When I became a mom, my point of view of the world around me changed. Little by little I asked questions. Is this safe for my baby? Should I do this or that? What am I doing wrong? What am I doing right? What could I be doing better? The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know very much at all.
Being a mom (or being a person in general) is a lifelong continuous process of education and gaining wisdom. Today, I hope you will take a moment to educate yourself about the environment around you, make a decision to be more conscious about what you bring into your life and then take that knowledge and share it with others as I did during my Healthy Home Party sponsored by Healthy Child Healthy World.
A package arrived at my house a few weeks ago from Healthy Child Healthy World and it was filled with all kinds of delightful goodies for me to share with others. Take a look...
Included in the Healthy Home Party Kit were safe and environmentally friendly items and information from these companies:
Yes To Carrots
Earth Friendly Products
Now you may be wondering what is Healthy Child Healthy World. It is a nonprofit organization that educates parents on how to create safer and greener environments for their children. If you browse their website, HealthyChild.org, you will find that it is loaded with information that will help you make better and healthier decisions about the environment around you and most importantly, your children.
Why is a healthy environment important? The answer is simple. Our children need healthy places to live and grow. They should not be exposed to toxic chemicals that can harm them and these toxins are in products that many of us use everyday: pesticides, food, body wash, furniture, cleaners, etc.
What can you do? Follow these 5 Easy Steps to improve your families' health:
- Manage pests safely
- Use nontoxic products
- Clean up indoor air
- Eat healthy
- Be wise with plastics
One of the simplest things to do is make your own cleaning products. Using natural and safe cleaning items that you make at home will save money and keep your family healthy. There are several possibilities when it comes to homemade cleaners and I decided to share an easy microwave cleaner with my guests. I mixed up 4 tablespoons of baking soda with enough water to make a paste, passed out old socks and told my guests that we're cleaning a microwave today! (This was fun!) My microwave was nasty and gross. I had heated up spaghetti earlier in the week without a cover and it splattered all over the microwave. So we scrubbed and rinsed. Cleaning with baking soda was surprisingly easy and it worked!
I'm feeling good about making my own homemade cleaner and sharing with others. The party is over now, but guess what? I saved something for you! The first 5 people who email me their contact information will receive:
- Organic Valley coupons ($15.00 value)
- Earthbound Farm pamphlet (with recipes and coupons)
- "Creating Healthy Environments for Children" DVD code
There's no catch - just be one of the first 5 people to email scrappindanielle (at) gmail (dot) com...and that's it! Do want a bonus? I also have assorted coupons leftover and you can get your hands on some if you email me AND leave a comment below.
I know there are many things to think about right now, but just start with one thing you can change and make a commitment to keep learning about safer alternatives. You can even have your own Healthy Home Party. Sign up HERE. Or join Healthy Child on Twitter every Thursday night at 6pmPST/9pmEST for news and tips.
- Recipes for Safer Cleaners
- Healthy Child Pocket Guides
- Healthy Home Party FAQ
- 5 Easy Steps
- Cosmetics Database
- Household Product Database
- Consumer Reports Eco-label Guide
Thanks for stopping by ScrappinMemories4U.com! I hope you have learned a lot today! I know I've learned a few new things and all I have to say is "Keep it coming! I love to learn!"
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