This Earth Day, I am a different person than I used to be. I am now a mother, and I now have greater vested interest in ecology and environmentalism in my everyday life. I now have a new appreciation for my own biology and ability to provide and nurture for my son, and I am ever more conscious of every decision I make as a parent. There are many, many choices that I am making that I didn’t think I would make as a parent when I was younger: using green cleaning solutions around the house, natural birth, exclusive breastfeeding, attachment parenting, co-sleeping, cloth diapering, and composting. Now I am generally much more aware of what is around us everyday. I am paying attention in a whole new way.

And it is all easier than I thought it would be. It IS easy being green!