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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

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

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

Cleaning House with NEW Non-Toxic Zoeganics!

*The following is a sponsored post for Zoeganics, but my opinions are always my own! Raise your hand if you love cleaning house!  You do, really?  Ok, so maybe you and that one  mom character in a movie I just watched loves to clean house day and night.  The rest of us know the importance […]

Continue Reading By on February 21, 2014 in conscious consumerism, green, green cleaning, green parenting, home, prevention, safer chemicals, Uncategorized

STRONG NOT SCARED: Light the Night Supports Leukemia Patients

Knox DJ was rocking Circle Park on the University of Tennessee campus, the crowds of teams started filling the street, and balloons filled the air!  The fall weather was crisp for Knoxville’s Light the Night event.  Team Bad to The Bone Marrow raised  more than $2,300 to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s research and […]

Continue Reading By on October 28, 2013 in cancer, children, family, prevention, Uncategorized

Breast Cancer Fund Puts Focus on Prevention

What if our friends and loved ones never had to suffer from cancer because it could be prevented in the first place?  It’s such a bold, bodacious idea that the Breast Cancer Fund dares to ask it. Science and Education Manager Connie Engel, PhD said, “We focus on prevention by eliminating those environmental exposures  that […]

Continue Reading By on June 11, 2013 in breast cancer, environmental, health, prevention, women

Prop 37 GMO-Labeling Supporters Raising Questions about California Vote Counting

Supporters of the popular GMO labeling measure that appeared to have narrowly lost in California’s election are raising serious questions about whether every vote was accurately counted.  The measure would have required many grocery store foods to disclose whether they contain genetically engineered or transgenic ingredients, such as corn designed in a laboratory to grow […]

Continue Reading By on December 10, 2012 in food labeling, GMO, prevention

Breast Cancer Prevention Tips

We all realize that much of the angst about cancer comes from the not knowing…the indefinite answers about how or why or what will happen.  Even the medical and science experts don’t offer much that is definitive.   However, the Breast Cancer Fund, with its mission deeply rooted in prevention and soundly planted in scientific […]

Continue Reading By on October 4, 2012 in cancer, prevention

Breast Cancer Fund Promotes Prevention

It’s common knowledge that babies born in the United States have around 200 toxic chemicals that can be found in their cord blood.  It’s common knowledge that Americans live in a more complexly polluted environment than ever. It’s common knowledge that more people are developing cancer and other health problems at younger ages in the […]

Continue Reading By on October 3, 2012 in cancer, prevention

Volunteers Step Up for Cancer Prevention Study

DeAnna Ward bravely endured having four vials of blood drawn from her arm. She also shared vital statistics like her waist measurement and dozens of survey answers with American Cancer Society staff in Knoxville, Tennessee. She’s not ill.Far from it, Ward is the picture of health, and an avid runner.  She’s hoping to help someone […]

Continue Reading By on October 1, 2012 in cancer, prevention