Why we started Wealthy Healthy Better
Posted on December 13 2018
Becoming parents to twin boys had a huge impact on us and how we chose to live our lives. Suddenly, all those things we knew we could do a bit better - the small improvements to the way we were living, the products we were choosing, the things we were exposing ourselves to - all those things on our 'TO DO' list suddenly became urgent.
Suddenly we were parents of two, a family of four, and really needed to save a lot more of our money to pay for all our new responsibilities. We needed to prioritize our spending and find innovative ways to save without compromising parts of our lifestyle that were important to us or missing out on any opportunities.
Providing a healthy home in a modern city became paramount and we were terrified to learn about all the everyday products in our home that contained BPA, phthalates, allergens and other compounds that have been linked to cancers, diabetes, reproductive disorders, asthma, allergies, and behavioral problems. Reducing our children’s exposure to these materials became vital.
Setting a good example for our children, who will inherit an uncertain but certainly more challenging future and showing them how to live efficiently, frugally, and less wastefully became a priority. Being able to show them what we, personally, have done to try to make their future better, became essential.
The research took years (literally like, 3 years) and we have trialed and tested many products (quite a few of which have failed). We started Wealthy Healthy Better because we wanted to help other households fast-track their own life improvements. With Wealthy Healthy Better, we want to help you stop wasting your money on products you don't need that are making you sick. We want to help you live more responsibly, sustainably, and in a way that will make you (and your kids) proud. We curated our LIFE HACK PACKS that contain awesome, high-quality products to use (and reuse) instead of single-use items. We’ve crunched the numbers for you so that you can see just how much these product swaps will save you every year. We’ve looked into the latest research and found products that are safer for you to use and reduce your exposure to nasty chemicals that are making you sick. We’ve even calculated the difference these swaps can make for your carbon and plastic footprints, so you can enjoy your daily routines without the omnipresent ‘modern life’ guilt!
The new year is nigh and there’s no better time to turn over a new leaf and launch yourself towards a wealthier, healthier and better life.