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Chemical Safety Reform Efforts Getting Mixed Reviews

It’s common knowledge that our babies are born pre-polluted with toxic chemicals in their cord blood. That even ideal mother’s milk can no longer be pure because every woman in North America is exposed to so many industrial chemicals.  That chronic disease is becoming more common. Astoundingly, this toxic invasion of our sacred spaces is […]

Continue Reading By on May 4, 2015 in baby, parenting, safer chemicals, toxic

Women’s Voices for the Earth Reports Cleaning Products Industry Still Failing Consumers

You know it makes your living room smell like a flower garden or turns your kids’ bathroom into something bearable — but do you really know what’s inside that bottle or whether it’s safe for your family?  Advocacy group Women’s Voices for the Earth is reporting there’s still a gap between what you need to know […]

Continue Reading By on April 30, 2015 in cleaning, conscious consumerism, home, safer chemicals, toxic

Could Your Baby Be Crawling On Toxic Flooring?

Could the same harmful chemicals phased out of children’s toys more than five years ago still be lurking in the floor where your baby crawls?  A recent study says more than half of vinyl flooring tested from some major retailers contained phthalates. ***Update: now both Lowe’s and Menards have also announced they will also be […]

Continue Reading By on April 22, 2015 in baby, environmental health, health, Mind the Store, safer chemicals, toxic
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

March Forth for Safer Products with Beautycounter!

Shop my online Beautycounter store here. 1938 was an important time in US history as the United States was climbing out of the Great Depression.  It’s a nostalgic time for my family to look back upon because my grandparents were then raising their young children.  Can you believe 1938 was also the last time the […]

Continue Reading By on March 3, 2015 in education, endocrine disruptors, safer chemicals, safety, women

Flour Sack Mama Blog & #CleanCouponing Highlights from 2014

At the Flour Sack Mama blog, we’re about carrying on the best of Grandma’s traditions while improving on what we know better!  You probably have several favorite online spots for catching up with news and information that’s relevant to your life.  On this blog, we don’t try to cover it all; but as creator and […]

Continue Reading By on December 31, 2014 in agriculture, blogging, climate, garden, safer chemicals

Non-Toxic Tips on Getting Ready for Baby

Getting ready to welcome a new baby into the world?  Still in the planning stages, perhaps coping with infertility?  Here are few eco-conscious ideas for creating a baby friendly home. Infertility Issues? While the source often remains a mystery and you should of course seek the advice of a medical professional, there are several suspect […]

Continue Reading By on December 15, 2014 in baby, non-GMO, parenting, safer chemicals

View Toxic Hot Seat Movie for FREE this Week!

What’s endangering America’s children AND the firefighters who risk their lives to save them in house fires?  Would you believe it could be the living room furniture?  In perhaps the most insidious example of a lack of chemical safety oversight, it’s been revealed that toxic flame retardants in most sofa cushions are linked to grave […]

Continue Reading By on December 1, 2014 in safer chemicals, toxic

Community & Messaging Matters at #ShiftCon Eco-Wellness Social Media Conference

Wherever you grew up, wherever you call home, there must be some sense of community, isn’t there?  Not that everyone thinks or looks alike.  Hopefully, your life has been richer because of diversity.  Yet, there are some things everyone in your community may have in common. Social media can create a similar sense of virtual […]

Continue Reading By on October 29, 2014 in blogging, health, life, safer chemicals

Toxic Chemicals Spoil the Party in Popular Halloween Costumes & Accessories

Could toxic chemicals be playing a dirty trick on your family’s Halloween fun?  As a parent, you’re already protective about stranger danger, staying visible after dark, checking candy and more.  Have you heard about the elevated levels of toxic chemicals in some new Halloween gear? If you had no idea this was even an issue, […]

Continue Reading By on October 27, 2014 in cancer, conscious consumerism, holidays, parenting, safer chemicals, toxic