If you are expecting this site to show a person whose house is spotless, with homemade meals and desert made from scratch on the table every night, the laundry always caught up, my kid always acting perfect and handmade gifts given for every holiday, then you’ve landed on the wrong site.

If you are NOT like the person mentioned above and you want to come hang out with someone who isn’t a Supermom either, then you’ve come to the right place.

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Here’s an easy way to keep your kitchen clean – Don’t have your 4 year old help you make chocolate cupcakes.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Are You Using a Toxic Brew?

These two videos are a must see if you ever use household cleaners. 
It is vital that we become educated in what we use in our homes, especially if you have children. 
If you have allergies, asthma, a suppressed immune system or other health issues you might be surprised at what could be causing them.
See these news briefs here: Toxic Brew Part 1 & Part 2 

For more information on how to protect yourself check out: Healthy Home Video 
and then contact us on how we can help you Get Clean.

Win a Free Get Clean® Starter Kit

Jumps start your spring cleaning with a Get Clean® Starter Kit! 
Shaklee is giving away one Get Clean® Starter Kit on the Shaklee Corporation Facebook page. To enter, go to www.Facebook.com/ShakleeCorporation and click on the WIN application at the top of the page. 
The contest will run for one week starting Friday, April 20, 2012, at noon Pacific, and officially closes on Friday, April 27, 2012, at midnight Pacific. 
Did you know what when you share your entry into the sweepstakes on your Facebook page and someone you referred enters, you receive an additional 2 entries per referral? This increases your odds of winning, so spread the word!
The contest is only open to legal residents of the United States who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Further rules are available on the Shaklee Corporation Facebook page WIN application.

Want to know more about Shaklee's Get Clean Kit? Check it out here: Healthy Home

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Celebrating Earth Day and Remembering Professor Wangari Maathai

What a beautiful story about the hummingbird as told by the first person to ever win the Nobel Peace Prize for the environment. 

The story shows how one can make a difference and how we should all try and do something, no matter how small it may seem or how insignificant we may appear to the others who do nothing at all.

Professor Wangari Maathai was a woman who lived life with passion, determination, and inspiration.  So much so that she’s made a lasting impact on millions of people across the globe.

Celebrating Earth Day and Remembering Professor Wangari Maathai

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

April 2012 Newsletter

Welcome to our Celebrating Earth Day April 2012 Newsletter!

Shaklee has always celebrated Earth Day everyday and we are always excited to share how much the Environment means to us.

Home should be the safest, healthiest place in the whole world. But, today’s insulated air-tight homes are filled with chemicals that have never been tested for human toxicity - in the air, the walls, carpets, and in the household cleaners, which can carry some pretty scary warning labels.

Below is some information on how cleaning products affect you, your children and your environment. See how these products affect you, what the EPA and what pediatricians have to say.

  •     81,000 chemicals have been registered with the EPA in the past 30 years and fewer    than  20% have been tested for toxicity.
  •     90% of all poison exposures occur in the home.
  •     90% of our time is spent indoors. EPA reports that air pollution is up to 5 times higher    inside than outside.
  •     EPA studies have shown that elevated concentration of household chemicals persist in    the air. Long term exposure to chemicals inside our homes may be harmful to us and our    families.
  •     One out of every 13 children have asthma.
  •     Common household cleaners give off fumes that can increase the risk of children   developing asthma.
  •     The average U.S. household generates more than 20 pounds of hazardous waste each year.

What’s in your cleaners?

Sodium Hydroxide – Inhalation is immediately irritating to the respiratory tract. Contact can cause severe damage to the eyes, skin, mouth and throat. Can cause liver and kidney damage.

May be found in:

·         Dishwashing liquids
·         Laundry products
·         Oven cleaners
·         Scouring cleansers
·         Tub & tile cleaners

Hydrochloric Acid – Can cause severe damage to the skin. Can be harmful to health if inhaled. Can be fatal if swallowed.

May be found in:

·         Odor eliminators
·         Toilet bowl cleaners

Butyl Cellosolve – Can cause irritation and tissue damage from inhalation. A person who spends 15 minutes cleaning scale off shower walls could inhale three times the acute exposure limit.

