Happy 2012! I had a little down time over the holidays to reflect on what I’ve done with SafeMama.com the past 4 years and I am always overwhelmed with lovely emails from readers thanking me for the content on this site. I have a lot of ideas and subjects I want to research this year and I will also plan on re-releasing some of the usual cheat sheets to add new products as I go. If there is a cheat sheet you think bears some fresh attention or one I haven’t tackled yet (or if you want to help with one) I am always open to your thoughts and ideas. Without you, this site wouldn’t keep chugging along. So new content is ahead. I have some new things I want to review and introduce you to as well as some fun giveaways too – just to keep things light around here.
I’m not one to make “New Years Resolutions” because they feel like false promises to myself that I create guilt when life doesn’t allow me to live up to them. Instead I try to make small improvements in my living through the year and then celebrate the successes I had when a new year starts. But it’s always nice to have a positive outlook on the months to come and to plan to make small adjustments.
For those of us trying to improve on a healthy lifestyle or a greener approach to living, this is the best time of year to make a list of things we’d like to do to take another step toward a less toxic world. For me, those items look a lot like:
- Plant a small garden, even if it’s just in pots on the deck. I’ve slacked off on doing this and would really like to grow some of my own food.
- Be less wasteful. Be more careful about recycling. I’ve gotten a bit careless about it and I lose sleep over it. I want to have another garage sale, I want to give a new life to the toys and things my kids don’t use.
- Make my kitchen safer. I still have not completely “greened” up my cooking utensils and would like to gradually find better ways to cook food safely. It will result in some cheat sheet updates I’m sure.
I’m thankful and grateful for the progress we have made this year regarding issues like toxic chemicals and I love watching organizations and bloggers grow more interested in living a less toxic life. We’ve made waves. This year is time for a tsunami (not a real one) in changing the way the world views chemical safety and just protecting our planet in general.
What are your goals for 2012? What would you love to see covered here on SafeMama.com? Thank you all for being continued readers and supporters of me and my sponsors – who without, I could not keep SafeMama.com going.