Loving Mother Earth
I have always grown up loving and respecting nature. As a kid, I loved family camping, road trips to the Grand Canyon and hiking in nature. Fast forward to becoming a mom and having my own daughter. My favorite time to be a mom is spending time with her in nature. Not only is it amazing to get out of the city and breathe in the fresh air, but it is also awesome to disconnect and reconnect as a family unit.
Our love for nature extends to our home and everyday life. We practice turning off the water when brushing our teeth, lights when we are not in the rooms, taking our water bottles to work and school, and so on.
Lately, our conversations have shifted to include a more proactive approach to how we can help mother earth. We have been learning about activism and what that means for our family and who are the leaders working and have been working tirelessly to champion the Earth. From Greta Thunberg to Jane Goodall we are learning stories of bravery and courage to use your voice and stand up for what you believe in.
I am teaching my daughter that no matter how old you are, one voice can make a huge difference in the world. That we stand up for those that don’t have a voice, from animals to trees. That when we support our local farmers our dollars are voting for our community. We can help in so many little ways every day in our home, community and city. Those little things add up to be big things and big things change the world.