Have you ever stayed up all night scraping lead paint off the walls (and then realized you’ve actually made the problem worse)? Googled every toy in the house to make sure they didn’t contain high levels of cadmium or lead? Searched every product in the cabinet for the mere mention of a paraben? As a new mother, Paige Wolf has been committed to living an eco-friendly and healthy lifestyle. But with the flood of constantly changing information, it’s become an increasingly difficult task. In addition to the age-old daunting task of raising happy, healthy babies, mothers are constantly bombarded with new and contradictory research concerning environmental toxins, long-term product effects, and the far-reaching impact of every product we purchase and decision we make. Spit That Out! answers the questions posed by mothers on the verge of a “green mom nervous breakdown” and turns to experts to present facts, debunk myths, and help parents stay on a reasonable and responsible course without losing their minds. Whether they are cloth-diapering, holistic mamas or moms who still can’t give up their designer duds, all modern mothers can relate to the desperation of wanting to do the best for their children – and feeling hopelessly overwhelmed in the process. Spit That Out! feeds an audience of mothers hungry for commiseration, direction, and relief.
Paige Wolf, the author of Spit That Out: the Overly Informed Parent’s Guide to Raising Children in the Age of Environmental Guilt, has graciously offered one of Mama’s Little Helper’s readers to win a copy of her book. On her blog , Paige provides up to date info about being an environmentally friendly parent in the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia. She provides many green mom resources as well as her personal struggles to make the best green choices for raising her son. Her recent post about play tunnels got me thinking about the play tunnel/tent we own and what materials it contains. Her book also has a few tips from Mama herself, Chrissy Glen!
For your chance to win a copy of Spit That Out! please leave a comment below this post and share a “green” parenting tip or a question you have about being a greener parent. (I can’t guarantee an answer, but maybe another reader will know an answer to share too!) Or, if you can’t think of a tip or question, comment about why you want to win! This giveaway will end on March 17th at 11:00pm EST. One winner will be selected from the comments using Random.org and will be contacted by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email, otherwise a new winner will be selected. Prize delivery is the responsibility of the Paige Wolf. Good luck!