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Motherhood & Zero-Waste Living: Is It Possible?

The personal experiences, struggles, thoughts, lessons learned, tips from 4 eco-conscious mothers

Madeleine realized it’s not always easy to be eco-friendly, shop ethically and sustainably, reduce your waste, shop locally, etc. when you’re a busy working mom. ⁣⁣⁣⁣So it got her thinking: Is it possible to live sustainably while raising children? Does it stress women out? What are some of the biggest challenges women raising kids face when it comes to sustainable living? A conversation not to miss!

The Struggle is Real! This is the first episode in a series of 4 where Madeleine will be chatting with women from different walks of life, cultures, and countries about their personal experiences, struggles, thoughts, lessons learned, tips, etc. when it comes to living sustainably while raising children. 

In this podcast at The Wise Consumer, Madeleine interviews Natalie Kay, founder of Sustainably Chic, Olivia Gossett Cooper, founder of Today We Will, Verena Erin founder of My Green Closet, and Ashley Ayala from Get Ethical. Learn all you need to know about motherhood and sustainable living from real experiences, without the BS!

⁣⁣In this episode of Motherhood & Zero-waste living you’ll hear about:

  • The pros and cons of reusable vs disposable diapers + some of their eco-friendly favorite brands⁣⁣⁣⁣
  • Toys (plastic vs eco-friendly)⁣⁣⁣⁣
  • The benefits of secondhand shopping + some of their favorite ethical children’s brands⁣⁣⁣⁣
  • Breastfeeding⁣⁣⁣⁣
  • The challenges of time management ⁣⁣⁣⁣
  • Mom guilt⁣⁣⁣⁣
  • Social media (how/when should you post photos of your kids?) ⁣⁣⁣⁣And so much more!⁣⁣⁣⁣ 

“Meet the incredible women in this conversation: Natalie Kay, founder of @sustainablychic, Olivia Gossett Cooper, founder of @_todaywewill_, @verenaerin founder of My Green Closet, and Ashley Ayala from @get.ethical. We learn about their personal experiences, lessons learned, tips, and some of the challenges they face as mother’s striving to live as eco-friendly as possible with all of us! ⁣⁣This was such a great conversation! Happy listening.” ⁣⁣⁣⁣Madeleine Wisecup, the host of The Wise Consumer podcast

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Madeleine Wisecup

A few years ago, I became obsessed with learning about sustainable and ethical practices and products, waste reduction, natural foods, and overall wellness. I read articles and books about the toxic products we put on our skins and into our bodies; explored numerous facets, challenges, and success stories of the slow fashion/sustainable fashion movement; and started reading the ingredient labels on everything I bought (you’d be surprised how much crap you can’t even pronounce). I was on a personal mission to improve my overall wellness and to become a wiser, more conscientious consumer. The more research I did – and continue to do – the more I realized how many amazing people and businesses were out there making a difference, breaking the status quo, and positively impacting the lives of people all over the world while equally making our planet just a little bit happier. These were people invested in using their businesses as, as Richard Branson would say, a force for good, people who were in the business of positive change. I was hooked. Today, I am on a quest to connect with social- and environmental-impact entrepreneurs; to uncover ethical and sustainable practices and brands, and to share the remarkable stories of good-doers and the impacts they’re making all over the world.

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