Change 3 Things (C3T)

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A week ago I joined a Revolution - A Cloth Diaper Revolution!  Have you joined yet? I know that not all of my readers use cloth diapers.  Many of you visit here because you are researching cloth diapers.  Some of you just delete my cloth diaper posts and read some of my other natural parenting posts.  Some of you may be friends or family who think my cloth diaper obsession is a little crazy.  I know that not everyone I come in contact with will decide to use cloth diapers and I accept that.  I try not to force my obsession on others but I will continue to try to show you how easy it can be. Example - this weekend we headed back to the Little League field for opening day.  One of my friends from the park has a one year old and I had introduced her to cloth diapers when she was born.  Like most new parents I talk to about cloth diapers with she politely explained that she didn't think cloth was for her.  One year later (this past weekend) when she went to change her babies disposable ... [ Read More ]

Eco-Holiday Quick Picks 2010

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  Do you have an eco-junkie to buy for this year?   Know someone who doesn't like stuff?   Looking for something non-toxic to get a special child?   Here are my top eco-holiday quick picks - with something special for everyone on your list.   1. Itsabelly Guide to Going Green With Baby - By Melissa Moog & Jennifer Lo Prete   2.  aden + anais Organic Muslin Swaddlers - Lil's blankie of choice is now available in even more varieties and colors.  3.  Global Green Pals - These eco-friendly dolls will become your child's new best friend.   4.  Piggy Paint - Project Earth - Safe nail polish for that tween in your life - now is Glow in the Dark too!  Use coupon code ECO10L to save 10% on anything at Piggy Paint through December 31, 2010. 5.  One Life Jewelry - A personal favorite homemade from a friend down the street from me whom I don't talk to enough. XOXO!  6.  Recycled Koby Jewelry - Made special for TerraCycle from 100% recycled silver by Canadian jeweler, Arthur ... [ Read More ]

Packing the Perfect Beach Bag & Accessories – Diapers Included!

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With summer fast approaching – and your dream beach vacation already booked – what do you need to pack for your wee ones to make the beach fun and relaxing?  Being a Florida girl (at least for the last 5 years) I’ve found some important things you don’t want to forget on your next trip.   If you aren’t lucky enough to be staying ON the beach your bag might be a little more like mine – our beach is about 10 minutes away.  For those of you who are staying ON the beach you may need to modify the list slightly.   Me Top Beach Accessories:  -Beach chairs, blanket, and towels.  I’m more of a blanket/towel girl while my husband likes to lounge in his beach chair.  We found some great beach chairs at Target that are very functional – especially when you are toting a tot!  Our chairs have a backpack strap on them and a pocket for storing you towel, shoes, or wallet.  This type of chair costs a little more but it’s worth the investment so you can throw it on your back and ... [ Read More ]

Eco-Holiday Shopping Specials

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Here are a few deals and steals that I'd like to share with all of you!  Great eco-minded companies! Franklin Goose- Start a wishlist or gift registry during the month of December and share it with friends and family.  Franklin Goose will randomly selected winners to receive one item from their list!  Maybe they will grant your wish!  Great wooden, soft, and recycled toys for the babies and tots!  Coupon code 15077b61 for Free Shipping on all orders over $50.  See full review HERE. Sprout Baby - Use coupon code SBBL055to save 15% off your first purchase.  Sprout Baby sells organic baby food, cloth diapers, and much more!  Only 7 days left to register to win $2500 cash in their First Birthday Bash! See full review HERE. aden + anais - Great organic cotton muslin swaddle blankets and more!  Lil B doesn't go anywhere without hers.  From Dec. 3 - Dec. 18th you can save 15% off anything on their site with coupon code celebrate.  See full review HERE. Dittany Baby: Save when you ... [ Read More ]

