Moms from a variety of backgrounds and parenting styles are coming together in Tennessee to promote a healthy future for their children. Some of them gathered recently for a casual Green Momma Party hosted by Anne Brock of simple living blog FlourSackMama.com.
They are public school PTO moms, a Montessori school mom; stay-at-home moms, full-time career moms; new moms, a grandmom; all have much in common. Using the Green Momma party guide from Women’s Voices for the Earth, a member of the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition, the women explored ways to create a non-toxic home, from the nursery to the kitchen. They covered zero-VOC paints, cloth diapering and ingredients of concern to look for on product labels. Everyone shared practical tips and experiences.
While parents got to make and take home cleaners, kids had their own activities.They explored Montessori projects, including stringing beads, with Rebecca Simmons of Simply Natural Mom. The young artists also painted with Jennifer Alexander of Imagination Forest, who offers educational supplies direct to parents.