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HI WELCOME TO MY BLOG! I am happily married to BOB. We have three great kids, Kirsten, Jim and Jonathan. Kirsten is married to Eric and they have a beautiful daughter Tess. So yes I'm a Grandma and it's GRAND. My kids say, "MOM'S CRUZEN NOW" because I partner with an AMAZING Wellness Company and coach others on how to successfully work from home. Want to join me? Visit my web: www.BeMomFirst.com. I look forward to getting to know YOU!!!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Botanical Disinfectants: Thyme, Clove & Lemongrass


Botanical Disinfectants: Thyme, Clove and Lemongrass
 There is some truth in the adage "Everything old is new again".
For centuries the essential oil in thyme has been used for its
antiseptic, disinfectant and medicinal properties. In more recent
times, cleaning product companies have turned to more caustic and
toxic sources to create cost effective cleaners. Cost effective
doesn't always serve the consumer...often times it serves the
manufacturer at the expense of consumer health and safety.

In this month's report we focus on the healthful and effective uses
of thyme, clove, and lemongrass which are ingredients in Melaleuca's
innovative new product, Sol-U-Guard Botanical(tm). Melaleuca has turned
to traditional sources to create the first botanical disinfectant ever
approved by the EPA! It seemed only fitting to focus this report on the
healthful benefits of these essential oils.

Please access our Research Report here:



I hope you find this report to be useful to you.


Richard M Barry

Monday, February 27, 2012

The Toxic Baby - A Must See Video

 Filmmaker Penelope Jagessar Chaffer was curious about the chemicals she was exposed to while pregnant: Could they affect her unborn child? So she asked scientist Tyrone Hayes to brief her on one he studied closely: atrazine, a herbicide used on corn. (Hayes, an expert on amphibians, is a critic of atrazine, which displays a disturbing effect on frog development.) Onstage together at TEDWomen, Hayes and Chaffer tell their story.


Saturday, December 10, 2011

New Toy Swapping Business - TOXIC FREE CLEANERS USED

So my daughter emailed me the link to this new toy swapping business, and look what they use to clean the toys. :) http://www.toygaroo.com/sanitization

It's no secret families and even companies are choosing to go Chemical Free with Melaleuca.

 Clean, safe, and No Yuck Factor. NO CHEMICALS either. 

Want to try this at home with your children's toys? Give me a call.

Sunday, November 20, 2011


From the American Lung Association website!!!


What Are They?
The household cleaning agents, personal care products, pesticides, paints, hobby products, and solvents that make our lives so easy are also sources of hundreds of potentially harmful chemicals. The range of household products that contain potentially harmful substances that contribute to indoor air pollution is wide-reaching and diverse. Some of these products release contaminants into the air right away; others do so gradually, over a period of time. The harmful components in many household and personal care products can cause dizziness, nausea, allergic reactions, and eye, skin, and respiratory tract irritation; some can cause cancer. When you use these products, make sure that you are in an are! a with adequate ventilation.

What Are The Problems?
Contamination from household products, if limited to low levels for short periods of time, does not pose a serious health threat. However, contamination can occur over a long period of time from a variety of sources, and harmful effects can occur. Where there is prolonged exposure and where there is a possible multiplying effect from the presence of contamination from many different products, the effects can be serious, even fatal.

There are four basic rules to follow when using hazardous household products; 1) Whenever possible, avoid using hazardous household products. Use nontoxic alternatives instead. 2) When purchasing household products, buy only as much as you need; do not buy bulk quantities. Store hazardous products and materials carefully. 3) Dispose of hazardous products carefully. 4) Always read the ! product label and follow manufacturer instructions. 5) Minimize exposure when using hazardous products.

Other products covered in the Indoor Air Pollution Fact Sheet include, phosphate detergents, spot removers and dry cleaning fluids, oven cleaners, furniture and floor polish, paints, air fresheners, moth repellants, hobby materials: photography, metalwork, clay and stone, epoxy, and more.

To obtain a pamphlet containing more household products and their associated risks, or for more information about hazardous household products or about indoor air pollution in general, contact your local American Lung Association. Call 1-800-LUNG-USA (1-800-586-4872).

