How much baby stuff do you really need?
I don't microwave plastic, don't buy "snack size" pre-packaged things, don't leave the lights on or the water running.
But Kraft Macaroni & (processed) Cheese? Only if it's Tuesday. Bring my own cup to Starbucks? As if. I put my Uggs on one foot at a time, just like Paris Hilton.
Still, thinking about all the useless crap I've bought my kids over the years just makes me sick. I went into parenting - twelve years ago! - without ever questioning that I would happily become a mega-baby-stuff consumer. Things were bought, lots of things. I look back on it now and wish I'd banked even half of the money I spent on Euro-clothes, cranium-boosting floor mats and mobiles that moo.
So when our faulous Tera Schreiber - former director of Great Starts and brand-new Gold Award winner for her excellent writing - when Tera pitched this story to me, I was all over it like urp on Armani:
I just came back from proofing our beautiful, bouncing BabyMap - I love this issue! Read Tera's cool "no-waste nursery" story, and find out why multi-tasking is BAD NEWS! It's hitting the stands April 30 - check it out!
Power to the eco!Google+