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Welcome to my blog! Having a child has really made me rethink our family life, how we live and the products we use. So many toxic chemicals are used in the products we use every day! This is not good for the health of our families nor the environment. We need to protect what God has given us and respect our bodies and our Earth.

By having this blog, I hope get people to think about what is in the products they use and how it affects their health. Hopefully it will encourage you to think about these things as well, and you may make a few changes in your life. It’s not hard, and in many ways going green can save you green! We can all use that.

My ultimate goal would be for there not to be a need for blogs like mine, that all products were safe for humans, our health and the environment. But I don’t see that happening anytime soon, unfortunately.

It’s important to note that all articles on this blog are based on research and facts, not my opinions. If I give my opinon, it will be clearly noted as such.

Thanks for reading and I hope you find this information helpful.

Contact us at bhamgreenparent (at) gmail.com

12 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Kristina Prescott on January 10, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    I highly recommend Healthy Times Premium Organic Baby Foods because not only are they USDA Organic but they are great for babies with allergies. There are no allergens or fillers in their foods. They are great!!

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  2. Posted by Mandi Alexander on January 29, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    You have alot of good information here and I know it will be helpful to so many people. I just wanted to say for those moms in Alabama that are interested in natural living and attachment parenting that there are lots of us right here in Alabama (especially in and around B’ham). We have an awesome message board with so many moms who are dedicated to making their homes and families healthier. Come join us here: http://alabama-moms.com/ :)

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  3. Hi there,
    I came across your blog and thought you might be interested in knowing about the Holistic Moms Network (HMN)- a national non-profit connecting parents who are passionate about natural health and green living. Founded in 2002 by a handful of moms, today HMN has 120+ chapters across North America. HMN encourages families to parent from the heart, trust their instincts, make informed healthcare decisions, and live green. Members come together at monthly meetings in non-judgmental environments to learn from each other, give support, and share information. Meetings often feature guest speakers who are professionals in their field and explore a variety of interesting topics, from healthy eating to homeopathy. HMN’s newly released cookbook, Growing Healthy Families: Cooking With Holistic Moms, contains 300 recipes from HMN members and guest chefs. A special section features recipes for homemade baby food and formula, non-toxic cleaners, and herbal remedies. For more info, please visit http://www.holisticmoms.org, or call (877) HOL-MOMS. Thank you!

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  4. I love your blog. I’m going to link to it on my own blog. Check me out. :)

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  5. Posted by Mrs. Goldsmith on September 24, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    There are articles on the web discussing the possible dangers of fetal ultrasounds (including the use of the doppler ultrasound to hear the baby’s heartbeat at every OB visit). Here are some links to check out. (Most doctors are not paying attention to the possible risks and are just going along with the accepted practice of using the doppler instead of the old fashioned stethoscope and of encouraging a twenty week ultrasound scan even in mothers with no risk history.

    http://www.askquestions.org/articles/ultrasound/

    http://www.havingababytoday.com/articles/ultrasoundrodgers.asp?q=ultrasound

    http://www.midwiferytoday.com/articles/ultrasound.asp

    http://www.midwiferytoday.com/articles/ultrasoundwagner.asp

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  6. Posted by Vicky on October 16, 2008 at 10:29 am

    Ummmm….what gives you the right to just put together all this info to scare people?? Where are the actual facts, actual cases…studies?? Can I tell you something…if one thing doesn’t kill you, something else will. I’m all for protecting our children, but the paranoid attitude of a lot of people is a little too much. You’re just spreading the paranoia. This is all based on your opinion and I think it just makes people more crazy, adding stress to an already stressful existence.

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  7. Posted by Trisha on October 16, 2008 at 10:54 am

    Vicky

    If you read the articles, you will see there are sources, studies, articles, etc. all backing up the claim. If you don’t believe the studies, that is your perception, to each his own. But nothing on here is my opinion unless I say “I think” or “In my opinion” but everything else comes from research studies, etc. The EPA even lists many of the toxins I discuss as carcinogens or probable carcinogens. Don’t people have the right to know these things cause cancer and have access to healthier products?

    And to think this info was put together to scare people is ridiculous. I want to have safe products for my children and since the FDA isn’t stepping up to keep us safe from lead, BPA and other toxic substances, then I must take it upon myself. Additionally many other developed countries have already banned many of the substances I discuss and have had them banned for many years. And in the year I have had this blog, you are the only one who has had these thoughts. Everyone else is a concerned parent like me who only wants the best for their child.

    And certainly more and more information comes out about chemicals that cause cancer and other illnesses and with these diseases on the rise, it’s certainly a smart consumer who takes the extra steps to learn which products are actually safe to use. Certainly it can be scary, but no one has to make a change and no one has to make many changes at once. I am taking baby steps and replacing what I can, when I can.

    So you see, the facts and research are on my side, very little here is my opinion. If you don’t believe the studies/research or don’t want to, then simply don’t read it.

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  8. Posted by Melissa on November 12, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    Thank you for this blog! I am furious that there has not been more of an importance for the banning of KNOWN carcinogens and other toxic substances in products we use every day in our homes and on our bodies and especially on our children. The only scary thing about this all is that the government is allowing it to happen. With the rise of all kinds of cancer, learning disabilities, asthma, allergies, autism, etc. you think that more people would want to investigate the CAUSE of this rise instead of just focusing on the treatments. It can be very overwhelming, but just taking small healthy changes everyday make a huge difference! May God bless you and your efforts! Keep up the great work. :)

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  9. Posted by kimlee on December 3, 2008 at 9:29 am

    yes, the info is disturbing and alarming. imagine our children being paid to go into a lab and be the laboratory ‘animal’ for a variety of chemical tests. of course this wouldn’t happen (though the cheer study wanted to pay poor families in florida to have their children sprayed with pesticides)…much cheaper to skip the lab, deny wrongdoing, and demand 100% proof of harm.
    how to pass on this info without causing anxiety in people? tough one…its difficult to tell parents their children are being used as lab rodents without their consent in a happy, warm fuzzy feeling-kind of way.
    information is power. if you don’t have the info you *can’t* make an informed decision. as a parent i want to be informed not judged.
    i don’t feel paranoid, i feel alarmed. and having info helps me to make better decisions for my family which helps me feel empowered.
    thanks for all your efforts with the site!

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  10. Hi,
    Did I miss about cleaning products? Have you looked into Melaleuca?

    http://www.youtube.com/melaleuca

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  11. Posted by kellie on April 21, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    love this blog

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