Did you know that nationally, cleaning products don’t have to disclose what chemicals are used in their products? That means that stuff you’re spraying, breathing, getting on your skin, and around your children might have a lot more harmful ingredients in it than you know! Some chemicals found in ordinary products have been linked to cancer, birth defects, asthma, and allergies- yet the companies don’t have to tell you what toxins you’re using around your family!
Thankfully, 7th Generation believes consumers have the RIGHT to know what they’re using and have created incredible products with the ingredients listed and started a revolution for other companies to #comeclean!
We recently hosted a 7th Generation Healthy Baby Home Party with the impending arrival of baby #4 and got to sample some amazing, free, goodies from 7th Generation and their partner brands! I think the highlight of the event, for me, was the “healthy home trivia game” (complete with awesome prizes!!).
For instance, did you know that nursing pillows, car seats, changing table pads and nap mats all contain toxic flame retardant chemicals?? I’m starting to see the real value in purchasing organic products- and not just in the grocery aisle!
With all these hidden chemicals and toxins lurking in everything from fabrics, to cleaners, and personal care items, being “green” can feel completely overwhelming and like a losing battle.... But through 7th Generation, we were introduced to some easy ways to live healthier!
When it comes to cleaners, we normally buy 7th Generation’s or make our own, and after my newborn daughter ended up with a chemical burn from Huggies “natural” baby wipes, we switched to 7th Generation baby wipes for my sensitive skin kids. So, while I’m working on healthy changes for my kids and house, this tired mama hasn’t upgraded many of her own personal products!!
Alas, I was thrilled to hear about and sample Schmidt’s natural deodorant and learn that 7th Generation has launched feminine care products! As a mom, it’s nice to know some companies are doing their best to keep you healthy while you take care of a million and one other things!
Thanks 7th Generation!! You can join Generation Good and try free goodies too! Just follow this link ->>
Anyone else have a child who speaks their mind??
I'm a relatively quiet person, and I enjoy great discussions with no confrontations, ever.
I like to think I'm a peacekeeper, though I've learned that confrontation is a necessary part of life, which makes me want to jump out of my skin.
Anyway, I have a child who has no problem with confrontation and making his voice heard… which also makes me want to jump out of my skin!
When we were out with our homeschooling group, said child happened to trip and fall. I looked over and asked if he was ok, and he said he was... so I resumed my conversation with the other ladies and it happened to involve some laughter.
Well, my son thought the laughter was directed at him, so with his hands on his hips the confrontation began.
"Are you laughing at me??" He demanded.
I reassured him we weren’t; as did the other moms.
Yet, he asked again with more force and a foot stomp, “ARE YOU LAUGHING AT ME!?”
and I wanted to disappear from embarrassment at this child's boldness to confront his lovely mothers and other adults with such demand.
I mulled over how I’d address this event for days, that 60 second scene etched in my mind. But I also realized that was my personal nature to respond to hide from conflict. My son on the other hand, well, his response was his God-given male nature... we just happen to handle things very, very, differently.
I soon realized it would be foolish to try and teach him to handle situations the way I do. My initial reaction is by no means always correct, and I can’t expect a 6-year-olds to be. Instead of trying to teach him to respond like me, I decided to embrace that he’s formed in God’s image with a voice uniquely crafted for a divine purpose in this life. Maybe one day he’ll find himself in an Elijah situation confronting a wicked Ahab… and we’ll all be awfully glad his mom didn’t try to convince him to swallow a dose of righteous anger in the name of peace.
Have a happy weekend!
is a writer & tired homeschooling mom of five.