Monday, November 14, 2011

Lautenberg Introduces "Safe Chemicals Act of 2011"

Help Us Get Better Protection Take a look at this You Tube introduction to Safe Chemical Act of 2011. Join in protecting our children TODAY.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Important Facts On Carcinogens At Home - Solution = Switch Store

Facts On Carcinogens At Home

From the Cancer Prevention Coalition and the "Safe Shoppers Bible" by Dr. Samuel S. Epstein and Dr. David Steinman, 1995

According to a National Academy of Sciences workshop, approximately 15 percent of the American population suffer from chemical sensitivity. Researchers have traced this increased sensitivity to the proliferation of synthetic chemicals in consumer products and furnishings.• According to the EPA, indoor air pollution is one of the nation's most pressing personal health concerns. Peak concentrations of 20 toxic compounds - some linked with cancer and birth defects - were 200 to 500 times higher inside some homes than outdoors, according to a 5-year EPA study that surveyed 600 homes in six cities.• Residues of more than 400 toxic chemicals - some found in household products and foods - have been identified in human blood and fat tissue.• Symptoms such as runny nose, itchy eyes, a scratchy throat, headaches, fatigue, dizziness, skin rash, and respiratory infections are all common reactions to indoor air pollution. Left untreated, long-term exposure to indoor pollution can result in lung cancer, or damage to the liver, kidney and central nervous system. Young children are especially vulnerable to impaired lung function and respiratory infection.• The risk for leukemia increases by four to seven times for children, ages 10 and under, whose parents use home or garden pesticides.• The risk of childhood brain cancer is associated with the use of pesticide "bombs" in the home, pesticides to control termites, flea collars on pets, insecticides in the garden or orchard, and herbicides to control weeds in the yard, including exposure to two common pesticides available in garden shops - carbaryl and diazinon.• In 1990, more than 4,000 toddlers under age four were admitted to hospital emergency rooms as a result of household cleaner-related injuries. That same year, 18,000 pesticide-related hospital emergency room admissions were reported with almost three-fourths for children age fourteen and under.• Metylene chloride, the propellant used in many aerosol products, is carcinogenic. Some products containing methylene chloride have been pulled from the market, but the carcinogen continues to be found in many consumer products such as spray paint and stripper.• Not a single cosmetic company warns consumers of the presence of carcinogens in its products - despite the fact that a number of common cosmetic ingredients are carcinogenic or carcinogenic precursors.• Some experts estimate that 20 percent of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma cases among women are attributable to their use of hair dyes.
Safety Guidelines For Avoiding Carcinogens At home

        Read all labels carefully before using products. Be aware of their uses and dangers.

        Leave products in their original container with the label that clearly identifies the contents.

        Never put household products in food or beverage containers.

        Do not mix products unless the label directs you to do so. This can cause explosive or poisonous chemical reactions. Even different brands of the same product may contain incompatible ingredients.

        Use only what is needed. Twice as much doesn't mean twice the results. Follow the label.

        If pregnant, avoid toxic chemical exposure as much as possible. Many toxic products have not been fully tested for their effects on the unborn.

        Use products in well-ventilated areas to avoid inhaling fumes. Open windows and use an exhaust fan, making sure air is exiting outside rather than being recirculated indoors. Take plenty of fresh air breaks. Be sure to use adequate skin, eye, and respirator protection.

        Do not eat, drink, or smoke while using hazardous products. Traces of hazardous chemicals can be carried from hand to mouth. Smoking can start a fire if the products are flammable.

        Clean up after using hazardous products. Carefully seal containers.

Cancer Prevention Coalition c/o School of Public Health

University of Illinois Medical Center

2121 West Taylor Street, Chicago, IL 60612,Tel: (312) 996-2297, Fax: (312) 996-1374


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Get Some Ants in Your Pants

Thanks to Pamela Crim at the Smokin Hot Mama Club for this post!

I think everybody should study ants. They have an amazing four-part philosophy. Here is the first part: ants never quit. That’s a good philosophy. If they’re headed somewhere and you try to stop them, they’ll look for another way. They’ll climb over, they’ll climb under, they’ll climb around. They keep looking for another way. What a neat philosophy, to never quit looking for a way to get where you’re supposed to go. Second, ants think winter all summer. That’s an important perspective. You can’t be so na├»ve as to think summer will last forever. So ants are gathering their winter food in the middle of summer.
The third part of the ant philosophy is that ants think summer all winter. That is so important. During the winter, ants remind themselves, “this won’t last long – we’ll soon be out of here.” And the first warm day, the ants are out. If it turns cold again, they’ll dive back down, but then they come out the first warm day. They can’t wait to get out.
And here’s the last part of the ant philosophy. How much will an ant gather during the summer to prepare for the winter? All he possibly can. What an incredible philosophy, the “all –you-possibly-can” philosophy.
Wow, what a great philosophy to have – the ant philosophy. Never give up, look ahead, stay positive and do all you can.
These are the incredible words of one of my role models, Jim Rohn.