Ecopiggy officially welcomes you – our readers, our supporters and our family – to a beautiful year ahead. We look forward to sharing reflections, recipes and eco-friendly tips as we venture through 2019 together.
As we commence a new cycle around the sun, we tend to use this as a reference point for setting ambitious goals for the coming calendar year. But did you know that most New Year’s resolutions fade away by early Feb? This spells disappointment for most. What if, instead, we consider small, conscious choices that enable us to treat ourselves and the planet with more kindness and love?
Plastic bottles, bags, to-go containers, and many other products designed for one time use last forever. These plastics break “up” instead of down, becoming a permanent pollutant. With a shockingly low rate of recycling (only 9%!), most are sent to a landfill where they remain, while more is littered, and even more end up in the ocean. Scientists predict that by 2050, there will be more plastic in our oceans than fish. Every bit of plastic ever made still exists, and in the first 10 years of this, the 21st century, produced more plastic than the entirety of the 20th century.
Join the #plasticfreeJULY initiative, help us reduce our collective eco-footprint, and save the ocean!
Bedtime can be so stressful. Sleep regressions, teething, stalling, downright refusal… Whether you bed-share, or your little one sleeps in their own bed, both can be challenging. Bedtime was a struggle in our home until we got into a routine, and I’m sharing that with you in the hopes that we can make your night a little easier, too.
An open letter to all the mama’s out there, from all the mamas at Ecopiggy.
You are enough. On the days that are easy, on the days that are hard, on the days that are sunshine, and on the days that are absolute chaos; you are enough. It is easy to get caught up in all of the little details. Its easy to feel guilty about the littlest things; too much screen time, too little time spent outdoors, for snapping at them,… the list goes on and on. Do your best, Mama. Your best is better than what anyone else can do for your children. You. Are. Enough. So here’s a little giveaway we created to help you remember to take care of yourself, too.
Happy Mothers Day, from all of us, to all of you. <3