Getting Started

Debbie - posted on 05/08/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )




Moms, we get it, right? We're leaving our kids a mess:our national debt, our environment, our international relations. Our kids have their work cut out fr them. But isn't it unfair to expect them to fix our mistakes without teaching them how to fix them?

I want to start now. I want my four year old who dreams of being a superhero to know that he doesn't have to be big to be great. I've started this circle and my blog to offer ideas, tips and inspiration to other moms who want to raise civc-minded citizens who are making meaningful contributions to their world today. Not tomorrow. Today.

Any other moms out there feel the same? I'd love to hear from you!


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Julie - posted on 08/24/2009





My son age 6 proudly calls himself a hippie! not the burned out druggie type but the keeping the earth alive and healthy for future generations kind. He is on a mission to clean up the earth one day and block at a time by picking up litter he sees around and setting up his own recycling center in our home,and his own compost heap in our yard! next spring we are planting our own little veggie and herb garden as a family! then the other day while out riding his bike around our neighbor hood i found him chatting with our neighbors(adults and children) about the importance of the 3 R's and how if we love our home we need to show it by taking care of it like we do our friends and kids. he is ALWAYS having me google new ways to reduce our footprint on the world. i first thought this was a phase that he would tire of but he has been going strong for over a year now and has also helped to lower our energy bills by turning off all electrical items when not in use ( he cannot fall asleep w/o his tv or lamp on so he uses a outlet timer for lamp and sleep timer for tv) my husband was never one to clean up after himself (mamas boy syndrome we call it here) but after only one month (still unsure how he did it i tried for 3 years) of following dad around griping about how dirty and wasteful he was my son has turned him into a non littering always recycling man. He now wants to hold playgroup green sessions to help his friends be nicer to the earth! i could not be more proud of the drive and initiative this little man has and im excited to see that my teaching them to fight for what they believe in is paying off so soon!

Deb - posted on 05/08/2009




My "kids" are 22 and 23 years of age- one way that they became really connected with the world around them was to be involved in volunteering- for my daughter it was Girl Guides and for my son he began volunteering at the local heritage village when he was 13 years old. Through these activities they experieced the feeling of doing something and getting praised for it - not paid- this carries over into concern and caring for the world around them - I am proud of them as they are young adults who care about others....

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