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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
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

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

Labor Day Rallies Empower Laboring Mothers

Women are discovering their power as consumers of health care who have more than one option for childbirth.  Supporters of evidence-based care gathered around the country on Labor Day, at various peaceful rallies like the one in front of a Knoxville, Tennessee hospital. Baby wearing and strollers were common, while older children helped parents with […]

Continue Reading By on September 4, 2012 in birth, parenting, pregnancy