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As a parent I want to do whatever is best for my children. But honestly sometimes it is SO hard to know what the right choice is. I applied to host a Healthy Baby Home Party through Seventh Generation’s Generation Good online community because I thought it would help me shed some light on some of the areas I was struggling with.
Plus, not only would it give me information, it would allow me to share that information with others and gain information from them at the same time.
My goal with hosting the party was to give my fellow moms a place to talk about what we are concerned with in regards to chemicals, food, etc that come in contact with our families. And hopefully, all learn something that will help us.
I learned some very interesting and surprising facts.
- The video above from Healthy Child Healthy World is scary true! It is so sad and terrifying how many chemicals and toxins our kids come in contact with in day to day life.
- The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was passed in 1976 and, unlike other major environmental laws, has never been updated (Seventh Generation Toxin Free Campaign). This is something that concerns me. Why, with the progression of science and all has this act not been updated??
- Regardless of our walks of life we all care about keeping our kids safe. Whether it is the food they eat or the chemicals they come in contact with we want to know how those things effect our families. Which is why we need to tell our Senators that we need a stronger reform on the toxic chemicals policy. You can find out how to get involved and tell your Senators to reform the toxic chemicals policy at Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families.
Of course, no party with a bunch of moms is all seriousness. We did have some fun!
- When moms get together laughter is gonna spill out. Humor not only breaks the ice but it helps people relax. The best part is when you’re with fellow moms you can laugh about almost anything.
- BINGO brings out the competitiveness in people. Even those sweet moms have a competitive side. And having awesome prizes only encouraged them.
- We discovered that most of us have HOT husbands: One of my favorite times of the night was the laughing and joking that went on when I said, “Healthy Home Tip #35 – Indoor air is often more polluted than outdoor air. Ventilate the home by opening windows, and limit your use of air fresheners and chemical cleaning products that release potentially harmful VOCs into your indoor environment.” To this a mom responded, “My husband will not open a window in the state of Florida. He sweats immediately.” I, of course, concurred, “James is the same way. They are kindred spirits.” Another mom laughingly stated, “Mine too! In Detroit, he used to steam the car window in the winter!” I jokingly added, “Great, let’s not get those three guys in a room! They’d burn it down!”
Hosting a Healthy Baby Home Party was fun and provided my guests and I with tons of information. Everyone left knowing a few small changes they could make that could have a huge impact on their families health and well being.
That is truly what I hoped to accomplish by hosting this party. It’s not about buying this product or that or buying organic or not. It’s about making informed decisions for those that matter the most to us… our families.
What is one area in regards to chemicals used to treat your food, clothes, and clean your homes with that you wish you knew more about?
Have a blessed day!
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Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen says
Sounds like you really had lots of fun at the party! LOL @ the HOT husbands!
It was great and we think our hot hubby’s are funny too. 🙂
What a great party idea! I think more natural is the way to go! And I love your images!
We don’t have Seventh Generation in South Africa, but I do try to use environmentally-friendly products where I can. One of our local supermarket chains has an affordable range of cleaning products.
That’s great, Melanie. I make a lot of my cleaning products.
I’ve actually been to one of these… I’m not sure if it was a seventh generation product party… But I’ve learned so much about these chemicals as I’ve grown my family.
Thanks for sharing your fun party.
How awesome! I enjoyed learning too.
Looks like a lot of fun was had and a lot of great products!
It was great!
I love seeing a group of ladies having fun together. We need each other!
Yes we do!
What a fun concept! How very interesting. My wife has gone natural in more recent years as we’ve had kiddos. We also make our own laundry detergent.
I love making my own cleaning products too but it’s nice to know that there are products available if I need them!
Seventh Generation – good stuff!
Yes it is Andi!
Amy Dowling says
How fun! I love their products. I definitely feel better when I use these chemical free products.
Yes, me too, Amy which is why I make most of my cleaning products.
Christine @BecomingChristineSmith.com says
I didn’t even know such a thing existed as this. I’ve seen the products but didn’t know about the healthy baby party aspect.
I didn’t either until I was asked to apply. I learned a lot.
I also have a hot husband.
I only use the dish soap, because I make my own laundry detergent.
What a fun party!
I make my own laundry detergent too! I love it. Thanks for commenting, Angie.
Ally King says
Looks like a good excuse to get friends together and have a party 🙂 I always liked Seventh Generation products when my kids were very small–I just wish they weren’t so expensive! If I didn’t have a good coupon then I’d just get something different.
I totally understand, Ally.
Jolleen Ruiz says
I love seventh generation products! And it looks like you had a ton of fun at that party!
My sister used this amazing brand of products for my nephew and she loved them!! I don’t have any babies, but when I do I will use these products!!
They are great for kids. Thanks for visiting, Becky.
Susan Quackenbush says
This looks like it was really a lot of fun! My daughter-in-law would love this post, I’ll have to point her in your direction! Thank you for sharing! 🙂
I’m glad you found it informative, Susan. Please share away.
I’ve never heard one person say any negative thing about Seventh Generation. I am ready to try their products.