May be found in:

·         All purpose cleaners
·         Cleaning wipes
·         Degreasers
·         Floor polish
·         Rug shampoos
·         Toilet bowl cleaners
·         Tub & tile cleaners
·         Window cleaners

“We are conducting a vast toxicologic experiment in our society, in which our children and our children’s children are the experimental subject.”
~Dr. Herbert Needleman
Pediatrician and professor at the University of Pittsburg Medical Center

Get Clean® gives you cleaning choices that are nontoxic and natural and do not contain any of these harmful ingredients:

·         Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
·         Kerosene
·         Phenol
·         Cresol
·         Lye
·         Hydrochloric acid
·         Sulfuric acid
·         Sulfamic acid
·         Petroleum distillates
·         Ammonia
·         Sodium hydroxide
·         Butyl cellosolve
·         Phosphoric acid
·         Formaldehyde
·         Chlorine bleach
·         Morpholine

We believe cleaning house shouldn’t involve dirtying the earth.

Earth-Friendly Product Choices

·         Sustainable ingredients from natural sources
·         Biodegradable surfactants
·         Recyclable packaging
·         Recyclable wipes
·         Recyclable dryer sheets
·         No chlorine bleach
·         No phosphates
·         No nitrates
·         No borates
·         No volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
·         Shaklee does not test
    on animals

For more than 50 years Shaklee has created products that improve the health of people and the planet.

Get Clean® products offer solutions that are not only safe, but powerful. We worked with an outside independent testing lab to conduct performance tests with major brands and found that Get Clean performs as well or better than over 20 competing brands.

Watch this short video and see why concentrated Get Clean products are a real value, for your home, your health, the planet, and your wallet.

 Get Clean Starter Kit saves you money and saves the environment!

You would need to spend over $3,400 to get the same cleaning power from major name brands!*

Get Clean Starter Kit is equal to:

  • 60 Bottles of Fantastik®, 32 oz.
  •  32 Bottles of Mop ‘n Glo®, 32 oz.
  •  728 Bottles of Windex®, 26 oz.
  •  1 Bottle of Woolite®, 50 oz.
  •  1 Container of Clorox® Wipes
  • 1 Bottle of Soft Scrub®
  •  2.5 Boxes of Cascade®, 45 oz.
  •  2 Boxes of Tide®, 50 oz.
  •  3 Bottles of Downy®, 20 oz.
  •  1 Box of Bounce®
And the cost of a Get Clean Starter Kit is a fraction of what these toxic products cost!

Get Clean
Smart for your wallet
Smart for your family
Smart for the planet

When it comes to pollution, we are all either part of the problem or part of the solution.
What part do you want to play?

Contact us today for more information or to get your safe products today.

To Your Good Health,


*Based on number of uses per label directions

Friday, April 6, 2012

Well, just thank you very much you so-called “Family Friendly” TV and radio stations.
During your implied safe, family shows you have commercials for “ED”.
(If you don’t know what “ED” is, think about men going to a clinic for it. Get it?)

I just so appreciate now having to field questions from a four year old what does it mean and what’s wrong with that man.

Thank you very much. 

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Is It Wrong To Have a Men's Only Club?

I'm kind of torn. 

I'm not into golf, but I heard that where the Masters is being played, the club there does not allow women to join. Now this club is facing a conundrum. 

It has always gave the main sponsor's CEO an honorary club membership. However, the main sponsor this year is IBM and its CEO is a woman. 

So what tradition will they break? 

Of course I believe in equal rights and opportunity for all, but I also understand that's it's OK to have your private groups as long as you are not spreading the attitude of discrimination. 

Women have exclusive groups that men are not allowed in and I'm sure there are race only groups as well as certain religious groups that allow only like minded members, so is it wrong to have a men's only group? 

Part of me hates it and part of me understands. 

I hate it because I shouldn't be excluded just because I'm a woman. What if I wasn't allowed to race?

And part of me understands the wanting to be exclusive and hold onto traditions as well as just having as good time with the "boys" since us "girls" do too sometimes.

What do you all think?

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Moms Denying Ourselves the Care We Need

Today I sprained my ankle really bad.

I actually rolled it on a rock left in the driveway from my young son. The lecture of leaving things in the driveway will come later. I was walking around the car and stepped on it wrong. Down I went and I’m sure the fall was not as graceful as I would have liked it to be. As I laid there in the driveway writhing in pain a million thoughts went through my mind.

First, “How am I going to get my son out who is still strapped in his car seat?” The poor guy had a panic look on his face, like the, “Oh, that’s where I left my rock. And mom looks hurt and really mad. Uh oh, I think she has the I’m going to get it look.”

Then my thoughts went on to, “How am I going to make it in the house?” “When am I going to find time to go to the hospital?” (It hurt so bad I thought I broke it) “How am I going to get the laundry done?” “What am I going to fix for dinner?” The grass needs cut, when am I going to be able to do that?”

