Welcome to Down To Earth Mother
Down to Earth Mother is all about living a cleaner, greener, happier life. Within these pages, you’ll find thoughts and ideas on eco living, reducing your family’s exposure to chemicals, healthy eating, mindful loving and more.
I’m a slightly crunchy mama, earth lover, wannabe hippy – but whatever you want to call me, I live in the real world and I am always looking for new ways to reduce my impact on the environment, eat better and make the most of every fleeting minute. It’s an adventure. Come play!
I don’t live in an eco-village or on a gorgeous slice of land somewhere. I live in deepest darkest suburbia near Brisbane, Australia. But it’s the greenest yellow-brick house on the street, I assure you!
Sustainability in the suburbs
My mission for this blog is to inspire everyday mums and dads to make small changes that amount to big things. By living a more conscious, connected and aware life, we can literally change the world. After all, we hold the future in our arms and wipe their faces and listen to their stories.
If you take away one idea from Down To Earth Mother, and it makes you happier, healthier or kinder to the earth, then my work here is done. So welcome, please stay a while and have a look around!
Hi, I’m Jo Hegerty
I love to cook and grow food from scratch, and have a long-term dream of being one of those people who can just look at the ground and propagate an edible plant. So far, I can grow silverbeet and basil. And mint! Who can’t grow mint? I figure by the time I’m eighty I’ll be able to produce a whole mixed salad.
I sing and I read, I walk and I write, but mostly I do washing. Because I have two small children, and that’s where I’m at in my life. When I do find time to work, I write for the wonderful Green Lifestyle magazine (formerly G Magazine), Practical Parenting and Wellbeing, among others. I am also a copywriter and editor with more than a decade of experience (jeez, am I that old already?).