ecocentric mom – Jan/Feb “Mom” Box Reveal & Coupon

EcoCentric Mom Box Reveal

Once again, my ecocentric mom subscription box (affiliate link) arrived and did not disappoint!  I've been reviewing the ecocentric mom boxes for several months and each one is so much fun to open.  There is always something new and exciting to try that I've never heard of. Want to know what was in the January/February "Mom" box?  You can see some of my favorite surprises in the picture above. Heart Bracelet by House of Metalworks.  What a sweet little gift for your loved one.  This handmade "Love You" charm bracelet is made in the US using reclaimed and recycled materials.  I'm trying to decide if I should keep it for myself or gift it to my little girl! Sjaak's Organic Fair Trade Chocolate Hearts.  Did someone just say "chocolate"??  I ended up having to share my samples with little hands that helped me open this months box and now I'm craving MORE!! The Seaweed Bath Co. Wildly Natural Seaweed Detox Cellulite Soap.  I wasn't sure what to expect when I opened the box to ... [ Read More ]

Featured Product – madii & dyl Teenii Tot Latex Pillow

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madii & dyl is a company from Australia that specializes in eco-friendly and hypoallergenic pillows for babies, toddlers, and children.  If you have a sensitive child or a child with breathing problems such as asthma you know how difficult it is to find bedding that doesn't harbor dust mites. From the madii & dyl website: Made from 100% certified organic latex our pillows contain no chemicals, are hypoallergenic and naturally resistant to dust mites, mildew and bacteria. Designed for comfort, its softness, support and innovative design makes it the superior choice in children's bedding. All pillows come with polyester pillow protector and pure cotton pillow case. When I read the statement I was curious - what is "certified organic latex?" Is that a good thing?  It sounds like it would be good because it's organic, right? Actually, I've learned that natural latex foam is made from the milk of a rubber tree.  If it were synthetic latex it would be made with crude oil. ... [ Read More ]

Is Your Sunscreen Safe?

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Look at that face - that's the face of a girl on a mission.  In Florida there aren't many weekends that don't involve swimming in the pool or ocean - or being outside for most of the day.  Yes, it's often hot but as long as there is water nearby we will all survive.  How many times have you looked at the shelf of sunscreens at your local store and ponder which one to choose?  There are so many different brands, SPF ratings, application types (spray, cream, wipes) how do you know what is best?  Did you know that most of the brands on those shelves contain toxic chemicals that have been linked to cancer?  WHAT?  Did you think that sunscreen would protect you from cancer?  So did I - until I read the 2010 Environmental Working Groups (EWG) sunscreen guide.  The EWG rated over 500 popular sunscreen products and only 39 of them are recommended as safe for you, your child, and the environment.  That leaves a LOT of products on that shelf that contain nasty toxic chemicals - and many of ... [ Read More ]

#DiaperShops Coupon Codes – Limited Time ONLY!

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If you joined us tonight for the #DiaperShops party on Twitter here are the coupon codes you have been waiting for! Now go and shop! #1  Receive a free @fuzzibunz changing pad with a $10 purchase at Kelly’s Closet. Use code PARTYTIME Promo ends 8am est 4/30. #2  Receive a free Smartipants diaper (no insert) with a $25 purchase at Kelly’s Closet.  Use code CAKE Promo ends 8am est 4/30. NEW!!! Diaper Shops has added one more coupon code for all of you!  Seriously people, do not walk...RUN to Diaper Shops and well...SHOP! #3  10% discount off your next order at Kelly's Closet with code AFTERPARTY . (Cannot be used on bG,flip,econobum*) Exp. 5/4. Limit one code per order and you may only use each code one time! Not good on any previous orders.  To join future Twitter Parties please visit www.ecomommedia.com. ... [ Read More ]

National Tell a Fairy Tale Day – February 26th

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So maybe Lil' B won't appreciate National Tell a Fairy Tale Day this year (unless she gets to eat the book) but reading is a wonderful gift to our children.  I have been reading to my oldest son since he was just a baby...almost every day.  He's turned into a very successful reader, so successful that he's actually reading above his grade level at school.  Here are some ideas for sharing National Tell a Fairy Tale Day with your children, no matter how old they are.  1.  Share your favorite fairy tale with your kids.  I wonder if Little Red Ridinghood will become our new favorite story since Lil' B has red hair?  2.  Play dress up and turn yourself and your children into characters from a favorite story.  Big brother would have fun dressing up as the big bad wolf.  3.  Have your kids put on a puppet show of their favorite fairy tale. 4.  Help turn your child's room into a scene from their favorite fairy tale.  5.  Make a fairy tale inspired craft.  I really like the ... [ Read More ]

The ‘JOY’ of Green Cleaning?

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Can you really use 'joy' and 'cleaning' in the same sentence?  Does anyone really enjoy cleaning?  All I can think about is that five minutes after I clean one of the members of my family will come behind me and mess it up!  I mean seriously...I wipe the dinner table clean after a meal only to have someone leave another pile of crumbs a few hours later!  And for some reason hardwood floors are dirty the second I put the mop away!  It's all rather exhausting if you ask me! But that's why I'm not "The Cleaning Coach" and Leslie Reichert is!  I virtually met Leslie back in September when I was on Twitter asking about stained diapers.  She graciously sent me an email suggesting that I try some Charlie's Soap and pointed me to her website and her new book..."The Joy of Green Cleaning."  She must have known how badly I was in need of some coaching! The Joy of Green Cleaning is your ultimate cook book for green cleaning recipes.  It is jammed pack with 70 pages of recipes for kitchen ... [ Read More ]

Sprout Baby Review & Giveaway

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Giveaway alert! Win a $25 gift certificate from Sprout Baby AND get a coupon code for 15% off your first purchase at Sprout Baby AND a chance to win $2500 in cash!  Details at the bottom of this post.  Eco-ngratulations Nancy! All of my readers can save on purchases at Sprout Baby and save 15% off your first order with coupon code SBBL055!! Sprout Foods! No, baby food does not have to be boring?  And it doesn't have to come in a glass jar!  If you have shopped the aisles of the local grocery stores lately you might have noticed that the baby food has been invaded by celebrity chef Tyler Florence.  His gourmet organic baby food line, Sprout Foods, is spoiling babies all around the country!  Babies just like Lil' B are loving the new flavors such as Peach Rice Pudding and Oatmeal with Roasted Cinnamon Applesauce.  Sprout Foods uses all USDA certified organic ingredients with no preservatives, sugars, or fillers.  Their resealable pouches are BPA-free and leave a smaller ... [ Read More ]

Day 10: Cloth Diapers and Warmers and Wet Bags, oh my!

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GIVEAWAY!  This post is sponsored by Ladybug Diapers.  Read all the way to the bottom and enter the giveaway!As a special offer to all of my readers they are offering you 10% off all orders over $25 through the end of August 2009.  Coupon Code: ECB09  ECO-ngratulations Anne! Regular readers will know that my journey into the world of cloth diapers began last year when we found out we were expecting our second amazing child.  My mother used cloth diapers on both my brother and I but I didn't want to use the old fashioned kind.  I wanted to enter the world of modern cloth diapers!  It wasn't until a few months ago that I realized how many different options that are available.  All you have to do is decide what features are most important to you.  I recently found Ladybug Diapersand they are one of the few companies who have begun selling Bamboo cloth diapers.  Below is a conversation I had with the owner Annita about her online store and the products she carries.     The Eco ... [ Read More ]