Meet the Moms: Introducing Christine
Meet Christine, one of our UpChoose moms from New York. Christine is a first-time mom of Willa who is almost eight months old! She joined UpChoose just before Willa was born. You can follow her on Instagram @christinehanrutledge.
What’s your name? Any nickname?
Christine! Some of my friends call me Weenie (I guess I’m smaller than most of them?).
Live in? Grew up in?
Currently living in NYC. We just recently moved here after 10 years in London, UK. I was born and raised in Toronto, Canada!
You’re the mom of...
Willa (6 months at the end of October) and Goose (our baby chihuahua who thinks he is a human will be 8 years old at the end of this year)!
What made you want to be more careful about the things you buy for yourself or your family? Was there an “aha” moment or a specific event?
It was in high school, at my best friend Chloe’s house - her family was really into organic, sustainable, holistic living and that's when I discovered this whole new way of life!
How did you get started? What were the first few changes you made?
I think back then it was just being more conscious of how there were smarter decisions that I could make for my health as well as the planet. Starting with buying organic vitamins and grocery items evolved into doing research and making the best choice possible on pretty much everything I purchase or do!