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: 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!

Because of #Fracking, OK Earthquakes Top CA

Does the earth shake where you live? As a native Californian, I never thought twice about earthquakes. But a recently released United States Geological Survey surprised me: Because of fracking, people in Oklahoma now experience more earthquakes than those who live in my state. [Read more…]

Today’s InspirApril Daily Affirmation: Strength

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

Bloggers: Share Mommy Greenest Pregnancy Book & Enter 2 Win A Naturepedic Organic Luxury Mattress!

Mommy Greenest Pregnancy Book Organic Mattress GiveawaySo by now the cat’s out of the bag: The Mommy Greenest Guide to Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond book is here! But what you might not already know is the amazing help I received to bring it to you. Because I wanted the pregnancy book to be free for everyone in the Mommy Greenest community to read–and available at the lowest possible cost to order–I needed partners to support the production process. Luckily, four Mommy Greenest Approved brands stepped up! Without help from Acure Organics, Babo Botanicals, Naturepedic and Weleda, this pregnancy book would never have made it to completion. But it was the support of Naturepedic, the organic mattress company that provides safe and healthy products for the whole family to sleep on, that really tipped the balance: Not only did this incredible company sponsor the pregnancy book’s production, they’ve joined me to host a special contest for bloggers. Share information about the Mommy Greenest Guide to Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond book and you can enter to win a Naturepedic EOS Standard Organic Mattress worth $4,400! [Read more…]

Today’s InspirApril Daily Affirmation: Courage

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

Hey @HomeDepot, No More #Phthalates!

Well this is good news: Home Depot is nixing phthalates in vinyl flooring. Why is this important? Banned in kids’ products since 2008, phthalates are endocrine disruptors that have been linked to birth defects, learning disabilities and obesity, among other problems. Home Depot company is the world’s largest buyer of building products; when they say no to phthalates, you can be sure other chains will follow. [Read more…]

Sick of #Toxic Cosmetics? @SenFeinstein Bill Fix

Senator Dianne Feinstein preempted #EarthDay2015 coverage yesterday by introducing a new bill to reform the Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act. And surprisingly, considering the cutthroat battle to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act, it garnered very little attention.  [Read more…]

#EarthDay2015: Thanks, Rachel

This Earth Day, I’m taking a minute to think about Rachel Carson, the journalist who started it all. Carson’s series of New Yorker articles about the dangers of pesticide exposure to human health became Silent Spring, the 1962 book credited with kicking off environmentalism as a movement. She was one of the first to introduce the idea that 20 years later was defined as the “Precautionary Principle” by the United Nations: [Read more…]