Okay, I’ll admit it. When I first saw Always’ new #LikeAGirl ad, I was impressed. It has such a great message about women’s empowerment and taking back the idea of what it means to do things “like a girl”: strong, determined, smart, and formidable.And then I got angry. Because this is an incredibly hypocritical message coming from Always. Here’s why.1. Always keeps ingredients secret....more
Toxic chemicals don’t belong in feminine products. Period. They especially don’t belong in the top-selling brands Tampax and Always, where they have the potential to harm the health of the millions of women using those pads and tampons.Women's Voices for the Earth needed a fun way to get this message across to millions of women—after all, no one wants to talk about pads and tampons in polite company, much less about harmful chemicals in those products and what they could be doing to our ladyparts.So we had to get creative....more
Don’t we all like to feel fashionable from time to time? This past week thousands have gathered in New York City for Fashion Week, and what a better time to talk about the hidden price we pay for our fashionable clothes. <<Big groans>> Debbie Downer is at it again! – Don’t worry, there’s some great news at the end of this post....more
Realities of the modern world require our attention. Namely, toxic chemicals in or around our food. Our friend, Lindsay Dahl, is on the job with her regular posts over at the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families blog. Lindsay offers specific strategies to avoiding unwanted chemicals in last month's post, Tips to Avoid Toxic Chemical in Food. My personal favorite is Tip #3:3) Popcorn the old fashioned way. ...more
Did you get a drink or throw in a load of laundry before starting to read this blog, written in honor of Blog Action Day? You probably could have, given the easy access most of us have to clean water....more
Walking to the grocery store the other day, I watched as a man took a final drag off his cigarette and then threw it onto the sidewalk. Sights like that are so common, seldom do they even register in my brain....more
A new study has linked Bisphenol-A (BPA) to heart disease and diabetes. Nevertheless, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is insisting that the chemical is fine for use in products like baby bottles and water bottles.
BPA, an artificial sex hormone and plastics chemical that has produced irreversible damage in test animals, has been under fire from environmentalists, scientists, and, increasingly, concerned moms.
Del Monte Fruit Burst Squeezers are healthy snacks you can offer your children after a long day at school. 17 moms offer their best back to school snacking and lunch tips. Find some great ideas and get a chance to win a $100 VISA Gift Card on each blog. Read more
Moms serve Bagel Bites® for after school snacks because you know they always come home hungry after a long day of learning and play. Read more and see how our bloggers get through after school activities. Read more