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24 family fun article submissions by the Mothering community.

Dolls and Accessories: Mothering's Natural Toy Guide 2012

  Discover More: Dolls | Arts & Crafts | Blocks & Puzzles | Books & Games | Imaginative Play | Teethers & Rattles | Vehicles & Rollers | For Older Kids | 20 Toys Under $20 | Top 20 Favorites       Cowgirl or Cowboy Doll   Why We Love It:  The quality and detail is wonderful in these natural, fair trade dolls. The cute little outfits make them truly one of a kind. Choose from a posable cowboy or cowgirl and pair it up with a felt horse (see below) for hours of old west fun.    Price: $23.95    Where to Buy: A Toy... read more

Giveaway: Rosie Hippo Amish Kitchen

Rosie Hippo is giving one lucky A la Mama reader a beautiful handmade piece from their Amish wooden kitchen collection: the sink/stove combination. (Accessories not included) Give your busy little chef all he or she needs to whip up some pretend play kitchen fun! The sink/stove is beautifully handcrafted of solid pine by Amish craftsman. Faucet and stove knobs turn on sink/stove combo. Solidly built for years of fun. Non-toxic, child-safe finish. Made in the USA. 2+ Rosie Hippo also has beautiful Amish doll furniture, great for... read more

MiYim Organics Sensory Balls Giveaway: 20 Sets!

MiYim Organics is giving away 20 sets of sensory balls to 20 A la Mama readers! Each set has two balls: one with loops and one with shapes. Here’s the product description: “Sensory Balls are perfect to help your little one stimulate motor skills and socialize with others. The loops are the perfect size for tiny hands to grip and shake to hear the chime sound inside. The shapes are the perfect size for tiny hands to pull and grip to hear the chime sound and feel the crunchy crinkle paper inside. Watch as your child grows and uses... read more

Flash Sale AND Giveaway: Bella Luna Toys

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The GIVEAWAY: One gorgeous Silk Canopy from Sarah’s Silks in the winner’s choice of either the Rose Garden or Celestial style. Play canopies are beautiful draped over a twin bed, or make a magical play space and hideaway in a play room. A $120.00 value! The FLASH SALE: Half-price on Play Silks from Sarah’s Silks in Jewel or Pastel colors for one day only: today, Tuesday, November 30, 2010. Normally $11.95, now just $5.98! Limit of three per customer, while supplies last. Play Silks are the quintessential Waldorf toy.... read more

Final UrthChild Giveaway: $255 Jem of Mine Doll (Handmade, Waldorf)

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Today’s UrthChild Giveaway: the “Emma” Jem of Mine Doll. Don’t let this doll’s sweet name fool you. Emma *is* oh so sweet, but she’s also a little bit rock ‘n roll, with her wild curly red-streaked hair. Made exclusively for UrthChild, doll artist Emma from Jem of Mine Waldorf Dolls lovingly handcrafted this gorgeous Waldorf doll using the highest quality natural materials. Emma is clothed in a hand-sewn dress, with cotton underpants, and wool felt shoes. Her wool stuffing is naturally antibacterial and absorbs the smells of your home, making her a... read more

A Week of Toy Giveaways by UrthChild!

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Hello, Mamas! Please enjoy the debut of a new A la Mama feature: A Week of Giveaways (this time by UrthChild.com). Owned by a WAHM and devoted Mothering reader, UrthChild is a retail store that specializes in organic and eco-friendly items for the entire family. Each day this week, UrthChild is giving away an item to highlight their diverse selection of happy, healthy goods. First up is UrthChild’s toy department, which features organic, natural, and wooden toys that are free from BPA, lead, and other nasty chemicals. Just in time... read more

The Winner of the Bamboo Cuddlie by Dandelion is...

Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway for the Bamboo Zoo Cuddlie (the lion) from Dandelion Earth-Friendly Goods! The winner is named at the end of the post! If you didn’t win you can still get a FREE Bamboo Shaker (rattle -$12.99 value) by subscribing, renewing, or giving the gift of Mothering right now!! Use code DXLBZF.  PLUS you will automatically be entered to win some AMAZING toys in our annual Toys Giveaway! We have 30 monthly prizes, 10 Grand Prizes and a Mega More prize!! Subscribe, renew, or give a gift to be automatically... read more

Enter to Win a Bamboo Zoo Cuddlie from Dandelion!!

Bamboo Lion Cuddlie Enter to win a beautiful, Bamboo Zoo Cuddlie (the lion) from Dandelion Earth-Friendly Goods! Simply leave a comment below telling us why you would love one of these great natural toys. For a second chance to win, “like” Dandelion on Facebook and leave a second comment telling us that you did. The Bamboo Zoo Cuddlies are the perfect hug & hold, take-along buddy for babies and young children. Their soft velour texture and tug and teethe features will allow children to feel that sense of warmth and security while on the go or at nap time. (MSRP... read more

Holiday Gift Giveaway: Hape Wooden BBQ Set w/Food

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How cool is this Hape wooden grill set? This is the first in a series of A la Mama holiday gift giveaways that will stretch into mid-December. So hang around : ) Toys, mama treats, family goodies…something for everyone. The BBQ features an opening hood, double-sided grill rack (one for grilling, the other for a stovetop), collapsible side table and wheels to move wherever grilling needs to be. Food includes two steaks, two fish, two skewers with six pieces, ketchup, mustard and tongs. Hape is a wonderful company; their bamboo games are... read more

October Toy Giveaway Winners Announced!!

Congratulations to the winners of the October Toy Giveaway Extravaganza! We will be contacting the winners by email.  You can also contact Jodi, Marketing Director, at jodir [at] mothering.com. A Toy Garden – Spectacular Butterfly Puzzle Michelle Miranda, Lakewood, NJ Natural Pod – Rainbow Cape & Streamer Sunshine Bond, Harvest, AL Oompa – Pooki & Co Mobil Sandra Ai Mori, Oakland, CA Franklin Goose – Little Sapling Mod Toddler Rocking Horse Gwendelayne Grimm, Yountville, CA Rosie Hippo – Shake Rattle & Drum Melissa Wardwell, Black Mountain, NC Hazelnut Kids – Plan Toys... read more

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