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
Woman sues her doctor for assault and battery over unwanted episiotomy during her baby’s delivery

Woman sues her doctor for assault and battery over unwanted episiotomy during her baby’s delivery

Imagine being given an episiotomy with absolutely no explanation as to why, especially after you’ve told the doctor not to make the cut. This is exactly what recently happened to one mom,

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Vitamin D deficiency linked to autism & high doses of vitamin D may help relieve symptoms of autism

Vitamin D deficiency linked to autism & high doses of vitamin D may help relieve symptoms of autism

Cases of autism are rising at an alarming rate. Some sources say autism is even increasing at a rate of 12% every year, but thus far no one has been able to put a finger on why autism rates are rising and

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Solvej swings are as beautiful as they are fun

Solvej swings are as beautiful as they are fun

Solvej is a New Zealand company that makes sustainable and attractive swings that are packed with features. The company offers a slew of swing choices including baby and toddler swings, child swings and

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The Forb from Boon is a flowery silicone bottle brush that cleans with ease

The Forb from Boon is a flowery silicone bottle brush that cleans with ease

Who has time to garden with a baby in the house? Very few of us, right? However, Boon Forb is one flower you can manage and it’s super helpful in the kitchen if you’ve got baby bottles galore

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The Licktators release breast milk ice cream to celebrate the royal birth

The Licktators release breast milk ice cream to celebrate the royal birth

Back in 2011, London-based ice cream makers, The Licktators, teamed up with a breastfeeding campaigner, Victoria Hiley, a 30 year-old mother from Leeds, to launch Baby Gaga breast milk ice cream. Cut to

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Innovative new crib mattress from Newton is washable and 100% recyclable!

Innovative new crib mattress from Newton is washable and 100% recyclable!

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10 super fun DIY outdoor games!

10 super fun DIY outdoor games!

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Green Toys’ Safe Seas toy and book sets support ocean conservation

Green Toys’ Safe Seas toy and book sets support ocean conservation

In conjunction with Sustainable Surf, Green Toys Inc. and All the Way to the Ocean have teamed up to one, celebrate Earth Day 2015 and two, to help support one of the planet’s most vital resources –

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5 green summer camps & how to find an eco-minded summer camp near you

5 green summer camps & how to find an eco-minded summer camp near you

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HOW TO: Make a DIY organic rainbow cake without toxic chemical food colors

HOW TO: Make a DIY organic rainbow cake without toxic chemical food colors

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Wonderworld adds a glowing twist to their marble run toy

Wonderworld adds a glowing twist to their marble run toy

The only thing your kid is going to like better than a basic marble run is a glow in the dark marble run, which makes this toy a sure winner on birthdays or holidays. The awesome glow in the dark Trix

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Combat Earth Day greenwashing & commercialism: 6 products that will really reduce your carbon footprint

Combat Earth Day greenwashing & commercialism: 6 products that will really reduce your carbon footprint

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Boon’s Water Pipes will delight tots during bath time

Boon’s Water Pipes will delight tots during bath time

Just when you thought leaky pipes in the bathroom meant bad news, Boon introduces a full set of water pipes that offer nothing but fun. This cool bath toy set includes 5 colorful pipes featuring unique

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PlanToys’ Build A Zoo is a block set/matching game hybrid toy

PlanToys’ Build A Zoo is a block set/matching game hybrid toy

PlanToys’ colorful zoo blocks enable your child to have fun and develop fine motor skills and his imagination in the process. Little ones can build their own block zoo, then match each animal into

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Grow a Garden felt veggie kit is a bountiful toy for budding gardeners

Grow a Garden felt veggie kit is a bountiful toy for budding gardeners

This absolutely beautiful Grow a Garden Felt Veggie Kit is handmade with 100% pure wool felt and comes with everything needed to encourage a love of gardening and imagination in your child. This lovely

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Gestational diabetes linked to slightly higher risk of autism in children

Gestational diabetes linked to slightly higher risk of autism in children

Thus far, information about the association between maternal diabetes and autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) has been limited, so recently a group of researchers decided to find out what, if any links

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Is free range parenting a crime?

Is free range parenting a crime?

A Maryland family is gaining national attention after the parents, Danielle and Sasha Meitiv, allowed their two children, 10 year-old Rafi and his 6 year-old sister, to go to the park to play sans adults.

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Your hand-me-down vintage toys from the 1970s and 1980s may be harming your child

Your hand-me-down vintage toys from the 1970s and 1980s may be harming your child

Though it’s sweet and nostalgic to watch your children play with and enjoy the same toys you cherished as a young kid, you should think twice before handing toys from yesteryear down to your kids.

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