Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Our Journey

When I started this blog over three years ago, we were struggling to survive on a part time income.  In order to keep our head above water, I learned all kinds of new ways to be frugal.  I began making my own laundry detergent, wasting less, and meal planning around sales. As our income increased this past November, I still kept doing those things as they had simply become a way of life.

Something else had changed though.  We were in the midst of discovering our oldest child was more than just an over active child, he was actually a special needs child. Since we began this journey about a year and a half ago to figure out his diagnosis, my reasons for making homemade items completely changed. 

I started realizing just how many toxins and junk we come into contact with every single day.  I kept up making the laundry detergent and other cleaners simply to remove the toxins from our house.  I kept making food from scratch so I could avoid the processed additives we did not need in our diet.

As we keep going down this journey, I'm now working on reducing the amount of sugar in our diet.  I'm spending more time in the kitchen (my favorite place to be by the way) in order to improve our diet.  I'm also discovering that being frugal and being healthy go hand in hand.

Yes, many healthy items are not cheap but when you take the time to garden or make food from scratch healthy items can be affordable.

Going forward from here, I plan to share some of the information I have discovered over the past year or so and how I'm combining frugal with green, healthy living.

While I am certainly no expert in this area, I have learned a ton lately and I want to share it with my faithful readers.  If there is any topic you would like me to cover, feel free to leave a comment or send me an email.


trooppetrie said...

9 weeks ago we were blessed with 2 new little boys, ages 1 and 3. The 3 year old was wild, I have never seen a child like this. These precious boys are my great nephews. We got to watch them with there mom and noticed that they were constantly being fed candy and soda. Within 2 weeks of being here he was a different child. it is amazing. The only thing we did was cut out 99% of the sugar and start time out. it is amazing the difference it has made

SLColman said...

I completely understand about doing what you need to in order to stay healthy. I have multiple food allergies and intolerances along with environmental allergies. Not fun but being vigilant really helps!

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