May 05 2009

Earth-Mama

I never thought I’d be this person.

When I was living up in Humboldt County, I was forever annoyed by the earth-mamas and their hypocrisy and holier-than-thou attitudes.

But now I could be mistaken for one of them.

These days I buy organic and free-range and non-growth-hormone food preferentially. I eat granola. I shop in herb stores. I go to a midwife. I will have a home-birth. I knit and crochet. I asked for (and received) an Ergo baby carrier. I shop at the farmer’s market. I am considering the Waldorf school for my children. I have seriously contemplated cloth diapers. I bought organic poop for my tomatoes. I just dropped real cash-money for cloth postpartum pads after investigating making my own.

Where did I come from?

I know that having children can change a person, but I had no idea how much. Just watch- next year I’ll be milking my own goats, making my own cheese, and planning our move into a yurt up in the hills where I will home-school our children and breastfeed Roo until she’s 10.

(I’m joking, of course. I mean, I DO do all those things that I listed, but I don’t think it’s a bad thing. I think this was spurred by my decision to buy cloth pads today, which is a new thing for me and therefore strange [though not bad!]. But I have a really, really good reason for doing it! And believe me- if you knew that reason? You’d think it was really good, too.)

3 Comments

  • By Yoli, May 5, 2009 @ 5:27 pm

    Isn’t it funny what we turn into? I also think it’s how we are so knowledgable of the yucky stuff in our food and products, how can we not buy the good stuff. I do admit I have a healthy balance of junk food and good for you foods. The dorriots and pepsi are next to the granola and soy dressing.:)
    The bum genius diapers are working great if you are considering. No leaks yet!
    Now I’m off to go milk the cow…

  • By kittyinarocket, May 7, 2009 @ 4:49 pm

    We’re cloth diapering. Isa’s still too small for the one-size diapers so we’re using Prorap covers and prefold cloth diapers at the moment and we’ve had no leaks. They’re no slower to get on her (now that we’ve had a bit of practice) than the disposables, and what’s one more load of laundry every few days, really?

    I know how you feel though… I stopped eating anything with artifical coloring in it for the last part of my pregnancy and have kept it up into breastfeeding… we do change with kids, don’t we?

  • By heels, May 7, 2009 @ 4:56 pm

    I am actually SERIOUSLY considering the BumGenius 3.0 diapers. I think my biggest battle will be getting John to buy into it. It’s not that he’s squeamish, but he’s not terribly interested in the part where you “knock the solids into the toilet.” We are perhaps too lazy and forgetful for cloth…

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