Why The almost Natural Mama?

People define living naturally in a plethora of ways. For some people, it may be living off-the-grid in a solar powered home, for others, it may mean choosing to eat organic food over conventional food. For me, it is the pursuit of making healthy, informed choices for my family, lessening my impact on the environment, and helping to create a happy, sustainable home.

I created this site as a way to quench my thirst for knowledge on natural living practices, and to share what I learn to help others see that sustainable living can be achieved by everyone.

I chose The almost Natural Mama because I’m not perfect, I don’t eat organic 100 percent of the time, I drive a gasoline powered car, and all of my clothes aren’t from sustainable, renewable companies. But, that doesn’t mean that I am not paying attention to those things and working to lessen my impact on the environment and make better choices for my health.

Thanks for joining me in this exploration, and I hope you find something here that inspires and motivates, that educates and informs, and helps you decide to make changes and big (or little!) impacts on the world.

About me…

I am freelance writer, editor, journalist, researcher, amateur artist, aspiring ultramarathon runner, and dreamer extraordinaire! I have a B.A. Degree in English, focus Professional Writing, from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and am currently working towards my M.S. degree in Park and Resource Management from Slippery Rock University.

I am also full-time mama to three wonderfully crazy kids ranging in age from preschooler to teen, and wife to one handsome, hardworking guy. We are lovers of nature, explorers, athletes, scholars, seekers of happiness, and silly beings carving our way through this big beautiful life together. My 16 years of writing experience helped build the foundation for this site, so enjoy!



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