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National Get Outdoors Day – Get Up Get Outside

National Get Outdoors Day – Get Up Get Outside

Indoor play can be fun – but there really is nothing like heading outdoors and enjoying nature. Whether you are exploring a national forest or simply a local park, outdoor exploration is much closer than you might think. Every neighborhood has a #Naturehood. As kids it was easy for us to spend time outdoors – to go barefoot in the grass, play in the mud, explore the wilderness. As we get older we find ourselves struggling … Read entire article »

Filed under: Eco-Friendly, Summer

Liquid Oxygen for All Natural Skincare

Disclosure- I received the below in order to facilitate this post. All opinions are my own and honest. Many people think acne is just for teenagers, but so many adults have it as well. As an adult, I still get bouts of acne now and again, and I can’t stand the way that I look or feel during those times.  I have tried many things, and am always relived when my skin clears up. I just … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beauty, Eco-Friendly, Skincare

PlanToys Brings a Little Taste of Christmas Early!

PlanToys Brings a Little Taste of Christmas Early!

*This is a sponsored post. I received these items from PlanToys in exchange for a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* My boys got a little bit of an early Christmas present from one of our favorite toy brands, PlanToys! We received the Activity Clock and the Frog Life Puzzle which were both a hit! The Activity Clock was really an ideal toy for my oldest in kindergarten. He is learning his numbers, addition, subtraction … Read entire article »

Filed under: 0-5 (By Age Group), Boutiques and Stores, Building Toys, Chanukah, Christmas, Counting, Developmental Toys, Eco-Friendly, Educational, Featured Store, Gift Ideas, Imagination/Creativity, Kids Gifts, Kindergartners, Play, Pre-schoolers, Puzzles, School Aged Children, Science, Toddlers, Toys (Pre-School), Toys (School Age)

The Most Beautiful Person I Know

The Most Beautiful Person I Know

My daughter is the most beautiful person I know. Sounds like a bit of a cliche, I guess, but when Seventh Generation asked me to share with you the most beautiful person in my life, all I could think of is her smile, her compassion, and her clever mind. She’s young, of course, which brings with it invisible pores, a boundless sense of optimism, and a flexibility of mind that I admire. More than that, it is … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beauty, Eco-Friendly, Featured, Health

Great Gifts for Baby’s First Easter

Great Gifts for Baby’s First Easter

Celebrate the arrival of spring with these bunny-themed Easter gifts for baby. Who doesn’t love a baby with bunny ears? Both of my boys were springtime babies, and I couldn’t resist snapping photos of them wearing bunny hats and wrapped in bunny-ear hooded towels. If I had girls, I’m sure I would have splurged on fancy Easter dresses. Instead, I dressed my baby boys in sweet pastels that reminded me of Easter eggs and spring flowers. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Easter, Eco-Friendly, Gift Ideas, Hip Find

How Can You Recycle Electronics?

How Can You Recycle Electronics?

Amazing. When I was a child, few families had a personal computer. No one had cell phones. Now, we coordinate play dates with apps, keep in touch with grandparents via video chat, and do homework on tablets. What happens when your electronics are too broken to fix or obsolete? Tossing them adds to the landfill and is wasteful–some of the components and precious metals may be reusable. Plus, many electronics contain hazardous or toxic chemicals. You … Read entire article »

Filed under: Eco-Friendly, Electronics, Featured

Discover the Forest: Get Your Community Outdoors!

Discover the Forest: Get Your Community Outdoors!

I’ve fallen in love with GOOD Maker (maker.GOOD.is) — crowd-sourcing for a better world.  Since discovering the GOOD Maker platform, it’s become my new “go-to” social media distraction. GOOD Maker inspires me to propose a good idea, to evaluate and vote for solutions– which is a way more productive use of my time than pinning a bunch of recipes I’ll never cook. Here’s an example of a challenge that intrigued me:  “Discover the Forest’s Get Your Community Outdoors!” … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Contests, Eco-Friendly, Parenting, Play, Socially Conscious, Tips

Get Wild! July is National Park and Recreation Month

Get Wild! July is National Park and Recreation Month

Did you know that July is National Park and Recreation Month? Having clean, well-equipped parks near our house has encouraged us all to be more active and to spend more time outdoors.  My boys love visiting the park, and the playground with its twisty slides, bridges and swings is a favorite. I volunteered as a Parks & Recreation board member for a few years while I was serving on our local school board.  In fact, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Eco-Friendly, Exercise, Featured, Kindergartners, Play, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Socially Conscious, Toddlers, Uncategorized

Keeping Pool Toys and Lawn Furniture Fresh

Keeping Pool Toys and Lawn Furniture Fresh

I was challenged to use Arm & Hammer Baking Soda to tackle a large cleaning project around my home. I’ve already successfully used Arm & Hammer Baking Soda to clean my children’s bath toys and stuffed animals as well as to freshen our diaper pail and deodorize our refrigerator. I’ve also tested Arm & Hammer’s Spinbrush and Whitening Toothpaste. I don’t particularly enjoy large cleaning projects, but I do enjoy eating outside and playing with my kids … Read entire article »

Filed under: Cleaning, Contests, Eco-Friendly, Featured, Summer, Uncategorized

Plan Toys Pull-Along Snail

Plan Toys Pull-Along Snail

We’d like to share a wiggly tale About a friendly, playful pull-along snail His bright shell spins, he crawls up and down He shouts “love the earth!” as you drag him through town His paint is organic; his box’s ink made from soy He’s a recycled, recyclable, sustainable toy Made chemical free, with non-toxic paints & glue He’s a safe friend to bring EVERYWHERE with you! For kids one year and up, he helps build coordination, Gross motor skills, and HUGE imaginations! He’s a … Read entire article »

Filed under: 0-5 (By Age Group), Developmental Toys, Eco-Friendly, Featured, Gift Ideas, Hip Find, Organic, Play, Pre-schoolers, Push Toys, Socially Conscious, Toddlers, Toys (12-24 M), Toys (All Ages), Toys (Pre-School)