Parents, Never Stop Fighting for Something Good

Parents, Never Stop Fighting For Something Good

Parents, Never Stop Fighting For Something Good

Are there things you want for your children? Like, really, really, want? I’m talking about values so important that you simply will not compromise on them. The world is full of dos & don’ts. Just the same, as time passes, these should and shouldn’t rules get more and more complicated. How about pausing for a moment? What about taking things back to the basics? Let’s just enforce the fact that parents should NEVER stop fighting for… well, something so seemingly uncomplicated, undeniably truthful as… something good.

During this post, we are going to discuss how Seventh Generation is asking the makers of commercial cleaning products to #comeClean. Furthermore, we are going to explain how they want to help parents fight for “something good”, for seven generations to come.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of #GenerationGood. The content and opinions expressed here are my own; however, I did receive items for free in exchange for my thoughts. 

Parents, Never Stop Fighting for Something Good
Parents, Never Stop Fighting for Something Good

What does something good mean?

Something good, in regards to children, is something that preserves the contentment of the world they live in.  I understand reality. It’s not my job to have bubble children. In fact, brush up on my post about teaching your child not to fear. However, if there is an action that is intently, yet unnecessarily, done to downgrade their environment, as a parent, I’m going to change that. It all starts by understanding the situation a little better.

I was already an avid lover of Seventh Generation and wrote about their Natural Dish Liquid; so when I heard about their Come Clean campaign I signed up immediately. They sent me their welcome packet full of coupons. They also sent me a pamphlet that stated, “We never stop fighting for something good.” Whoa. Things just got a little too real. As a parent, it’s my mantra. Mama bear comes out strong for her child. As I viewed the rest of the insert, all these thoughts flashed through my mind. It really got me thinking and asking…

What does something good do?

It all started in 1988 when Seventh generation was founded. They started as distributors of a mail-order catalog that marketed resource-saving products.  In 1990, they were the first North America home care company to bring branded 100% recycled fiber paper products to the market. Later, they changed their product line from catalogs and went solely to wholesale products.

Continuing on, in 2004 Seventh Generation began publishing reports about minimizing harm to the environment. 2006, Ceres-ACCA North America provides the company and award for sustainability reporting. Then in 2010 they partner with CleanWell to create disinfecting cleaners that kill household germs botanically instead of chemically. Theres an entire slew of actions that Seventh Generation has done, and will continue to do, for the sake of fighting for something good. And, as a parent, there are steps you can take as well.

Protect your next seven generations.

Be sure to visit Generation Good: A community supporting bright and safe solutions. Take a tour through the dashboard and discuss matters in the forums. Additionally, you get to sign up for cool missions. Look for more about those, on this blog, very shortly. We have a chance to join a movement that is inconceivably good for our children.

So mamas, be on the look out for two future posts featuring Seventh Generation and their amazingly good products. And in conclusion, I invite everyone to comment bellow the ways you never stop fighting for something good. What are some basic values to live by?

Sincerely,

Fullest Mom

Parents, Never Stop Fighting for Something Good

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25 comments

  • Stefani @ Crafty Christian

    I’m a big fan of good products for the home, because if you’re spraying chemicals everywhere then who knows what food it’s ending up in or in your toddlers mouth… I’ll have to check out this company, I’ve seen the products but never used them!

    Stefani @ Crafty Christian
    • Post authorFullestMom

      I’ve tried a few plant-based brands and the cleaning power does not compare to Seventh’s. They are exceptional, not only because they work, but also because of the information they supply you with when you join Generation Good. Check them out 🙂

      FullestMom
  • Susan Croox

    It’s hard as a mama to focus on things like the environment when I’m chasing around two toddlers in diapers while my five year old can’t stand to be in a different room than me – but I realize the long term is just as important as the short term. Thanks for the reminder.

    Susan Croox
    • Post authorFullestMom

      Yes, the hubby and I have the discussion all the time. There are so many causes, yet there’s the family niche happening simultaneously… It can get overwhelming. However, that’s all the more reason to fight and reach, and climb, and try. We are all made for more than this, for more than ourselves <3 Thank you for commenting. Have a restful night mama.

      FullestMom
  • Katie

    Great post! It’s funny…I even used to a be a park ranger, and this didn’t become real or serious to me until I became pregnant with my little one. And suddenly this all came crashing down that we need to protect our little ones now and their futures too.

