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Olympic Gold Medalist Inspires Young Swimmers

Inspired by #teamNFC at National Fitness Center: Orange and white banners were everywhere, and larger flags reminded everyone that the collegiate team had been 1978 national champions.  In this awe-inspiring facility, some of the youngest competitive swimmers would get to compete — or just swim for the fun of it! Young swimmers from throughout the […]

Continue Reading By on December 10, 2015 in children, fitness, health, sports

Ecology Center Detects Toxic Chemicals in Children’s Car Seats

Could a federally mandated traffic safety procedure be putting your child at risk for a different sort of danger?  Independent research by consumer advocacy watchdog Ecology Center shows many children’s car seats are loaded with toxic chemicals that may be a risk to their long-term health! These same chemicals are being detected as accumulating in […]

Continue Reading By on July 8, 2015 in children, parenting, safer chemicals, safety, toxic

Top 5 Reasons to Join the Play-In For Climate Action

We all want #CleanAir4Kids, don’t we?  We know children, the elderly and those with compromised health are more susceptible to breathing problems from air pollution.  We also know that even beautiful, picturesque places in the United States like Appalachia’s Great Smoky Mountains are still hot spots for high ozone levels — indicators of polluted air […]

Continue Reading By on June 16, 2015 in air, children, clean air, family, pollution
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Kids Day at Oak Ridge, Tennessee Farmers Market

“Where does your body get its energy?” “Batteries?” “Your body runs on food…” “Who knows where we get protein?” asked the guest at the front of the room. “Protein bars,” answered the anxious 3rd grader holding up his hand! “Well, that’s a processed food,” retired teacher Marjorie Ford answered patiently.  The East Tennessee farmer went […]

Continue Reading By on May 22, 2015 in agriculture, children, family, farm, food

Squeaky Clean & Safe Summer Supplies via Beautycounter Giveaway!

Links to convenient Beautycounter products included – thanks for considering supporting this blog through any future purchases!  I’m excited to share about squeaky clean & safe summer supplies via a giveaway by Beautycounter by Anne Brock. RSVP today for the #CleanCouponing Twitter party featuring Beautycounter on June 11! Sampling Kidscounter for my kids was the […]

Continue Reading By on May 14, 2015 in children, clean couponing, health, safer chemicals, safety, skincare

Moving Up to a Big Girl Bed for Safe, Healthy Sleep

*ad) Scroll down for entry form for Naturepedic giveaway below! “No more monkeys jumping on the bed!”  My kids used to love reciting that rhyme over and over. They still love being silly and jumping on the bed.  I had to laugh when I came to the line in the 20-year limited warranty for Naturepedic […]

Continue Reading By on May 12, 2015 in babies, children, health, Healthy Families, home, organic, parenting, pesticides, safer chemicals, safety

What You Need to Know about Parenting

God-given blessing, life-changing experience, source of stress.  It’s fair to say that most people have described parenting in this range of ways at one time or another.  No need to feel guilty about it.  No, parenting is not always the bliss-filled state of emotion you feel when you welcome a newborn or newly adopted child. […]

Continue Reading By on November 10, 2014 in child development, children, health, Healthy Families, parenting

Non-Toxic Pregnancy & Birth Webinar

Are you or someone close preparing to expand your family and welcome a child into the world?  You may draw on wisdom of previous generations of mothers, and that’s a wonderful thing.  Chances are you’re also seeking the latest in healthy pregnancy and birth information.  That includes results of health studies and environmental data previously […]

Continue Reading By on May 28, 2014 in children, parenting, pregnancy, pregnancy green, prevention, toxic, Toxic Baby