Your Thoughts: Stay Home with the Kids More

Vancouver Blogger Growing Up Jackets wrote just such an AWESOME and flattering blog about why works for her, we had to reuse it.

Here is what she had to say:

I’ve been thinking about this one for a while. Let’s talk grocery delivery.

It all started when I sprained my ankle last fall and discovered just how difficult it is to gather food for the family whilst hobbling on one leg. Add a toddler into the mix and it’s pretty much impossible. Then I discovered the joy that is online grocery shopping!

We try to eat as organic/local/vegan as much as we can, but without all the labels because once you give me a ‘rule’ I’ll be forced to break it. And I hate making decisions and am a sucker for impulse buys (“oh! We might need that giant bag of _____, it’s on sale! I should buy it now!”). solves all the problems!  It’s mostly organic and local and, for the most part, reasonably priced. If something is too expensive? I just don’t buy it. If it’s that expensive to travel to Vancouver, or have the earth/animals treated humanely, maybe we just shouldn’t be eating it. I can add things to the ‘cart’ on impulse and then think about it and take it off (“I’m not really going to make _____ this week”). This also helps me stick to a budget. My cupboards are happy not to be overflowing with the food I bought with good intentions. I can make decisions on *my* time, not whilst trying to navigate the hell that is Costco on a Saturday. No more trying to decipher if the eggs are happy, either. And the dairy-free options! Oh my! It’s like a grocery store I can go to in my jammies, sipping coffee that is perfectly suited to my food allergy. GUYS: I DON’T EVEN MISS CHEESE ANYMORE.

Where is this all coming from? I’ve been feeling under the weather recently and trying to juggle chronic illness/pain with momming & work has been tough. So, obviously, I’ve developed a (maybe somewhat unhealthy) love (read: obsession) for the service that is saving my sanity. Staying home with the kids more has definitely given me more time to think about what food I put on my kids plates. Thanks, Spud, for making this part of parenting a lot more fun/simple/awesome.

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