Month: June 2008

Shiny Happy Eco Toys

If there’s one complaint I have about some eco-friendly toys it’s that they tend to look pretty eco-friendly. That’s great when you love ecru with a side of pale, but not so much when you’re trying to engage your little one with bright fun colors. The festive, vibrant soft toys from Organic By Nature are far from boring. These boldly colored animals, like my personal fave, the not-so-rubber duck (pictured), are created using ecologically friendly and non-toxic dyes by fairly-paid Sri Lankan artisans, then stuffed with a safe plant fiber called kapok. In other words, you can feel comfortable with your baby sucking on...

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Swimwear Season: Don’t Panic Just Yet.

Swimsuit shopping has never been one of my favorite outings – not even in the days before I had to reconcile my hot mama ideals with my postpartum realities. The suits that look great on a hanger generally become total fashion don’ts on me; but browsing the retro swimwear at Popina Swim is actually a pleasure for this third-time mom. Several of this year’s new styles are just as cute and flirty as the ones we featured last year, still mom-friendly without being matronly. I love the new halter styles, as well as the Anabel tankini in chic espresso,...

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