Parenting Isn’t Always Easy, Neither is Marriage


Sponsored post. Tonight I'm wiping up the tears and putting on my game face for the next seven weeks.  Last week my husband got a job offer that will require him to be out of town for the next seven weeks to train for the new position; leaving me to hold down the fort at home.  I'd like to say that I'm excited about this new job, but in reality I'm scared. His new job will require him to travel...a lot! Earlier in our marriage, I was the one who had to travel upwards of 60 days out of the year.  I look back at those years and wonder how it was so easy for him.  I don't ever remember him complaining that I had to leave, or worrying about getting our toddler off to school AND make it to work on time.  He just....managed.  Part of me really enjoyed traveling and getting to see new parts of the country; but the reality was I spent most of my time alone in airports and hotels. Right now we share most of the joys of parenting.  He's able to help get the kids to and from ... [ Read More ]

10 Reasons to Fall in Love with Hockey – Tampa Bay Lightning


It's no secret that our family loves sports.  Our primary love is college football (go Dawgs!!), but we have fun watching just about any sporting event.  It's been quite a while since we've been to a hockey game, so I was excited when the Tampa Bay Lightning and Amalie Arena invited me to be their social captain a few weeks ago.  I wanted to share with you just a few of our favorite moments from the night and 10 reasons why we love the Bolts!  #1: Social Media Captain - What's not to love about a sports team who is social and engages with their fans over social media.  On game nights, Twitter and Instagram are filled with several different #hashtags from fans attending the game.  The Bolts & Amalie Arena have a very interactive program and hold lots of contests for their social fans.  As the Social Media Captain, we got to show the fans a little more about the team and the arena - from behind the scenes! #2: Behind the scenes experience - When we arrived we were met ... [ Read More ]

#GCDC2014 Twitter Party & Prizes

Great Cloth Diaper Change

It's almost here, the 4th Annual Great Cloth Diaper Change (GCDC) is scheduled for Saturday, April 26th at 11am (local time).  To help build up some excitement about the diaper change we've decided to host a special Earth Day GCDC Twitter Pre-Party to celebrate and get the word out about the local events in your area. Is there a Great Cloth Diaper Change in your area?  You can check the map on their "Find a Location" page of the GCDC website. ...and we have prizes!! Please join us on Twitter Tuesday night, April 22nd (Earth Day) from 9-10pm ET for the #GCDC2014 Twitter Party hosted by @ClothRecord and @TheEcoChic.  The party is sponsored by some of your favorite cloth diaper companies and they have each donated a fluffy prize!!  All you have to do is complete the Rafflecopter form below and tweet with us (at least one time) during the Twitter Party. Sponsors:  Moraki Cloth Diapers, EcoNuts, Kelly's Closet, Molly's Suds, Zen Rocks, Cloth Diaper Geek, Green Team Distribution, ... [ Read More ]

You’re Invited to a Green Baby Shower (#MyGreenBaby)

Green Baby Shower

  Are you pregnant?  Adopting?  Have babies in the house?  You'll want to join us for a very special evening we have planned in just two weeks.  Be our guest and let us pamper you in an evening of Twittering baby-bliss with great information and items from our sponsors itti bitti, BALM! Baby, Dolphin Organics, Green Team Distribution, Kelly’s Closet, SoftBums, Stonyfield, Thirsties Family Bedrock,, Posh Tots Closet, Happy Family Brands, Onya Baby, Bamboobies, Ergo Baby, Smart Bottoms, Lucky Mama Boxes, and Organic Baby Gift Boutique! As if that weren't enough we also have an exciting panel of experts from Dirty Diaper Laundry, Baby Rabies, Hormonal Imbalances, The Feminist Breeder, The Inquisitive Mom, Tie a Little Ribbon & Green Child Magazine joining our conversation. This is a baby shower event that you won’t want to miss! When: Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 (1/15/13) Time: 9-10pm ET Hashtag: #MyGreenBaby Your Hosts: @TheEcoChic and @EFFblog Special Guest ... [ Read More ]

RSVP to #MerryGreen Twitter Party 12/11/12

#MerryGreen Twitter Party

Join us as we celebrate the holiday's a little early by sharing some of our favorite eco-friendly gift ideas with you.  Along the way we may share some of our favorite holiday recipes, traditions, and ideas for going green this year.  A few lucky participants will even get to take home some eco-friendly prizes from our sponsors. When: Tuesday, December 11th (12/11/12) Time: 9-10pm ET Hashtag: #MerryGreen Your Hosts: @TheEcoChic and @EFFblog Sponsors:  @VZWraps, @TotLogic, @EarthMamaHQ, @OrganicBabyGift, @thefashionfoot & More to be announced soon! New to Twitter parties? Try out these great guides on how to join the fun using TweetGrid or TweetChat! Note: Twitter has tightened the rules on Tweeting from third party programs, if you run into issues simply go to and search for the chat by typing in the party hashtag. Prizes: We are highlighting great green gifting ideas from a variety of company to fill all of your gifting needs. Check out the Rafflecopter ... [ Read More ]

