Crunchy Domestic Goddess

My name is Amy Gates. A mama of two living in Colorado, I'm passionate about home birth, natural family living, urban home- steading, homeschooling, and other "crunchy" things.
I'm trying to change the world, one blog post at a time.

Amy is a winner of Top 25 Eco-Friendly Moms

What inspired you to start blogging?

I was inspired to start blogging after I was involved in my first stint in activism in 2005, when my daughter was about seven months old. I realized that I had thoughts and opinions that I wanted to share and I wanted to connect with others and blogging seemed like a great way to accomplish both of those things.

What are 3 things you can teach other moms to make their lives more eco-friendly?

1. I think it's important to remember that it's OK to take it slow. You might want to tackle 10 things at one time, but it can become too overwhelming that way. Make a list of the ways in which you want to make your life more eco-friendly and then tackle one item at a time. Don't worry if it takes months or even years to work your way through it. Every little bit helps.
2. Making changes to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle doesnt't have to be expensive. In fact, they can often save you money - like making your own bread or yogurt or cleaning products; using cloth diapers on your babies; drying your clothes outside; or buying clothes second-hand
3. Before you buy something, think about how it will be disposed of when you are done with it. Can it be donated? Sold? Recycled? Or will it just go into a landfill? You may end up deciding the thing that you thought was so important to have in the first place, isn't really worth buying at all.

Where is your favorite place to shop for eco-friendly products?