And then I had the baby.
Reality, particularly following an emergency c-section and as we did battle with a cows’ milk protein allergy and reflux, proved somewhat different to what I had imagined.
When all my well thought-out plans went out the window, I felt like a huge failure and so guilty that I simply gave up even trying for a while. However, 18 months on, I noticed some of my old green habits were starting to sneak back in.
I’ve created this page to record my journey back to a more sustainable lifestyle – just in case anyone else is interested. I’ll be adding to it all the time and please do comment if you have any useful links or suggestions.
I’m not an expert, just someone who wants to do the right thing (and prove that it doesn’t have to be hard).
And I think that’s what I want to be – an introduction, of sorts.
Ladies, how far would you go to be eco-friendly? – cloth pads.
Happier People Healthier Planet by Teresa Belton. While it isn’t a ‘how to’ guide there are many lessons to be learned from it for those who want to live a more sustainable lifestyle. Thoroughly researched and well written, it deserves to be read.
The No-Nonsense Guide to Green Parenting by Kate Blincoe. I’ve been lucky enough to see a pre-publication copy of this and it is awesome. You’ll want to take notes.