Hello and Welcome! I’m Jessica and the little nugget with me is Juliette. My husband Tim and I are brand new parents living our best life in the desert Southwest. While I think we’re doing a pretty solid job at the whole “mom and dad thing” I think we have a long ways to go towards being better people towards earth. It’s a cliche as old as time but having a child really wakes you up to all the ways in which you could be doing better, living better, being better. So here we are, using this space to document our attempts at taking a fresh glance at the way we’ve been doing things, and maybe changing some things up.

The “Why” Behind It All

I started this blog as a way to document my desire to continually learn, grow, and evolve as a person and also as a new mom. I had always been fairly interested in nutrition, healthy habits, and self-help but after my daughter was born I became laser focused on crafting a world that was better for her and our family. Living life more intentionally and with sustainability in mind became ever more important with every bag of diapers and waste we were taking to the curb every week. It was like a light bulb went off in my head, “we’re just one family contributing THIS MUCH TRASH?!”

I no longer felt comfortable with being passive, I felt I had to do something. And that something is simply a promise to myself and our family that we’ll try. That we’ll try to always find ways to eat better, move more, and consume less. We’re taking a fresh glance at the way we’ve been living and trying to find ways to be good humans. It’s not about perfection, it’s about doing the best you can with what you’ve got. I hope you enjoy reading and thank you for visiting xoxo.