I recently joined this yahoo forum that I love called Birmingham Natural Parent. It's new and we haven't done a meet-up yet, but it's really great to know that their are people with similar parenting views as myself living in adjacent zip codes.
First let me say all the women in the group seem really sweet and have been nothing but nice to me and have been super informative whenever I ask anyone for advise about cloth diapering, natural baby food, extended breastfeeding, whatever. I admire their resourcefulness and commitment to what they believe in. HOWEVER, these chicks are NO JOKE CRUNCHY. They don't own TV's or microwaves. They not only cloth diaper... They sew their own cloth diapers. They make their own kombucha. They only clean with homeade soap buds, vinegar and baking soda. If there's ever talk of reusable toilet paper I don't know if I can handle it.
But the kicker... The ultimate supergreen mama madness... They don't use plastic... PLASTIC! Everything I touch is plastic. I didn't know I wasn't suppose to use plastic. They only use glass or cast iron in the kitchen. Their kids take bento boxes to school and drink out of stainless steel thermoses. I didn't know these rules! Are there hippie meetings where everyone gets together and votes on what the new eco thing to do is? I would like to get the minutes from these meetings. Or at least the newsletter.