Eco-Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway #5

Giveaway Alert! Win a $15 gift certificate for Piggy Paint!  Giveaway ended! ECO-ngratulations Nancy S! Watch your email! Now that Lil' B is almost a year old (January) it's cute to paint up her little piggies!  She's a little squirmy but if I catch her while she's snoozing I can get them painted up and dried before she realizes what I'm doing.  Piggy Paint is non-toxic, odorless, and kid-friendly nail polish perfect for you little ones and their piggies.  They come in a great variety of colors and work just like the fancy store brands you find filled with nasty chemicals.  Lil' B kept her Girlz Rule (purple) on for over a week before I needed to touch them up.  Piggy Paint would make a great gift or stocking stuffer for any age girl on your list...I've even been spotted sporting Girlz Rule on occasion (like right now)!  Buy It!  During the month of November you can catch a really great deal on their Jingle Nail Rock Gift Set which is on sale for only $23.50 (Reg $27.50).  ... [ Read More ]

Eco-Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway #1

Giveaway Alert! Franklin Goose is giving one loyal reader a $25 gift certificate to use at their online store.  ECO-ngratulations Alysia! Watch your email for details on how to claim your $25 gift certificate from Franklin Goose! Franklin Goose is an online retailer that sells just about everything you could want for your babies, tots, or kids.  Franklin Goose specializes in environmentally friendly toys, rattles, art supplies, organic plush, organic clothing, cloth diapers, feeding, furniture, books & CDs.  One of my favorite items is the Fruit Stained Stacker by TickiTackiToys.  Made from wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and stained with fruit and vegetable juices you can be sure that this toy is safe for your little ones.  Twitter:  http://twitter.com/franklingoose Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/FranklinGoose  Blog:  http://blog.franklingoose.com/ Holiday Savings!  Free shipping on all orders over $50 from now through Dec. 1st, 2009. Coupon ... [ Read More ]

Environmental Justice?

Environmental justice - the inequitable environmental burdens borne by groups such as racial minorities, women, residents of economically disadvantagedareas, or residents of developing nations. (Reference - Wikipedia) With our oldest, like most first time parents, we learned as we went along.  We were young and inexperienced parents.  We didn't make a ton of money.  We thought we were doing the best we could with our limited resources.  I knew I could offer my son the very best when I decided to breastfeed him.  I knew that when he was older that I could offer him the very best by making his own baby food from fresh veggies.  BUT...I couldn't offer him the best of everything.  I didn't think we could afford organic foods.  The organic market wasn't nearly as evolved as it is today (6 yrs ago).  While I knew that organic was better I couldn't justify spending the extra money and at the same time I didn't really think it was that much better.  After all, both my husband and I ... [ Read More ]

Blogiversary Giveaway #2 – Teething Bling

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Giveaway Alert!  This is the second giveaway of my Blogiversary Celebration!  For a complete list of all current giveaways be sure to visit the Current Giveaways & Specials link at the top of the page.  This giveaway is for all those baby mama's out there!  Are you tired of your babies pulling on your jewelry only to break your favorite necklace or bracelet?  Are you nursing?  Is your baby teething?  Smart Mom Jewelry has the solution...Teething Bling Necklaces!  Teething Bling are necklaces that are baby-proof.  They have late- free, silicone bling strung on shiny black cording.  Each bling is BPA-free, PVC-free, phthalate free, and non-toxic so your baby can chew and slobber on them all day long!  The bling comes in many differnt colors and shapes and even comes with a breakaway clasp.  No more scolding your little one for tugging on your necklace...let them tug away!  I love my Teething Bling because it's simple enough to wear with t-shirts and shorts, but fancy enough ... [ Read More ]

3 -2-1, It’s Party Time

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GIVEAWAY ALERT!  Be sure to read all the way to the bottom for the first contest of The Eco-Summer Blog Party! Let the party begin!  It's July 1st (Canada Day as I've been told by my dear friend Cindy Loo) and that means The Eco-Summer Blog Party (ESBP) is officially under way!  I've gotten many questions about the ESBP over the last few weeks by curious readers wanting to know, "What exactly is The Eco-Summer Blog Party?" To understand what The Eco-Summer Blog Party is you must first understand who I am.  As a new MOMMY who DOODLES in her spare time I hope to one day DESIGN a wonderful legacy to leave my children.  This MOMMY wears many different NECKLACES each day as I breastfeed my newest little angel (Lil' B), work my full time job, blog about the environment, and look for great HOMEMADE BABY FOOD RECIPES.  Each and every day I try to make an effort to Reduce, Reuse, and RePEaT my actions from the day before.  It's not always easy since my life was not HAND PICKED by me ... [ Read More ]