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Mere au Foyer March 10, 2010

Filed under: no more plastic — michelleodonoghue @ 8:27 pm

There are a lot of ways to sum up the world of a stay- at -home mom (expert sock pick-er-upper, grocery store aficiondo, scheduling lunatic, etc..) but no one says it better than the french: mere au foyer = mother of the hearth= stay at home mom. Deep down, in my expert, lunatic, aficiando determination to eliminate chemicals from my children’s world, I have needed this expression more than I need the glass (or two) of wine at the end of my day.  Mother of the hearth. For all of us mothers who are taking steps to eliminate chemicals, toxins, and poisons on a daily basis,it is an uphill battle. And this phrase makes it all make sense. It provides the meaning we need and deserve to continue firing away at the chemical-makers who don’t care for a second about our children’s lungs or cells. For of all of us deciding for ourselves that going chemical free is more important than almost anything else we do in the day, mere au foyer inspires the fire we need to win the chemical-free battle and acknowledges that when mothers everywhere clean up their “hearth” we will save the earth.

Les meres du monde UNITE!


One Response to “Mere au Foyer”

  1. Jessica Says:

    Hear, hear.

    And here’s to a day, hopefully soon, when people will marvel at the idea that it needed to be fought for at all.

    I went to school with Mike, by the way; he was kind enough to send me a link to your blog. Excellent topic! It’s nice to ‘meet’ you, Michelle. 🙂

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