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We are a community group for mothers, currently in the Orillia to Gravenhurst, Ontario area, we focus on food, nutrition and health for our family. We draw on expert knowledge such as naturopaths, but best of all we learn and share knowledge from fellow mothers. Even if you have never cooked before we can help you get started. We want to encourage moms to cook and learn the importance of what they put on the table. We are REALISTIC and STRIVE to make a healthy lifestyle accessible to everyone, through education. Membership is FREE so sign up to follow us today! We work together to share knowledge of everything from recipes, nutrition, to how to plan ahead. We offer something for every lifestyle, from just the basics of cooking, spaghetti and pizza, to people looking to learn something new about nutrition, organics or even raw cooking. Never cooked before, let us help you get started, we offer some basic cooking lessons from a mom, to help get you started and then this group will help keep you going for a lifetime of providing healthy and nutritious meals for your family. We offer: Workshops, share recipes, and fun get togethers.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Sustainable living..the one working parent dilemma

Always in a state of flux. I feel like I am always torn with making the right choices for my family. I decided not to go back to my full time job, when the second child came along and try to find more local work that I could do on my own time, around my husband's 9-5 job.

I have picked up work, being my own independent business but still I need to be making more income until I get my business really going, and the stress of it is a lot. Not to mention that I don't want to compromise on the health of my family, because I buy organic, and I buy natural products, because I believe in the long run it it is the best for my family. I don't buy lavish items and we have cut back on a lot. So it makes me think is it really possible for a middle income family to really able to have a stay at home mom, if we don't want to compromise on our health and well being?

I do pride myself on always finding an opportunity and work through networking and making relationships with people who see how hard I work and how much I love to continually learn. But I want to know how do stay at moms really do it, if there husband doesn't make ALOT of money, just average?

I do coupon, and buy used when I can, but also there are not a lot of coupons out there for the organic products I look for, or NOT for the fresh produce that I mostly consume. I am growing my own year round now, Tower Garden, so that will help us save in the long run, and allow us to not compromise the wellbeing of our health.

But who out there really thinks it is sustainable...do you think eventually both people have to be working, to pay back any debt, or do anything that isn't the bare necessities?

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