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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

Walgreens, Time to Mind the Store for Children’s Health & to Reassure Customers

You’re thoughtfully stocking up on sunscreen as summer weather approaches, so you choose one off the shelf made for kids, even one that appears gentle enough for babies. You buy extra hand soap to donate for your child’s upcoming Vacation Bible School, trusting the antibacterial assurances on the package. You’re busy, so you pick up […]

Continue Reading By on April 16, 2014 in baby, children, conscious consumerism, Mind the Store, safer chemicals, shopping, toxic

Inside Look at Mind the Store Campaign

Who’s minding the store?  When it comes to safety of consumer products in the United States marketplace, there’s been much public concern that really no one is.  Thus coalition Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families created the Mind the Store Campaign to find solutions. We recently delved inside to learn more with Mind the Store Campaign Director […]

Continue Reading By on April 16, 2014 in children, conscious consumerism, Healthy Families, Mind the Store, parenting, safer chemicals, shopping, toxic

#CleanWater Twitter Party in support of #MizzouFrackingResearch

Maybe you’ve heard the expression “something’s in the water” mentioned in a lighthearted way.  We say it to explain a seemingly harmless but mysterious idea like why several of our friends are having baby showers all at once.  What if something in the water could seriously lead to fertility problems, birth defects and other health […]

Continue Reading By on March 31, 2014 in birth, childbirth, children, clean water, endocrine disruptors, environment, environmental health, fracking

Mom of Poisoned Kids Asks if We’ve been MisLead

WELCOME to the Flour Sack Mama community! Have one out of three of America’s children been lead poisoned at one time or another?  Are government-approved levels of lead contamination really safe for our kids today?  When did the lead industry first know its product was dangerous? Mother of four Tamara Rubin explores these and other […]

Continue Reading By on March 31, 2014 in children, environmental health, home, lead poisoning, parenting

St. Jude’s Welcoming Family Setting

A statue of the patron saint of lost causes, St. Jude Thaddeus, watches over the campus at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in downtown Memphis.  More than 50 years after founder Danny Thomas and a determined group of donors were inspired to open a center for research and treatment of catastrophic disease, children and families […]

Continue Reading By on March 27, 2014 in cancer, children

Top Chefs Serve Diverse Tastes at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Can you use bone broth to fortify foods for kids, even convince picky eaters to try some greens?  The chefs at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital know how.  They start with the most wholesome, safe, fresh ingredients possible.  Director of Culinary Operations Miles McMath showed me on a behind-the-lines kitchen tour for Flour Sack Mama […]

Continue Reading By on March 25, 2014 in agriculture, cancer, children, cooking, eating well, garden, nutrition

Real Reform Needed on Chemicals in US Commerce

Current legislation that sounds like it might improve America’s outdated chemical safety rules or Toxic Substances Control Act, would in fact, according to critics, turn back the clock and make it harder for either the federal government or individual states to protect their citizens.  Debating the details in Washington recently were policy and health experts […]

Continue Reading By on March 18, 2014 in cancer, children, safer chemicals, toxic