Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Retro Mama

If someone had told me that I would be interested in writing a blog about living gently on the earth with my little family in the suburbs - honestly I would have laughed.

Crunchy Mama and The Little Guy,
at Jockey's Ridge State Park, Nag's Head NC

My journey is far from unique, though.  For me, becoming a Mama just intensified my wish to live lightly on the earth, as mindfully as possible and to spend my time wisely.  For me, it is more important to spend time and money on good food, than the latest gadget, I'd rather read with my little one than pop him in front of the television, and I couldn't imagine following the latest parenting trends if they don't feel akin to second nature to me.

I grew up thinking my parents were terribly old fashioned.  My father gardened, my mother sewed our clothes, and my Nana knitted our sweaters every winter.  Meals were home cooked, and we were far more likely to spend a weekend afternoon on a hike than at the local movie theater.  Funny, how what I saw as so dated back then, are the same ideals and routines I'm now following!

I'm hoping this will be an avenue to share new finds, ideas, what works, and of course what doesn't! 

So, why put all this in a blog?  Maybe it's to chart my adventures, have something for me to look back on - and I think the added element of making this journey potentially public adds an interesting twist! 

With all that said, I'm looking forward to the adventures to come :-)

Crunchy Mama in the 'Burbs