2010 was a HUGE year in our household. The main reason being that we were blessed with Jackson. I found myself often wishing time away. I couldn't wait for 2nd trimester to end my evening sickness, I couldn't wait for 3rd trimester to have a viable baby, I couldn't wait to have Jackson so I could see him and hold him, then I couldn't wait for milestones. While each milestone was exciting, I found myself each day looking for a new one, not appreciating Joe looking like a puppy when the first snow fell, the first time Joe went up to Jackson, the value of a good walk with both dogs and baby, how nice it felt to have a clean house. My life became consumed with never ending to do lists and I am attempting to change that this year. I want to value every smile, giggle, and even a fussy evening working on a new tooth. I hope to use this blog to chronicle what life for a new mom can be like in today's world. I am trying to raise Jackson with an appreciation of the earth and all of its creatures. So far in this quest it means buying things from work at home moms (WAHM) rather than Walmart (when possible), environmentally friendly toys, cloth diapers and wipes, respect for animals (especially Joe and Bernie), we'll be gardening and making our own baby food and using natural remedies for everyday ailments.
I hope that as you follow this blog you will learn about great WAHM stores, simple ways to green your house, how to let babies and pets live together harmoniously, and see with our pictures the importance of finding something to appreciate everyday.
I also hope that you will share with me your tips, bargains, favorite stores, and your favorite moments of the day.
Here's to a great 2011 for everyone!