I don’t like the parent I’ve become

I don’t like the parent I’ve become. Afraid. Afraid of taking my kids out in public. Afraid of how they’ll act. Afraid of what they’ll do. Afraid of how others will perceive them. Afraid of how others will react. Afraid others will judge. Afraid to take a nap at home because they may run away. […]

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Q: Should Adults Get Tested?

I posted out about getting tested when you are pregnant (on Facebook.) This is Dawn’s comment/ question (6/23/2014): No, I never thought of it [getting a blood lead level test while pregnant.] Before I discovered you I only thought we were exposed to lead via chipping paint. The Organic Mom has posted items such as […]

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Q: Non-Toxic Slow Cookers? Corelle?

June 12, 2014 Stacy (Via MisLEAD: America’s Secret Epidemic Facebook Page.) QUESTION: Dear Tamara, Hello! I love your work and appreciate all the wonderful things you share with us. I was hoping you could help me with 2 things…I would love to get a slow cooker for our family. Do you have any recommendations for […]

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Q: Renting a 1950’s House…

May 19, 2014 Kayla QUESTION: Hello! I have come across your site and wondered if you would have the time to answer a question for me? We live in a home in the south built in the 50s. It was completely repainted before we moved in and the lead status is “unknown”. We are renting […]

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Dear Tamara…

Ala “Dear Abby”… …Stay tuned for a new series of blog posts where I answer your questions about lead hazards and solutions.  If you have a question you want answered please post it in the comments below. – Tamara

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I started my undergraduate studies at New York University in 1987. I was in the Drama program at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts  – and was in conservatory at the Circle In The Square Studio  – towards my bachelor of fine arts in stage acting. 1987. I remember thinking at the time that “Wow, […]

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