Mothers make a difference everyday in shaping the future of our planet – from wiping noses to raising kids who care about the world they live in.Read full story
What Do You Think?
I live in Bernal Heights in San Francisco, a neighborhood known as ‘maternal heights’ for its stroller rush hours and toddler-filled sidewalks. There is a listserv of more than 500 families in Bernal, with posting ranging from ‘Anyone pick up a pink stuffed bunny at Holly Park on Saturday?’ to ‘Please send suggestions for empowering [...]Read full story
Out of Control
There are 85,000 chemicals in use today in the U.S. Seven new ones are approved every day. Less than 10% have been tested for long-term effects on grown adults, let alone on the most vulnerable – developing children. The chemical industry is out of control.Read full story
MOMS – Making Our Milk Safe
During a week-long beach vacation marked more by flash flooding than sunblock, three friends and I sat together nursing our five infants, (Nico, Olivia, Stella, Hazel and Sam,) and sharing endless pints of ice cream and tales of new-mother fears and elations.Read full story
What Is The Next Lead, or Arsenic or Thalidomide or DDT?
When my daughter Stella celebrated her first birthday in the spring of 2005, we had her checked for lead, and her level was dangerously high.Read full story