Green Kid Crafts Giveaway: Win a 6-Month Subscription to an Awesome, Non-Toy Gift Your Kids Will Love!

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If you’re in need of a last-minute, creative, fun and educational gift (that won’t fill your house with more stuff your kids don’t need), we’ve got a great opportunity for you! Today, we’re giving away a 6-month Green Kid Crafts subscription! Green Kid Crafts is a green company that provides creative and educational activities to do with kids through their eco-friendly Subscription Service, Craft Boxes, Birthday Activities, STEM Science Kits, and Creativity Kits. With Green Kid Crafts, both parents and kids can enjoy sustainable arts, crafts, […]

A Creative, Fun and Educational Gift (That Won’t Fill Your House With More Stuff Your Kids Don’t Need)

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I’m not into giving my kids a lot of stuff. Maybe you’re not either. As the holidays draw near, I tend to get a little anxious about how much new stuff will make its way into our home. Even more than that, I care about the type of stuff it is. Blinking, battery-operated, Disney-character emblazoned stuff that screams “I’ll entertain you!! (for a week, until you realize what a boring, stupid toy I am)” is not exactly high on my list of desirables. But stuff […]

Introducing the 2013 Christmas Gift Guide!

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Are you thinking Christmas yet? I’ll confess, I wasn’t really. Until this weekend. As I went through and selected my favorite picks from each shop that is participating in our Christmas Gift Guide, my brain was spinning with perfect ideas for all those on my list. There really is a fantastic selection of items here! How to use this Gift Guide Take a look through now and get some ideas. If you’re ready, go ahead and be one of those awesome, uber-organized people who does […]

It’s Ready! The 2012 Christmas Gift Guide (for your shopping pleasure)

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Are you thinking Christmas yet? I’ll confess, I wasn’t really. Until this weekend. As I went through and selected my favorite picks from each shop that is participating in our Christmas Gift Guide, my brain was spinning with perfect ideas for all those on my list. There really is a fantastic selection of items here! How to use this Gift Guide Take a look through now and get some ideas. If you’re ready, go ahead and be one of those awesome, uber-organied people who does […]

My Mama Cloth Adventures and Review of Four Sources

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Written by Natalie Klejwa, Contributing Writer What in the World is Mama Cloth? Eighteen years ago I cloth diapered my first two babies in white cotton pre-folds coupled with Gerber’s hard, crinkly plastic pants.  Not because it was fun and I wanted to.  I did it because we were dirt poor.  We didn’t have a “pot to pee in”, as my mother would say. Since the baby boys couldn’t pee in a pot yet anyway, we had to find a cheaper alternative than disposables.  By […]

3 More Reasons That Cloth Diapering is Easier Than You Think

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Last week, I began to dispel some commonly held myths about cloth diapering. I began with two of the biggest myths, that cloth diapering is more expensive and that it is more disgusting. The reader response was fantastic and I think that you will find the comments section extremely valuable to take a read through. {As well, the cloth diapering $75 gift certificate giveaway is still going for a few more days… go get entered!} Today I want to continue on with three more myths, that cloth […]

Dispelling the Myths: Why Cloth Diapering is Truly Easier Than it Seems

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I’ve been cloth diapering for over 6 years, but I still sometimes find myself surprised by the strange looks and the mistaken opinions that most people have when the topic arises. I want to dispel some myths in what will be a short but hopefully clarifying series on cloth diapering. In my experience I have found that using cloth dipes is simply not: More expensive More disgusting More time consuming More inconvenient For hippies only :) Today I will begin by addressing two of the […]

What’s So Great About Raw Milk?

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Once upon a time, milk was not such a complex or controversial subject. Cows grazed on green grass. Healthy, well-fed, and free to roam, they produced a nutrient-dense, thick, white liquid which was relished either straight from the cow (raw) or turned into cultured dairy for short-term storage or delectable hard cheeses for long-term storage. It was neither heated to death at ultra-high temperatures, nor were its fat molecules shaken until they shattered into minuscule pieces. It was not demonized as a health hazard, declared to be […]