When the cool-as-cucumbers mamasitas over at nwaMotherlode allowed me the opportunity to contribute a regular green column, I was chomping at the bit… mostly because I knew their devoted following of northwest Arkansas moms are a lot like me. You know: full of exceptional intentions, determined to be the best mom on the block, and strong in our beliefs while at the same time often wavering about how we’re actually doing.
What really stood out to me was the opportunity to help other moms (and myself) remember to relax, not take ourselves so seriously, and remember that this is all a process. Living greener, just like parenting, is a journey with a path that becomes more obvious and stable the longer we walk along it. There is no question that in both of these areas I stumble very frequently.
So, the thought of strolling alongside moms who share a commitment to doing it all a little better every day is very appealing. Hop on over to nwaMotherlode.com to read the first two installments:
Planting the Seed of Knowledge: Your Journey to Green (November 2011)
Green Your (Family’s) Routine (December 2011)
Here’s the best news of all: if you’re visiting nwaMotherlode to read my green tips, you’ll find it’s the least of the reasons you need to check out the site! From fantastic giveaways to their unique brand of good gossip along with sales, mom blogs, advice and plenty more, this is definitely the place where moms click. I have to admit, I’m not the most likely culprit to wax poetic about a mommy site, so trust me when I say that these lovely ladies and their genuinely strong website will win you over. Be sure to subscribe to their emails to stay in the loop – promise they won’t overwhelm you.
In fact, I’ve got some FAB upcoming giveaways of eco-friendly kits (and shopping discounts!) from über-cool Blue Avocado (cool products for a hot planet) coming up on both this blog and nwaMotherlode, as well as two other websites that are near and dear to me. Yup: that’s a total of four Blue Avocado giveaways in the next few weeks. You’ll definitely want to stay tuned! To be sure you’re in the running, for now make certain you’re following this blog (via email or RSS in your preferred reader – do both from the Little Magpie homepage) as well as nwaMotherlode.com. And, go ahead and whet your appetite by hopping on over to do a little pre-shopping on the Blue Avocado site! I ordered a bunch of nifty things myself last night, but more on that in next week’s post along with the first giveaway!
Be kind to the cool peeps over at Blue Avocado for offering these giveaways by liking Blue Avocado on Facebook and following Blue Avocado on Twitter! Oh, and wouldn’t you know it? I stumbled on Blue Avocado originally via my fave (but you knew that) greenification site, Practically Green. Obviously. In fact, I placed that order yesterday due to an earlier commitment I’d made on PG to eliminate single-use plastic baggies and earn the Healthy Green Lunch badge after the eight year old pointed out we’d made all but one change in that category.