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Unacceptable Levels examines the results of the chemical revolution of the 1940s through the eyes of affable filmmaker Ed Brown, a father seeking to understand the world in which he and his wife are raising their children. To create this debut documentary, one man and his camera traveled extensively to find and interview top minds in the fields of science, advocacy, and law. Weaving their testimonies into a compelling narrative, Brown presents us with the story of how the chemical revolution brought us to where we are, and of where, if we’re not vigilant, it may take us.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Did you know that Thursday, Feb. 28th is National Tooth Fairy Day?
How awesome would it be it you were the one to name the new Hyland's Tooth Fairy? And how much more awesome would it be when, as the one who named her, you received a prize package that included
- a Hyland's Baby Basket
- $200 Visa Gift Card
- Hyland's Baby Teething Onesie
- a custom-made First Tooth Certificate
I mean, seriously... wouldn't that be awesome? It would be doubly awesome for me if someone in the Green Grandma community won!
Here's the deal: Hyland's is looking for a name for the new Hyland's Tooth Fairy. Isn't she a cutey? Starting on Thursday (2/28/13), the Tooth Fairy naming contest will be on the Hyland's Teething Facebook page,where you can enter your submission. Participants will then vote on the top 10 and each of the finalists will receive a Hyland's Baby Teething Onesie and Hyland's Baby Teething Tablet product. The good folks at Hyland's will choose a grand prize winner, based on the name they find most fitting for their fairy. Fair enough?
You see, Hyland's Homeopathic isn't just about health; it's also about fun! I can't wait to see the names you guys come up with. If you've been following my FB posts, you know my daughter is trying to figure out what to name her little girl, who is due to make an appearance on Earth Day. Just maybe one of the Tooth Fairy name suggestions will strike her as the perfect moniker for the baby, otherwise known as "Rabbit" (so named by her big sister, Laura)!
So... head over to the Hyland's Teething Facebook page and 'like' it so that on Thursday you can enter to win! And make sure you go to the Hyland's Baby site and download all the goodies, direct from the Hyland's Tooth Fairy... whatever her name may be!
May the best name win!
This is a Hyland's Ambassadors sponsored post.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Tell me again how fracking is safe because it's so tightly regulated!
|Public Domain Photo|
“The natural gas industry has exemptions or exclusions from key parts of at least 7 of the 15 major federal environmental laws designed to protect air and water from radioactive and hazardous chemicals.”
(NYT: Lax Rules for the Natural Gas Industry, March 3, 2011)
The following federal laws do not apply to the gas industry:
- National Environmental Policy Act
- Clean Air Act
- Clean Water Act
- Safe Drinking Water Act
- Superfund Act
- Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
- Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act
Friday, February 22, 2013
|Image by George Hodan|
Thursday, February 21, 2013
- She can sit up (with support) and can hold her head and neck up well.
- Her birth weight has doubled.
- She’s interested in what you’re eating and may even try to grab food from your plate.
- She can keep food in her mouth rather than letting it dribble out.
- She shows signs of being hungry for more than she’s getting by clamoring for more when her bottle is empty or wanting to nurse more often.
- 6 months per AAP and WHO
- Check with your pediatrician before beginning solid foods to account of any of baby’s specific needs or allergies.
- Substitute one breastfeeding for a solid feeding.
- Start with a fruit or veggie. Rice cereal is constipating and has little nutritive value past the added iron.
- When baby is hungry, offer the food.
- If baby turns her head away, it means she’s not hungry or finished eating. Don’t force her!
- Introduce one new food every 4 days. This will help you figure out if your little one has an allergic reaction to anything.
- Understand that with a new for it can take 12-14 tries before baby will eat it. Keep trying!
- Start with one meal a day, working your way up to 2-3 by 9 months and by 12 months, 3 meals and 2 snacks.
- Baby needs to have the pincer grasp (index finger and thumb to pinch and pick up). This is usually at around 8 months of age.
- Foods should be soft, cut up small and easy to pick up.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
In their new report, Secret Scents: How Hidden Fragrance Allergens Harm Public Health, Women's Voice for the Earth finds that millions of people are affected by skin allergies caused by chemicals in fragrance. Unfortunately, it’s nearly impossible for consumers to avoid specific fragrance allergens because companies keep fragrance ingredients a secret.
The solution is simple: Companies should disclose fragrance ingredients in products so that people have the choice to avoid harmful chemicals.
|Tell the fragrance industry to stop keeping fragrance ingredients a secret!|
Learn More with the Secret Scents Infographic:
If you can't read this, a clearer version can be accessed here.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The truth is, forward facing babies in carriers have no leg support and this can be damaging to their developing spines. I'm assuming that moms and dads who carry their babies this way do so because they don't know any better. So spread the word! Babywearing is increasing in popularity, which is good, but when not done properly, it is bad. Period.
Of course, in addition to keeping your baby close, which makes him or her happy, there's no discounting the convenience of having your hands free so you can actually get something done!
I am excited to have partnered with Thanks Mama to give away the Onya Baby Carrier to one reader so that you and your little one can savor the joy and convenience of babywearing as well! In addition, you will get $50 to spend on anything you please - cloth diapers, potty training pants, wooden toys, bedding, baby care items, or nursing essentials, to name a few.
Thanks Mama online baby store features a selection of twelve baby carrier brands, among them the versatile Onya Baby Carrier. The unique feature that we love is that it doubles as a baby carrier and a baby seat for when you are out and about. It comes in beautiful, modern colors and two different materials. The soft cotton is suitable for most situations and climates and the rip-stop nylon with mesh lining is perfect for hot weather, hiking, and active outdoor enthusiasts.
- Can be used as a baby carrier and chair harness, perfect for travel
- Padding at the leg openings for baby's comfort
- Can be worn on the front or back
- Attached sleeping hood that can be tucked away
- Available in either soft cotton or rip-stop nylon depending on your lifestyle and needs
- Fits babies from 15 to 45 pounds
- Large selection of 28 brands of cloth diapers
- Over 15 options of reusable potty training pants
- Eco-friendly and non-toxic baby care solutions
- Classic and modern wooden toys
- Non-toxic mattresses for the whole family
- Eco-friendly furniture for baby and kids made of rubberwood
- Free shipping on all U.S. orders over $60 and Worldwide shipping rates available
- Earn rewards dollars with every purchase
Win It! Thanks Mama is generously giving away the Onya Baby Carrier (winner's choice based on availability) and a $50 gift card to Thanks Mama store to one winner.
Special thanks to AnaB Social for hosting this giveaway. Huge thanks to Thanks Mama and all participating bloggers as well! Giveaway ends March 13th at 12:01 am, open WORLDWIDE, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below (see directions on how to enter here). Thank you!
Disclaimer: AnaB Social, Eco-Babyz, Green Grandma and all participating event bloggers are not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.