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
Win a Republic Bike Kids Cargo Bike (worth $349) in Inhabitots’ back to school giveaway

Win a Republic Bike Kids Cargo Bike (worth $349) in Inhabitots' back to school giveaway

It’s almost time to head back to school — and what better way for your child to roll up to their first day of class than on this showstopping Kids Cargo Bike? We’ve teamed up with

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Cross country team takes shelter dogs for a jog, resulting in runner’s highs all around

Cross country team takes shelter dogs for a jog, resulting in runner's highs all around

What do you get when you pair runners with shelter dogs? Pure bliss for humans and pooches alike. St. Joseph High School Cross Country Coach Luis Escobar came up with the brilliant idea to team-up his

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Parents build their baby an ingenious wheelchair after she is paralyzed by cancer

Parents build their baby an ingenious wheelchair after she is paralyzed by cancer

Evelyn Moore is only 13 months-old, yet she has endured more in her short life than most ever will. Diagnosed with a stage 4 neuroblastoma tumor on her spine at four months-old, Evelyn went through eight

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Republic Bike’s Kids Cargo Bike is THE coolest ride for pint-sized commuters

Republic Bike's Kids Cargo Bike is THE coolest ride for pint-sized commuters

Kids can roll back to school and all over the neighborhood in style on the amazing kids cargo bike from Republic Bike. Easily the sleekest bike for little ones we’ve ever seen, adventure calls and

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Kazoo is a fantastic new magazine that inspires girls to be smart, strong & true to themselves

Kazoo is a fantastic new magazine that inspires girls to be smart, strong & true to themselves

Kazoo Magazine, a print publication for girls ages 5-10 just debuted its inaugural issue. The brainchild of Editor-in-Chief, Erin Bried, who worked at Conde Nast for two decades on multiple magazines

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Mind Yeti is a priceless (free!) online program for teaching kids mindfulness & meditation

Mind Yeti is a priceless (free!) online program for teaching kids mindfulness & meditation

Teaching your children how to meditate is a gift that will benefit their well-being for a lifetime. But the concept of sitting still and focusing your thoughts can seem too lofty for many young kids

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Clek’s Olli booster seat provides a safe, green and comfortable ride for big kids

Clek's Olli booster seat provides a safe, green and comfortable ride for big kids

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Color Kitchen’s vegan, gluten-free, natural food dye kit derives a rainbow of hues from Mother Nature

Color Kitchen's vegan, gluten-free, natural food dye kit derives a rainbow of hues from Mother Nature

Tis the season for summer birthday parties, backyard bashes and baking bonanzas — so there are plenty of treats to top in a rainbow of colors for special events and summer fun. The problem is, we

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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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