Causes

Are You Eating Bugs with Your Yogurt?

by Chrystal Johnson November 4, 2013

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Citizens for Health. I’m dairy free. I’ve gone back and forth and back and forth, and realized that dairy causes inflammation in my body and triggers my eczema. My kids, however, love yogurt. So we usually have yogurt in the fridge. We try to […]

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Donate a Haircut to a Child in Need (at No Cost to You)

by Chrystal Johnson August 1, 2013

Did you know that the average cost of back-to-school spending for kindergarten through 12th grade is $688? That’s a lot of money, especially so for low income families. I’ve teamed up with Hair Cuttery to help put a dent in back to school costs for families in need. All you have to do is share […]

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4 Ways to Help Boost CHAI’s Ability to Improve Medical Access in Various Parts of the World

by Chrystal Johnson April 21, 2013

Founded in 2002, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) main objective is to help manage HIV/AIDS by strengthening the heath sectors of developing countries. True to its objective, CHAI has played a key role in lowering the cost of HIV/AIDS treatment and worked with various partners to improve the ability of patients in developing countries […]

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Inspire Change & Make a Difference in Your Community

by Chrystal Johnson January 15, 2013

When I was younger, I was very involved in community service. I first got interested in community action in my AP Government class in high school. Our teacher required us to do a certain number of community service hours each semester – I typically did more. One of my most memorable experiences was when a […]

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Celebrate Fair Trade Month with Goodies From Fair Trade USA

by Chrystal Johnson October 18, 2012

October is Fair Trade Month! If you aren’t familiar with Fair Trade, watch this short video to learn more.

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#LabelGMOs & Support Our Right to Know with #Yeson37

by Chrystal Johnson August 7, 2012

Ever since I first learned about what companies like Monsanto and our government are doing to our food supply with genetically modified foods (GMOs), I have been dead set on keeping that junk out of my family’s mouths. So I was thrilled to hear that Prop 37 made it onto the California ballot. And I’m […]

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Petition to Ban BPA From Food Packaging

by Chrystal Johnson March 16, 2012

You know my position on bisphenol A (BPA) – no bueno. The baby market has clearly recognized the dangers of BPA – you see BPA free plastered everywhere. The food industry has really lagged behind in eliminating BPA. Most brands of canned food have BPA liners. All U.S. manufacturers use BPA-based lining on the metal […]

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Call to Action: Members Unite for a Good Cause

by Chrystal Johnson March 7, 2012

I have always had a natural inclination towards helping others. That’s one of the reasons I decided to start Happy Mothering in the first place. I think if each of us can have a positive impact on just one person’s life, we will have made a difference in this world. I was recently introduced to […]

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Mattel Power of Play Philanthropic Initiatives

by Chrystal Johnson March 6, 2012

I grew up playing with Mattel toys, and no matter how eco-friendly we try to be, it’s impossible for our kids not to have Mattel toys too. So I was very pleased to learned about Mattel’s Power of Play Philanthropic Initiatives. Through their efforts, they are working to make a positive social impact on children […]

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A Plea to Support a Mother in Need

by Chrystal Johnson August 15, 2011

If you’re a regular Happy Mothering reader, you know I’m a Consultant for alex+von. I have a team of amazing women, and right now one of those women is in desperate need of support. Elizabeth is a hard-working, dedicated mother of a 3-year old little girl, Paige. They are both suffering from Lyme disease. If […]

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