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11 Signs You're a Green Mom

11 Signs You're a Green Mom

The going green trend has been going on for so long that it can hardly be called a trend anymore. But for some mamas, green living is about more than recycling old cans and newspapers. It's a way of life, a philosophy that dictates every decision they make, from where they live to the toys they give their tots. If the following 11 signs sound familiar, chances are you're an unmistakable, unabashed green mom!

  1. Before a playdate, you don't ask the parents if their kids are vegetarians or meat eaters — you ask if they're locavores, lacto-ovo vegetarians, or pescetarians.
  2. Pampers what? Your diapers are either cloth or compostable.
  3. Visitors to your house leave with any trash they brought, because you do not even own a garbage can. That means sending friends home with their own dirty diapers, tampons, and ziplock bags.
  4. Your child has never tasted anything nonorganic (except for that one lost weekend at grandma's that you try to forget about).
  5. You're breastfeeding your newborn and your toddler.
  6. You use a diva cup.
  7. You have a fully stocked biodynamic wine cellar.
  8. Your child's crayons are made from organic fruit and vegetable powders.
  9. The icing on your baby's first birthday cake was made from avocado puree (organic, obviously).
  10. You pay to offset your carbon footprint.
  11. You live in San Francisco, Portland, or Brooklyn.
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momavioleta momavioleta 5 years
I used to live in San Fran then I got married moved to Sonoma and now we are in Sacramento(missed big city life) I draw the line at number 9 though. We eat Organic veggies, fruits, and even meats but since I went to culinary school for baking and pastry I figure special occasions we all deserve to indulge. 3&4 are too extreme for me and 7 we don't drink at all so no need. Basically eating mostly organic, recycling, and bringing our own shopping bags is as green as we go!
Natasha-Dantzig Natasha-Dantzig 5 years
Love the suggestions AARD. I'm always looking for tips on ways to cut down on waste, and the only way to get kids on board is to make it fun.
AARD AARD 5 years
Great recycle activity for a birthday party - never buy a new toy to give the birthday child - take one of yours and pass it on, if the age works out. Or try a party where everyone brings a bunch of toys they no longer need, then pick numbers, and in the order of the numbers, start picking a toy that you did not bring. If you can learn to recycle toys and clothes without a middle-man, you'll save lots of money. Do a used toys and clothes exchange as a fundraiser at school. The possibilities are endless. Good luck to all.
Natasha-Dantzig Natasha-Dantzig 5 years
Thank you!:-) Let me know if you get brave and try the diva cup!!
awesomepants awesomepants 5 years
^oh you're so nice and your baby (I'm totally assuming that's your child) is adorable!
Natasha-Dantzig Natasha-Dantzig 5 years
awesomepants (awesome screen name, btw) — It's real! And not as awful as it sounds. Definitely takes some getting used to, though.
awesomepants awesomepants 5 years
what the.....a diva cup? I can't believe that's real. Someone review it!
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