13 April, 2016

Decisions I make for our greater good...

So, now that I have written about the strange changes in my life, it might make sense when I start going on diatribes about things that bother me as a long time and a new mom. 

One of the things I have decided to do for my son and family, is to reincorporate as many naturally derived products as possible. Between My husband's horrible sensitive skin problems and my fear of GMO foods making more problems for future generations (and for my own kids) we have made a lot of expensive changes, but we believe it o be for the best. My son gets organic formula and over 50% of his baby food is organic. We switched to free and clear soaps and chemicals in our home (as beat we can when its not entirely up to us but we pay for everything). No boxed 'foods' with unregnisable 'ingredients' and so on. 

Let me tell you though, it is not that easy to make sure you are buying something naturally derived though, when there are no rules that say companies have to tell you what is in the cleaners you use. I found that out the hard way in trying to research what would be safe to use around an infant. That brought me around a big maze of websites and expensive options I couldn't afford!!  However, it also reintroduced me to Seventh Generation products and a site they host called Generation Good! (@SeventhGeneration @GenerationGood #ComeClean)

I have been given opportunities to receive free samples of laundry detergent, baby wipes, get free coupons, and will even be hosting a Healthy Baby Home party soon, and they are providing me the kit for free!!  

It also brought me to support a cause being upheld by Seventh Generation, called #ComeClean which is requesting legislation that would require companies to publish the full chemical contents of their products so that consumers can make truly informed decisions about the cleaning products they use in their homes around their families. 

I can't begin to tell you how much this campaign means to be as an environmentally conscious person who has supported various causes against our carbon footprint and for renewable energy options. This is just another layer to the problem!!  If we expose our children to unsafe chemicals in laundry or dish detergents then we aren't keeping them as safe as we wish we were. Its like rolling the dice to see what crazy cancer they are going to develop later. That's a lottery I can live without. 

So, then we need to require companies to #ComeClean. If companies had to tell us what was in that bottle of dish soap then perhaps they would also consider whether they are making environmentally conscious decisions about the manufacture of these products. If we know what is in it then perhaps the composition will start being safer, and at least I can make the decision not to buy something completely noxious in nature!!

This cause is simple and just!  So I urge everyone to go to Seventh Generation's site and sign up for Generation Good, or at least take up the #ComeClean cause with Seventh Generation and all of their partners, because it is the right thing tondo for the future. 

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