This post is sponsored by Brita, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
One of my 2019 goals was to ensure that my family (children especially) were adding enough water to their diets. When my husband and I started purchasing water bottles, we did so with the thought that this would be great to make sure everyone was drinking the correct amount, plus it would be easy to bring with us on the go.
Since we were buying several cases at a time for our large family, you can imagine that left a lot of waste on our part. After seeing one day 9 water bottles, half full in my kitchen one morning, I knew this wasn’t the best route for us to take any longer.
If I can be honest for a moment, motherhood is not only distracting, but it’s also depleting, especially if you’re pregnant, postpartum or nursing. It can be difficult for me to remember to always grab a glass of water, so water bottles were my go-to. Once we ditched them I had to set reminders for myself and family that we still needed to stay on top of drinking water.
Like many families, we were very hesitant about drinking tap water, so that meant that we needed to find a filter that would allow to enjoy drinking the water we have in our home and help us to eliminate waste.
Did you know that approximately 2,000 water bottles are used every second in the United States? Considering how often I would find them scattered in my own home, and how full my recyling bin would be, I believe it.
We purchased the Brita Water Pitcher with a Longlast FIlter. Drinking filtered water instead of bottled can help reduce plastic waste. With Brita, you can replace up to 1,800 single-use plastic bottles a year. This means that as a parent I can feel at ease when my kids drink our tap water. The Longlast filter helps to reduce 99% of Lead plus Mercury, Chlorine, Benzene, as well as filter out odors and impurities for better tasting water.
Taking these actions to help eliminate this massive amount waste, is a major step for our family. Will you take the plunge?
Love of impromptu dance parties, 80’s cartoons, and horizontal life pauses (aka naps); Natasha Brown is a stay at home mom of 4 kids, and wife to one lucky guy! In her spare time, she is co-editor of Grits & Grace, as well as editor for The Mother Hustler Blog and Creative Director for the Mother Hustler podcast.