{31 Days} Back to Basics Day 29

This month I am participating in the nester’s {31 Days} challenge.
 My topic for the month is Back to Basics.  If you would like to
follow along you can find all of my posts here.
For all the changes that
I want to get back to, there must be something said for making
compromises.  I would not be in a place
to get “Back to Basics” if I had not made compromises.
Does that mean compromises are bad?  Absolutely not!  There is something to be said for convenience
and progress, definitely.
I often think about the “Pioneer”
days in America’s history.  The people
that were looking for land and a fresh start, they wanted the ability to do
what they could to make life better for themselves and their family.
I have said before that
the “Frontier House” series that was on PBS back in 2002 is one of my favorite
shows.  In the opening credits the
narrator says something that always stands out to me, “often romanticized.”  I think that often times we think
about all the things we “want” or fee like we “need” to change, but it often is
not realistic.
I have to remember that I
live in a different world than those pioneers. 
While I absolutely admire them, I also realize that I am lucky enough to
be able to make the choices I make.  I
love to make homemade bread, but if I don’t have a chance to make it, it is ok
to buy it!
It seems like such a
small compromise, one most would not even think about.  Most people buy their bread now, but isn’t it
nice that I can make the choice?  I
cannot feel bad about making compromises when I feel like I need to.  I make my own laundry soap, but for some
reason, come Christmas time, I am out buying commercial laundry detergent
because it is one less thing to think about.
That is what I think
about compromises.  You make the ones you
specifically need to make for you and your family.  It does not matter what everyone else is
doing if it is working for you.  Can you
still feel guilty about it?  Yes, you
can.  But, you probably shouldn’t.

Do you feel bad about making certain
compromises when it comes to changes you have made for the health and well-being
of your family?

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  1. The biggest one for me is encouraging us all to eat seasonally. Sometimes I can't always afford organic so ill compromise and purchase something that is on the Clean 15 list. It's all about balancing and doing what works best for your family.

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