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#Fitness4Mom Feels & Looks Different for Us All

Thank goodness for the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center offering so many #Fitness4Mom options!  I’m hopeful that being part of this program can improve my quality of life.  If you’d like to improve yours too, give NFC a visit! I don’t have time to exercise. I can’t afford a gym membership. I’ll never look […]

Continue Reading By on May 7, 2015 in babies, fitness, motherhood, pregnancy, wellness, women
baby crawling on wooden floor

Who’s Playing Politics With Your Baby’s Health?

Maybe you’re expecting a baby or shopping for the children you already have.  You need to buy a crib mattress, food storage containers and toys.  You want to keep your baby’s play spaces comfy and clean.  You ought to be able to assume all of these products meet some measure of long-term safety for your […]

Continue Reading By on March 12, 2015 in conscious consumerism, motherhood, parenting, safer chemicals, safety, shopping

Getting Ready for Baby

Are you planning for a first baby in 2015 or beyond? Congratulations!  As you might have anticipated, your world will be turning into a wonderfully different, more brightly colored version of what you’ve experienced so far. Here are a few ideas for preparing for a baby to rock your world: Managing Your Fertility: As you […]

Continue Reading By on January 5, 2015 in breastfeeding, family, motherhood, parenting

Sisterhood, #TED & #ShiftCon

Stay connected with the Flour Sack Mama & Clean Couponing newsletter!  Sign up here today.   Sisterhood, #TED & #ShiftCon: A special guest post by Penelope Jagessar Chaffer “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other!” – Madeleine Albright I was lucky enough to speak at the inaugural TEDWomen conference in Washington […]

Continue Reading By on October 12, 2014 in blogging, motherhood, motivation, pregnancy, prevention, safer chemicals, women
Anne Brock from Flour Sack Mama blog finished Mamavation 5K in May 2014

How the Mamavation Community Motivated Me

Have you ever felt intimidated to try something and then after doing so realized you’d been missing out on something great?  That’s how I feel about the #2WeekChallenge I just tried with the #Mamavation community! I knew Mamavation was a super-popular online community with some pretty intense fitness challenges for women.  Being neither perfectly fit […]

Continue Reading By on May 16, 2014 in fitness, health, Healthy Families, motherhood, outdoors

Meet Moms & Kids with Positive Messages

First steps, piano recitals, college acceptance letters…so many milestones are worthy of celebration for families.  This week we collectively celebrate motherhood and all that it means.  Motherhood is more than the quaintness we sometimes turn it into on Mother’s Day.  It’s a reason for action — for wanting to make the world a better place […]

Continue Reading By on May 7, 2014 in motherhood, mothers, motivation, parenting

Motherhood Moves on Washington

Modern motherhood has gotten complicated.  Conveniences make it easier.  New threats make it harder.  And at the end of the day, no one advocates more strongly for children than does a mother.  Motherhood has tugged people from all around the nation to gather at the capital demanding safer chemicals now! Every one of these concerned […]

Continue Reading By on October 30, 2013 in motherhood, safer chemicals

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

Diverse Voices Speak Up for Healthy Families and a Healthy World

A concerned husband who wants his children to grow up healthy.  A wife worried about her husband’s mysterious allergies.  A former BBC filmmaker finding a painfully personal connection between toxins and the loss of her unborn baby.  A movie star compelled to share her passion for healthy living.  A young woman whose struggle with infertility […]

Continue Reading By on August 6, 2013 in baby, environment, health, Healthy Families, Mariel Hemingway, motherhood, parenting, pregnancy, safer chemicals, Toxic Baby, Unacceptable Levels