And on, and on, and on……

In those few moments as I laid there in pain and then crawling to the car to get my son out, I had so many thoughts running through my head of “How am I….?” and not one of them was for myself with the exception of trying to find time to go to the hospital if it was broke.

That’s pretty pathetic, isn’t it? But typical for most moms.

If it was our child or spouse, we would have dropped everything to attend to their needs, but when it happens to us, our thoughts are still on our families and how are we going to take care of them.

I don’t think it’s because we want to act like martyrs, the look at me and how much I do syndrome. Really, who has time to be a martyr anyway? I think it’s just because we already do so much, we instantly think of others when something pops up, or as in my case when something knocks us off our feet.

Though I think I’ll be OK, my husband insisted I put my feet up and get some ice on it quick. I knew I needed to do that and I did do that, but not before I made my son some lunch, found him a cartoon to watch, let the dog out……… You get the idea.

I think that is one trait us moms need to keep in check. I am learning that if I don’t take care of myself, I will never be able to take care of my family over the long haul. As moms, we are so important not just for the many things we do for everyone, but also as role models to our children on the lesson of it’s OK to take care of yourself.

And I will sit back, ice my ankle and maybe catch up on some things, anything I can do from the couch. On second thought, maybe I’ll just watch some cartoons.

Now if I could just do that without feeling guilty over all the work that needs to be done.


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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Real Dirt on Clean Drinking Water

"We all know water is essential to good health, but some of our drinking water may not be as healthy as we think. Over the past 50 years, thousands of chemicals have been widely used to make our lives more convenient. Unfortunately, some of these chemicals can find their way into just about anything —including our drinking water....."
Read more here : The Real Dirt on Clean Drinking Water

The water you drink is one of the most critical nutrients for your overall health. A major component of virtually all of the body’s tissues, organs and fluids, water plays an important role in a host of crucial bodily functions.

That’s why health experts recommend drinking eight to ten 8 oz glasses of water every day to maintain optimum hydrations. Most people though drink less than five glasses per day. Why? Most would say that tap water tastes bad and bottled water is expensive.

We have all heard the new about how contaminated our tap water can be. Levels deemed safe by the government may not be as safe as we think. There are still dangerous contaminants in the water. Bottled water has been found to be just as bad if not worse than some tap water!

The best way to get purified water is to filter it at the tap. I love the Get Clean Water Pitcher that is convenient and affordable. This pitcher filter makes the water taste great. Good water really has no taste and at a fraction of the cost of bottled water, it helps you to drink more!

For a limited time only you can get it at a 15% savings! Check out Get Clean Water

Planting Seeds is Believing in the Future

When you plant seeds in dirt, you believe in the future. Whether it’s a few flower seeds in a kitchen window or a thousand acre farm, the act of planting seeds shows that you have faith in what is yet to come.

It can be hard to believe in a good future and keep in faith sometimes, especially with all that is going on in the world, but since humans first learned to plant seeds, they learned to hope and to believe in something they can’t see.

As spring rolls around we are planting seeds in our little “greenhouses” (see below to what we use as greenhouses) and as we wait and watch my son is learning the important lesson of having faith in something you can’t see.

In addition to teaching him about caring for seeds and eventually flowers, I am teaching him patience in waiting and I am teaching him to have faith in the future.

Having faith and believing that the future is going to be good is a very important lesson to teach to children. Yes, the current news may be bad, but we can’t give up believing we can make the future better. Children need to learn that they can control their destiny and starting with planting seeds is an easy way to teach that.

Science has shown that seeds turn into plants with sun and water, but they still can’t explain why or how the seed knows when to open.

I think that’s where God comes in. We plant the seeds of faith and hope and He delivers by instructing the seed to open and spring forth it’s bounty that God has provided for us just by doing the work required and………believing.

I can’t think of a sweeter lesson to teach my child.

Dr. Forrest C. Shaklee said it best, “Your future is exactly what you make of it.”

Our greenhouses are the plastic containers strawberries come in, egg cartons and clear, old plastic food containers. We punch a couple of holes in the bottom for drainage, a couple of holes in the lid for venting. We then use a seed starter mix and water everyday. We put them in a sunny place on the back porch and we wait. You can also cover the containers with clear plastic bags if you don’t have lids.

*For more information on our green, biodegradable cleaning products recommended by Healthy Child Healthy World, Oprah & Dr. Oz, The Cousteau Society and many more, please visit our website Shaklee's Get Clean


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