Eating organic does not mean that you have to give up life's simple pleasures. I have met many mothers in the carpool line who know that I run an organic household. They are very interested in the items I buy and how I cook for my family. I have come to realize that most people assume that I am a health freak because I choose to only eat organic foods. Those who know me well know that this is so far from the truth.
I had one mother say in passing that she tries to cook at home but it never tastes very good so she ends up buying prepackaged side items. After talking with her, I realized she was using olive oil instead of butter to spice up dishes that traditionally use butter. I would rather use organic butter and organic cream than items that will not taste good together, or worse, buy non-organic prepackaged items filled with trans fat and preservatives.
I love brownies. I can not find a good organic brownie mix that is not gluten free, fat free, etc., etc.. I am not trying to avoid gluten but do want all natural organic ingredients with no preservatives. I have found the only way to do this is to make my own. The kids enjoy baking so it becomes a way to have fun together as a family. And guess what, we use butter and suger, lots of it, it tastes fantastic and is no question better than anything you could ever get in a box. The point i want to get across is that living an organic lifestyle does not mean you have to sacrifice the things you love for "healthy" alternatives. Organic food is "better" food not "health" food. Butter is butter, it is full of saturated fat and organic or not, it should be used in moderation. Living organically does not mean living without butter, but rather, using organic butter, in moderation.
The key to running an organic household is to make it a gradual process and find organic items to substitute for the ones you loved. You do not have to give up life's simple pleasures, you just make them organic simple pleasures.