Hi! Call me Mama D…
My name is really Rebecca, but as a mother of six, not-so-little-anymore children with countless friends, many just call me “Mama D”. Half of my kids will protest that they are not “children” anymore, but as parents don’t we always view them as such? I am also happily married to my alter-ego, confidante & partner in crime, Y and we live in beautiful southwestern NH.
We began our journey many years ago due to the necessity of allergens in the family. At times it has been slow. We have taken steps backward. We have made mistakes. We have over-hauled more areas of our lives than I would have thought possible. I look back now and realize we actually started the journey towards a toxic-free life long before allergies came into play. I love to research and read…I am the one extended family members come to when they need an answer. Are we at the end? No, I will be the first to admit we have a lot of areas to improve upon. Of course, it doesn’t help that in my research I find new areas to work on, new toxins that I have never heard about previously, or new areas/products that can prove detrimental to my children. I come across issues/problems in my younger 3 that I never experienced with my older 3 and have started to look at the differences in their everyday life; often I find that there are harmful products being used by the younger ones that my older 3 never came across in their growing up years.
Let me set the record straight – I am NOT one of those Pinterest-perfect moms. I never wear make-up. My hairstyle is almost always (and has been for 20+ years) a quickly pulled back ponytail. Cause, seriously, who has time for all that fuss? I do not work out every day, nor am I a yoga expert. I have 6 kids; yes, baby weight remains. Do we 100% follow everything discussed on this site, 100% of the time perfectly? OF COURSE NOT! Life happens. Life is messy and complicated. Everyone is human – which therefore means we make mistakes. We are constantly learning and hopefully growing. I am, however, a straight-forward, honest, down-to-earth friend. As one of my daughters likes to describe me: I do not sugar-coat anything, I tell it like it is. I do have a certification in nutrition, an associate’s degree and am self-taught in so many more areas. I am a firm believer that learning shouldn’t stop just because you leave the classroom and that true education happens when we are generally curious and fascinated by a subject. Please don’t ever just take my word for anything – do your own research and ultimately do what you feel is right for you and your family.
My hope for you, when you visit is to learn. To grow. Improve. Question society’s norm. Better your life and your family’s life. Read through the information, think on it, ask questions, do your own research and then do what works for your family & you.
Don’t stress about not doing everything.
Do not get overwhelmed by the numerous areas of life that need a detox.
Get comfortable, grab a snack, make some tea (or coffee, or whatever…I won’t tell 😉 )
Start where you feel is most important or the easiest step to incorporate into your daily life.
Baby Steps toward a toxic-free life are better than no steps!