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Last call to WIN our fabulous toy prizes for October!

Last call to win our fabulous October prizes! Mothering will announce this month’s winners for our 2010 Toy Giveaway Extravaganza Friday at 5pm EST here on All Things Mothering and Facebook.  Enter by the end of the day Thursday to win a rocking horse, push-along flyer, wooden treehouse, rainbow cape & streamer, and more.  Every subscription purchase automatically enters you.  The more subscriptions you buy, the more chances to win!  If you miss this deadline we will be doing monthly drawings in Nov and Dec, as well as Grand Prize drawings for all subscribers in Dec.... 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

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

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

how to make a mouse wave

One of the more entertaining challenges before us with the toy issue: getting mice to raise their paws in greeting. Staff photographer Melyssa Holik rose to the occasion with grace. (For the record, mice are actually quite happy to wave if you give them a little support of the paperclip variety.) # # # # # Tags: melyssa holik, mice, paperclip, toy issue, toys, wave This entry was posted on Monday, September 22nd, 2008 at 6:15 pm and is filed under backstory, photography. You can follow any... read more

cute attack

Toy shoot update. Mel just shot some knitted breakfast foods. Knitted bacon! A knitted fried egg! And toast! Just can’t stand it . . . Photo (not one of Mel’s; hers will be featured in our November-December issue) snagged from the website of the creator of this adorable breakfast (as well as many other cool, Earth-friendly things), Camden Rose. Tags: knitted breakfast food, melyssa holik, toys This entry was posted on Thursday, September 24th, 2009 at 8:38 pm and is filed under backstory, photography, the making of a... read more

that time again

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November 1. New month, new issue of the magazine on the stands—and not just any issue: our annual review of natural toys. Which means, of course, that the holidays are very soon comin’ down the pike. . . Shot by NYC/Toronoto photographer Lise Varrette, our new cover photo features a cutie from Toronto named Harmony, holding her beloved Sophie the Giraffe. When Lise first showed me this photo, I said “Very nice, but we can’t have a plastic toy on the cover!” Which shows how out of touch I am: Sophie, who has been around since 1961, is NOT made of... read more

Soulful Handmade Felted Animals

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I got an email from Lonneke van Asseldonk of the Netherlands recently. She makes felted animal Pacha Mama “Cuddles” that are not only beautifully crafted–they also feel distinctly imbued with good energy. She sent me a unicorn, which I plan to give to my daughter for Christmas. The unicorn is tall, and soft, and a little gawky, which happens to be the most endearing thing ever. Her eyes peer out shyly like a creature that just happened to wander out of Narnia and into Mothering HQ. She also comes with a moonstone necklace. The Euro exchange rate... read more

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