Mommy Greenest Pregnancy Book!

The Mommy Greenest Guide to Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond coverEight years ago, I sat down with my infant daughter* in one hand and a pen in the other, and wrote a note designed to be read by my three children when they were old enough to become parents. That barely-decipherable scribble became a book full of notes about pregnancy and parenting. Eventually, those notes became a manuscript. And now, that manuscript has become The Mommy Greenest Guide to Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond. You can click here to read it for free or order a hard copy; if you’re a blogger, click here to find out how you can enter to win a $4,400 Naturepedic organic mattress by sharing about the book! [Read more…]

Victory Keeps Vermont On Track to Label #GMO

Once again, Vermont is set to become the first state in the country to mandate GMO labeling on July 1, 2016 after Grocery Manufacturers’ Association led groups were prohibited from blocking the law from going into effect. That’s the good news. [Read more…]

Mommy Greenest Approved: Dr. Willard’s Natural Pet Care

Mommy Greenest Approved Dr. Willard's Natural Pet Care ProductsWe adopted Foxy as a two-year-old puppy more than 10 years ago. And since we lost her best friend Sugar at age 18, she has taken her role as the single dog in our household very seriously. She snuggles proficiently, barks her alerts with aplomb, and curls up at just the right place behind your knees. So when Foxy got sick a few months ago, our entire home went into mourning. Luckily, we finally got help! [Read more…]

Prescott is Best Clean Air City. What’s Worst?

So this is scary. The American Lung Association just released their annual State of the Air Report, and—duh—climate change has everything to do with it. Prescott, AZ is one of the best clean air cities in the country. What are the worst? Read on! [Read more…]

A Conscious Mother’s Day Gift Guide

mother's day gift guide dress, wrap, necklace and platterWith three kids, Mother’s Day is a big day for DIY in our home. I’ve received everything from heartfelt homemade cards to a rock song written in my honor. But when it comes to buying gifts, I look for fair trade and sustainably made products. I discovered these gorgeous gifts on Earth911’s YouChange marketplace. Because a celebration of love for your mother should include a nod to Mother Earth! [Read more…]

#Detox #Fashion @Greenpeace Report: @Gap Loses

I seriously love Greenpeace’s “Detox Catwalk” fashion campaign. The online platform ranks companies on supply chain transparency and eliminating hazardous chemicals from products. This year’s report just dropped, and the takeaway is a doozy.  [Read more…]

Today’s InspirApril Daily Affirmation: Opportunity

mommy greenest daily affirmationOur final InspirApril daily affirmation is about opportunity. Although I’m not a fan of the man who said them, I just love the image that these words evoke! If today’s daily affirmation speaks to you, please take a minute to share with your online community, and tell me why in comments below. That’s a great place to share your own favorite daily affirmations, too! For more on why I started the daily affirmation initiative, please visit Mommy Greenest InspirApril. Thanks!

After Woman’s Death, Tampon Safety Bill Intro’d

Are tampons safe? That’s the question on the table as Representative Carolyn Maloney introduced a bill that would require the National Institutes of Health to study feminine hygiene products and verify manufacturers’ safety reports. [Read more…]

4 Steps To A Sustainable Mother’s Day

mother's day mom and daughterIf you’re like most of us, you’ve probably had a lot of ads for flowers popping up in your feed this week. That’s because flowers are now America’s most popular Mother’s Day gift, according to a recent report. Mother’s Day now trumps Valentine’s as florists most busy holiday. What else are you searching for? Probably jewelry, which shows a 17 percent increase in the six weeks leading up to the big day. But are classic mother’s day gifts like flowers and jewelry toxic? Here are four things you should know to shop more sustainably for mom. [Read more…]