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! [Read more…]

Today’s InspirApril Daily Affirmation: Intention

mommy greenest daily affirmationToday’s InspirApril daily affirmation is about intention. 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!

79% of Americans Want #Environmental News Stories, Not @Beyonce

A new report from Project for Improved Environmental Coverage shows environmental news coverage made up less than one percent of headlines in 2014. While nearly 80% of American want to know more about environmental news stories, Beyonce was mentioned 11 times more than stories about deforestation and five times more than those about the state of our oceans. [Read more…]

Sophie Uliano is Gorgeous for Good

sophie uliano and rachel lincoln sarnoffBefore I left to celebrate Sophie Uliano’s new Gorgeous for Good: A Simple 30-Day Program for Lasting Beauty – Inside and Out book at Crossroads Restaurant in Hollywood, I checked Facebook. Not one, not two, but FIVE of my friends had posted Comedy Central’s latest “Inside Amy Schumer” video. By now, you’ve probably seen it, too: Schumer stumbles on Tina Fey and Patricia Arquette toasting Julia Louis-Dreyfus as she ages out of celluloid sexuality. Apparently, as an actress you know it’s over when you’re asked to play the mother of an actor who was your love interest in a previous film and/or wardrobe exclusively outfits you in gigantic sweaters. IRL, trying to artificially maintain youth a la “Real Housewives” makes you look “like a purse that melted in a car accident.”

Of course, the whole thing is tongue in cheek—all three actresses are ridiculously gorgeous, vibrant and at the top of their games—but the video did make me think. Am I aging well or just deluding myself? Can I still wear skinny jeans or do I need to start investing in giant sweaters? The timing was perfect for a conversation with Sophie, whose Oprah-endorsed Gorgeously Green book series opened up sustainable living to an entire generation of women. Sophie’s new Gorgeous for Good is all about doing the right things now for enhanced beauty and wellness in the future–and I’m giving away two copies! [Read more…]

#Blog, Much? Sign Up 4 @ShiftConMedia in September!

Created and produced by Leah Segedie of Mamavation, ShiftCon is an incredible conference. If you’re a blogger, you HAVE to be there! I was at the very first ShiftCon last year and can’t wait for this year’s event, which takes place September 24 to 27 in Manhattan Beach, CA. Since a picture tells a thousand words, forget about what I have to say. Just watch the video! [Read more…]

Today’s InspirApril Daily Affirmation: Intuition

mommy greenest daily affirmationToday’s InspirApril daily affirmation is about intuition. 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!

Today’s InspirApril Daily Affirmation: Love

mommy greenest daily affirmationToday’s InspirApril daily affirmation is all about love. 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!

Saving Bees, @Lowes Nixes Neonic #Pesticides

Lowe’s definitely has good timing. Earlier this month, the chain of home improvement stores announced that it would spend the next four years phasing out products that contain bee-killing neonicotinoids–aka “neonic”–pesticides. The move comes on the heels of a two-year campaign by Friends of the Earth to force the retailer to move away from these toxic pesticides, which kill birds as well as bees and have been linked to colony collapse disorder. [Read more…]

Today’s InspirApril Daily Affirmation: Perseverance

mommy greenest daily affirmationToday’s InspirApril daily affirmation focuses on perseverance. 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!