Tag: organic

What They Don’t Tell You In Lamaze Class

Topping my list of things they really should teach you in your birthing class but don’t (and it’s a long list, believe me) is the variety of afflictions affecting your nether regions, post-baby. Who knew it would be like giving birth all over again!

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Say Sayonara to Snaps

While I became pretty handy atslipping and snapping my daughter into her onesie, I have to admit that I still had trouble getting those tiny baby clothes over her gigantic head without a few decent tugs. And really, at 2am who needs the extra trouble?

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Almost Good Enough to Eat

What kid doesn’t love Play-Doh? Let me clarify: What kid doesn’t love to eat Play-Doh? Hey, I’m all for it, except for the fact that I have no idea what the "secret ingredients" are that’s used to make it those lovely neon colors.

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Fun, Cubed

While my home has seen its fair share of battery-operated toys that never want to turn off, I’m proud to admit that my daughter prefers her cute little handmade cloth block my godmother made for her first birthday.

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A Totally Organic Experience

I listened to my mother when she told me, "Never underestimate the power of the rattle." However, after three plastic shakers and a stuffed bunny that sounds like it’s filled wtih a couple grains of rice, I was still faced with a screaming baby. I wish she had been a bit more specific about the kind of rattle.

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Babies + Chemicals: Not The Best Combo

It seems that along with my bright wit and sparkling personality, my daughter has inherited my sensitive skin. And while I have found a few products that suffice, sufficing isn’t good enough when it comes to my girl.That’s why I’m delighted to have discovered WoodSprite Soap. Owner Jacquelyn Ramsey prides herself on creating organic skincare products that are handmade from scratch with totally naturalingredients (i.e. ones you’ve actually heard of) like exotic organic fruit, herbs, nut oils and soy, then scented only with pure essential oils.The line of olive oil soaps is fantastic, particularly theCreamy Castile Baby Soap for...

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Wait, So All Drummers Aren’t White?

As a woman of mixed heritage, I’ve often wondered how topromote diversity in our home when most of my toddler’s toys and clothes feature white folks–you know, because all farmers, ballerinas andmusicians are white. Right. That’s why I love the multi-culti selection of tees at Foco Loco. This family-run business touts itself as "the garish orange life vest saving you from drowning in the sea of pastels." Garish? Hardly. Their designs are fun, fresh, and represent folks of color without succumbing to lame stereotypes. Check out the diverse band members or very charming mermaids. All the shirts are 100%...

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Baby Wears Barley

Organic is all the rage these days. Even the big bad box stores are getting into it. The two Williams sisters behind Spunky Sprout, however, jumped on that commendable bandwagon years ago with their environmentally friendly online baby tee boutique. The Spunky Sprout tees and onesies fuse hippie-chic tie-dye techniques with quirky multiculti caricatures based on–you guessed it–sprouts. There’s one for barley, one for rice, one for adzuki (adzuki?) and one for perrenial sprout favorite, alfalfa. The truth is, no one is going to understand that cute little illustration on your baby’s chest is "Galfalfa" or "Barleyna." What they...

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Have a Tres Chic Earth Day

MyownbagHey, we kind of like the environment. You know, since it lets us breathe and eat and all that kind of stuff. But at the same time, we’re moms, and we know that while we want the earth to be around for a very long time, we still need things to be reasonably simple and convenient.

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Erin Go Organic

OrganicWhile I have seen a pint of Guiness served as a three course meal, you might want to consider some other options for your St. Patty’s Day fare.

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