As someone who is still learning about their products, I have not heard anything bad either.
It sounds like you had a really great (and fun) party! I’ve been a big fan of Seventh Generation for some time now and wish I had been invited to a party like this when my kids were little.
They make some pretty great stuff, don’t they? Thanks for commenting, Jeannette.
Wow, you’d think it would have been updated to keep up with the new information we learn all the time. I had no idea that act was so outdated!
It’s so scary, Shell!
I’ve used Seventh Generation Diapers before and I love the chemical free option. I know that you just never know when a child will have an allergic reaction to some chemical in regular disposable diapers. Its been awhile since I’ve had kids in diapers, but I didn’t know Seventh Generation made more things than diapers and wipes. Your party sounded like a lot of fun!
Thanks for visiting, Heather. I hope you learned something too.
Looks like your party was a success. I’ve never heard of Seventh Generation either but will have to give them a try.
I hope you check them out, Amanda. They have some great products.
Mama to 5 BLessings says
Sounds like a great party. I love their products I use them on my little one.
It was tons of fun! Thanks for visiting.
I have a HOT husband also. I got a good laugh from that. I love Seventh Generation products for my kids and my home.
Wives of HOT husbands unite! LOL. I’m glad you enjoyed that, Penelope.
That sounds like a fun party. Hosting a healthy baby home party sounds like a wonderful idea.
It was full of lots of information.
jen temcio says
That sounds like a lot of fun. My youngest is 12 and I would be curious to come to your party just to learn what is new since he was a baby over a decade ago. . . and to beat you all at Bingo! 😉
Haha, Jen. Bingo was fun. I never realized how competitive some people are.
Cia | CiaSays.com says
4 babies later and this somehow is my first time hearing of this company. In regards to chemicals, I am really curious about the ingredients we use to clean our clothes with. I have opted to go the unscented route but I am not sure that is enough.
I hope you check them out, Cia. I use their diapers and wipes and really like them. Also, their dish soap smells AMAZING!
This Seventh Generation Healthy Baby Home Party kit looks wonderful. I would have loved attending one of these parties when my daughter was young. Now that she is 25, I can pass this wonderful information onto her so she can use it in the future and share it with her friends who are becoming parents.
It was fun. We all learned lots of new things. Thanks for visiting, Michelle.
Joanne T Ferguson says
I have never heard of these products, let alone hosting a healthy baby home party! It sounds like fun and the products do seem healthy! I like incorporating games to lighten the atmosphere with other types of selling home parties!
They are available in most stores, Joanne. I’ve only tired a few but I like them so far.
Seventh Generation has been around for a while now-I have used some of their product and loved them. As for getting the laws updated-wishful thinking-at least this one wasn’t changed-a lot of the others have been downgraded!!
That’s true, Michele. I do wish the laws would get tougher though.
Jacob Fu says
Awesome! We really like seventh generation products. We haven’t checked out the baby products yet since we don’t have kids yet, but I’m sure we will in the future 🙂
I have really grown to love the Seventh Generation products, especially the baby line.
Sounds like you had an awesome time! Check out all those cool samples.
It was fun!
Seventh Generation’s got some good stuff – really good stuff – out there 😀
I have only recently started trying their products.
Rebekah @ Surviving Toddlerhood says
This sounds like it was a lot of fun! What a cool way to learn and help other mommas learn more about healthier living!
It was a blast, Rebekah.
Maria Hass says
That’s good information! I will definitely look more into this. I love your sense of humor regarding husbands; it’s the reason we live in Alaska (lol) my husband is virtually an eskimo. The colder the better.
Oh Maria, you have no idea. My husband keeps suggesting we move to Canada or Alaska or Iceland!!
the products are pretty good 😀
I like them too, Andrea.
Never heard of it but I want to check it out now, it sounds like a great product(s)
I hope you like them, Terri. They smell great.
Cheyenne @Rosevine Cottage Girls says
Love seventh generation!
Us too! Except their toilet paper. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, Cheyenne.
Jennifer DeFrates/Heaven Not Harvard says
The chemicals are surrounding us. It is so scary. I spent a lot of time freaking out about food after following the Food Babe for awhile. I switched a lot of our products to organic. We definitely use a lot more natural cleansers. We simply don’t know how the over use of chemicals is going to affect our future generations. Thanks for sharing.
Yeah, the chemicals are scary. We use more natural cleaners and I’m still sifting through all the organic stuff. Thanks for stopping by, Jennifer.
Mel B says
Had such a great time at the party! Really enjoyed swapping green living tips and Bingo did get pretty competitive (but still fun!). Thanks for hosting us Brandi!
Thank you so much for coming, Mel. You are a fountain of green living tips.
I agree with both of you ladies! We had a great time! I especially enjoyed the spin-off conversation about sunscreen, and playing Bingo was such a fun way to learn tips. Also, i already used one of the coupons in the goodie bag! Thanks again Brandi. 🙂
Thank you so much for coming. Bethany. I’m so glad you enjoyed it.