Book Jennifer

I speak regularly to a wide variety of audiences, from conventions and conferences to small mom groups. Some of my favorite topics to cover are:

  • Every day green living. Practical hints and tips for everyday green living and reducing our impact.
  • Reducing toxic chemical exposure. Simple steps to reduce toxic chemical exposure. Wondering about bisphenol A (BPA) in polycarbonate plastic and canned goods and how to avoid it? Mercury in fish? VOCs and other potential toxic chemicals in cleaning products? We can cover these and more, tailored to your interests.
  • Going green and non toxic for baby. Answers how to green the nursery and more, from baby food to bath products.
  • Greening the cleaning. Demonstration of how to make green cleaning products from common household ingredients.
  • Consumer product testing. Testing of consumer products with the Niton XRF analyzer.
  • Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). Wondering about how the CPSIA affects you and your business? I’ll explain the CPSIA in easy to understand language.


3/22/11 – AOL Health, Detoxify Your Home

2/9/11 – In Women We Trust, Ladies, take a bow for kick starting transparency in household cleaners

1/20/11 –, Top 5 Up & Coming Mommy Bloggers of 2011

1/16/11 – FreedomizerRadio, The Conspiracy Theorist, Removing Toxins

1/16/11 – Columbia Alumni Association of Southern California, Inc., presents an expert panel on How To Raise a Healthy and Safe Child in the 21st Century, Roxbury Park Community Center, Beverly Hills, California

1/5/11 – CNBC News at 5 

1/4/11 – CBS’ The Talk, Tips for a Non Toxic Home

1/4/11 – US News & World Report, Money, 50 Easy Steps to a Complete Financial Makeover (Step 20)

1/3/11 – Good Day LA, How Much Lead is in Your Toys?

12/6/10 – USA Today, Lead in Toys: This Smart Mama Didn’t Come to Play

MSN Money, McDonald’s Paying $3 for Recalled Glasses

The Doctors, Don’t Let It Happen to You

Fox & Friends

Fox & Friends After Show Show

Spring, 2010 – ABA Section of Litigation, Products Liability Litigation Committee, Products Liability, Vol 21, No. 2, Social Media and the CPSIA: Lessons Learned from Mr. Squiggles (print version); The CPSIA and Social Media Make Product Issues Public (online version)

1/14/10 – MSNBC, Trinkets in the Trash After Cadmium Warning

1/3/10 – Mar Vista Green Committee, XRF Testing & Lead in Consumer Products

12/26/09 – Washington Post, Citizen Regulators Take Toy Testing Safety Into Their Own Hands

12/13/09 –, CPSIA – More Details on Bogus Zhu Zhu Pet Scare

12/3/09 – Health 4 Parents, What’s Lurking In My Home?

10/4/09 – USA Weekend, How to Have a Green Pregnancy

8/20/09 – Social Yell, 10 Tips for Safe Drinking Water

8/14/09 – The News Herald, Four Kitchen Basics Can Clean Entire House

7/17/09 – BetterTV, Homemade Cleaning Recipes

7/18/09 – Fox & Friends television, Toxic Exposure and Toxins in Your Home, July 18, 2009

7/09 – Living Green Magazine, Natural Home and Garden, Smart Mama’s Green Guide Helps Parents Protect Children from Toxic Chemicals

6/26/09 – VoiceAmerica, Go Green Radio with Jill Buck, Smart Mama’s Green Guide, June 26, 2009

5/27/09 – 518Moms, Green Cleaning Solutions

Baby Boomer Knowledge Center, How to choose safe toys for your grandchildren, May 23, 2009

5/19/09 – Examiner.Com, Homemade Play Dough: Cheap and Easy Play Dough Recipes

5/15/09 – Pasadena Star News, Warding Off Dangers of Household Chemicals

5/14/09 – Philadelphia News, Jar No More

5/2/09 – Pregnancy Awareness Month, Kick Off event at Little Dolphins, Santa Monica, Raising Healthy Kids in a Toxic World

4/22/09 – See Jane Do blog, Blogging for Change – See Jane Do Interviews Members of Green Moms Carnival

4/22/09 – Gindi Maimonides Academy, 10 Simple Steps to Green Your Life.

