I am Lisa Bronner – stay at home mom to three growing kids; sister, wife, and daughter to those who run Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps; and granddaughter to the founder Dr. Emanuel Bronner himself.
A key motivation for me is the word “stewardship”. This is the idea that certain things have been entrusted to me that it is my job to maintain and nurture – my health, my family’s health, our emotional and mental wellbeing, my home, my time, my finances, the earth, the air, the water. With blessings come responsibilities, and I want all these things to be better off for having been – partially or wholly – in my care.
Furthermore, educated consumers can best judge what is safe and what is not. With real information comes power and sound judgment. Now that organic and “natural” – in the loosest sense of the word – are becoming mainstream, we must wade through an ever denser quagmire of false claims and misleading wonder products in our efforts to achieve a “greener” lifestyle.
I aim for simplicity in most things, but sometimes keeping that goal can be very complicated! I like country living, quiet mornings, mountain air, and coffee. And while it is tempting to say “yes!” to so many worthwhile things, my top priorities are God, my husband, and my kids. Lastly, I believe that regularly gathering as a family around the dinner table is the single most important parenting act in my day.
If you are someone who…
longs to go green but doesn’t know how to start
wants to clean their house without getting sick
yearns to care for themselves and others wisely and carefully
needs to zip through store aisles with a savvy eye
doesn’t have time for trial and error
…you’re in the right place.
And I also talk a whole lot about Dr. Bronner’s products. That “18-in-1 uses” thing? I could just about tack a “0” onto the first number. This is a journey, and I don’t think any of us will ever be done going green, but let’s walk together for a while.