Thursday, July 1, 2010


The reason I call this post "homecoming" is because I feel like we've created a forum where I can pour my heart and soul. A place where I can exercise my passion for simplifying life for our babies in this incredibly complex world and doing it all while saving the environment. This is exactly what I've been hoping for, so in a way, I hope it becomes a place for us and for you that feels just like home.
As all women united, I hope that this can be an honest place to learn and to share...a place where one thing we all have in common is that we're trying our best to navigate the world as mothers (or as fathers!) and to do it as best as we can. A big part of coming up with conclusions about the honest truth involved in raising babies is sharing with each other as we learn. This is very simple reason why I'm here, the most recent (and still just the 2nd!) addition to Lightly Toasted Mamas.
I became the mother to an incredible baby girl, Cloveleigh Mildred, in January. Seeing her slowly open her big huge blue eyes each morning and happen upon the world for another waking adventure is amazing, heartwarming, fulfilling and indescribable. I made a commitment upon discovering that I was pregnant to protect and to teach this child every single thing that I know how. Until she was born did I fully recognize what this promise to myself really meant.
Ending up as the part of this blog is only one small portion of the life I'm committed to leading, and to teaching this beautiful baby girl.
Here is a place that we can come, share our trials and our errors, our woes and our discoveries. A place where we can honor a commitment to make life for these precious children simple, wonderful and kind to this dear planet of ours. Treating the earth with respect is a lesson we should teach our children from the very beginning of their little lives. I want to share my own trials and tribulations regarding green/nontoxic cleaning, my unfaltering commitment to breastfeeding (yes, gasp! in public...and sometimes without even a cover!), cloth diapering, homemade baby food, natural first aid products, baby psychology lit, infant massage, my strict belief in rubber pacifiers, great ways to recycle childrens clothing, etc. Sometimes we laugh, sometimes we cry, but every single day as a new mama includes a boatload of brand new discoveries.
I am thrilled and honored to part of this Internet movement where we can teach lessons, learn lessons and share stories about how to be efficient, effective mothers and families. I've been romping around with co-blogger Brittney since we were a ripe young age of 4 and I hope we can invite you into our own lives as we are lucky enough to watch our children do the same (in a very, very green and lightly treading way!).
So...this is my homecoming. Thank you for having me. I look forward to being here.

Kelly Anderson


  1. Kelly your post made me teary eyed, I loved reading it. You are an awesome momma.
    Peace, Audrey

  2. Welcome Kelly!!! I am so excited to share this project with you! You have the ability to put things into words in a way which I cannot (obviously :-) Love you!