Sign a petition and tell Congress that you want your tax dollars to go to programs that help families gain greater access to healthy, affordable food in the new farm bill!


Smarter shopping choices that will enhance your health, provide you with quality products, and allow you to help the lives of your family members, as well as the lives of people around the world.


I am thrilled to spread the word about EcoZoom, a social venture with a mission to design, manufacture, and distribute “clean” biomass cookstoves around the world. EcoZoom addresses the very serious global issue of respiratory disease from indoor air pollution – the 4th leading cause of death in the developing world – by offering portable […]


Help Baby Sean: A Fundraiser

by Charise Rohm Nulsen

Meet Baby Sean… In May of this year, Caroline, a mother of three began experiencing some very intense headaches. She wrote them off until one day her headache was simply too much to bare. Knowing something wasn’t right, Caroline walked into the ER. Several tests later and she found out that she was 26 weeks […]

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Can You Spare $1 To Help Baby Sean?

by Charise Rohm Nulsen

On June 10th 2012, Baby Sean was born. He is truly a miracle baby and both he and his family need our help. A fellow blogger with the Natural Parents Network shared Baby Sean’s incredible story with us and asked if we could reach out to our friends and fans. Jennifer of Hybrid Rasta Mama […]


Scroll to the bottom of the post to link up your post about natural parenting or green living and to visit other fantastic posts! Each week, I feature one post from the previous week’s Green & Natural Mamas Bloghop. This week, the featured post is: Arsenic in Organic Brown Rice Syrup and Rice. How to […]


Today is my one year anniversary of blogging! I am so thankful to my readers and fellow bloggers for their companionship, inspiration, and support. As a blogger you are often not rewarded with anything more than the hope that you are somehow making a small difference in someone else’s life, and that’s why I would […]


If you’re running out to buy Halloween candy this week, why not make some healthier choices this year? You’ll be sending a positive message to your family and the families in your neighborhood. 1. Avoid treats that contain high fructose corn syrup. Why avoid HFCS? – It interferes with the body’s metabolism so that you […]


Why do children have more food allergies than ever before? Do you ever find yourself wondering why you didn’t know a single person with a food allergy when you were growing up? I have definitely pondered these questions, and I finally got some answers when I had the opportunity to attend a luncheon sponsored by […]


Guest Blogger: Sarah Lenssen from #Ask5for5 Family photos by Mike Fiechtner Photography Thank you to Charise of I Thought I Knew Mama and nearly 150 other bloggers from around the world for allowing me to share a story with you today, during Social Media Week. A hungry child in East Africa can’t wait. Her hunger […]


Welcome back to Green & Natural Mamas Thursday! This is your opportunity to link up any natural parenting OR green living post that you have written (it doesn’t matter how long ago you wrote it), and to link up with other like-minded bloggers. We’ve been building a wonderful green and natural community here as we […]


Whether you’ve taken your very first step to living a green lifestyle or whether you’ve fully embraced one, I think everyone who has made a green effort has had at least one moment where they feel so overwhelmed and frustrated with the state of our world that they’re almost paralyzed with anger or doubt. I’m […]


We are big animal lovers in our family, with Baby possibly being the biggest animal lover of all. Although we don’t have dogs, our cat Kaia (who I adopted from a shelter 11 years ago) is Baby’s very best friend, and in honor of their very special friendship and friendships with animals everywhere, I’m writing […]


I have found so many wonderful web sites and resources for moms since I became a mama 14 months ago. I wish someone had handed me a list of all of the sites I would love right from the beginning, so I thought I would share my favorites to help other new green and natural […]


guest blogger: Sarah Lenssen from Ask5for5 photos courtesy of Cate Turton / Dept. for International Development First, thanks to Charise at I Thought I Knew Mama for allowing me to post on her blog today! Today, more than 25 bloggers, including this one, are standing with me to Ask 5 for 5 for Africa. Here’s […]


It has been a pleasure to work with Gayle and Meghan of ConservingNow to bring you this review and giveaway of their reusable bags. These are two women (a mother and daughter team!) who are fully committed to eliminating plastic bags from our planet, and their passion and dedication to this very important cause is […]

The following is a post sponsored by Yahoo! Every time someone clicks here to make Yahoo! their homepage, they’re showing their support for Girls For A Change. I was selected for this opportunity by Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity, as I do. I am proud to be partnering with Girls for a […]


How My Mom Saved My Smile

by Charise Rohm Nulsen

A Guest Post By Lauren Modeen, Oppose Tobacco Tactics Community Leader I was lucky. Really lucky. I was born from an aware, responsible mother. A mother who realized I was a kid, and had many childhood years ahead of me before I could be left to my own devices. During those years, she role-modeled, exposed […]


A Syndicated Post By Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff, Executive Director/CEO of Healthy Child Healthy World Tornadoes, fires and floods, oh my! Who knows what’s going on with this crazy weather we’re having? Some may point to climate change, but at Healthy Child Healthy World we stay away from political lightening rods, thank you very much. (Yes, […]


If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably felt extreme gratitude for the existence of antibiotics at some point in your life. Each time that I’ve easily recovered from strep throat throughout my life thanks to antibiotics, I’ve thought of my mom’s oldest sister who died from strep throat as a young child – only weeks […]