    Katie
    • Post authorFullestMom

      That is so interesting. My husband’s mentor just retired from being a park ranger. It takes one person to make a difference, thank goodness we are all influencers. Thanks for commenting. Have a fabulous day.

      FullestMom
  • Georgiana

    We recently found out our daughter has severe allergic reactions to Clorox and bleach products, so I think we’ll need to check this out!

    Georgiana
    • Post authorFullestMom

      Oh my. Allergic reactions are scary. I hope Seventh works for her. I’m such a scaredy cat, I have no bleach at home. Always worried about the littles. Although you still can’t ingest it, I feel safer having a plant based solution from Seventh Generation. Have your daughter check out the link for #GenerationGood. I’m pretty confident she will love it.

      FullestMom
  • Megan

    Love this – the thought of always fighting for something good is so relevant and important these days. It’s hard to stay on the right path and choose products that meet ethical standards when it seems like you can get an equivalent product at a cheaper cost. Even beyond cleaning products, it’s sometimes challenging to do what’s right in the face of adversity. Looking forward to your future posts on the products you’re loving from Seventh Generation!

    Megan
    • Post authorFullestMom

      Thank you so much. It really stinks that money is the number one captivator to a brand. But I have found, cheaper is not always better. The smell of the chemicals on typical products lingers… and lingers. Seventh Generation products don’t have the toxins like the other brands. And, believe it or not, the costs are not crazy. They are very comparative. Thanks for commenting. Hope to see your thoughts on our other posts.

      FullestMom
  • Jasmine

    Thanks for this! Really appreciate your opinion, it’s so hard to find truly “good” products!

    Jasmine
    • Post authorFullestMom

      Be on the look out for 2 future posts to get more information on Seventh Generation. It’s really a great cause to get into. Thank you for commenting.

      FullestMom
  • jasmine hewitt

    I do like Seventh Generation products, I feel like the quality really does live up to their promises, and integrity is definitely worth fighting for!

    jasmine hewitt
    • Post authorFullestMom

      Absolutely. I liked them just as a consumer, and when I learned more, I truly love advocating for them with #GenerationGood. Thanks for commenting.

      FullestMom
  • Roxanne

    Seventh Gen has been a trusted brand in my house for years! I have since shared with mom friends and helped them make the change too!

    Roxanne
    • Post authorFullestMom

      That is awesome! Did you join #GenerationGood? So much more information. Plus they have some really cool missions.

      FullestMom
  • Katrina

    I love this post! We have been lovers of Seventh Generation products for awhile now. It is so important that more and more parents make better choices with their dollars to companies that help preserve the world and not destroy it. Thanks for sharing!

    Katrina
    • Post authorFullestMom

      Seventh Generation, as a company is pretty awesome. I’m very happy that they have started the initiative for all other companies to #comeclean. I encourage you to check out their site and join. Have a wonderful day and thanks for commenting.

      FullestMom
  • Ashley Voicu

    Great campaign. We will fight for what is good for our children.

    Ashley Voicu
    • Post authorFullestMom

      It really is all about education and transparency. Every intention should be to benefit our children. Thank you for commenting.

      FullestMom
  • Savannah

    The toughest thing for me, is that many plant-based cleaners just don’t clean as well as the harsh chemicals. It’s sad, but true. There are a couple of cleaners I have in my house, that I would REALLY like to replace with something safer, and you have totally caught my attention. We’re having a cloth diaper issue, so I’ve been using Seventh’s disposables, and I truly am amazed. Most disposables give my son an awful diaper rash so far, nothing. Thanks so much for sharing! <3

    Savannah
    • Post authorFullestMom

      I had the same issue and tried many plant-based brands before Seventh. Once I gave them a run, I was a believer. I particularly like their dish soap. Thank you for commenting. Read more about their cause and sign up for Generation Good. You will be amazed!

      FullestMom
  • Shann Eva

    Yes! Since becoming a mother, and even just becoming pregnant, I’ve learned that we are the best advocates for our children. I love Seventh Generation products, and all that they stand for.

    Shann Eva
  • Tiffany @ shortsweetmom.com

    Thank you for sharing the back story to this wonderful company. It makes me like them even more!

    Tiffany @ shortsweetmom.com
    • Post authorFullestMom

      Absolutely. That’s exactly what happened to me. We, as a family, have gotten into corporate politics as of last year and I’m so happy Seventh is pushing this movement. Make sure to join Generation Good, and tell the other companies to #comeClean.

      FullestMom

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