Mom, Will This Chicken Give Me Man Boobs? by Robyn Harding
My Confused, Guilt-Ridden and Stressful Struggle to Raise a Green Family

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After moving to ultra-eco-conscious Vancouver, Robyn Harding vows to decrease the size of her family’s carbon footprint. Ten-year-old Ethan worries about getting moobs from hormones in the food supply, so Robyn commits to buying organic. She quickly discovers that to keep the family in organic milk, she’ll have to sell a kidney. Then, eight-year-old Tegan becomes obsessed with the diminishing polar bear population. Soon Robyn finds herself making litterless lunches, greening her home, and valiantly trying to de-commercialize Christmas and birthdays. To make matters worse, she befriends a three-children, no-car single mother who shuttles her offspring and their various musical instruments (including a cello) around by bike and trailer. Who can compete with that? Harding deals with the challenges of ethical consumerism with spirit and wit, pondering how far her family has come, how far they’re willing to go, and whether she can go green and stay sane — and keep her kidneys.

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Published April 1, 2010 by Greystone Books. 218 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Parenting & Relationships, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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Novelist and columnist Harding (The Secret Desires of a Soccer Mom) faces chagrin, one-upsmanship and the potential of a nervous breakdown as she strives to save the planet for her children-who, understandably, don't always appreciate her efforts.

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by Robyn Harding More on Eco-Anxiety:Dealing with Eco-Anxiety: Feeling Less Guilt, Being More Green Eco-Anxiety on Planet Green:Measure Your Eco-Anxiety Level Green Glossary: Ecopsychology

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