7 heart healthy foods & how to incorporate them into your family's diet

by 02/05/15   filed under: cooking, green family, green kids, health & body, kids health, parenting

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Modern Moose's cheerful 3D pendulum clocks are made from sustainably harvested wood

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Sometimes a small detail can brighten up and change the entire vibe of a room. We think these 3D pendulum clocks from Modern Moose are perfect conversation starters that will add oodles of personality wherever you put them. Product designer and developer Paul Ocepek uses bright colors and clean lines to give character and vibrancy to the pendulum clocks, which are made using a multi-step, hands-on process. After a laser jet cuts the wood, the pieces are hand sanded and prepared for a printing process that incorporates non-toxic, water-based inks. The parts are then all hand-assembled, down to the often humorous swinging pendulum parts.

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LEGO bird feeder combines love of birds and bricks!

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If you think winter is for the birds, flock around your LEGO stash as a family to construct a DIY bird feeder that’s sure to make wings flap straight into your yard for your viewing pleasure. Gary Mueller constructed the colorful and functional feeder above as an entry in the Project Feederwatch Birdspotter competition. Of course the White-breasted Nuthatch perching for a bite is equally as compelling. If you tackle this project and want to continue to pair feathered friends with LEGO, check out this limited-edition LEGO birds set.

RELATED | 7 Ways to Attract Birds to Your Backyard this Winter

Image via Project Feederwatch

 

Newborn? No Babysitter? Celebrate Valentine's Day with these Stay-at-Home Date Night Ideas

by 02/04/15   filed under: gear for parents, green family, green holiday ideas for kids

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HOW TO: Make gooey and decadent vegan, gluten-free chocolate lava cakes for Valentine's Day

by 02/04/15   filed under: baking, food, green family, green holiday ideas for kids, healthy recipe, how-to, kid friendly, recipe, vegan cooking

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Designers create furniture and toys with natural wicker to explore the theme of ‘Mobile Experiences’ in childhood

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Swap the soda pop for healthy drinks with Beatrix New York's Cozy-Cans

by 02/03/15   filed under: eco toddler, green kids, kid friendly

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Beatrix New York has put a creative spin on the sippy cup with their new Cozy-Cans. Designed to resemble a can of soda, the lid unscrews so you can fill the cup with healthier drinks and ditch the soda pop. Made of food-grade 18/8 stainless steel, this sippy can holds 280 ml (about 9.5 ounces) of liquid and boasts vacuum insulation to keep drinks hot or cold. The cap has a sealable opening with a straw and all components are free of lead, BPA and phthalates. My kids have never had a can of soda and therefore they don’t need to be swayed to a different drink in a like-minded vessel, but they think Cozy-Cans are totally fun, functional and adorable in their own right. Cozy-Cans bear cute illustrations with a vintage vibe of the following creatures: dinosaur, owl, robot, whale, octopus and ladybug.

+ Cozy-Cans $22.50

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Love heart blocks by House Industries express the sentiment in 12 different languages

by 02/03/15   filed under: eco decor, eco play, eco toddler, green kids, green toys

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How do I love thee? Love Heart Blocks let tots count twelve different ways. Designed by House Industries, each set of four blocks features a dozen colloquially-correct compositions of the sweet sentiment — so kiddos are introduced to English, Hebrew, French, Swedish, German, Arabic, Greek, Spanish, Bengali, Russian, Japanese, Korean all in a day’s play — what’s not to love about that? In addition to being smart, Love Heart Blocks are also easy on the eyes. Available in hues of red or black, the blocks are embossed with hearts which comprise a greater puzzle (much like the emotion itself). Made in the USA from replenishable Michigan-grown, kiln-dried basswood and printed by hand with non-toxic, lead-free child-safe inks, we think Love Heart Blocks shouldn’t be reserved for child’s play. The set would look très chic on a coffee table, shelf or desk, as a reminder of the universal language of love we all hold so dear.

+ Love Heart Blocks $20

+ House Industries

 

Casa Kids debuts sleek and space saving Cabin Bunk Bed

Casa Kids debuts sleek and space saving Cabin Bunk Bed

About the Cabin Bunk The Cabin Bunk Bed is specifically designed for lower ceilings and tight spaces — making it ideal for apartment living or a smaller home. Though compact, the…

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Kids will 'love' these vibrant wooden heart-shaped blocks from Grimm's Spiel and Holz Design

Kids will 'love' these vibrant wooden heart-shaped blocks from Grimm's Spiel and Holz Design

TweetEmail These colorful wooden heart blocks are such a sweet offering for a child on Valentine’s Day. Made by the always amazing Grimm’s Spiel and Holz Design,…

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Eight year-old girl may have just made major headway in finding a cure for cancer

Eight year-old girl may have just made major headway in finding a cure for cancer

Two cancer researcher-parents may have made headway in finding a cure for several types of cancer as a result of discussing their work with their eight year-old daughter. In an…

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Serena & Lily's stylish storage baskets are made out of repurposed plastic pallet strapping

Serena & Lily's stylish storage baskets are made out of repurposed plastic pallet strapping

In our never-ending search to corral our kids’ stuff and keep our homes from resembling a college dorm room, we came across these utilitarian and cool decorative storage baskets…

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LAST DAY TO ENTER: Win a ZumZum balance bike worth $249!

LAST DAY TO ENTER: Win a ZumZum balance bike worth $249!

It’s every kid’s dream come true — a brand new bike! We’re offering the chance to win the coolest new balance bike on the market to one lucky Inhabi-tot! The…

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HOW TO: Make refreshing chocolate-dipped mint leaves for a unique Valentine treat

HOW TO: Make refreshing chocolate-dipped mint leaves for a unique Valentine treat

1. Gather the ingredients A bunch of fresh mint leaves Organic dark chocolate 2. Wash and dry the mint Choose only mint leaves that are in ‘mint’ condition. Wash and dry…

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Mom transforms a secondhand American Girl doll into a boy for her 6 year-old son

Mom transforms a secondhand American Girl doll into a boy for her 6 year-old son

When little girls want a doll that bears a resemblance to them, many parents turn to the American Girl series of dolls, because their collection is vast and features many varying…

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The Family Dinner Project is a movement to help families bond over healthy meals

The Family Dinner Project is a movement to help families bond over healthy meals

Between school, work, after-school activities, homework, baths and bedtime routines, it’s a miracle we even remember to eat dinner some nights. The Family Dinner Project,…

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'A Place to Live' board book for tots features gorgeous watercolor paintings

'A Place to Live' board book for tots features gorgeous watercolor paintings

If you long for the days when children’s book illustrations were hand-drawn or painted and were full of a poignancy often lacking in computer-generated pictures, look no further…

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6 sweet and savory dips and spreads that will spice up Super Bowl Sunday

6 sweet and savory dips and spreads that will spice up Super Bowl Sunday

1. Sweet Bean Dips They may sound weird, but sweet bean dips can taste really good and can add yummy protein into your family’s diet. Choosing Raw’s sweet bean dips include…

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