With all of the garbage that is put in our food today, it is important to be conscientious about where your food is coming from. Not only that – but where your meat is raised is a BIG deal. By buying welfare-certified animal products, or more plant-based products, you send a strong message to food […]
Get up and get outside! Saturday, September 26th, is National Public Lands Day! This is a day to encourage your family, friends and colleagues to enjoy your local #Naturehood.
We love the beautiful eco-friendly toys from Plan Toys. In fact, the sweet Pull-Along Snail inspired one of my son’s babysitters to write the following poem.
With their love of the outdoors, children are natural environmentalists. My preschooler loved the new Lorax movie. Afterwards, he wanted to plant some trees.
Teaching your kids to be earth friendly is easier than you think. Reading books about nature, recycling, planting trees and gardening are all fun ways to teach your kids.
Since I’m a busy working mom, I love it when companies offer affordable, practical ways to help the environment. Seventh Generation is one of my favorite companies because they offer greener cleaning products that are priced competitively.
Did you know that about 90% of the energy in a typical laundry cycle is spent heating the water? While hot water may be necessary for certain stains or for running a sanitizing/allergen cycle, using hot water to do laundry is a waste of energy. Plus, washing clothing in cold water allows fabrics to retain their color and strength longer.
Seeing Elmo live is a magical experience for little fans. I took my son to see “Elmo’s Green Thumb, a Sesame Street Live Show, last March to celebrate his 2nd birthday, and we had a wonderful time. So I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to offer one lucky Mamanista reader the chance to win a Family Four Pack of Tickets to Sesame Street Live “Elmo’s Green Thumb” at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
There’s still time to shop at one of Mamanista’s favorite stores. Order from Rosie Hippo by Monday 12/20 for Christmas Delivery, and you can get a special Friends & Family Deal. Get 25% Off RosieHippo.com using coupon code 2010HOLIDAY25.
My son got a special treat for his birthday in April: the Shuttle Imagination from KidsCraft Playhouses. That’s him in the photo right after he first spotted his new “spaceship.”
Since then, we’ve had lots of fun decorating his spaceship with stickers and crayons, and it has held up for many hours of
“make believe” play. My son enjoys peeking out from the shuttle windows and opening and closing the doors. Since he loves the Toy Story movie and books about space travel, we’ve had many happy hours playing astronauts or Buzz Lightyear.