Welcome to The Green Mama!

Bringing curiosity, today’s research, and traditional wisdom to support healthy childhoods. The Green Mama brings 20 years of green consulting and design-thinking, research, and lots of humor to help thought-leaders, institutions, and parents. She’s been called the “green guru” anddefinite, but not absolute.Ask her your question, join the tribe of the eco-curious, and check out her services. And now a book!

[Green Mama: Giving Your Child a Healthy Start and a Greener Future published by Dundurn,] is a how-to book, but it’s also a manifesto of sorts: a manifesto declaring that no corporation or manufacturer is the boss of you, and that you have more control over the development of your family than an advertise-and-buy economy would have you believe.” —Jordan Yerman, Vancouver Observer.

The Green Mama helps parents become what they were always meant to be: experts on the care of their own families.

Listen to Manda speak about the book, how to empower parents to worry smarter, and why she hates to be told “just don’t worry.” Skip ahead to 35:10.

Ask the Green Mama!

Award-winning author, researcher, & Green Mama uses her expertise to answer YOUR questions.

Last Week's Question:

My two-month old baby is being formula fed and we just can’t find a formula that seems to work. He’s very gassy and seems to be in pain a lot of the time. He is also regularly constipated and will often go four to six days without a poop. My doctor has us on soy formula now and it seems to have made matters worse. Should I switch back? Can I give him anything else like prune juice to help?

Last Week's Answer:

Dear Vanessa, I really feel for your struggle. There are so many stresses with having a new baby and feeding the baby is usually number one on all moms lists: whether they breastfeed or formula-feed. There are some additional stresses when formula feeding a baby, because the chances of the baby being intolerant are much…
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