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Rebooted Mom was created out of our own journey to live and think differently about the food we eat and how we keep our body healthy. We are parents of 5 beautiful, healthy children that are 10, 7, 5, 3, and a small newborn.
We can’t be perfect, but we are committed to:
- Consuming foods that are free of pesticides, herbicides, and all other chemicals – and are good for us
- Reducing the amount of chemicals we have lurking in our homes
- Reducing and eliminating the amount of chemicals our kids come into contact with daily
- Doing this as frugally as we possibly can – we live on a budget (you might too)
Here’s our story, in hopes that it might inspire or encourage you.
We have been living this journey towards a healthier lifestyle for several years – as we embarked on this journey, our need for doing those things that are traditional to others (shopping at the grocery store or other stores) has been largely reduced.
At one point in my life I was clipping coupons. Every Sunday I would dash outside for the Sunday paper so I could start clipping – I’d then pull up the grocery ads and start my list of items that we were going to buy. I’d then take myself to the store, and use up all my coupons then showcase my deals to all my friends and husband. It was a rush – saving on all those popular items.
Fast forward a few years, when my husband got back from a deployment to Iraq, and he began having issues with anxiety, which led to an issue we know as colitis. After a series of unsuccessful doctor appointments that always turned into another prescription, we decided to do our own research.
After lots of reading, and self research, we made some pretty big dietary changes to ditch much of the food we were eating, and start eating healthier ~ we incorporated more organic products, sourced local raw milk, invested in a CSA and stopped shopping for most of our food at the traditional grocery store. Since making these dietary and lifestyle changes, my husband’s health has changed completely.
He has lost weight, pulled himself off the prescription medications and inspired the rest of the family to eat better, too.
Our grocery bill has gone down – and many might ask “HOW can that be, since you were saving up to 80% on your groceries when you couponed?”
If we were still couponing, it would be for processed food – which is devoured quickly. A bag of chips is eaten quite a bit faster than a bag of fruit – so when I stopped buying junk food and started making everything (including our bread) from scratch, it helped our food budget tremendously. Organic food isn’t always expensive – we eat rather simply and we are very healthy.
Although I’d be hard pressed to clip a coupon now, you won’t see us in the grocery store much at all as compared to before. A bag here and there every few weeks is about it, we get most of our food locally:
- We buy our raw milk from a dairy farmer here in our area – it’s amazing
- Our eggs from from our local farm, where the chickens run free on the farm eating worms and bugs and only organic feed
- We are part of a Fruit & Veggie Co-Op and have been for a while – we love supporting our local farmers
- We have reduced the meat we consume in our family – although we aren’t vegetarians, we limit our meat to once per week or few weeks
- We are passionate about our Essential Oils – we use them daily for our own personal wellness, cleaning and to support our health
We aren’t done yet either! We are still growing and learning, and hoping that we can increase our healthy lifestyle through many other small changes as well.