One day I was chatting with a new friend in La Madeleine’s and somewhere in the conversation mentioned making my own sauerkraut. Sheila said, “you’re such an earth mom!” I burst out laughing– she didn’t know that was what I had decided to name my business, my “team”. I asked her, “what is an earth mom?” She said, “oh, you know— you homeschool, you make everything homemade, you know, an earth mom!
I think she was paying me a compliment? But she hasn’t seen my house! LOL! When you make your own “stuff” that means more mess to clean up. And truly, store-bought food is SO much easier, but I think I have become a flavor snob! Seriously, my own cooking just tastes better than Campbell’s and Hamburger Helper! I think I outgrew those in my first year of marriage! I guess I do a lot of things myself. I’m not sure if it is the control freak inside or . . . Okay, yeah. It’s my inner control freak.
Truly though, I ASPIRE to be an earth mom. I even know a few! They have chickens to collect eggs from and goats to milk. I drool when I read on facebook the happenings at their mini-farms. They are the domestic goddesses I worship and compare myself to, the standard by which I measure my worth. But get ready . . . I’m going to pull a Vince Vaughn! Here it comes, “I KNOW MY TRUTH!” Yep, I do! While I want that mini-farm, those fresh eggs, that milk . . . I know me, I do!
I like to sleep til 8:00 . . . in the morning. I like NOT going out to feed or water animals in the cold wee hours of morn.
I like NOT smelling barn smells before coffee!
I get pleasure from buying fresh eggs and raw milk from people who already did all that stuff for me!
Now you know my truth too! Shhhh . . . don’t spread it around!
Link to where I get lots of recipes, including sauerkraut, and kimchi:
February 3, 2015 at 10:13 pm
I think you are great, my dear!
February 3, 2015 at 10:25 pm
Thank you Ms. Jill. I have learned so much from you over the years, and it all began I’m afraid to say how many years ago!
February 3, 2015 at 10:17 pm
I want to be an earth mom! 😉
February 3, 2015 at 10:18 pm
I love how you balance your aspirations of perfection with a nice dash of realism. 🙂 It can be really daunting to see how some people are able to live the Earth Mom lifestyle so well when I’m just struggling to be a mom!
February 3, 2015 at 10:45 pm
you are indeed gifted!
February 3, 2015 at 10:51 pm
Earth Mom’s are not necessarily into long gypsy skirts, long hair, granola and Birkenstock. They are into natural foods, natural medicine, and natural skin care though!
February 3, 2015 at 10:52 pm
I love the earth mom lifestyle! 🙂 We’re working on it although I still live inside city limits 🙁 working on that too! We have our oils! Our bunnies and our few hens that work hard to give us beautiful brown and blue eggs! I’m trying to work on my husband right now to get our garden going! 😉 I love following you on facebook!
February 3, 2015 at 11:03 pm
I’m glad you share so much with us.
February 3, 2015 at 11:08 pm
Thanks and I enjoyed reading
April 16, 2015 at 7:51 pm
I just love the ideas and the natural stuff. I’d love to be an earthmom !
April 16, 2015 at 7:53 pm
I agreee! I love fresh farm eggs! We’re actually thinking about gettin some hens!
April 16, 2015 at 8:09 pm
we are still working on paying off my student loan and our few medical debts we owe. we are wanting to own our own home again and are hoping sooo bad to by the end of this year! I have bought 10 more chicks in feb so they are about months old I think I only have two roos, but its my excuse to hurry and get into the country! I want out of town so bad lol im a country girl! 🙂 ill post the cute BIG barn looking chicken tractor my husband just finished making for me on facebook! 🙂
February 29, 2016 at 9:28 pm
I love your Earth Mom story…so much better for your kiddos!!