I'm so thrilled to introduce you to my friend The Green Guru. She is one of my dearest friends and I've relied on her good counsel more
than once. Her little sprouts have been wonderful playmates for my own.
When the subject of natural and organic living and mothering came up, she was the first person that popped in my mind.
One of the things I most love
and admire about her is her honesty.
She isn't concerned about living natural or organic because of some external reason. She lives naturally because
that's the way she is. She and her husband have decided that's the way they want to live, so that's the way they live.
Simple. Honest. Guilt-free.
Her take on organic mothering is so refreshingly...organic. I'm confident you will find her just as knowledgeable and fun as I do.
P.S. Why the mystery? (Assuming you've figured out The Green Guru isn't really her name...) In time she will be moving overseas
into a somewhat volatile area. The Green Guru nickname allows her to write safely from all over the world, benefiting all of us!
Here are some of the most random tidbits of information about The Green Guru you would never have thought to ask (but will enjoy hearing about!)
Favorite Season: Summer. It's non-stop fun outside...a lush garden and raw food dinners on the patio, berry picking,
bike riding, park hopping and messy crafts outside.
Top Mom Thing: Watching my children learn and apply truth
Secret Indulgences: Acai juice...Snackimals Wheat Free Oatmeal Animal Crackers...and the 'ole standby: dark chocolate
Snackimals are made with the highest quality natural and organic ingredients and contain none of the artificial flavors,
colors, preservatives, or trans-fats found in old-fashioned animal cookies. Oh, yum! I can't believe I crave kids food! Ahhhh!
Place I Most Want to Visit: Switzerland, as I am learning French
Favorite Quote: "Show me your friends and I will show you your future." ~ Unknown
Favorite Verse: "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly." ~ John 10:10
I have always been a right brainer- creative, subjective, and intuitive. I tell you this in light of green mothering because these aptitudes
led me to care for my kids in a green sort of way.
I didn't want to be in the hospital, so I had a homebirth.
I didn't look at much
breastfeeding analysis, I just started nursing.
I didn't research baby wearing, I just strapped them on me wherever I went.
It's a lifestyle marked by lots of little decisions to keep things as natural as I can.
All this started before I had kids. I was on the pill and got a cyst in my breast. After having that removed I vowed I would never be on that
nasty pill again. It was a real wake up call as to what synthetic stuff does to your body.
From there we got pregnant and we did not want
synthetic stuff in the baby either, so, among other reasons we had a homebirth. We didn't vaccinate, or circumcise, and kept it all pretty
non-invasive. I nursed freely, and with vigor.
I was grateful to God that I could nurse, as at the time I didn't even know if the breast the
cyst was removed from would be able to produce milk. After that, other decisions continued to be based on what we thought was
best for the baby, trying to keep things as natural as possible.
I am really thrilled to share our journey with you. It has been fun to advise moms on the things we do, which 100 years ago would probably
not raise an eyebrow! Let's get back to our roots and care for the next generation.
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