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National No Bra Day and Breast Cancer Awareness Month — OR — Please Put That Pink Can of Soup Down & Put Your Bra Back On

National No Bra Day and Breast Cancer Awareness Month — OR — Please Put That Pink Can of Soup Down & Put Your Bra Back On.


What Ingredients Are In Your Baby Care Products?

Baby Oil

If you’re like most parents of babies, you know the importance of good nutrition so you read baby food labels and carefully avoid dangerous preservatives and artificial colors.  But, how much time do you spend reading the labels of your favorite baby care products?  You may think that because a product is marketed for babies it must be safe but unfortunately, that is not always the case.  In fact, some popular brands of baby care products, including shampoos, washes, lotions, ointments, and wipes, contain potentially dangerous ingredients.

While it would be nice to think that the FDA, Food and Drug Administration, is protecting our children from potentially dangerous chemicals, that just isn’t so.  Baby care products are considered to be cosmetics by the FDA and with the exception of color additives, ingredients in cosmetics are not subject to FDA approval.  Individual cosmetic and personal care product companies are responsible for determining the safety of their products prior to placing them on the market.   Basically, the FDA is only involved in ensuring proper labeling of cosmetics.   It’s sad to say but companies can even include a dangerous ingredient in a product as long as the proper warning label is included.   So the bottom line is that as a parent you MUST read the labels!

To find out what is in your baby care products, go to the  Environmental Working Group Cosmetics Database



How Are You Celebrating Earth Day?

Earth Day4


Homemade Vegetable and Fruit Soak

Vegetable and Fruit Soak

The vinegar cleans and the salt will draw out any little bugs and dirt



World Autism Awareness Day


Each April 2, Autism Speaks celebrates Light It Up Blue along with the international autism community, in commemoration of the United Nations-sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day.

I am Lighting It Up Blue for Autism Awareness. Learn how you can participate, too!
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Do You Think It’s Time To “Rethink Your Drink”?

Rethink Your Drink

If you’re not sure,

just look at this Science Project and the amount of sugar these drinks contain.

Do You Eat Foods High In Antioxidants?

Here is the “Top 20 Foods High in Antioxidants”, voted by The USDA… tested over 100 foods from all categories and developed an authoritative list of the Top 20:

Foods high in antioxidants usually have health benefits such as good amounts of fiber and vitamins.  Although the report does not say anything about eating organic fruits and vegetables, I feel in order to get the most health benefits, you should.  The main thing to remember is to reach for a variety of fruits and vegetables in the darkest colors possible, such as reds and purples, which seem to carry the highest levels of antioxidants.  It is important to not just eat the same foods every day, since the variety of foods will help how they are absorbed and used by the body.  Also, make sure to keep the skin or peel on, especially on apples and potatoes, to get the most antioxidant value.