When Jennifer Lance asked me to be a part of the new and improved Eco Child’s Play blog a few weeks ago I jumped at the chance. I’ve been a fan of this blog for quite awhile so, it’s nice to be writing here!
Many of you may know me from my own blog, The Not Quite Crunchy Parent where I cover many different aspects of eco parenting…from the point of view of one who tries but doesn’t always succeed in being green.
Though I grew up in the ‘70s with a yoga teacher, organic eating mother, I came rather late to green living. First I spent 20 years earning an MBA in marketing and then working for a variety of companies selling toys, paper products, food, housewares and a variety of other consumer products. After reaching The Director of Marketing level and shortly after having a child, I scaled back to consulting and teaching and started learning more about natural living. Having a child can do that to you!
My focus has grown from organic foods and toys to include many aspects of raising a healthy child and living a green family life. My background in marketing helps me to cut through the hype and somewhat intelligently dissect the eco news and information with which we are bombarded on a regular basis. My research background helps me to dig out news of interest to readers looking for simple steps to take to protect the earth and protect their families.
I’m happy to be here and look forward to sharing my green journey with you.