I’m really excited to announce my participation with Healthy Child, Healthy World as a Parent Ambassador. I’m in great company along with 18 other bloggers and actress Amy Brenneman (Private Practice, Judging Amy) and I’m thrilled to be a part of this movement.

About: Healthy Child, Healthy World is a non-profit organization devoted to expanding global awareness and understanding about the environmental hazards that are potentially hazardous to children that unfortunately exist in today’s modern world. They aim to increase awareness one parent at a time – so we can make better choices for our children.

To me, it’s about making small, daily changes.  Global change starts with one family, and over the last few years, I’ve been trying to make subtle changes in my family’s living on a daily basis.  The world isn’t what it was when we were once kids.  There are chemicals everywhere and they are harmful to our children.

My hope is that in being a part of this volunteer position, I can not only help to spread the word but help to learn what changes I can make in my own home to make it a safer environment for my children.  Because I’ll be the first to admit that while I’ve made a lot of changes in the last few years (eating more organically, buying all-natural products when I can), I’m still pretty mainstream and I’m looking forward to educating myself and my family towards living a healthier lifestyle.

Some info for you guys.  First off, watch this video.  If it doesn’t move you to want to make a change, then you weren’t paying attention and need to watch again.

A Wake-Up Story from Healthy Child Healthy World on Vimeo.

I could go on and on but we’ll start with this intro post.  In the coming months, I hope to bring you tons of useful information via Healthy Child, Healthy World that will help to educate Mommies with Style readers on ways to have a cleaner and safer home.

Giveaway: Along with this announcement, I have one prize pack available from Healthy Child, Healthy World.  It includes a copy of Healthy Child Healthy World: Creating a Cleaner, Greener, Safer Home, and other print materials including a pocket shopping guide (awesome for trips to the store).

To enter, leave a comment below.  Get a second entry but retweeting this post or posting about this giveaway.  Be sure to @mommieswstyle so I know you’ve done it!  One winner will be selected after June 14.


  1. Judy Pomeroy says

    Sounds like a very worthwhile project. . looking forward to learning more as program progresses!

  2. Congratulations on becoming an ambassador parent to healthy child, healthy world. I’m looking forward to your blogs and my upcoming healthy child party. From one mommy to the next, lets push for positive environmental change to create a healthier world for our children.

  3. This sounds like a great movement. I look forward to hearing more

  4. Christina says

    Thanks for doing this — I’m really excited to learn more.

  5. I’m a HUGE advocate for cleaner living. I’ve heard so many horror stories of children having trouble in class only to find out it’s due to the cleaners used on the desks! Every new parent should be made aware! There are so many great alternatives, we just need to let people know whow important this movement is – congrats! We’ll be sure to spread the owrd on our blog as well.

  6. This cause seems to be right up my alley!

  7. What a wake up call to all parents. We all need to spread the word!!!

  8. I shared this on Facebook. It was a beautiful video but definitely left me wanting more information. I can’t wait to hear more from you about this. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  9. Elizabeth K says

    Dr. Alan Greene gave us the link to think video during one of his “Green” lectures. Amazing! It makes me want to do something, even if it’s one little thing at a time.

  10. Elizabeth K says

    Tweeted about it, but not much room left after the url for a description! It is literally ” @mommieswstyle Giveaway”

  11. Sounds like a great organization. I’m looking forward to learning more. Saw the story on phalates on 60 Minutes recently and it reminded me (again) about being vigilant about the kinds of products we use. It seems that there’s a lot to be wary of, and I’d love any guidance available!

  12. I look forward to more information. As parents we try to make changes that are positive although at times we need help!

  13. this is a fantastic organization. for someone who has worked in non-profits my entire career this seems like one that has the opportunity to make some amazing changes in the world.

  14. Safer is always better – thank you for sharing and bringing attention to this issue!

  15. This is an initiative whose time has come! I’ve been an advicate for greener, safer living for many years, but it feels like we are reaching a tipping point now that will take this to the next level. Cant wait to join forces with all of you wonderful parent ambassadors out there to protect our earth and our children!

  16. It is good to see people taking action. I look forward to learning more. I would love to learn how to live healthier on a low budget.

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