary, and now, I KNOW. So, even though there are a million cute things out there to buybuybuy and fill my little house with, I am making a commitment to not buying that stuff and rather using what we have and making what we need. I think it is especially important to show the big kids that having a baby doesn't mean that you need stuff. Love is most of what you need. You do need some things: a sling or carrier, diapers, warm clothes. We have at least one sling, I have material for carriers, I am going to use SouleMama's recipe for diapers from her book Handmade Home with the big bunch of flannel sheets that I have saved for 'projects' as well as wipers, and I am also blessed with many handmedowns from my friends. I am always grateful for these, and often overwhelmed by the generosity of my friends, but I know the feeling of having well loved clothes that need a good home, and keep the handmedown ring a rollin on. I'd like to think that by the end of January I will have my diapers and wipers made and can report back here on the progress.

all you need is love, love is all you need.


Caren said...

Inspiration! Thank you! XOXO

Linda H. said...

We bought so much stuff with our first, and that's when we were poorest! We really thought we must need it, why else would they sell it (and everyone have it) -- such blind consumers!

Laura said...

Love it Sarah!!!!!!!