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  1. Green Goods
    Every few months, your kids outgrow another pair of shoes. If you're lucky, you may have some friends who accept hand-me-downs or perhaps you have several children a single pair of shoes can go through. But what do we do with shoes that are just so worn-out that we can't give them away...
  2. Family Life
    Sure, we can recycle our trash and pick up litter in our local parks, but the greatest environmental impact we can make is to limit our family size. When I was first married, in my early 20s, I dreamed of a family with seven kids. I wanted to be a stay-at-home mom, and I loved the idea of...
  3. Other
    This month Murcia authorities in Spain have launched a campaign to raise awareness about plastic waste dumping. This comes after a sperm whale, currently on the endangered species list, washed up to shore with 64 pounds of plastic in his stomach. Forbes reported that an autopsy revealed that...
  4. Family Life
    It's Earth Day, and though we want to teach our kiddos how to celebrate the earth every day, we like to make a big deal out of Mother Earth on her day! Here are six ways to celebrate Earth Day with your kids! It's no secret that I love to celebrate everything! My hope is that when my little guy...
  5. Green Goods
    As our world changes, it's more and more important our children know how to take care of the Earth. Earth Day is a great time to bring that message home. Here are some fun books that show kids why they need to care for Mother Nature. I love books. There's a book for everything, and I love that...
  6. Toddler & Child
    As news of climate change, air pollution, and plastic waste spreads, more families are taking action to help Planet Earth - from reducing energy use and plastic waste to supporting local farmers and composting leftovers. Families are also becoming more mindful of their travel plans, turning to...
  7. Green Goods
    Meet LilyBee Wrap, a family-run business that sells beautiful reusable food wrap made with local beeswax. Plastic bottles, plastic lids, plastic toys - plastic is literally within our reach all day long, which means most of us are using (and disposing of) it at alarming rates. In fact, so much...
  8. Green Goods
    Here at Mothering, we always opt for the eco-friendly alternative - we love cloth diapers, menstrual cups, homemade cleaners, and natural beauty products. Of course we're interested in reusable toilet paper! How many rolls of toilet paper do you go through every week? Probably one roll a week -...
  9. Green Goods
    Believe it or not, old dryer sheets have other uses once they come out of your dryer. There is no reason to toss them out! Here are 8 ways to use them. Dryer sheets are something most people purchase, but it can feel like you are just tossing money down the drain. Items that only have one use...
  10. Toddler & Child
    The 2018 Toy Fair in NYC is blowing our minds. Not only are the toys really cool, but the companies behind some of the toys are amazing. Papoose Toys, the newest line from Magicforest, is worth checking out. Adorable toys from all over Europe have kept importer Magicforest busy since its...
  11. Toddler & Child
    "Did you see the tree blocks booth?" We've been asked this question by so many attendees of the fair and each time we reply, "Yes, their toys are so magical!" We've come across some beautiful things at the New York Toy Fair and we have to tell you, we love Tree Blocks - an eco-friendly...
  12. Family Life
    I feel guilty when I think about the piles of garbage left on curbs the morning after Christmas that end up in landfills - packaging, plastic, and those annoying twist ties that hold toys in their boxes. And, oy, the piles and piles of gift wrap. Christmas morning at my house starts with two...
  13. Green Goods
    We all have a collective responsibility to protect Mother Earth. While this can seem like an overwhelming task, I believe that even just one person can make a difference. One year ago my husband (now a permaculture designer) introduced me to the concept of permaculture. For those unfamiliar...
  14. Baby
    Meet Whisbear - a humming little teddy that helps your little one sleep soundly. Just ask Princess Kate - she recently joked that the bear was so perfect, she may just need to have more children! Designed by two Polish sisters and mamas, the award-winning Whisbear helps your baby fall asleep...
  15. Toddler & Child
    Sprout created the world's first sustainable pencil that your kiddies can plant after use. My toddler nephew fell in love with these pencils, so I decided I had to speak to the founder and CEO, Michael Stausholm, to get more info. When I received my Sprout pencil crayons in the mail, I called...
  16. Green Goods
    In Sweden, even the produce has tattoos. At least, that's the case at one supermarket that is trying out a new way of labeling vegetables. The ICA Kvantum supermarket in Malmo, Sweden, is marking avocadoes and sweet potatoes with a laser. The process removes the outer layer of pigment from the...
  17. Green Goods
    We're dreaming of a green Christmas! Going green this holiday season is easier than you think, and teaches kids to be eco-friendly for special occasions. It's the most wonderful time of the year, but it sure does come with its share of stuff, and most of it is of the disposable kind. Here are a...
  18. Family Life
    Looking for eco-friendly solutions for school shopping this year? We've created six easy to use guides that break down some of the best green options for back to school basics. From easy to find brands who are making an eco effort to more unique, stylish and sustainable supplies that you would...
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