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Conserve and Preserve–One Bite at a Time!

Conserve and Preserve–One Bite at a Time!

We love the “new again” trend of packing school lunches in reusable containers–it is a little way even small children can push back against a society addicted to disposables.  Plus, many of the containers like the ones at Kids Konserve are so eco-chic! By using a reusable lunch kit, you reduce waste and save money.  Just imagine, no more paper bags, plastic baggies, or tin foil–I’ll bet your lunch will even taste better, knowing that you … Read entire article »

Filed under: Eco-Friendly, Featured, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children

Win an EarthLust Bottle for Your Kid and One for You

Win an EarthLust Bottle for Your Kid and One for You

My daughter and I have really been enjoying the EarthLust Stainless Steel Water Bottles we reviewed back in September of 2008: EarthLust bottles are fantastically chic, manufactured from a slender, tapered custom mold and coated with non-toxic paints.  Each delicately rendered design evokes a love of, or a deeply respectful lust for, nature.  Some of the artwork was created by mom-owner and inventor, Allison. …The tops don’t leak when close, though they push closed very easily with … Read entire article »

Filed under: Contests, Eco-Friendly, Featured, Food, Grandparent Gifts, Hip Find, Kids Gifts, Mommy Gifts

Water Bottles of Steel

Water Bottles of Steel

Looking for stainless steel water bottle alternatives for your family?  Unlike aluminum, stainless steel does not require a liner.  While it used to be difficult to find stylish, BPA-free options for kids and the rest of the family, there are now a whole host of products available.  We’ll be reviewing a few metal bottles for kids in the upcoming months and updating this post and there will be some giveaways, too. Contests: EarthLust (Ends September 10, 2009) 1. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Eco-Friendly, Featured, Feeding, Hip Find

SIGG’s BPA Announcement – Too Little, Too Late?

SIGG’s BPA Announcement – Too Little, Too Late?

With his usual measured and even-handed reporting, Jeremiah at Zrecs has all of the information about how SIGG muddied the waters to benefit from concerns about BPA.  While it does seem to be the case that no BPA leaches from the old SIGG linings, they do, in fact, contain BPA: Whether or not you are comfortable using a bottle that contains but does not leach BPA, for us the real story here is how a company … Read entire article »

Filed under: Eco-Friendly, Featured, Food

Pip, Pip and Green-You-Go

Pip, Pip and Green-You-Go

“Waste not, want not,” mom always said. So, mom entrepreneur Christina started Citizen Pip and created a complete, “muck-free”, reusable lunch system. This stylish Soup to Nuts Kit includes everything you need to pack a meal, from the non-squishable sandwich-sized container, to the insulated soup jar. You’ll also find utensils, cloth napkins, snack-sized containers, and a water bottle.  And it is all certified to be lead-free, phthalate-free and BPA-free by a CPSIA-accredited lab. As an addition, I … Read entire article »

Filed under: Back to School, Contests, Coupons, Eco-Friendly, Featured, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children

A Happy Belly is a Happy Baby!

A Happy Belly is a Happy Baby!

I’m buying more organic these days, especially after finding out how those big brands high fructose their corn syrup. Organic is healthier for the earth and healthier for baby.  Besides, organic just tastes better. Encouraged by my crunchiest friends, I experimented with making my own baby food and snacks…an endeavor which I quickly abandoned when I realized that motherhood did not actually increase the number of hours in my day. There are some good organic baby foods, … Read entire article »

Filed under: 00-06 Months, 06-12 Months, 12-18 Months, Contests, Featured, Food, Toddlers

Zoom, Zoom Around the Room!

Zoom, Zoom Around the Room!

Kids love pushing little toy cars around the room. A great place to push all your little vehicles is the Driving Around Town Play Mat from Rocket Bug Toys (My Lullabug – $29). Moms know what kids like, and this mom entrepreneur thoroughly kid-tested the play mat, taking special care to create an attractive, functional, fun, and safe toy for your little ones. An alternative to bulky and often expensive rugs, this inexpensive mat folds easily.  It … Read entire article »

Filed under: 06-12 Months, 12-18 Months, Contests, Made in the USA, Pre-schoolers, Push Toys, School Aged Children, Toddlers, Toys (06-12 M), Toys (12-24 M), Toys (Pre-School)

Our Green House Coupon Code 10% OFF (Deal of the Day)

Our Green House Coupon Code 10% OFF (Deal of the Day)

Our Green House has some of our favorite eco-friendly products for the whole family. In our Hottest Toys for the Holidays Guide we featured the twirling dragon, a unique wooden pull toy ($28.50), and the Alphabet Puzzle with animals embracing the earth ($44).  My teething son loves the wood and organic cotton teether and rattle ($17.50), with its soft rattle sound and highly chewable wood ring and cloth knots. And my toddler won’t take a … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Gifts, Coupons, Grandparent Gifts, Home and Decorating, Mommy Gifts, Toys (All Ages)

Smarter Sipping from a Savvy Kidtrepreneur

Smarter Sipping from a Savvy Kidtrepreneur

When I was younger, I was convinced my generation would save the planet.  These days, though, I’m also worried about saving money, saving time, and saving my sanity.  But some of my idealism remains and I’m excited to see a new generation taking up the effort to reduce waste, reuse, and recycle–especially when it is also good for their health and their parent’s budgets. Riley Hoffer, age 11, is the activist, philanthropist, and “kidtrepreneur” founder of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Contests, Eco-Friendly, Food

Make a Splash

Make a Splash

Imagine a toy that is reusable, suitable for toddlers, preschoolers, and school-aged children, rolls up for storage, and inspires creativity without any mess–and you’ll have Aquadoodle.  My daughter will draw all day long, but she always wants a clean page.  We save a few of her paintings, but mainly she just enjoys doodling. Since she is not attached to any of her masterpieces quite yet, it seems a shame to fill page after page, wasting … Read entire article »

Filed under: Activities, Art, Bath Time, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Toddlers, Toys (Pre-School)