Friday, May 11, 2007
It's such a beautiful day today! Every year on the second Friday of the month of May, my son's school celebrates May Crowning. They have to bring in a flower to celebrate Mother Mary. Each year, I excitedly run to my yard and grab one of the newly-sprouted Lily of the Valley flowers that bring such pleasure to my day. The smell is just amazing. My sons are so proud to bring in flowers that were grown from home, too! It's really special to see your own children appreciate beauty in the world; it gives me hope and belief that the world will be o.k.
Take a minute today and stop to smell the flowers...your children often do!
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Yesterday I had some extra time so I decided to check out the Organic Food Show taking place here in Chicago! As a publisher I'm lucky enough to be able to go to conventions as press. So, as a good journalist, I'll report my findings!
There's not enough room here to post everything that I found, but 2 items stick out in my mind. The first is Wagatha's Biscuits for dogs (made in Vermont). These treats (once I brought them home and shared them with Barkley my black Cocker Spaniel) are truly delicious (according to my finicky pup). He's very picky and only eats certain treats, however the Wagatha vittle was gone in one dog gulp! I really like the neat canister it comes in, too; because if you're like me, you want you doggie treats to last a while without getting "hard". My dog is getting on in years and a hard doggie treat would rate as paws down. I would rate Wagatha's 4 green thumbs UP! Purchase or Check 'em out at www.Wagathas.com
Another great find was Bare Fruit Snacks, the perfect goodie to keep in your car for busy car pool lines or traffic. These dried fruit snacks are soooo delicious! I sampled the dried pears. OH-MY-Goodness! They taste so good! What I love about these snacks is that they don't have that dried up raisin feel or taste; rather they are soft, easy-to-chew and just darn sweet (which is perfect for a sweet tooth such as myself). I give these snacks 4 green thumbs up. If you check out their website, you can purchase them online or find a retailer near you at, www.bearfruitsnacks.com.
Let's face it, we're going to eat treats from time-to-time, so let's make choices that will make a positive impact on Mother Earth. Choosing organic food is always a better choice!
Here's to the Best Day Ever,
Monday, May 7, 2007
I'm delighted to begin my Green Mom journey with you! I've been living green for so long that I am not really sure how it all began. I'd venture to guess that, 11 years ago while I was pregnant with my first son Tyler, that I started investigating the how's and why's of healthy eating for pregnancy...and as the story goes, it lead to my discoveries into chemicals in our food and pesticides used on our produce.
It bothered me so much that I decided to make one change a week until my entire home was "clean and green". With these changes came quite a bit of criticism from family and friends, but as the years passed and 2 more sons were born, I decided to take matters into my own hands and create a media company for women offering ideas, insights and solutions for "Conscious-minded" women. Hence, For Her Information Media was born. I can remember holding my 10-month-old son on my lap late at night while I researched ideas for my TV series and magazine!
This blogspot is my "away-from-work" retreat where I'll give you my personal opinion on things, green and otherwise!
Also, you can check out my new travel website where you can purchase travel green or not, and the proceeds from sales will go towards charities that I'm involved with (more on that in my next post). Go to www.GreenMomTravel.com and check out some deals!
That's all for now!