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Mother Honors Baby’s Memory at Stroller Brigade

The unmatched strength of a mother’s love propelled one Michigan woman to Washington, DC recently for the national Stroller Brigade for Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families.  Jennifer Canvasser traveled along with two registered nurses who had cared for her newborn twin boys and their special needs. After overcoming infertility challenges, Canvasser and her husband, Noah are […]

Continue Reading By on November 12, 2013 in babies, chidren, ecology, mother, parenting, pregnancy, safer chemicals, toxic, Uncategorized

Blessing Way Ceremony for Expectant Mother

Humble gifts of beads and handcrafted items, sharing of food and blessings, a quiet setting…all are part of a tradition for new mothers that pre-dates typical baby showers. When friends gathered for a Blessing Way in anticipation of Robin Jones Alley’s second home birth, I was honored to be invited. The setting was the garden of […]

Continue Reading By on September 23, 2013 in baby, childbirth, children, mother, motherhood, pregnancy, pregnancy green

Therapist Volunteers for Healing Cambodian Mission

Licensed Occupational Therapist Melissa Gunter Massages her Daughter, Chloe Images of the Khmer Rouge killing fields have been seared into her memory since earlier days as a tourist in Cambodia.  Melissa Gunter recognizes that the Southeastern Asian country where millions lost their lives to civil war remains a place in need of much healing. So, […]

Continue Reading By on July 29, 2013 in children, health, mother, parenting, volunteer, well-being

Uniquely Athletic Moms Start Crowdfunding for Sports Wheelchair

Melissa Peplow and Vicky Wallace It’s a beautiful day and Melissa Peplow is watching the time as she and her training partner approach various points on  their morning route. Vicky Wallace has driven them to the lakeside trail in their hometown of Oak Ridge, Tennessee.  “She has the wheels all the way around,” joked Peplow […]

Continue Reading By on May 31, 2013 in encouragement, faith, fitness, health, mother, motivation, parenting, sports, wheelchair, women

Arkansas Mom Calls for Moral Response to Community Health Problems

Arkansas Mom April April Lane made sure to wear her Arkansas Razorbacks shirt on the day she was having her picture taken for a news article.  She’s proud of her Ozarks heritage, is president of the Environmental Alliance at the University of Central Arkansas where she attends, and wants to raise a healthy family […]

Continue Reading By on May 10, 2013 in Arkansas, children, environmental, family, health, home, mom, mother, Ozarks, parenting