greenmama – Way to Greener Future

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By – Varda Agrawal


In my free time, (which I get very rarely), there are a few things I like to do to relax, which can be either writing / blogging or reading books. After having a baby, reading is mostly limited to scrolling through various articles on different websites on my smart phone/tablet, all thanks to technology.

While surfing through different websites, one fine day, I hit upon The Green Mama  , & I must say I am very much inspired by the contents of the website.

I was, on cloud nine when I was approached to do a review of their book, titled GreenMama.

Green Mama – Giving Your Child a Healthy Start and a Greener Future

by Manda Aufochs Gillepie – a consultant , writer , environmentalist, & a mother who has worked in green field for more than a fifteen years.

Physical Aspects

  • Paperback
  • Light weight
  • Good Quality Paper
  • 184 pages to read
  • Beautiful real life photographs by Vanessa Zises Filley
  • Clear , readable and very informative content

What I Liked About The Book

In our day to day life , me & my whole family , take utmost care , not to pollute the environment limited to … no littering , no wastage of resources like water, food, electricity  etc. We were happy that in one way or the other we are contributing to nature, though in baby steps.

But I didn’t know,  that there is so much more we can do in our daily life,  that will lead us to a greener living , which will in a way  give our child a healthy start & greener future. The author gave altogether a different approach to parenting & living, thus changing my outlook for good.

Why It’s A Must Read For Parents

In today’s modern age, where environment pollution is on its highs, parenting is becoming complicated day by day. We as parents don’t know how to safeguard our kids from polluted air or food containing pesticides or chemicals & what not.

The author, Manda gives us easy, handy, green, affordable tips on each & every aspect of parenthood based on her scientific research, experience & grandma’s wisdom.

Every aspect of parenting journey is discussed in this book, be it preconception , baby bedding , nursery ,  cloth diapering , potty training , breast feeding ,baby weaning , family food, skincare and not what else…you just name it…

And most importantly , author’s has explained everything in detail & in very simple language , which makes it easy to understand.

Throughout the book, columns like “Inspiring mamas”  “when money matters more” “green tip”  “how to “ “diy” are given to highlight the important aspects which are discussed.

Real life self explanatory photographs are given, which makes understanding the matter easy.

Hence, I recommend this book to all my mommy friends. After reading this book, I am inspired to take my first steps to greener future… for me & my child, & family as a whole. I am sure it will also surely inspire you to lead a greener life in day to day basis.

About Varda Agrawal

Varda is a home maker and jewellery designer who lives in Bhopal. She loves blogging and sharing her sweet moments on the blog. She has completed her education in Pharmacy.
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