Spit that Out!: The Overly Informed Parent's Guide to Raising Healthy Kids in the Age of Environmental Guilt

Spit that Out!: The Overly Informed Parent's Guide to Raising Healthy Kids in the Age of Environmental Guilt

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Overview

From BPA in baby bottles and asbestos in crayons to misleading "natural" labels—it can despair even the most steadfast parent.

Lighthearted yet authoritative, Spit That Out! cuts through the information overload, sorts cloth from disposable, and empowers readers to make simple but impactful changes.

Featuring real life anxieties and advice from celebrities like Alysia Reiner and Kaitlin Olson, to activists such as Robyn O'Brien and Stacy Malkan, to everyday super moms, Paige Wolf assures you that you aren't alone.

Hot-button topics include food, toys, breast milk and diapers, clothing, the hidden toxins in schools, and how to spot greenwashing from a mile away. Bursting with valuable advice on green vacations, how to handle unsupportive friends and family, and how to be green on a budget.

Paige Wolf is a publicist, author, advocate, and eco-chic green living expert. Paige regularly appears as a green living expert on television, in print, and at conferences across the country. A widely read author, she's received national acclaim from People.com, Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine, The Huffington Post, and more. Paige lives in Philadelphia with her husband and two children, where she runs Paige Wolf Media & Public Relations, a certified B Corporation offering communications services to clients who contribute to a sustainable world and positive change. To learn more, visit www.spitthatoutthebook.com and www.paigewolf.com.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780865718302
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Publication date: 09/13/2016
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author


Paige Wolf is a publicist, author, advocate, and eco-chic green living expert. Paige regularly appears as a green living expert on television, in print, and at conferences across the country. A widely read author, she’s received national acclaim from People.com, Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine, The Huffington Post, and more. Paige lives in Philadelphia with her husband and two children, where she runs Paige Wolf Media & Public Relations, a certified B Corporation offering communications services to clients who contribute to a sustainable world and positive change. To learn more, visit www.spitthatoutthebook.com and www.paigewolf.com.

Table of Contents

Foreword Alysia Reiner xiii

Preface xvii

1 Did What Our Parents Never Knew Hurt Us? 1

Navigating the New Normal

2 Can an Apple a Day Keep Fast Food Mascots Away? 9

Managing a Clean, Green Family Diet

3 The Precarious World of Poo Maintenance 21

Trickier Than Changing a Diaper With One Hand Tied Behind Your Back

4 Your Breast Friend-Or Worst Enemy? 29

Making the Most of What Nature Gave You

5 How About I Just Let Them Go Naked? 41

Shopping for Itty-Bitty Socks Used to Be Much More Fun

6 Maybe It's Safer to Go Play in Traffic 51

When Knives Seem Safer Than Rubber Duckies

7 Out, Damned Spot! 63

Baking Soda Versus the Superbug

8 A Better Home Through Chemistry? 73

Or, Is My Kitchen Going to Kill Me?

9 Learning Your ABCs and PCBs 81

Can School Be More a Setback Than a Safe Haven?

10 Can I Afford to Be This Conscious? 93

Making the Most of Every Green Dollar

11 Aw, You Shouldn't Have. No, Really, You Shouldn't Have 105

When Family and Friends Won't Support Your Green Habit

12 Four Coach Seats and a Million White Cotton Towels … 117

Can One Flight Undo All Your Green Good?

13 Made With Real Ingredients 125

When Greenwashing Has You Completely Soaked

14 When Best Intentions Backfire 133

Can Your "Green" Changes Be Less Than Eco-Friendly?

15 Green Guilt: The Jury's Verdict 143

Is There a Way to Ease Eco-Anxiety?

Notes 153

Resources 159

Acknowledgments 163

Index 165

About the Author 173

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Spit that Out!: The Overly Informed Parent's Guide to Raising Healthy Kids in the Age of Environmental Guilt 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great non-scary advice for people looking to make small changes with big impact