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How Much Do You Know About Recycling Bathroom Products?

We try to be good about recycling in my home- my eldest even commissioned himself captain of recycling around the house.  That’s right, he gets to be in charge (with mom’s supervision).  He’s pretty good at it, and likes learning how he can recycle and what can be recycled.  It keeps us on our toes, and he doesn’t miss a beat. A lot of people don’t recycle their bathroom products. Maybe they don’t know which items can … Read entire article »

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Ways to Go Green and Save Money

Ways to Go Green and Save Money

How are you celebrating Earth Day with your family? Young children are natural eco-warriors. They love the outdoors and creatures great and small. My kids are always dragging me outside to play and explore. And I love that environmentally-friendly options are usually money-saving options, too.  When we reduce, reuse, and recycle, we save both kinds of green. Here are a few ideas for celebrating Earth Day with your kiddos: Toss the toxic products in your make-up bag and cabinet. Plant … Read entire article »

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Nurtured Family 3-Day Sale

Nurtured Family 3-Day Sale

Nurtured Family is a favorite of mine and of our readers so I am happy to share the Earth Day Sale at Nurtured Family — Three Days Only — Thursday through Saturday! Pick up 10-40% discounts on some of your favorite eco-friendly, natural parenting gear. The sale includes popular cloth diaper brands like Rump-a-rooz and Fuzzi Bunz, reusable stainless steel water bottles by Safe Sippy and Klean Kanteen, and more! Enjoy! … Read entire article »

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Recycled Craft and Rainforest Rescue

Recycled Craft and Rainforest Rescue

In honor of Earth Day, we are making recycled crafts this month. What can you do with a plastic Tropicana Orange Juice Jug? Well, you can make a bird feeder, watering can, a cool ball and scoop game (encourages outdoor play), a whale bath or water table toy, or a doll house or car garage.  You can even save a rainforest. We started with a bird feeder since both my kids are bird-obsessed and this is a simple … Read entire article »

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Do Something Green, Get Something Green (Free T-Shirt)

Do Something Green, Get Something Green (Free T-Shirt)

What did you do for Earth Day? Now thru April 30, recieve a FREE “green” tee by participating in the PeaceLoveMom Earth Day “Do & Tell.” Do something with your children to help make earth a better place & tell PeaceLoveMom about it. Email celebration@peacelovemom.com a photo of yourself and your children doing something to help the earth and include a line or two describing the contribution. You will receive a Happy Mom “Green” Tee as their way of … Read entire article »

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Recycle, Re-Play, Re-Think: Green Toys Review and Giveaway

Recycle, Re-Play, Re-Think: Green Toys Review and Giveaway

Reuse, reduce, and recycle for a more eco-friendly lifestyle. The new Recycling Dump Truck from Green Toys teaches all these concepts by example and through play. The Green Toys Tea Set is a favorite of ours and Green Toys has rescued more treasure from the trash heap with its new action toys made from recycled milk jugs. Check out this video tour of the new line of Green Toys we previewed at Toy Fair 2009. These tough … Read entire article »

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Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

The original mama is Mother Earth. On April 22, 2009, take some time to think about how you can be good to your mama. Our planet is the greatest legacy we leave our children and our grandchildren. And let’s make every day Earth Day.  Just find one way each and every day to make a small difference–even little actions add up! Many responsible toy retailers are now highlighting products made from eco-friendly materials. Consider buying … Read entire article »

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These are the Environmentally Conscious People in Your Neighborhood

These are the Environmentally Conscious People in Your Neighborhood

With the Eco Town from Plan Toys, your kids will find a new earth-friendly surprise around every corner. We played with a set that includes a play mat with plenty of green set, an eco home, train station, vehicle charging station, and more–and all of these toys teach about sustainable development. Clean energy is spotlighted in this earth-friendly town. You can see my video of the Eco Town in action here. Play mats allow kids to re-enact … Read entire article »

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Mama’s Got a Brand New Old Recycled Bag

Mama’s Got a Brand New Old Recycled Bag

For Mother’s Day, how about an eco-chic gift that also helps women in impoverished areas avoid or overcome slavery? The Emancipation Network (TEN) is an international organization dedicated to fighting human trafficking and modern day slavery. Through Made by Survivors, TEN provides survivers of slavery and people at risk of being trafficked into slavery with an opportunity for a  sustainable income, education and help reintegrating into society. They had me at saving women from slavery. As if that … Read entire article »

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Our House…is a very, very Green House

Our House…is a very, very Green House

Children are natural ecologists.  They love to play outside and appreciate the joys of discovering rocks, plants, and animals along the way. What they need a little help with is conservation–learning to reduce, reuse, and recycle.  Shutting off the lights, taking shorter showers, and opening a window instead of turning on the air conditioning are all ways that even the littlest person can make a difference. The Plan Toys Green Dollhouse aims to introduce children to sustainable … Read entire article »

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