RSVP for #GreenGifts Twitter Party – 11/13/12

The holidays are coming and the #GreenGifts party coming up on November 13th is not to be missed! With great sponsors and prizes from Allegory Pens, Onya Baby, VZWraps, Grassroots Store, Irma Guzman Eco Jewelry, Earth Mama Angel Baby, Eco Store USA, Squooshi, Binky Spritz, Red Charlotte, YoBlocks, & Organic Baby Gift Boutique the #GreenGifts party will leave you with a variety of great green gift ideas and the chance to win them for yourself - or to gift! When: Tuesday, November 13th (11/13/12) Time: 9-10pm ET Hashtag: #GreenGifts Your Hosts: @TheEcoChic, @EFFblog & Special Partner @GreenChildMag Sponsors: @AllegoryPens, @GrassrootsStore, @VZWraps, @OnyaBaby, @IrmaGuzman, @EarthMamaHQ, @OrganicBabyGift, @ecostoreusa, @squooshi, @binkyspritz , @redcharlotte , @YoBlocks & More to be announced soon! New to Twitter parties? Try out these great guides on how to join the fun using TweetGrid or TweetChat! Note: Twitter has tightened the rules on Tweeting from third ... [ Read More ]

RSVP for #PhantomFluff Twitter Party 10/4/12

#PhantomFluff Twitter Party 10/4

It's the Great Cloth Mystery!! What will we be talking about?  Who will be our mystery sponsor? What the big surprise?  We'll be releasing more very soon but for now - - - - it's a Mystery!!   Teaser:  To see a little bit of the mystery... When:  Thursday, October 4th Time: 9-10pm ET Hashtag: #phantomfluff Hosts:  @TheEcoChic, @EFFBlog, and special guests @AutumnBeck and @MrsTrophyWife1 Sponsors:  That's all part of the Mystery!  We'll reveal the mystery sponsor sometime very soon! Need some tips on how to use TweetChat or TweetGrid for Twitter Parties? Note: Twitter  has decreased the API to outside applications (like TweetChat and TweetGrid) which means you may find yourself in Twitter Jail quicker than usual.  If this happens during a party you won’t be able to use your account for about an hour (or more).  If this happens to me be sure to follow @EcoChicParties (my backup acct).  How to avoid Twitter Jail?  If you use Twitter without an external ... [ Read More ]

Phantom of the Cloth (Diapers) – The Great Cloth (Diaper) Mystery

Phantom of the Cloth Diaper Mystery

What is the Great Cloth (Diapers) Mystery? You'll have to wait and find out!  Join me back here on Monday, September 17th at 12pm (noon) ET to learn more about the Mystery!  If you'd like a sneak peek at what the mystery may be find me on Twitter or Instagram and look for #phantomfluff.  There are a few other guests involved in this mystery - have you found them yet? ... [ Read More ]

#SummerFluff Twitter Party Reminder 6/19 @ 9pm AND COUPONS!

Twitter Party Reminder!! The party is almost here and we're super excited to have you join us!  Set your alarm clocks so you don't miss the biggest party of the year!!  We have some amazing prizes, some great sponsors, and some of my favorite co-hosts! What will we be talking about?  Anything and everything related to summer with the kids! Safe sunscreens, cloth diapers, laundry, line drying, safe skin care, and more!! Official Party Time: 9pm ET on Tuesday, June 19th Where: Twitter using #summerfluff hashtag Shortcuts: RSVP TweetChat TweetGrid  Sponsor Specials (check back often for updated offers): EcoNuts - Use coupon code SUMMERFLUFF and save 10% off on EcoNuts. Rockin' Green Soap - Use coupon code SUMMERFLUFF and save 20% off RnG through the end of June. Earth Mama Angel Baby - Use coupon code HUGSFROMMAMA and save 15% off at EMAB. EcoStoreUSA - Use coupon code 25for25 and save 25% off your order for the next 25 hrs (starting at 9pm ET 6/18) at ... [ Read More ]

#SummerFluff Twitter Party – 6/19

#SummerFluff June 19th @ 9pm ET

Join us as we welcome the official start of summer by sharing our tips on how to go green with your family this summer.  We'll be covering our favorite topics including cloth diapering, natural laundry tips, safe skin care, sun safety, and more.  Of course we'll have lots of door prizes and tons of fun! When:  Tuesday, June 19th @ 9-10pm ET Hashtag: #SummerFluff Host: @TheEcoChic TweetGrid TweetChat Co-Hosts: @AutumnBeck,  @TheCDReport, @BabyDickey, @BabyRabies, @KellyWels, @KimRosas, @ChgDiapers, @ClothDiaperNews, @PaddedTushStats, and @EFFBlog Sponsors: @DiaperShops, @EcoStoreUSA, @EarthMamaHQ, @MollysSuds, @ProjectPomona, @RockinGreenSoap, @ThirstiesInc, @GENYdiapers, @EcoNuts, and @ThincTHEBalm. Prizes:  All of the prizes are listed on the Rafflecopter below.  Winners will be selected at random from all registered guests who have tweeted at least once during the party with the #summerfluff hashtag.  Please watch @EFFBlog for the announcement of the winners. ... [ Read More ]