All Blog Posts Tagged 'water' (40)

shower filters & Breast cancer

Breast cancer, which now effects one in every eight women in North America, 

has recently been linked to the accumulation of chlorine compounds in the breast tissue. A study carried out in Hartford Connecticut, the first of it’s kind in North America, found that, women with breast cancer have 50% to 60% higher levels of organochlorines in their breast tissue than women without breast cancer.  …

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Added by Marina Yamamoto on July 22, 2014 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Is Tap Water Safe?

Traces of at least 18 potentially, hazardous pollutants were found in more than one-third of U.S. water utilities during a nationwide sampling, as noted in a report by Environmental Health News (EHN).  So, the question to ask is, "Is tap water safe to…

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Added by Cynthia ~ The Girlz Korner on April 7, 2014 at 2:58pm — No Comments

For Homeschooling: The Water Cycle: Water Play Series (now with 29-page free educator's guide)





My nonfiction picture book, Water Play: The Water Cycle, book 1, now has a 29-page educator's guide written by educational expert Amy M. O'Quinn. The guide can be downloaded for free from my website at:…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on February 18, 2014 at 4:36am — No Comments

Rainy Day Activites for Kids

Summer officially started 17 days ago and 15 of them have been rainy ones here in NW Ohio. Our grass has never looked greener and our garden is flourishing however the kiddos are a tad disappointed at the lack of pool days. I am not sure when all this rain is going to let up. I decided that I need to do something. My first thought was build an Ark but that seemed too tedious a task. My second was to collate fun rainy day activities to do with kiddos. Here’s hoping my focus is on the…

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Added by Kat Tom on July 13, 2013 at 10:14am — No Comments

9 Ways to Protect You and Your Family From Bug Bites

Do you and your family enjoy spending time outdoors during the evening hours?  When it is nice outside, I love letting my children play outside in the backyard while I watch them.  I always notice that as soon as I sit down outside it never fails the mosquitoes, other flying insects, or even ticks seem to sense that you are outside and decided to join…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 20, 2013 at 5:49pm — No Comments

Swimming Pool Safety Tips to Keep You and Your Family Safe This Summer

I always loved summer time as a kid, it meant spending time at the pool and hanging out with my friends on the weekends.  While I was growing up, my mom would often invest in a small wading pool for us so that we could swim in the backyard.  A wading pool is a small pool that is usually a few feet deep and can fill it up with water so that you can swim…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 13, 2013 at 5:15pm — No Comments

Green Your Bathroom

One of the steps to Going Green is conserving our natural resources.  And one of the natural resources that gets wasted the most is water.  Here are some steps that your family can take to conserve water.  This will not help our environment, but save you money as well.

1.  Shower instead of bathing as…

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Added by Penny Roach on April 3, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater Paperback Book Trailer

From Maggie Stiefvater, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Shiver trilogy and The Raven Boys, comes the heart-stopping novel THE SCORPIO RACES. Now available in paperback—with bonus content! Learn more about this book at http://bit.ly/Scorpio-Races-Paperback YA/Teen

Added by Sheila English on March 26, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Friday Favorites for March 15th

Welcome to another installment of Friday Favorites!  Here, you’ll find three items that help my family in our quest to be green and healthy.

Let There Be Light

Since most of the United States has switched over to Daylight Savings Time, we can expect to enjoy more hours of sunshine each day.  This is great news for those wanting to soak up more Vitamin D and chase those nasty Winter Blues away.  However, it’s still necessary to use light bulbs around the…

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Added by Penny Roach on March 15, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

The Real Price of Your Bottled Water

I think most people would agree that water is vitally important to good health.  After all, our bodies are mainly comprised of it.  And we need to replenish it frequently because it’s used by our muscles, organs and tissues and we lose water through perspiration and waste elimination.  But while modern day society has embraced the concept of drinking water regularly, we have created a whole new set of problems for ourselves.

When I was a little girl, drinking water meant you needed a…

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Added by Penny Roach on January 25, 2013 at 11:59am — 1 Comment

Choosy Mothers Choose Safe Drinking Water for Their Families

Hello, many moms, grandmoms, aunts and other kids' caregivers,

I am new to this forum, but I am glad to be called a mom again.  I am mom of  2, now fully grown and mature "children"; one of each sex, both equally "above average,"  to borrow the proud phrase from "Prairie Home Companion."  Nowadays my grandchildren…

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Added by Britt Mittemeijer on July 30, 2012 at 3:02pm — 1 Comment

Things I've Learned This Year (A Recap of the Best of 2011)

** My son likes to make his penis talk.  (Don't ask.)

** The entire household turns into assholes when my husband goes out of town.

** My kids wait to take a dump until it's time to walk out the door.

** This ass isn't gonna run itself off.

** You can never ever hug your kids too much.

** When life hands you…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 31, 2011 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Filtrate Water System - Not Just Another Water Bottle

We, at The Succulent Wife, thought we were done writing about Water Bottles. So, for us to write about another one it had to be pretty special…

I was given a Filtrete Water System to try out. Not unlike Brita, the Filtrete Water…

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Added by The Succulent Wife on October 4, 2011 at 7:31pm — No Comments

How To Prevent Mold Growth and Eliminating the Odors It Comes With

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Many people as of late are dealing with mold and mildew after affects  accociated with the recent flooding that has occured in the Northeast due to…

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Added by Monique Bosjolie@QueenAire on September 20, 2011 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Our Trip to "Crazy-Land!"

Misadventures in Motherhood ...: Our Trip to "Crazy-Land": We are fortunate to live extremely close to a major amusement park—let's call it Crazy-Land for the sake of this post.  For the past two yea...

Added by Misadventures in Motherhood on September 6, 2011 at 6:18pm — No Comments

The Water Park Souvenir

 

If you've ever wondered where all the germs go to party, I'm pretty sure I figured out their favorite stomping ground.  Just visit any given water park, and you'll surely find a whole gaggle of germ dudes and germ dudettes gettin' their freak on.  How do I know this?  Cause my family just spent this past weekend at one, and I've got the mental scars (and the super sexy fever…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on July 20, 2011 at 10:12am — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

 

** Cruise control scares the shit out of me.

 

** When you travel with kids, it's a trip.  When you travel without them, it's a vacation.

 

** 99.9% of the water at water parks is a combination of urine and ick.  Probably.

 

** Trying to get your kids to sleep at a water park is like trying to get a nun to pole…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on July 19, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

My First Giveaway!

I am so excited to be posting my first of many giveaways on Mom 4 Real!  
As a long time Frigidaire customer, I am so pleased to have the chance to give away a $30 Gift Code to use toward any Frigidaire accessory!   Read more... …
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Added by Jessica Gosney Kielman on June 27, 2011 at 8:37am — No Comments

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