Jennifer Chait

Jennifer is a full-time freelance writer in the rainy Pacific Northwest and mom to a killer 13-year-old boy. Her writing background includes website content, blogs, copy for non-profits, web projects, national magazine articles and business proposals and grants. Beyond writing for Inhabitots and Inhabitat, Jennifer is admin and social media manager at VeggieBoards, plus writes for Growing a Green Family and a handful of other green-minded websites. Activities and obsessions other than writing include music, books, nature, chill people and barrels of coffee. Follow Jennifer on Twitter @jenniferchait
Jennifer Chait
NYC Parks & Rec immobilizes spinning playground equipment in several parks “in the interest of public safety”

NYC Parks & Rec immobilizes spinning playground equipment in several parks “in the interest of public safety”

In yet another attempt to shield kids from typical fun childhood experiences the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation has removed spinning disks from several NY city parks. A spokesperson

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Skip Hop hedgehog accordion engages tots with musical fun

Skip Hop hedgehog accordion engages tots with musical fun

This whimsical and adorable woodland creature will add musical fun to the playroom and makes an awesome gift for a toddler on any occasion. This engaging toy has been designed with easy-to-grab handles,

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Congress scales back on school lunch regulations, halting limits on sodium & waiving whole grains standards

Congress scales back on school lunch regulations, halting limits on sodium & waiving whole grains standards

When it comes to school lunches, seemingly no one can win. For years the USDA school lunch program was horrible — Congress allowed schools to serve unhealthy portions, foods packed with sodium and

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A rainbow of Christmas lights – handmade felt ornaments

A rainbow of Christmas lights – handmade felt ornaments

These adorable Christmas lights are guaranteed never to burn out and won’t increase your energy costs one bit. They will however, enchant the whole family. Each of these

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Extra large rainbow blocks encourage hours of open-ended play

Extra large rainbow blocks encourage hours of open-ended play

Most parent advocates of pretend play are familiar with the colorful Waldorf inspired rainbow blocks from Grimm’s Spiel & Holz. However, what you may not know is that this awesome design company

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Festive limited edition Skip Hop winter-themed zoo packs and tableware make the holidays merry

Festive limited edition Skip Hop winter-themed zoo packs and tableware make the holidays merry

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Designer of all-female scientist LEGO set adds more scientists to the mix

Designer of all-female scientist LEGO set adds more scientists to the mix

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GUIDE: To Choosing the Most Sustainable and Pesticide-Free Christmas Tree Possible

GUIDE: To Choosing the Most Sustainable and Pesticide-Free Christmas Tree Possible

Christmas trees are a booming business in the United States. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) notes that 33 million real Christmas trees are sold annually. However, a major downside of

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Festive fun holiday craft: Christmas felt ball cascade kit

Festive fun holiday craft: Christmas felt ball cascade kit

Get festive with these fun and colorful felted wool spheres. Turn them into a beautiful garland for your Christmas tree, wall or window or use them to make a pretty and creative homemade gift. Each lovely

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PlanToys creative dough play sets let kids get crafty with clay

PlanToys creative dough play sets let kids get crafty with clay

PlanToys creative dough play sets contain perfect accessories for a child who loves to play with clay. Three distinct sets are available including a basic creative set, a pastry set and a build-a-town

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13 Eco-Friendly Christmas-Themed Crafts for Kids

13 Eco-Friendly Christmas-Themed Crafts for Kids

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21 Beautiful Faux & DIY Christmas Trees to Brighten the Season

21 Beautiful Faux & DIY Christmas Trees to Brighten the Season

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HOW TO: Combat Consumer Chaos & Have a Thoughtful Holiday Season

HOW TO: Combat Consumer Chaos & Have a Thoughtful Holiday Season

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DIY HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS: 120+ Homemade Presents Friends and Family of All Ages Will Treasure

DIY HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS: 120+ Homemade Presents Friends and Family of All Ages Will Treasure

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Kids Blame Michelle Obama for Their Disgusting School Lunches & Showcase Photos of Their Gross Food

Kids Blame Michelle Obama for Their Disgusting School Lunches & Showcase Photos of Their Gross Food

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HOW TO: Make Tofu-Free Vegan Pumpkin Pie

HOW TO: Make Tofu-Free Vegan Pumpkin Pie

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12 Pediatricians in Italy Arrested for Allegedly Taking Bribes from Infant Formula Companies to Discourage Breastfeeding

12 Pediatricians in Italy Arrested for Allegedly Taking Bribes from Infant Formula Companies to Discourage Breastfeeding

According to Reuters, Italian police have placed 12 pediatricians under house arrest for allegedly accepting extravagant gifts from infant formula companies. The gifts, meant to entice the doctors into

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The Beautiful, Airy Butterfly Dollhouse is Packed with Possibilities

The Beautiful, Airy Butterfly Dollhouse is Packed with Possibilities

From 3 Star Studio, makers of the stylish ARC Dollhouse, comes a beautiful, airy dollhouse packed with custom design possibilities. Named after its iconic wing-like roof, the Butterfly Dollhouse is based

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