Green Mama: What Parents Need to Know to Give Their Children a Healthy Start and a Greener Future

Green Mama: What Parents Need to Know to Give Their Children a Healthy Start and a Greener Future

by Manda Aufochs Gillespie

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Green Mama: What Parents Need to Know to Give Their Children a Healthy Start and a Greener Future by Manda Aufochs Gillespie

From choosing environmentally friendly diapers to identifying the hidden toxins in children’s food, cribs, car seats, and toys, Green Mama discusses topics that are vitally important to new parents.

What are the most pressing problems facing new parents today? As the world has become increasingly more complicated, so has parenting. We are concerned about pervasive toxins in the environment and anxious to raise our children in ways that will protect them as well as safeguard our already fragile world.

Manda Aufochs Gillespie, the Green Mama, shares what today’s science and Grandma’s traditional wisdom tell us about prenatal care for mothers-to-be, breastfeeding, detoxifying the nursery, diapering, caring for baby’s skin, feeding a family, and healthy play — redefining the basics of parenting for today’s world. With an upbeat tone, stories of parents who have been there, real-world advice for when money matters more, and practical steps geared toward immediate success, The Green Mama engages and guides even the busiest, most sleep-deprived parent.

The Green Mama helps parents become what they were always meant to be: experts on the care of their own children.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781459722972
Publisher: Dundurn Press
Publication date: 06/14/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 184
Sales rank: 1,089,486
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Manda Aufochs Gillespie is a consultant, writer, environmentalist, and mother. She has worked in the “green” field for more than fifteen years, engaging directly with hundreds of parents through green living classes, consulting for homes and businesses, and through her writing. She lives in Vancouver.

Manda Aufochs Gillespie is an ecological designer, researcher, and author of the Green Mama series of books. She has been dubbed the “green guru” and has appeared on HBO, ABC, and CBC. She lives in British Columbia. Visit her website at thegreenmama.com.

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Julia Fillingame

In a time where the world puts more and more focus on interconnectedness, we cannot help but reflect on our own respective fields and see how one affects the other. In my field of education, you start to realize that your student’s success is not solely dependent on the ability or amount of effort invested, but also, nutrition, exposure to media, amount of play, etc. It is easy for many to say upon giving advice, even when asked by parents, to hear, “oh, but you aren’t a mom.” Or perhaps, “You don’t have kids. You can’t understand.” The Green Mama provides a mother’s consciousness, backed with studies and solutions for the future. Perhaps many readers are intrigued by the mere interest of their own children, but my interest is in the well being of a classroom full of children. I rely on this information and the sharing of these perspectives in order to create a healthier me, a healthier classroom and healthier solutions and advice for parents. Thank you Green Mama, you truly are amazing!

Jenn Ballmann

"It's such a great book, I only wish it had been around when I was pregnant with my son."

artist and teacher Julia Fillingame

In a time where the world puts more and more focus on interconnectedness, we cannot help but reflect on our own respective fields and see how one affects the other. In my field of education, you start to realize that your student’s success is not solely dependent on the ability or amount of effort invested, but also, nutrition, exposure to media, amount of play, etc. It is easy for many to say upon giving advice, even when asked by parents, to hear, “oh, but you aren’t a mom.” Or perhaps, “You don’t have kids. You can’t understand.” The Green Mama provides a mother’s consciousness, backed with studies and solutions for the future. Perhaps many readers are intrigued by the mere interest of their own children, but my interest is in the well being of a classroom full of children. I rely on this information and the sharing of these perspectives in order to create a healthier me, a healthier classroom and healthier solutions and advice for parents. Thank you Green Mama , you truly are amazing!

Adria Vasil

Green Mama is guaranteed to inspire even the most reluctant, overwhelmed moms and dads. Manda's hands-on, research-backed advice makes greening your home, food, play and baby bums not only doable, but also affordable and genuinely empowering. I'll definitely be buying copies of this book for all the new parents and parents-to-be in my life!"

Dr. Heidi Lescanec

"I love the #GreenMamaBook - growing greener families and businesses through research-based support."

Nancy Mellon

"This practical guide-book is a very important (and beautiful) read for today's parents."

Rick Havlak

"The Green Mama is an enjoyable read, backed up by serious research, and laid out in a way that makes its contents very actionable. Whether you're prepared for big steps or small steps, Manda offers healthy changes you can make today for yourself, your offspring, and the environment."

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