As I’ve discussed before in OMG Baby Consignment, baby “necessities” are a huge consumer market. And if you don’t have the money? Or if you’re just not buying into it, then what do you have?
Imagination and make-shift resources! This is something I LOVE doing–figuring out how creative I can be by doing without or better yet, making do with what I have (like in my make-shift bed post). Check out my baby changing station!
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Not a very green post, this one. Just thought I’d share a little. I don’t do that enough.
I am floored how busy I am with one kid. Just one. And granted, I realize my life isn’t any different from any other mother, but I just thought I’d give a peek into mine. And hey, it’s all new to me.
She looks innocent enough, doesn’t she?
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I thought the baby would add all sorts of environmental things to write about. Not so. She’s made relatively little difference in our green lifestyle.
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Yeah, not so easy.
While we wait for the closing of the house, we reside in a hotel and tomorrow we’ll be nearing a month in this room. No furnished place to rent existed and in a town with a population of 5,000, we simply didn’t have much choice. And that’s okay. I thought I could do zero waste without much of a problem here, but it’s been the biggest challenge yet.
The sink used to wash dishes, bibs full of spit up, face, hands and the baby.
It is amazing what life has boiled down to the last couple months. There is no life outside my living room.
Guess who is pregnant…
And over 35.