Over the past few years as I've had the privilege of becoming a mother to three kiddos, I've tried to simplify and green-ify my everyday household chores and just how I run our home in general on an everyday basis. With that, has come the opportunity to streamline things around here that has helped me be more eco-friendly and "green" in the process. But let's be frank. I haven't gone overboard. I refuse to. Yes, there IS such a thing as "too green" and just way too "out there" for my liking. I feel like I am doing enough to be "green" without altering my lifestyle to the point that life isn't fun anymore. And, I know of TONS of people - in real life - whose life is passing them by because they're too busy stressing and obesessing about "organic" this and "green" that and stuff that just blows my MIND! That's no way to live! Check out some of the fanatical ridiculousness in Clorox's new The Green Housewives video series. It's pretty darn hilarious!
It's annoying to see my Facebook feed constantly cluttered up with photos and infographics that are overloaded with all the hype of what the next big thing to worry about is. Whether it's food ingredients or environmental issues, there is just entirely too much worrying going on. What's become even more disappointing is that the common message I am seeing is the assumption that if you care a little, it means you don’t care enough. As if there's no gray area to being green. Blasphemy!
In my household we do more than our fair share of being green and I'm pretty happy with that. I'd rather be spending my time enjoying my kids or a good movie rather than obsessing about saving the world. Recycling at home, using water & vinegar and other Green Works eco-friendly solutions to clean, and even reusing clothes from ALL THREE of my boys, are just a few of the ways we are doing our part to be "green enough". I firmly believe that you don't have to be fanatical to care about doing things to help the environment or improve the quality of life for you and your family. Remember, doing your part is what's key. And, it's enough.
And now for a FUN giveaway! My friends at Green Works want to share the green love with one of you! I'm excited to host this great Green Works gift pack which is packed with lots of green fun like All Purpose Cleaner, Cleaning Wipes and Laundry Detergent. Want to win it? Just enter using the giveaway widget below. And don't forget to follow Green Works on Facebook! Giveaway entries accepted through February 14, 2013. Good luck!
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 4 (soon to be 5!) with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. In Spring 2015, she's excited to be gaining a "gal-pal" of her own when the family welcomes baby GIRL in April! She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.