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
Inhabitots’ summer bucket list for kids!

Inhabitots' summer bucket list for kids!

Happy first day of summer! We LOVE summertime because it presents an opportunity to take a break from rigorous school schedules, extracurricular activities, sports commitments, etc. and sloooowww down.

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Designed by Dad: 10 fathers create amazing labors of love for their kids

Designed by Dad: 10 fathers create amazing labors of love for their kids

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Sunray Arch is a bright & cheery toy for tots

Sunray Arch is a bright & cheery toy for tots

Let the sun shine in the playroom with this vibrant Sunray Arch toy that will double as cheery decor when not in use. Made using a single piece of sustainable Linden tree wood and given its rich hues via

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BOOK REVIEW: The 50 States beautifully maps out a charming lesson in American geography & history

BOOK REVIEW: The 50 States beautifully maps out a charming lesson in American geography & history

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What a Colorful World Really Big Coloring Poster is the perfect backdrop for a collaborative family masterpiece

What a Colorful World Really Big Coloring Poster is the perfect backdrop for a collaborative family masterpiece

The simple art of coloring has continued to prevail as a revered childhood pastime, even in a world where the youngest children seem to be swiping iPads more than gripping a crayon. Coloring as a

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DIY teacher’s gift: Simple & sweet mini succulents

DIY teacher's gift: Simple & sweet mini succulents

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VIDEO: Parents take a hilarious test-ride in an adult-sized replica of Contours baby stroller

VIDEO: Parents take a hilarious test-ride in an adult-sized replica of Contours baby stroller

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Briar Handmade organic floral bonnets make the perfect statement for spring

Briar Handmade organic floral bonnets make the perfect statement for spring

Bonnets are usually reserved for babies… so we were pleasantly surprised to see that Briar Handmade has declared that the sweet toppers are making a comeback, with a sweet new floral inspired

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Dapple launches collection of fruit-scented dish liquids specially formulated to clean baby’s bottles

Dapple launches collection of fruit-scented dish liquids specially formulated to clean baby's bottles

We take great care with the types of bottles, nipples and pacifiers our babies use, but how many of us are as discerning about what we use to clean them? If your current dish soap isn’t quite

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Dad invents humane spider catcher for his arachnophobic son

Dad invents humane spider catcher for his arachnophobic son

I’m so scared of spiders that I can hardly even stomach watching the video above — of a handy, spider-friendly tool a dad made for his arachnophobic son to deftly catch and release spiders in

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HOW TO: Make a sliding LEGO table to store bricks and act as a base for building

HOW TO: Make a sliding LEGO table to store bricks and act as a base for building

On every parent’s wish list is the somewhat abandoned hope that all of the LEGO bricks in the house would somehow manage to stay corralled in one place, in any kind of order — or at least off

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Let the Crib Dribbler feed your baby so you can get some rest!

Let the Crib Dribbler feed your baby so you can get some rest!

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First-ever raw, grass fed Gorilla Milk hits the market as the next best thing to human breast milk

First-ever raw, grass fed Gorilla Milk hits the market as the next best thing to human breast milk

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BOOK REVIEW: The Help Yourself Cookbook for Kids: 60 Easy Plant-Based Recipes Kids Can Make to Stay Healthy and Save the Earth

BOOK REVIEW: The Help Yourself Cookbook for Kids: 60 Easy Plant-Based Recipes Kids Can Make to Stay Healthy and Save the Earth

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Robert De Niro pulls ‘Vaxxed’ autism documentary from Tribeca Film Festival line-up after backlash

Robert De Niro pulls 'Vaxxed' autism documentary from Tribeca Film Festival line-up after backlash

Tribeca Film Festival co-founder and esteemed actor/producer Robert De Niro is making headline news for a recent decision he made, and subsequently reversed, to include the controversial film

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Petit Collage’s Modern Bunny wooden stacking toy hops into the playroom

Petit Collage's Modern Bunny wooden stacking toy hops into the playroom

Petit Collage has hit it out of the park again with their adorable new Modern Bunny wooden stacking toy. Babies ages 6 months and up will hop to this colorful and contemporary take on the classic

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Kids will make a splash in Mini Rodini’s recycled swimwear made from residual fishnets & ocean garbage

Kids will make a splash in Mini Rodini's recycled swimwear made from residual fishnets & ocean garbage

Who would have thought that anything remotely good could come from garbage patches drifting in the ocean? While we’d obviously prefer pristine waters, Mini Rodini is turning trash into treasure by

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Hop to it and make this Giant Arm Knit Bunny in time for Easter

Hop to it and make this Giant Arm Knit Bunny in time for Easter

Want to whip up an epic toy bunny in time for Easter using your own two hands, er… arms? The Giant Arm Knit Bunny kit from Flax & Twine comes with everything you need (minus the stuffing) to

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