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Strong, not Scared: A Daughter’s Raw Story of Cancer Awareness beyond Pinkwashing

We sat in the dim light together on the uncomfortable hospital cot as she tried to force back the nausea from the barium sulfate suspension.  If she could just tolerate it long enough, the scans would be over and I could drive her home.  I held her hand, assured her I’d be there for her […]

Continue Reading By on October 21, 2014 in health, safer chemicals, toxic, wellness, women 4

Grocery Shopping Gets Easier if Colorado or Oregon Pass GMO Labeling

You’re already watching the budget, counting calories and sugar, and maybe you have someone in the family with special needs like a gluten-free diet.  You may think you can’t afford exclusively organics, but you wonder about all those processed foods that likely contain genetically modified organisms.  How can you know? Unless you shop strictly for […]

Continue Reading By on October 16, 2014 in eating better, food, food labeling, GMO, shopping 0

EPA Defies Child Health Warnings, Approves Enlist Duo Herbicide for Midwest

A cutting edge, powerful combination of herbicides is coming soon to the Midwest and eventually to more areas throughout the United States despite grave warnings about health and environmental impacts.  One group has even tracked how closely the pesticide spray could come to hundreds of thousands of American schoolchildren.  This product would most likely be […]

Continue Reading By on October 15, 2014 in agriculture, cancer, food, health, Healthy Families 2
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#ShiftCon Sweat & Fitness Inspirations

The inaugural #ShiftCon social media conference for eco-wellness bloggers would not have been complete without a fitness component. Especially since Mamavation, with its popular fitness challenges, helped build the strength in numbers to create the conference, this seemed like an event calling on attendees to get up earlier, push harder and sweat! I was excited, […]

Continue Reading By on October 14, 2014 in blogging, fitness, wellness, women 0

Testing Reveals Toxic Chemicals in Feminine Pads

What do car tires, petroleum refineries, nail polish remover and feminine pads all have in common? According to independent testing of pads, these things all could contain toxic chemicals with potential links to health harm.  It’s a given we’d find industrial grade chemicals in heavy industry, and we know to be careful of the acetone […]

Continue Reading By on October 14, 2014 in health, parenting, women 0

Sisterhood, #TED & #ShiftCon

Stay connected with the Flour Sack Mama & Clean Couponing newsletter!  Sign up here today.   Sisterhood, #TED & #ShiftCon: A special guest post by Penelope Jagessar Chaffer “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other!” - Madeleine Albright I was lucky enough to speak at the inaugural TEDWomen conference in Washington […]

Continue Reading By on October 12, 2014 in blogging, motherhood, motivation, pregnancy, prevention, safer chemicals, women 1