4/8/09 – NY Press, Going Green to Prevent Autism

3/19/09 – Publishers Weekly, CPSIA Update: Book Community Calmer and Compliant, But Still Confused

1/27/09 – BlogTalkRadio with Mamapreuners: CPSIA and What It Means For Your Business

1/23/09 – Sydney Morning Herald, Chinese toy story bad for business

1/22/09 –, Mattel, Wal-mart test toys as small firms struggle

1/16/09 – Los Angeles Times, Tough Times for the Apparel Industry

11/13/08 –, How to choose safe toys for your grandchildren, November 13, 2008

11/08 – Go Green Radio, Moms Inspiring Moms to Advocate for a Greener Future for Our Kids

10/6/08 – USA Today, Halloween Candy Causes Fright for Chubby Americans

9/08 – True Genius Magazine, Smart Profile: One Smart Mama

9/24/08 – City of Santa Monica, Sustainable Santa Monica program, Greening Your Home for Parents

8/8/08HowYouEco, Chief Eco Officer: Jennifer Taggart

7/08 – Go Green Radio, Going Green for Good Health

The Pump Station (Los Angeles): Smart Mama’s Green Guide: Simple Steps to Reducing Your Baby’s Toxic Chemical Exposure

BlogTalkRadio with DivaTalk: Is the CPSIA going to affect your business?

 2/09 – The Pump Station (Hollywood): Smart Mama’s Green Guide: Simple Steps to Reducing Your Baby’s Toxic Chemical Exposure

3/09 – Mom2B Conference: CPSIA and Manufacturers

3/09 – Mom2B Conference: CPSIA and Protecting Yourself as a Buyer

See Jane Do talk radio

May 15, 2009 – The Pump Station, Santa Monica: Smart Mama’s Green Guide: Simple Steps to Reducing Your Baby’s Toxic Chemical Exposure. RSVP with The Pump Station for the class.

May 29, 2009 – The Pump Station, Hollywood: Smart Mama’s Green Guide: Simple Steps to Reduce Your Baby’s Toxic Chemical Exposure. RSVP with The Pump Station for the class.

June 13, 2009 – The New Mom Expo, Anaheim, California – Reducing Your Child’s Toxic Chemical Exposure.

June 26, 2009 – Go Green Radio with Jill Buck, Smart Mama’s Green Guide.

July 17, 2009 – BetterTV, Homemade Cleaning Recipes

July 18, 2009 – Fox & Friends, Toxic Exposure and Toxins in Your Home

July 25, 2009 – BlogHer 2009, Chicago, Illinois, Green Blogger & Science Panel

September 14, 2009 – ABC Kids Expo, Real Diaper Association, Las Vegas, Nevada – CPSIA & XRF Testing

10/15/09 – Bright Beginnings & Beyond New Moms (6 – 12 months), Simple Steps to Go Green and Non Toxic

10/11/09 – Whole Foods, Santa Monica, California, Demonstration – How To Make Non Toxic Halloween Makeup

9/17/09 – American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Inaugural Consumer Products CLE Workshop, Washington DC, Litigation Trends as a Result of the CPSIA

Moms Inspiring Moms to Advocate for a Greener Future for Our Kids, Go Green Radio with host Jill Buck, November, 2008

Toxic Toy Box, Santa Monica / Venice Moms Club, August, 2008

Going Green for Good Health, Go Green Radio with host Jill Buck, July, 2008

Smart Mama’s Green Guide: Simple Steps to Reduce Your Baby’s Toxic Chemical Exposure, The Pump Station, Santa Monica and Hollywood, 2002 – 2008


The Canary Report, Susie Collins, The Smart Mama is a Great Resource, “I’ve learned a lot from Jennifer about the chemistry behind toxic products that make MCSers ill, and have implemented many of her suggestions for safe products. She even helped me choose the right type of pipe for my new bathroom sink: copper. She’s a fierce critic about the presence of phthalates, bisphenol A (BPA), and lead in consumer goods. I greatly admire Jennifer for the work she is doing on behalf of children in educating parents about how to keep their kids safe from toxic chemical exposure.”

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