Growing up in the Bay Area, we have had ample access to everything that California is known for: Nature, beautiful weather, and amazing produce. Many of our most successful restaurants boast farm to table cuisines, and the farmer’s markets are practically bursting with some of the most wonderful fruits and vegetables. One of our favorite things to do before we moved to New York City was to take the kids every Sunday to gather our produce for the week, while letting the kids pick out something for breakfast and spending time with friends doing the same.
It’s completely true that I was more than a little naive and ignorant about some ways that New Yorkers live before we moved there. I thought that it would be next to impossible to find a local and somewhat convenient farmer’s market to go to, and began scouting out ways to source produce before we moved. It came as a completely welcome surprise that the Union Square Greenmarket was not only incredible, but also happened not once but twice a week and happened to be within walking distance from our apartment. While we didn’t have access to nature quite as easily (save Central Park), we were able to retain a part of our lives that is really important to us; Eating local and organic. I’m an advocate of buying non-toxic products and supporting companies that have the same goals, that when Earth’s Best introduced their newly branded eco-friendly diapers and wipes, I was absolutely interested in checking them out. As someone who bought their organic jarred baby food periodically for three of my children, I was confidant that this brand and I share similar standards and goals.
Many things about living on the coast in California are conducive to the life I intend to lead, and how I parent my children. We have access to bike trails, horse ranches, beaches, mountains, lakes and valleys. There is any and every sport available to us to partake in, and most of these things are accessible right outside our front door; Something that we appreciate and utilize every single day. We have produce that we can find from local farmers either at a farmer’s market or our local CSA, and there is a basic common goal within our community to lead a more sustainable lifestyle. Most of these things weren’t available to us living in New York City, but that only presented the challenge to make the effort to do what we could at any available opportunity to live naturally. Part of that meant purchasing diapers that are non-toxic and eco-friendly, especially now that our state is in a critical period of water depletion. Parenting to me is making smart decisions that align with my overall goals for a successful life, and starting with environmentally conscious products is definitely a part of that.
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