No One Can Do Everything

Eat your (local and seasonal) vegetables. Clean the kitchen. Pay your bills online. Life is filled with demands, tasks, and responsibilities. All these big and little things we’re supposed to do everyday, and the list is always growing. Toss in loving and attending to your children’s needs, and each day becomes a whirlwind of activity. There never seem to be enough minutes in the day.

As if you didn’t have enough to worry about already, there is a constant onslaught of fear-based headlines about chemicals in plastics, toxics in toys, and contaminants in food – all of which can make you confused, overwhelmed, and near immobile. What are you supposed to do? What’s important? What do you do first? Who has time to research all of these issues?

Every so often something comes along that actually makes your life easier. Right now is one of those times.

WebMD has aligned with Healthy Child Healthy World, a nonprofit leader dedicated to inspiring parents to protect children from harmful chemicals, to bring you the all new Health eHome. This interactive, educational tool offers you the easy tips, practical solutions, and most trusted advice about healthy, safe, environmentally sensible living. (Life just got easier.)

Explore it, bookmark it, and refer to it whenever you read an alarming headline, hear a fellow parent express concern, or see a product claim that makes you wonder what you can realistically do to protect your health. We know you’re busy and you have better things to do with your time, so we’ll try to make it all quick, easy, and maybe even entertaining (RSS this blog for that part).

And if we inspired you to be even more interested about nontoxic options and safer products (it’s ok to be an uber-greenie), there is MORE, much more, to discover at, our nonprofit’s main site.

Please always remember, while trying to protect your health and the planet can seem very overwhelming, every little bit you do helps. Promise. Try to live with this mantra in mind: No one can do everything, but everyone can do something.

So, visit the Health eHome when you can get those free 10 minutes and pick one thing to do today. It matters! And you’ll be joining a movement of parents eager to create a healthier tomorrow for our children.

Published on: March 18, 2009
About the Author
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Christopher Gavigan is Chief Executive Officer of Healthy Child Healthy World. For more than a decade, he has dedicated himself to improving the lives of children and families. He holds degrees in environmental science and geography from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and has extensive graduate training in child psychology and education.
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