Wednesday, October 7, 2015

It's working... and you're the reason why

Things aren't looking good for Monsanto these days. More and more countries are joining in the ban on GMOs, people are recognizing the dangers of Roundup, stocks are dropping (as of Tuesday, stock prices fell 30% since February), and the company has been forced to layoff 11.6% of its workforce worldwide. Oh, and the American Academy of Pediatrics cut their ties with them.

Why is this? 

Because of you and me. It's as simple as that. As we become more educated, we make better choices. As we make better choices, companies pay attention and start changing their ways. Remember when Cheerios went GMO-free

And it's not just Monsanto that's hurting. It's also the companies who produce chemically-laden baby and personal care products. Look at Target and the other stores that are trying to rid their shelves of toxic products. I'd like to say it's because they care about the consumer, but most likely it's because they care about the bottom line. Profit. 

Our voices are being heard as our wallets do the talking. 

Even Campbell's Soups will soon be free of artificial colors, artificial flavors, and BPA. Hmm. Hershey's is switching to non-GMO sugar. Hellman's switched to non-GMO mayo.

Just this week I learned that Aldi is getting rid of artificial colors, MSG, and partially hydrogenated oils. Hooray! That means more families will be protected from things that are harmful to their health, even if they don't realize or care.

It means more and more budget-minded moms can buy healthier foods for their kids.

It means companies will have to change their production practices to keep up with the demand.

And who made these demands? We did. And I for one am so d**n proud.

How about you?

Keep up the good work.

Monday, October 5, 2015

World Teacher's Day -- Tell me who your favorite teacher is and you could win!

Who is the best teacher you know? Enter their name in the comments below and I'll choose a winner at via Winner will receive a ceramic chalk-painted ceramic mug to either keep or give to their favorite teacher. US only, please.

World Teacher Day  

Infographic courtesy of Grammarly.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

It's Potty Training Time! Let's Celebrate with a Trimsies Trainer Pattern Giveaway!

It's that time for one of my granddaughters. Potty training time! What fun. And believe me, there will be no toxin-laden Pull-Ups used to achieve the task.

Potty training can be a difficult time if you don't find the right style of training pants to use with your little one. Although there are many training pants commercially available to purchase in stores and online, if you like to sew, you may find it easier to DIY cloth training pants. 

The Trimsies Trainer pattern has 5 different sizes, 4 different styles, with a total of 54 pages of patterns and instructions/details. The ideas listed in the instructions offer something for everyone. 

Read the review of Latched On Mom's experience using this pattern and testing out the trainers she made, as well as some helpful sewing tips.  

Here is a giveaway for a Trimsies cloth trainer pattern valued at $8 (PDF download). Kimmy's Snabric is helping sponsor this giveaway with $20 store credit to one lucky winner! That way you can get pretty much everything needed to make a couple trainers yourself! Keep up to date with all the updates, as well as more special deals/promotions by LIKING the Trimsies Facebook page and don't forget to join the Kimmy's Snabric Facebook group.

Enter the competition by filling out the form below.  The winner will be emailed, announced here in the giveaway widget once closed and I'll put a shout out to the winner on my Facebook page so make sure to sign in with the email address you check most often! You will only have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be drawn. Must be 18 years of age or older. Void where prohibited. Giveaway will run from 10/03/15-10/17/15. Open to US only. 

Latched On Mom and other participating bloggers did not receive compensation to promote this giveaway. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or any other social media. Prize fulfillment is the sponsor's responsibilty. If you have any questions about this giveaway, or have a product you'd like for me to review, please email latchedonmom(at)gmail(dot)com.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Weekend Quote 8 from The Don't Sweat Guide for Parents

"Giving children tasks that are real and that help your family function may encourage your kids to do them more often. They will enjoy the sense of accomplishment that new responsibility brings them. Learning responsibility is a lifelong process that begins at home. Understand that kids' capacity for responsibility is incremental, and they must learn the skills necessary to become responsible people. With patience and guidance, they'll be mowing the lawn and vacuuming in no time!"

~Richard Carlson, Ph.D.
The Don't Sweat Guide for Parents 

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