Beth Shea

Beth is the writer and founder of Petite Planet, a blog which focuses on eco-friendly living for families and informs parents of the best “green” choices for their babies and our planet. The birth of her daughter was her inspiration to take baby steps toward changing the world and preserving it for future generations. A former travel and spa writer, Beth swapped airline miles and body wraps for long stroller walks and quick showers. She is living her dream by being a mother and freelance writer. Follow Beth on Twitter @PetitePlanet
5 ‘fun’ things you can do with your baby’s placenta

5 ‘fun’ things you can do with your baby’s placenta

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LEGO bird feeder combines love of birds and bricks!

LEGO bird feeder combines love of birds and bricks!

If you think winter is for the birds, flock around your LEGO stash as a family to construct a DIY bird feeder that’s sure to make wings flap straight into your yard for your viewing pleasure. Gary

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Swap the soda pop for healthy drinks with Beatrix New York’s Cozy-Cans

Swap the soda pop for healthy drinks with Beatrix New York’s Cozy-Cans

Beatrix New York has put a creative spin on the sippy cup with their new Cozy-Cans. Designed to resemble a can of soda, the lid unscrews so you can fill the cup with healthier drinks and ditch the soda

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Love heart blocks by House Industries express the sentiment in 12 different languages

Love heart blocks by House Industries express the sentiment in 12 different languages

How do I love thee? Love Heart Blocks let tots count twelve different ways. Designed by House Industries, each set of four blocks features a dozen colloquially-correct compositions of the sweet sentiment

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LAST DAY TO ENTER: Win a ZumZum balance bike worth $249!

LAST DAY TO ENTER: Win a ZumZum balance bike worth $249!

It’s every kid’s dream come true — a brand new bike! We’re offering the chance to win the coolest new balance bike on the market to one lucky Inhabi-tot! The ZumZum all-terrain

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Plantable eco Valentine’s Day cards bloom as wildflowers

Plantable eco Valentine’s Day cards bloom as wildflowers

Flowers and cards are two top sellers every Valentine’s Day. Botanical Paperworks ingeniously combines the sweet duo of offerings into one with their eco-friendly Valentines which are handmade from

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Recycled conversation heart crayons are a colorful Valentine’s Day gift for kids

Recycled conversation heart crayons are a colorful Valentine’s Day gift for kids

If your little Valentine is passionate about coloring, surprise him with a rainbow of fun in these festive conversation heart crayons from Ivy Lane Designs. Each set of five handmade recycled crayons

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Pope Francis once again tells mothers to breastfeed their babies in public without worry or hesitation during baptism service

Pope Francis once again tells mothers to breastfeed their babies in public without worry or hesitation during baptism service

A year ago we reported that Pope Francis encouraged mothers to breastfeed their babies during the infants’ baptism service in the Sistine Chapel. Cut to today’s service, wherein the beloved

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Noli Noli handmade wooden toys bring sustainable charm to playtime

Noli Noli handmade wooden toys bring sustainable charm to playtime

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Announcing the winners of Inhabitots’ 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards!

Announcing the winners of Inhabitots’ 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards!

We’re pleased to announce the winners of Inhabitots’ 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards! Thank you for casting your votes to tell us which stories of the past year resonated with you the most

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Yoga Joes: Classic Army Men Toys Swap Guns for Yoga Mats to Become Mindful Action Figures

Yoga Joes: Classic Army Men Toys Swap Guns for Yoga Mats to Become Mindful Action Figures

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Top 6 editors’ choice stories of 2014 – Help us choose the winner!

Top 6 editors’ choice stories of 2014 – Help us choose the winner!

It was no easy feat, but we have chosen our top 6 favorite Inhabitots stories of 2014 — and we need your help deciding which story was the best one of the year. We were all captivated by this 5

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Top 6 green kids design stories of 2014 –  What impressed you the most?

Top 6 green kids design stories of 2014 – What impressed you the most?

From a tiny wrist phone for kids that resembles something from a James Bond movie to a revolutionary 3D printed prosthetic hand, in 2014, many ingenious and innovative green designs for the next

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Top 6 green parenting stories of 2014 – Which one did you like best?

Top 6 green parenting stories of 2014 – Which one did you like best?

Modern day parenting is no cakewalk. Constantly shifting insights gained via ever-evolving research, an increasing reliance on technology, and the hovering paranoia that now consume us in the

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Top 6 most popular Inhabitots stories of 2014 – Vote for your favorite!

Top 6 most popular Inhabitots stories of 2014 – Vote for your favorite!

We can’t believe it’s already time to bid farewell to 2014! Over the past year we’ve seen a variety of standout stories that have delighted us, entertained us, made us stretch our

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Merry Christmas blocks spell holiday greetings or stack up as whimsical tree decor

Merry Christmas blocks spell holiday greetings or stack up as whimsical tree decor

Whether you need a perch with a message for your Elf on the Shelf, or you’d like your own little elf to learn how to spell holiday greetings, these Merry Christmas blocks from Uncle Goose make

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Spot it! Holidays is a Festive, Action-Packed Stocking Stuffer

Spot it! Holidays is a Festive, Action-Packed Stocking Stuffer

Unplug this holiday season with a good old-fashioned card game that your whole family, young and old, is sure to love. Spot it! Holidays is a super fun game comprised of 55 cards that feature festive

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15 Enchanting Green Gifts for Big Kids

15 Enchanting Green Gifts for Big Kids

Making your list and checking it twice? Don’t fret about what to get all of the big kids you know this holiday season — we’ve taken the guesswork out of coming up with the coolest gifts

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