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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

Top 10 Reasons Christmas Will Never Be The Same After Baby

*May include affiliate or sponsored links. Thanks to Hip Baby Wrap for help with our photo shoot.  Congratulations if you’re the proud new parent of your first baby who’ll be experiencing the Christmas holiday for the first time this year! No doubt you’re excited about the novelty of everything surrounding your baby’s first Christmas!  While […]

Continue Reading By on December 21, 2014 in baby, Christmas, family, holidays, pregnancy

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
wallet stuffed with receipts & dollar bills

Hormone Disrupting BPA Found on Cash Register Receipts from Grocery Stores

*The following is a post sponsored by Allison PR in cooperation with the Mamavation community. Could shoppers and store clerks be unwittingly exposing themselves to hormone disrupting Bisphenol A via cash register receipts?  Could an overstuffed wallet be even messier than you realize?  Another independent analysis of receipts from several grocery stores shows more than […]

Continue Reading By on September 3, 2014 in conscious consumerism, green, health, pregnancy, safer chemicals, toxic

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

Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families offers FREE Resources at Knoxville Natural Parenting Expo

Becoming a parent for the first time? Getting involved as a grandparent? Confused about how to keep a non-toxic home for baby? The upcoming Knoxville Natural Parenting Expo is your one-stop event for everything you need to know! The popular nationwide coalition Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families is proud to support this growing Parenting Expo for […]

Continue Reading By on April 19, 2014 in babies, cloth diapering, parenting, pregnancy, toxic
Researcher Frederick vom Saal at University of Missouri

Top Researcher Shares Tips for Parents on Avoiding Hormone Disrupting BPA

By now you’ve likely heard the health concerns about man-made chemical bisphenol A that is a major part of US commerce and what goes into your shopping cart.  While the the hormone disruptor is still legally allowed anywhere except baby bottles and sippy cups, you can take steps to reduce your exposure.  Of special concern […]

Continue Reading By on April 15, 2014 in endocrine disruptors, health, Healthy Families, pregnancy, science

BPA Study in Primates Reveals Danger to Unborn

BPA Study Reveals Danger to the Unborn Could a pregnant mother’s exposure to tiny amounts of hormone disrupting bisphenol A affect the future health of her unborn child?  A pioneer in BPA study says new research gets as close as ethically possible to testing the man-made substance on women, revealing danger to the unborn. Curators’ […]

Continue Reading By on April 14, 2014 in babies, cancer, education, endocrine disruptors, health, pregnancy, prevention

Research Uncovers Clues to Fracking Health Concerns

A woman plans for a healthy pregnancy, watches what she eats and lives a generally healthy lifestyle. Could living near the site of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas increase the chances of health complications for her and her child?  Because developing babies are so vulnerable, scientists are trying to unlock answers about chemical exposures related […]

Continue Reading By on April 7, 2014 in endocrine disruptors, energy, environmental health, fracking, pregnancy, research, science, toxic