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I love everything about my little girl but when she was a baby my favorite part was her chubby hands and cheeks. I don’t know if my sister knew that or not but she captured that moment in time for me perfectly. My sister took a close up picture of my daughters chubby hands while she was wearing several...
What we put on our bodies is quickly absorbed into our blood stream which makes it important that we choose our products wisely. Now that I’m a mother it’s even more important to me what I put on my daughters body. I have tested several green/natural products on both myself and my daughter and have enjoyed all of them....
Tis the season for packing lunches. I've gotten some emails asking for tips on how to pack a healthy school lunch and to "green" the lunch box. I have to say, when it comes to packing a healthy lunch I think parents have to keep in mind, the lunch room is competitive and there are lots of trades made....
I love toys. My children love toys. I just don't like all of the toys that I seem to trip on, step on, that break and are cheap, cannot be recycled and are they non-toxic, where did they come from and when they go to the landfill how long do they stay there - forever? Responsible buying, heriloum toys...
One of the things that I miss when fall comes and winter is on the horizon, the fresh veggies from the local CSA and farmers market. Last year the local CSA provided a weekly newsletter with recipes and tips, it was so helpful. Through these newsletters I have learned: Eggplant is a relative to potatoes, tomatoes and pepper. Yup. You...
Babies love to put things in their mouths; it's one of the ways that babies learn about their surroundings. These activities teach them about taste, texture, sound, and shape among many others. Exploring in this way is important for their development, so it is no wonder that the toy industry is a...
Come on the colors are orange and black! I love, love, love Halloween. I love the time of year and the cool fall nights. I love the idea that I don't have to buy gifts and wrap them up for everyone but I can still celebrate and have fun. Goblins, ghosts, and gremlins are part of the fun perhaps...
I took a few days to announce the winner of the FuzziBunz Cloth Diaper Giveaway.  I really wanted to read over the comments, explore the sites recommended to me and try out some of the useful tips.  There were soooo many, thank you.  I had my interview with Dori and Val, my BBF's from More Hip than Hippie yesterday...
When you try something new or you've decided to break a habit, it's a challenge! I thought trying cloth diapers would be hard for me, seeing I knew nothing AND I have used only disposable with my two children. I wrote about being ignorant about cloth diapers and the encouragement and support was amazing. Thanks to all of you...
It's back to school time, almost. The other day, when I spent two hours in Target I couldn't believe the back to school supplies. Backpacks, pencils, markers, crayons, scissors and the list goes on. I miss that part of being a teacher AND a student. The back to school excitement was like Christmas day to me, I loved...
I'm stuck. I'm confused. I'm unsure. Help. I use disposable diapers. Don't you dare point your finger and judge me. I'm a mom and that was my choice but maybe or maybe not a good one. I'm over it, kinda. I want to use cloth diapers but here's my dirty little secret...I thought you still had to use...
Just recently I wrote about Isa Booties and Project Happy Feet. Hopefully everyone bought a pair of cute booties to help some needy children have soft soled shoes. What a compassionate company. I can't seem to stop telling you about this company. It's just that that besides being eco-friendly, this company actually has a heart. They do good things...
In honor or Mother’s Day, I thought it was very appropriate to publish this post about a very special mom, a mom who received 11 hugs and kisses today, Tammie Umbel. A few days ago I was honored to interview, Tammie Umbel, CEO and founder of Shea Terra Organics. Why is this an honor, you might wonder? Tammie’s a...
Bugs, when I taught preschool this was my favorite topic and time of year. The children were always so excited to learn about the creepy crawlies. There were so many math, art and science lessons to choose from…I just love it! In reality, I’m not a bug person. I don’t like bugs crawling on me, flying in my face,...