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!
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