Blog Post List
June 2, 2009
Pregnant? Looking for a way to make some extra money? Comfortable eating and drinking from packaging coated with BPA resins to demonstrate how safe it is? (Note: you must also be willing to sign a waiver releasing industry from any birth defects or other harm suffered by your baby.) Interested? Can you believe it?
May 28, 2009
Hopefully you're beginning to notice new topics being covered here at MomsRising, like BPA in baby bottles and carcinogens in baby shampoo. Every parent should be aware of toxic chemicals in everyday products because they can impact the health and development of your children. Luckily, there are many safer products available and new ones popping up in stores every day. Still, I think it's important that we not only try to find safer products, but that we think about how much we're buying and throwing away en masse. Where it all comes from and where it all goes. If you haven't seen it yet, it'...
May 13, 2009
I’ve never been a big fan of pageants. The social and gender implications are a bit disturbing to me. Add in the environmental and health impacts of conventional cosmetics and the textile and fashion industry and the whole event becomes antithetical to almost every value I hold dear. Needless to say, I haven’t been following the drama surrounding this year’s Miss USA pageant. Until today. And, I must admit, I learned some unexpected things. I know the media’s focus is on Miss California and whether or not she’ll keep her crown. But, I’d like to turn your focus to something completely...
May 12, 2009
I don’t know if you’ve ever seen the campy, B-movie, The Toxic Avenger , but the plot line is eerily analogous to many modern moms. The movie in a nutshell: weakling janitor is taunted and falls into a vat of toxic waste, which turns him into a radioactive monster with superhuman strength who becomes a local crime fighter. Here’s the plot line for modern mom (particularly the special breed of moms that end up joining a community like MomsRising). Mom starts out as an “average” woman and gets pregnant which transforms her into a new life form with superhuman abilities who becomes an advocate...
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