While it’s true that since I personally hit an (unfortunate) milestone birthday not long ago (and I decided to start counting my chronological age backwards) I can actually (and truthfully) say that I’ve reached my toddler years as Mom Goes Green! Yes, MGG is TWO YEARS OLD!
Two years. Wow. This post is # 315. I’ve still had moments where I thought I would give up and put it to rest, but then… along comes a reader, full of thanks and praise, and I wonder how I could even think of stopping.
So… what has Mom Goes Green been doing in the past year? (*insert dizzying dream visual here!*)
Through my journey as Mom Goes Green I have:
- Learned to vacation “green”
- Contemplated my “animal magnetism”
- Revisited the sadness of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
- Shared my favorite ways to raise green kids
- Discovered better ways to conserve in wasteful situations (and especially birthday parties)
- Worried about toxic water from landfills
- Shared the updated “Clean 15” and “Dirty Dozen”
- Been “called out” for a “lame” post
- Continued to battle the misinformation about the chemicals on mattresses
- Offered some pretty awesome giveaways, like this and this
- Re-examined all my reasons for going green
- Witnessed the lacking nutrition of fast food and learned to look beyond the organic label
- Continued to sing the praises of vinegar
- Created the green list of resolutions, from A-Z
- Shared a gift guide for the planet, instead of the recipient
- Shared disturbing discoveries about the raising of non-organic livestock as well as inhuman acts against my beloved dolphins
- Discovered palm oil’s disturbing reality
- Sorted through the confusion of the incredible, edible egg
- Shared my favorite tricks of simple green cleaning
- Sworn off antibacterials
- Allowed myself to laugh
- … and been on the verge of tears
- (plus 113 OTHER things!…)
Ah, yes. My journey.
Have I struggled at times? Yes. Have I been frustrated? Yes. Am I proud of what I’ve done? Yes… I am. Absolutely.
And I have appreciated everyone who has taken time out of their life to read Mom Goes Green and give some consideration to all the things I have shared.
Thank you for joining this journey. With love and appreciation – Mom Goes Green