Welcome! My name is Renata and I’m “Mama 802” – I started this blog to help other families live a healthier lifestyle – through food, natural cleaning products, beauty products and to learn more about real life in Vermont! But… to be honest, I started this blog for me. I have always had a passion for writing, it’s my therapy. I’ve been writing since I was a teen and as I grew so did my love for writing. I have countless diaries, one published poem, and many unpublished short stories that I’ve written over the years.
Living a healthier lifestyle started for me the moment my midwife placed my daughter on my chest seconds after she was born. I remember thinking “I want her to stay as pure and healthy as she is at this very second”. Holding her changed my life. I began researching how to live a healthier lifestyle and never stopped. I started this blog to help others make the change to a healthier lifestyle both simple and fun!
I live in the beautiful Green Mountain State of Vermont with my beautiful family and our 2 dogs, 3 cats and 3 horses. My husband works at a local tech company and I’m a stay at home Mama to our 2 perfectly amazing children; our daughter is 15 and our son is 9. I’ve been a Stay at home Mama for 15 years and haven’t regretted it for a second! Being a Mama is the greatest gift that life has to offer.
This blog was born out of my love for my family, writing, helping people, cleaning, organizing, eating healthy, using all natural products, and just living a healthy lifestyle in the 802. I’m not a doctor or some health expert – I’m just a Mama who is inspired to live a healthier lifestyle for myself and for my family. Plus, I plan on keeping it real – the good, the bad, the crazy and even the ugly!
My daughter is 15 years old and a sophomore in high school. She plays the piano, played the flute for several years, plays field hockey in the Fall, track n’ field in the Spring and she rides year-round on her 3 horses. She has been riding horses since she was 7 years old; the one sport that truly stuck.
My son is 9 years old and is in 3rd grade. He just started playing the piano, he is a competitive Swimmer (favorite stroke is breaststroke), and he has 2 Youtube Channels – Halobombtrooper (lego stop motion) and Halobombtrooper Gaming (gaming channel). You should go check those out!
We have a house full of puppies and kittens! OH BOY! We have 2 female dogs; 1 is a 3-year-old Gordon Setter and the other is a 2-year-old Beagle. We have 3 cats, all female, and under the age of 3 years old. We also have 3 horses that live locally on a 200-acre horse property where we rent stalls; 2 of the horses are American Quarter Horses and the remaining 1 is a Welsh pony/quarter horse mix.