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Friday, December 9, 2011

This is the First Post

This is the first post. No, it's not. It should have been the first post. The one where I introduce myself to you. Tell you why I'm writing. What I'm about. But it's not the first post. It's the 13th or something like that. I just spent too long wondering what to say. How to say it. It's not an easy task to define oneself in just a few lines, but I'll try anyway. I am an architect turned WAHM with an emphasis on the M part right now; I'm wife to the most amazing DH in the world, and mom to the most delightful little BabyE who fills me with wonder and gratitude for God's creation everyday. I'm passionate about: green, natural, and healthy living; recycling; natural birth; knitting; cloth diapering; and of course my own lovely little family.

In the year before we would start trying for a baby, I had baby fever. I was obsessed! I even had a spreadsheet with every conceivable (ha!) expense related to having a baby and the dates when we might be able to afford it. It felt like we would never get there. I had to do something that felt like moving toward our goal. So, we started thinking about what we would want to accomplish before having a baby. Some of the things were those which would be a whole lot harder once a baby arrived because of time, logistics, and expenses. Others we wanted to do to give a baby the best possible life. A lot of it moved us toward a greener, healthier, and simpler lifestyle. I feel really great about all the changes we made, as if we were really just becoming more ourselves in the process. Not just something we felt like we should do. We also have a long way to go, and many changes and projects that we will continue to work towards. And that's what GrowingSlower is all about!

I hope you'll join me as we are Learning to Live Simply as we Grow our Family.  Please click to subscribe to the GrowingSlower RSS feed. This post is linked up with The EO and Green & Natural Mama.


  1. Congratulations on your efforts and accomplishments so far!

    Nice to "meet" ya!

  2. Hello,
    we totally will be friends. :)
    Introducing is never easy. Loving the things you are passionate about.

  3. Nice to meet you too! I look forward to "seeing" you around here.

  4. Congratulations and welcome- so very exciting to just START, isn't it? :)

  5. It is great to start! DH is going to help me design my blog header, and then it'll really be official!

  6. I just discovered your blog! I am looking forward to your future posts.

  7. Thanks for your kind comment Katie. You just can't imagine how great that makes me feel!

  8. I love this, Shannon! We share the crunchy-Christian mommy lifestyle, for sure. I look forward to reading! :)


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