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7 Reasons to Avoid Toxic Fragrances



(first published on MomsRising.org) Did you know that many personal use product such as cosmetics, shampoos, and body washes contain chemical fragrances that could be harmful to you and your family’s health? Not many people do.  It’s also a secret that companies do not have to disclose which chemicals they are using as fragrance. They […]

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Food in Curriculum Could Mean Hidden Dangers for Students with Food Allergies



Guest post by Jan Hanson When we think about food in the school setting, our minds usually conjure up pictures of snack foods eaten by youngsters in elementary school, festive treats consumed at birthday and holiday celebrations, or noisy cafeterias filled with students voraciously eating their lunches so that they can get to recess. Research […]

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Breastfeeding Discrimination: Nursing Mom Accosted at a Concert



  (This story is from a reader who shared her breastfeeding discrimination story with me via email. She wanted raise awareness that breastfeeding discrimination exists today and show that policies need to better protect breastfeeding mothers and babies. She could not share her name because of her current employment situation. I’ve called her Jean here […]

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