Saturday, March 28, 2009


For book club this month, we read Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver. I thought it was pretty good (other than the fact that she is a bit condescending to those of us who don't live/eat like her). So after reading it and listening to the discussion, I am wondering if I am the only non-organic mother out there. I feel like my grocery bill is high enough without paying for organic baby food, meat, produce, etc. I even saw an ad in a magazine about baby onesies made from totally organic cotton. Yikes, they were so expensive! I am going to try not to feel like a bad person because I buy bananas from Ecuador in the middle of the winter, I buy the cheapest baby food regardless of brand, and I have to admit that it really doesn't matter that much to me if the cow lived a happy life full of roaming freely and grazing about before ending up on my table.


Jen and Ky said...

That is too funny! The couple we used to live with is totally "organic" and always talking about how their "free-range" chicken tastes so much better...blah, blah, blah. To be completely honest, I can't taste a difference, I don't really care, and it's too expensive! All good reasons why I'll join you in the non-organic mother category!

Nicole said...

You do what you gotta do and don't feel bad about it!

Heather said...

I'm with you Kacey! The cheaper the better. There wasn't organic when we were kids and I think that we turned out okay. I'd rather have a few extra dollars than go all-organic. Plus the organic produce sometimes doesn't look as good as the other.