About the blog

Parenthood brought a whole new set of priorities and challenges. Kids are expensive, right? So were environmentally friendly products, good nutrition, and exercise programs (at least in my experience). Add in all of the hype with fad diets and “green” products, then subtract an income after I decided to stay at home with the kids, and you have a recipe for overload and apathy. It was time to just buy some organic Oreos and a hybrid SUV, then rest assured that we were protecting the next generation. The problem was, the more I learned, the more I knew that I couldn’t ignore issues like food supply, nutrition, waste disposal, toxins, and environmental stewardship. So, I started to look for solutions that fit into my budget and lifestyle. My discoveries of the feasibility of my reluctantly hippie principles are chronicled here. It turns out that you don’t need to be wealthy or obnoxious to have these values.

Posts on this blog focus on:

  • Doing a lot with limited time and monetary budgets
  • Finding and using sustainable practices (things that are effective for the health of our bodies, our minds, and the world we live in)
  • Reducing waste
  • Not smelling like patchouli

You will find recipes, instructions, and ideas for lots of things pertaining to our focus areas. We welcome feedback and suggestions. Leave a comment or send a message to the.reluctant.hippie (at) gmail (dot) com.

You can also follow The Reluctant Hippie on Facebook.

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One thought on “About the blog

  1. Always a pleasure to hear what intelligent non-sense is running through your head. I cannot say I’m surprised. Your tall husband has a thing for public radio/tv, if i remember right. NPR & PBS lead to inevitable hippy-ness. Hope you both are well!!

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