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Naptime Activism | Care2 Healthy Living: I'm struck by how much we buy to keep our babies safe from harm–the rig...

Naptime Activism | Care2 Healthy Living: I'm struck by how much we buy to keep our babies safe from harm–the rig...

No one knows busy better than a mom. I’ve got dear friends who have just had twins, and after a day with the infants, I’m exhausted. And I don’t have night duty. I remember those days as a young mother – I couldn’t even find time to wash my hair, and I would get to the end of the day wondering what I had accomplished. Well, the answer to that, at least, was clear: I had accomplished getting my own infant through another day, protecting him, nurturing him, feeding him, hovering over him, making sure he kept breathing, surrounding him with love. Lately I’ve been struck by how much we all buy to keep our babies safe from harm–the right cleaning products, organic foods, paint with no fumes. But we all have to open the windows, go out the door, breathe in the air. We all want that air to be as clean as possible. And for that, we can’t buy anything (though polluters want to buy ...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/naptime-activism.html

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