I used to be one of those "Save the Earth", don't forget to recycle, help out and save the endangered animals and habitats kind of girls, but then my family moved to the city and well I had no choice but to go as I was only 13 at the time. Nothing changes a person like the peer pressures of wanting to fit in and not being a social outcast, anyone who went to high school could understand what I am talking about.
Although now as I am sitting here in my mid thirties with nine children, I am regretting that I never stayed true to my heart, I am still the same girl I was back when I was thirteen, I still care about the planet, our way of life and trying to do my part to enjoy and give back to nature. In some ways I guess I am hippie chick..lol.
So, now its time to get back to my roots, to become that hippie chick all over again. To reduce my carbon footprint and to try and help save the planet, all while raising nine children, tending to a husband and becoming as self-sufficient as I can get and I know it won't be easy but honestly I never do anything the easy way.
To start off my save the planet, "Go Green" movement I am slowing saying goodbye to all the plastic in our home and the best way to start was with our dinnerware. As a parent plastic seems to be the most convenient way, it doesn't break and so kids can use it everywhere, but I was sick of the plastic plates, they scratch, peel and you cannot put anything hot on the plate, then while scrolling though Instagram I saw a stainless steel kids plate that a store in Kingston, Ontario was selling and I was instantly intrigued. I went to the site and had a look see, they had reasonable prices and some in stock which was a bonus, although when I tried to order then I was only allowed to put a total of eight in my cart at the time which I was kind of bummed about as this is one of my favorite family owned stores in Kingston, but I didn't let that stop me, I went right to the wholesaler and purchased plates, bowls, and tumblers for our household.
I don't know how to explain it other than to say that I was overjoyed, knowing that I had begun my goal to reduce the plastic in our home, only to realize what a chore it would be to eliminate all the plastic kids toys in our home but once it is done I am sure a weight will be lifted off my shoulders. I will keep you updated! ~ Jenn