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Moms Talk: It Ain’t Easy Being Green

Moms Talk: It Ain’t Easy Being Green
News from Patch.com:

A friend of mine sent me a Facebook message earlier this week asking for my recipe for homemade laundry detergent.

We were chatting about how we both are trying to take it easier on Mother Nature and attempting to move our families to a less chemical and preservative-filled existence, and I thought, “Voilà! My Moms Talk column this week is born!”

After all, part of being a good mom is making sure our kids don’t grow up in a toxic world.

There seems to be a growing trend toward going green in our country. The number of more natural products stocking the supermarket shelves is continually expanding, and almost every big food retailer now has an organic section.

It makes my crunchy granola hippie in my heart happy to see these changes, and I wish more families would embrace them.

In my family, we try to do simple things to reduce the size of our carbon footprint and make the foods and products we use healthier and better for us.

We recycle, we are water-waste conscious, we use real dishes instead of paper and plastic. I buy organic meats, veggies and dairy products, and I try really hard to buy as much fresh food and make as many things from scratch as I can to avoid preservatives and chemicals in our foods.

I’ve tried to do away with harsh chemicals for house cleaning. If I don’t make it myself, I buy the natural,…………… continues on Patch.com

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Church calendar: April 27, 2012
News from Houma Courier:

Published: Friday, April 27, 2012 at 11:03 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, April 27, 2012 at 11:03 a.m.

A ministerial class, “New Age Outreach and Media Ministry,” is scheduled from 12:30 to 3 p.m. May 11 at Shekinah Glory Christian Fellowship Church, 10164 N. Line St., St. James. The Rev. Jasper Williams Jr. of Salem Bible Church in Atlanta is the class’s intructor. Registration costs $ 25 and lunch is included. To register, visit www.sgcfc.com or call 225-257-4443.

IGNITE, a community outreach event featuring live music by More Than Sunday, is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. May 19 in Courthouse Square in downtown Houma. The free event is organized by the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux’s Office of New Evangelization. Bishop Sam Jacobs and the Office of New Evangelization’s director, Tim Bogan, will deliver a message to participants.

Officials with the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux are looking for volunteers for Steubenville on the Bayou to assist during the conference scheduled for June 15-17 at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, 346 Civic Center Blvd. Adults 21 or older and who have up-to-date safe-environment training can serve in various capacities, including ushering, serving meals and crowd traffic. Volunteers are also needed to assist with first aid. For information, visit www.steubenvilleonthebayou.com.

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