Here is the Merriam-Webster definition of “reclaim.”

“1a : to recall from wrong or improper conduct : reform
 b : tamesubdue
a : to rescue from an undesirable state; also : to restore to a previous natural state
b : to make available for human use by changing natural conditions 
: to obtain from a waste product or by-product : recover
a : to demand or obtain the return of
b : to regain possession of”
So, that being said, to define this page as simply a recycling/repurposing page is to not do it justice.
I think we need to reclaim our lives, return to the way God created us, and think beyond ourselves.
How did this get started?

Well, the truth is, I am not sure. I have always been against starting a blog. There are a million voices out there. I didn’t want to add to the clutter.

BUT…… as life has gotten more complicated, I craved something simpler. I want to share what I know, what I have learned and what I am learning.

I have always been a little bit of a hippie. I enjoy that aspect of myself. And, unlike the perception a lot of people have of “hippies,” I find that it goes hand in hand with my Christian faith. As a Christian, I believe Jesus has called me to be a good steward of everything He has given me.

There were 2 moments of revelation for me. The first was when Reclaimed Boy was just a baby. I was in a store, buying disposable diaper, when I came across a pack of cloth diapers (I may do a cloth diaper post later). The pack of cloth diapers cost the same as a pack of disposable and I could use them over and over again. That seemed far more practical then having to buy diapers over and over again.

The second moment was when I started couponing. I started extreme couponing in 2008. I was amazed at the money I was saving. As I researched, though, I found there were other ways to save more money. Those ways didn’t involve clipping coupons and searching store ads! It involved making stuff myself, using what I had, and thinking outside the box. I do still coupon but it is limited to the brands this family has gotten to be picky about and those things are very few.

All this has grown into a lifestyle I love and want to share. I still have some huge vices and things I am working on. I am hoping you, my dear reader, will participate in this lifestyle, glean ideas off me, and give me new ideas.

Please feel free to comment on any post or email me, reclaimedmama@gmail.com.


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  1. I have made it my goal for the month of August to discover a new blog/blogger friend each day. Today I searched “recycling” and found you! I am interested to see all the different thoughts and ideas you have to reduce, reuse & recycle! 😉

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