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Waste not, want not - or at least want less

Here in the frenzy, we're constantly busy and distracted. Consistency of thought from one day to the next was difficult when we didn't have children and we were getting a normal amount of sleep. Add an infant and toddler to the equation and suddenly I'm lucky if I can remember how to tie my shoes some mornings. So I have stumbled through the grocery store in a half-conscious state throwing whatever seems good or at least vaguely food-like into the cart many times.

This inevitably leads to a large amount of food getting wasted. To add insult to injury, that results in extra packaging that is almost always plastic. Plastic sucks for our oceans and isn't great for the other parts of the planet either. Beyond spending the extra money on groceries we never use, it's also just not an environmentally savvy thing to do.

We look for ways to fight the waste. It's not about going 100 percent plastic free or holding ourselves to a extreme standard. We dwell in the gray area on many things. But by taking intentional steps to move toward less waste, we help ourselves and help the environment. And along the way we'll share our success and failure. Hopefully, it will help out the few people who stumble into the blog.

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