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
VIDEO: 6 year-old inventors charm President Obama with their LEGO robot at the White House science fair

VIDEO: 6 year-old inventors charm President Obama with their LEGO robot at the White House science fair

While making his rounds at the annual White House Science Fair, President Obama ran into just about the cutest group of young inventors ever, and luckily, it was caught on tape. Five adorable

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Sao Paulo will now fine people who shame breastfeeding moms

Sao Paulo will now fine people who shame breastfeeding moms

Even though research shows time and time again that breast milk is the healthiest meal choice for babies, people all over the world still discriminate against breastfeeding moms. In fact, recent research

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High-definition ultrasound scans show how fetuses react to mom smoking cigarettes

High-definition ultrasound scans show how fetuses react to mom smoking cigarettes

Image: 4D scans showing a sequence of movements displayed by two fetuses at 32 weeks gestation. The image shows fetal movements in a fetus whose mother is a smoker (top) and a fetus whose mother is a

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WHO declares that the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, “probably” causes cancer

WHO declares that the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, “probably” causes cancer

The World Health Organization has now publicly classified glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup, the world’s most widely-used weed killer, as “probably

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Preschool for ADULTS now in session in Brooklyn, NY! (Nap-time included!)

Preschool for ADULTS now in session in Brooklyn, NY! (Nap-time included!)

Got a three or four year-old who just doesn’t appreciate the awesomeness that is preschool? Then heck, maybe it’s time you showed your tot how it’s done, by heading back to preschool

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5 reasons you should NOT give your kids real bunnies, chicks & ducks for Easter

5 reasons you should NOT give your kids real bunnies, chicks & ducks for Easter

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France bans WiFi in childcare facilities that cater to children under age 3

France bans WiFi in childcare facilities that cater to children under age 3

We’re disappointed that big news in France hasn’t made its way to the top of U.S. headlines: the French National Assembly recently passed a law that will help to limit young children’s

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Toddlers will get a hoot out of the PlanToys Owl Sorter

Toddlers will get a hoot out of the PlanToys Owl Sorter

If you’re a fan of all things owls, then this is the perfect toy for your toddler, or a savvy baby shower gift or child’s birthday gift for an eco-minded friend. This cute block sorter is made

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HOW TO: Dye Easter eggs naturally with your kids

HOW TO: Dye Easter eggs naturally with your kids

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Hansa stuffed animals are an ethical alternative to live bunnies, chicks and ducks this Easter

Hansa stuffed animals are an ethical alternative to live bunnies, chicks and ducks this Easter

If your little one is obsessed with the idea of receiving a sweet Easter animal this spring, make sure you give him or her one of these realistic Hansa stuffed toys instead of a real live Easter animal.

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The Natural Egg Dye kit lets you color eggs naturally with fruits, herbs and veggies, minus the hassle

The Natural Egg Dye kit lets you color eggs naturally with fruits, herbs and veggies, minus the hassle

Dyeing your eggs naturally with berries, veggies, and other kitchen pantry items is fun and crafty, not to mention safer than using toxic, food coloring dyes, but it’s also time consuming and not

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Perfectly patterned organic bunnies to nestle into Easter baskets

Perfectly patterned organic bunnies to nestle into Easter baskets

These cuddly bunny pals from Apple Park are made from 100% organic cotton and organic cotton fiber filling, and any child would be delighted to find one in his/her Easter basket. Super soft and cozy, this

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6 vegan Easter candies for your little bunny’s basket

6 vegan Easter candies for your little bunny’s basket

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Fair Trade bunny dolls are an ethical Easter gift

Fair Trade bunny dolls are an ethical Easter gift

The perfect size for a child to cuddle, these sweet hand-crocheted bunny dolls offer delight on Easter morning. Made with cute lop-ears, adorable clothing and friendly faces, either bunny doll is sure to

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Help stop Mattel’s talking Barbie doll from eavesdropping on children and threatening their privacy

Help stop Mattel’s talking Barbie doll from eavesdropping on children and threatening their privacy

As we reported in February, Barbie may finally gain a voice of her own via voice recognition technology that is processed in “the Cloud.” As we noted before, this new Hello Barbie, will be able to

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6 vegan-friendly ways to decorate Easter “eggs”

6 vegan-friendly ways to decorate Easter “eggs”

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Money talks: Peanut industry funds new study suggesting parents feed infants peanuts to stave off allergies

Money talks: Peanut industry funds new study suggesting parents feed infants peanuts to stave off allergies

Nut allergies have more than quadrupled in the past 13 years. According to Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), peanut allergy is one of the most common food allergies and such an allergy can

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6 green alternatives to plastic Easter basket grass filler

6 green alternatives to plastic Easter basket grass filler

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