Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families Delivered Approx. 130,000 Petition Signatures to Congress in May During the National Stroller Brigade The second of two recent hearings in Washington shed some light on the chemical industry’s relationship with politicians and the American public on the eve of an important vote on the Safe Chemicals Act. The proposed law […]
A few kind friends had assured me to not fear the machine. The friendly, caring medical staff helped usher me in to the area where I would wait my turn. The light blue, seersucker fabric gown I had to wear was not as awkward as I had imagined. Thank goodness for technicians with calm demeanor who […]
Mother of 3 Polly Schlaff Lost her 35-year-old Husband toa Non-Genetic Cancer, Spoke at Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families Rally The mommy guilt was kicking in a bit during the busyness of Tuesday morning’s preparations for the National Stroller Brigade and meetings with our various US Senators. There I was, part of a family-centered health concern, […]
A walk in the woods or a wade in the creek has always been my favorite sort of way to spiritually recharge and connect with my Creator. This innate sense of where I come from has inspired the urge to provide as much green space as possible for my children. Here are a few faith-based, green […]
Volunteer Caara Fritz, Director Jeff Hunter Tennessee Wilderness Campaign More wilderness areas and more protections for clean water are the hopes of Tennesseans urging their US Congress members to act. The Tennessee Wilderness Act of 2011 would add nearly 20,000 acres of wilderness in Cherokee National Forest. Tennessee Wilderness Campaign Director Jeff Hunter says those […]
Soil building has been a new challenge for us this year as we try to improve on the small family garden. We recently got an extra boost from some adorable furry friends. Prince (above), Delilah (on right) and more of their English Angora buddies have been sharing their special recipe for rich garden soil. Unlike […]
If we still had Pet of The Week on this site…she would be this week’s winner! Rogy is our sweetest resident watchdog and the newest member of the family.
Spring keeps pushing forth, with some cool days and cold rain. This viburnum surprised us this week with its compact displays of little pink flower buds that pop open into white. The fragrance is sweet, something between a magnolia flower and wild honeysuckle. The birds will later enjoy berries from this shrub. I’m glad we […]