Going green and getting the boys involved means being consistent with our practices. I wanted to share with you three things that our family is good at when it comes to going green.
Life is busy and we’re always on the go. Sometimes we plan but most of the time we are flying by the seat of our pants raising twin boys. So, going green and getting the boys involved means being consistent with our practices. I wanted to share with you three things that our family is good at when it comes to going green.
1. Buying Skincare Products that are All Natural
Three out of four people in our family have sensitive skin. Even before having kids, I did my homework with skin care products and over the years worked with our naturopath to find what works for me. It’s important for my boys to know the importance of skincare and knowing what ingredients are in products that could be harmful to them. Green Beaver’s website shares their history, certifications and is so transparent with their product line that they encourage visitors to their Hawkesbury, Ontario factory. They also have a blog that shares useful information relating to environmental concerns, company achievements and tips on going green.
2. Buying Preloved Clothing
I love fashion, always have and always will. BUT, as soon as I found out I was having twins, I knew I had to find ways to be creative. I can’t tell you how lucky I’ve been as an Influencer and working with so many different designers, brands and small businesses. But I’ll let you in on a little secret, 80% of my boys’ clothing are purchased from gently used clothing stores and an Instagrammer mom who I reached out to passes on her son’s clothes to my boys. It saves me money, helps reduce landfill and my love for kids’ fashion is fulfilled. So, what do I do when they outgrow it? I sell back pieces I’ve bought but I also believe in good karma. So, for pieces that have been given to me, I’ve paid it forward to other moms who’ve reached out to me directly. They pay for shipping and in return I’ve asked for a small gift for the boys or a donation to a charity of my choice.
3. Spend Time Outside
We are lucky to live in Canada where we can truly enjoy all four seasons. And I don’t know if it’s because I have boys that are active, but we’re always at the park, walking through trails or hanging by the lake. We explain to the boys the changes in every season and how important it is to protect “Mother Earth”. We have our favourite places to hang, but over the years we’ve explored so much in our area and I think it’s because we’ve made a conscious effort to do so. It’s honestly easier in the winter to hang out at the mall (and sometimes we do it), but so worth the effort to bundle up, get out and build a snowman or go sledding.
I’m pleased with the steps we’ve made towards living a greener life as a family. I know I’m committed to my three above and know that there will be other activities and/or opportunities to going green