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Book Review: Pre-Teens Grow Taller Through The Order of the Trees

Thanks so much for using my affiliate link below if you decide to buy this book.  It allows you to support this blog, at no additional cost to you. Pre-teen angst, a damsel in distress, an almost Disneyesque potential conclusion — all these elements are woven together by Vermont teacher Katy Farber in her new […]

Continue Reading By on March 23, 2015 in children’s books, education, green, natural resources, nature 0

Why this Earth Mama Chose Beautycounter for Safety

In an effort to keep this blog and my independent journalism efforts sustainable, I’ve recently become an independent Beautycounter consultant.  You have the opportunity to show your support by shopping with me here. I grew up digging in the dirt on the family farm, making mud pies and still cleaning up for Sunday School every […]

Continue Reading By on February 21, 2015 in education, endocrine disruptors, environmental health, health, Healthy Families, women

The Food Babe Way Spurs Consumer Awareness at Grocery Store

*May contain affiliate links for books where you can read more for yourself. Question everything at the grocery store and restaurant.  Become a food detective for the sake of your own health and well-being. That’s the premise behind author Vani Hari’s new book The Food Babe Way, that’s destined to become a best-seller!  I can […]

Continue Reading By on February 10, 2015 in agriculture, conscious consumerism, families, food, GMO, shopping

Green Goes Mainstream: Rodale Institute says Organic Agriculture Could Reverse Climate Change

World leaders, Fortune 500 executives and climate scientists are all discussing solutions to impending climate change chaos. They’re crunching numbers and exploring how new technology could help.  In our ongoing Green Goes Mainstream series, we hear from agriculture experts who’ve discovered that the solution to climate change could be right under our feet. Leading research […]

Continue Reading By on July 31, 2014 in agriculture, farm, farming, organic, pollinators, sustainable

Could Your Baby Be Crawling On Toxic Flooring?

Could the same harmful chemicals phased out of children’s toys more than five years ago still be lurking in the floor where your baby crawls?  A study just released today says more than half of vinyl flooring tested from some major retailers contained phthalates. In a related development, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, Home […]

Continue Reading By on April 22, 2015 in baby, environmental health, health, Mind the Store, safer chemicals, toxic 0

Join 2nd Annual ShiftCon Blogging Conference

*Thanks for checking out the affiliate link below that gives you access to your very own ticket! Do you find yourself going against the grain of what all the other bloggers or friends in your local community are doing?  Do you insist on reading food labels in the hunt for hidden GMOs?  Do you embrace […]

Continue Reading By on April 14, 2015 in agriculture, blogging, clean couponing, conscious consumerism, conservation, ecosystem, education, safety 4

The Housing Hour Features Home & Environmental Topics from a Mom’s Perspective

Have you heard the latest news about that popular product you may be putting on your lawn right now?  How about efforts to clear the air for kids’ health?  Or what you could say to your local store manager today that would forever change the way you look at shopping?  Let’s look at these things […]

Continue Reading By on April 9, 2015 in agriculture, air, ecosystem, environment, home, pantry, parenting, pesticides, shopping, simple living 0

Earth Care Chat with Sierra Club & Eco Author

You don’t have to tell the parent of a child with asthma that when your child can’t breathe, nothing else matters.  They’ve been there. One in ten children in this country depends on a rescue inhaler because of an asthma diagnosis.  Others still, young and old, suffer a range of heart and lung diseases.  It […]

Continue Reading By on April 8, 2015 in clean air, conservation, energy, environment, environmental health, green, green parenting 2

Speaking Up with Moms Clean Air Force Tennessee

My MOMpartisan button from Moms Clean Air Force may very well be the hottest accessory of the season!  It’s an easy conversation starter to explain that children’s health and other clean air issues matter to all of us, since no matter what our other differences, we all breathe the same air. It was refreshing to […]

Continue Reading By on April 6, 2015 in clean air 0

Women’s History Month in Springfield at Missouri State University

Thank goodness a rowdy game of Humans versus Zombies erupted just outside the classroom while I was speaking to a group of students at Missouri State University for Women’s History Month. Otherwise, I would have had the impression that all of today’s university students aren’t managing much time for fun.   Despite their alternative, a […]

Continue Reading By on April 1, 2015 in blogging, Ozarks, women 0

Visiting Eureka Springs with Kids

This is a sponsored post in cooperation with the Eureka Springs City Advertising & Promotion Commission & their affiliates in order to bring you more quality content! Picturesque rolling hills with romantic streets color the enclave of Northwest Arkansas called Eureka Springs.  Maybe you’ve visited, as I did years ago with my husband, when we […]

Continue Reading By on March 27, 2015 in Arkansas, family, travel, water 0