At the beginning of the year, I set some goals or New Years Resolutions. But I don’t really like calling it that because I feel like it’s doomed before you even attempt to make it happen. Because nobody ever really follows through on their resolutions, right?? WRONG! I am so proud to say that at the beginning of the year I got a second wind and took on a new outlook on my life.
One of my first goals this year was to start saving money…my husband and I have never been savers. Just haven’t been. But I didn’t let that discourage me. I had searched Pinterest for ideas on how to save money and not necessarily miss it. I’m proud to say that I am accomplishing this. I am also a little less than halfway to achieving my goal amount which is roughly $2,400. Want to know how I’m doing it?? You’ll have to stay tuned for another post.
Another goal of mine was to slowly start transitioning my family to a natural, less toxic lifestyle. There are so many ways that we are exposed to toxins and chemicals. I decided to start using non-toxic laundry detergent and dish detergent in the dishwasher. Yes, it’s not a huge way to make a difference but you have to start somewhere. I figure if you make little changes here and there, you can start to make a difference for your family. I used recipes found from Brendid. She has some amazing ideas with the research to back it up. The laundry detergent is great. It even cleans up my husband’s dirty work clothes and it’s gentle on my whole family’s sensitive skin! Win!
Last but definitely not least…..
If you know me, you know that my passions are birth, pregnancy, breastfeeding, babies, toddlers, etc. Having three kids, I’ve learned so much about myself and them, that I want to share my knowledge and experience with parents. I’ve also always wanted to have my own business. It took some thinking but I decided it’s now or never. I wanted to combine these interests with the desire to live a more natural lifestyle. A Baby’s Haven which will debut SOON! will sell natural baby good and children’s items. Soap, lotion, creams, powder, among other items. At first, I plan on working out of my home. My goal is to have a physical shop set up at my home this fall.
You can sit around and dream about something or you could do something to make it happen. So this year, I’m making it happen!
Happy Fourth of July!