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How I Approached ‘The (Sex) Talk’ With My Daughter

A few weeks ago, I did it.  I had The Talk with my 10-year-old daughter.  I'd been semi-anxious about this for the past few years, unsure as to when the best time would be to have the puberty talk, th…

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Autism, Air Pollution, And My Son

I am a mom concerned about autism, and I am a clean air activist. And I think the two things are connected. On March 1st of this year, a new research study connecting autism and air pollution was p…

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How Climate Change Worsens Your Allergies

When my four-year-old sees spring flowers blooming, he doesn’t comment on the colors or the fragrance. Instead, he says: “Does this flower make pollen, Mommy?” That’s because his beloved babysitter is…

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What is Holding Your Happiness Hostage?

I admit it...my happiness is being held hostage. I've been buying into the when/then Big Fat Lie BIG TIME. And it doesn't feel so good! I made a video for you that is probably the most vulnerable v…

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Get Toxins Out of Your Mattress

The time has come to purchase a new mattress. My original plan was to go to a warehouse bedding store and purchase a new mattress. But then I visited my friend who had just bought a new mattress and t…

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Unconventional Mommy: How to Deal with Swearing

Mommy confession: I do, unfortunately, swear a lot, and when I do I must pay the kids a quarter! To keep them from picking up my trashy habit, I have also told them that, "Mommy shouldn't swear and…

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9/11: What Will You Do for Humanity on This Day?

By Mallika Chopra Today, on 9/11, I will remember to honor my role as a mom to nurture my children, the global citizens of tomorrow. What will you do on 9/11? I was five months pregnant o…

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Protect Grandparents From Harmful Soot

By Molly Rauch It’s summer vacation time for us. My four-year-old son walks down the beach with his grandfather. I watch their shadows follow them over the tide pools, up to the sand dunes and back…

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The Effects of Air Pollution on Prenatal Health

By Molly Rauch What a pregnant mom eats, drinks, and breathes can obviously affect her baby. We know this from studies of alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking, among other things. But how does…

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Big Fat Lies Moms Believe

I don’t know about you, but when I became a mom I also became more self-critical. It was as if when I gave birth to my daughter, I also gave birth to a new clan of Inner Critics whose mission was to c…

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