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Must Reading: Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History

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Author: sheila hollender

A new book by Florence Williams, Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History, explores a topic that is generally glossed over in the conversation about environmental toxins. After giving birth to her second child, Williams had her breast milk tested for various pesticides and toxins, including flame retardants.

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Halloween Costumes That Won't Frighten the Planet

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Author: the Inkslinger

The surest sign that autumn is knocking at the gate comes each year in the dying light of late September. Over a dinner plate filled with garden finality, my daughter will invariably look up out of the blue and ask in sudden panic, "Hey! What am I going to be for Halloween?"

 

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Baby Laundry in 4 Steps

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Author: RealMomofNJ

Baby laundry. It's not that hard to do.  It's just that the volume and frequency at which you do it makes it seem overwhelming. The tiny clothes are so cute, but a full load of baby wash seems to have about 1000x the number of articles as an adult load. And thanks to spit-up, baby food, and other bodily fluids, it feels like there are million times more stains.

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Are Your School's Lunches Hungry For Real Food?

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Author: the Inkslinger

Don't ask my wife about the lunches at the school in which she works. She'll wax indignant for hours about the day they served spaghetti, tater tots, corn, and a sticky bun—a nutritionally barren carb-fest so intense she swears she got diabetes just from reading the menu. So what do we do when our cafeterias put junk on every tray?

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Take a Second Look at Second-Hand Baby Gear

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Author: greenwrite

Keeping baby safe is a year-round responsibility, but each September the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) gives it extra attention by celebrating Baby Safety Month. This year, JPMA is helping educate parents and caregivers on the importance of choosing second-hand, hand-me-down, and heirloom baby gear with safety in mind.

 

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Does Your School Pass the Non-Toxic Test?

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Author: the Inkslinger

Back-to-school season brings more than an unsettling midday quiet in the house. It also prompts a question: If we care so much about what's in our food, our products, our air, and our water, why don't we ever wonder about what's in our schools?

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Get the Scoop on TSCA

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Author: greenwrite

Last week, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works stood up for protecting public health and making chemicals kid-safe by passing the Safe Chemicals Act out of committee -- an important first step in fixing our nation's broken chemical policy.

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Diapering Confession

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Author: RealMomofNJ

Even before having children, I loved the idea of cloth diapering. Particularly the whole not-adding-more-trash-and-chemicals-to-landfills idea. I vowed to use cloth diapers for my future children to help the planet by not generating unnecessary garbage.

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Can Women Have it All?

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Author: sheila hollender

In a recent article, Anne-Marie Slaughter, the first woman Director of Policy Planning at the State Department in the Obama administration, argues that it's time we stopped fooling ourselves that women who have managed to be both mothers and top professional are supe

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Turn Bath Time into Baby's Favorite Time!

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Author: Seventh Generation

If you've ever tried to control a squirmy infant during bath time, you'll understand why parents are calling Seventh Generation's new Foaming Baby Shampoo & Wash the "one-handed wonder."  A one-handed pump is all it takes to release a rich burst of suds into your cupped palm, leaving the other hand free to k

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