30 Homemade Popsicle Recipes to Cool You Off This Summer

by 06/18/14   filed under: food, green family, green kids, how-to, recipe

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10 Ways to Entertain Your Toddler at Home Without Toys

by 06/18/14   filed under: eco play, eco toddler

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MUSE School in Los Angeles will be the First Entirely Vegan School in the U.S.

by 06/18/14   filed under: education, food

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Located in beautiful Malibu Canyon between Malibu and Calabasas, California, the MUSE School is anchored on 22 breathtaking acres abutting the Santa Monica Mountain conservation lands and is already one of the greenest campuses in the United States. Now MUSE is going one giant environmentally conscious step further by transitioning to all-vegan meals. Currently, the school’s students, children from ages 2-14, already eat one lunch a week that’s entirely plant-based, but MUSE plans on expanding the vegan menu to five days a week by 2015 which will make it the very first vegan school in the nation.

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Brooklyn's Norman & Jules Toy Shop Opens a New Green Outdoor Play Space for Tots

by 06/17/14   filed under: eco toddler

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Brooklyn-based boutique toy shop Norman & Jules just debuted their new eco-friendly backyard play space. Norman & Jules owners Avi Kravitz and Courtney Eber, have created a wonderful outdoor play area for kids, complete with artificial turf, a hill kids can roll down, a sensory play table filled with cork bits, cups and scoops, an inviting play house, a pebble-filled sandbox, a table of blocks to stack, a magnetic wall outfitted with Tegu blocks and much more. From June to November, this outdoor play area will be open for drop-in playtimes Monday-Wednesday, from 10 am-12 pm, Monday-Friday, from 1:15 pm–3:15 pm, and Saturday & Sunday, from 9:30 am-11:30 am. There’s a small fee of $12 for your first child and $6 for siblings. There’s also a slew of fun activities planned in this space, such as storytime and playtime on Thursdays and Fridays, 11:15 am-12:15 pm, sing-alongs and Tot Yoga. You can see all play space events here. If all of this sounds like fun for your kids, and you’re in or near Brooklyn, head over to Norman & Jules at 158 7th Ave., Park Slope.

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'Archibet' Transforms Letters into Iconic Architecture, Teaching Kids About the World's Greatest Architects, From A to Z!

by 06/17/14   filed under: architecture, art

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Reality Series 'Born in the Wild' Documents Women Giving Birth in the Great Outdoors

by 06/17/14   filed under: birth, news

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We’re familiar with home birth, Lotus birth, DIY freebirthing experiences, and even dolphin-assisted birth, but giving birth out in the wild is a concept that definitely piques our interest. The idea of giving birth outdoors isn’t new — women all over the world have given birth outdoors since the dawn of man. However, giving birth in the wild is practically unheard of. This novel idea stems from a new reality show in the works, “Born in the Wild,” which was inspired by a YouTube video of a woman who labors and delivers her baby naturally in the middle of the Daintree rainforest. The video has racked up 23,644,023 views and counting, showing that it’s possible that some women are at least interested in the idea, but of course many may simply be curious to see the outcome — and clearly, giving birth outside is not a suitable, or desirable option for every woman.

Would you give birth outside in the wild?

  • 8 Votes No, this seems unsafe.
  • 4 Votes Sure, birth is usually safe if you're low-risk
  • 2 Votes Maybe.

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5 Reusable Swim Diapers for Babies and Toddlers

by 07/26/12   filed under: eco baby clothing, eco toddler, green baby, green design, green diapers

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HOW TO: Make No-Bake Vegan Tiramisu With Homemade Nutella & Coffee

by 06/16/14   filed under: healthy recipe, how-to, recipe, vegan cooking

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6 Home Remedies for Your Child's Sinus Infection

6 Home Remedies for Your Child's Sinus Infection

1. Nursing If your little one is breastfeeding and not feeling well, they are probably already asking for additional nursing sessions. If not, encourage your babe to nurse frequently.…

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Vermilio's Fair Trade Kids Clothing Collection is Comprised of Naturally Dyed, Handwoven Textiles

Vermilio's Fair Trade Kids Clothing Collection is Comprised of Naturally Dyed, Handwoven Textiles

TweetEmail Clothes with a soul — that’s what Vermilio is all about. Launching on Kickstarter, Vermilio’s new kids line will work with women on the Thai-Myanmar…

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Fourteen Year-Old Girl Invents a Pedal-Powered Washing Machine/Exercise Bike to Wash Her Family's Clothes

Fourteen Year-Old Girl Invents a Pedal-Powered Washing Machine/Exercise Bike to Wash Her Family's Clothes

When she was only fourteen, the innovative and resourceful Remya Jose transformed an old bicycle gear and spare parts into a pedal-powered washing machine! Jose, now 16, lives in…

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Rhoost's Natural Baby Grooming Kit is a Must-Have Basic

Rhoost's Natural Baby Grooming Kit is a Must-Have Basic

One of the things that shocked us when we had little ones was just how sharp their nails could be: we used to call our son Wolverine because of his tendency to claw us and himself when…

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HOW TO: Make Organic Lactation Cookies To Help Increase Your Breast Milk Production

HOW TO: Make Organic Lactation Cookies To Help Increase Your Breast Milk Production

Lactation Cookie Ingredients Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 1/2 cup organic butter softened 1 cup organic cane sugar 2 tbs organic blackstrap molasses 4 tbs warm water 2 tbs…

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All-Star Ensemble of Musicians Produce an Original Song to Bring Awareness to Child Labor

All-Star Ensemble of Musicians Produce an Original Song to Bring Awareness to Child Labor

This week, the International Labor Organization (ILO) released an original song featuring an all-star ensemble of celebrity musicians to kick-start International World Day Against Child…

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Free Play's Sensory-Focused, Abstract Play Structures Inspire Kids to Get Creative

Free Play's Sensory-Focused, Abstract Play Structures Inspire Kids to Get Creative

Free Play’s creator, Dan Schreibman, was inspired to create an abstract playground after bringing his children to a Richard Serra sculptural exhibition. The soaring Cor-ten steel…

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'The Land' is an Adventure Playground Where Kids Can Run Wild, Light Fires, Explore Independence and Take Risks

'The Land' is an Adventure Playground Where Kids Can Run Wild, Light Fires, Explore Independence and Take Risks

At first glance, The Land, a Welsh “adventure” playground, seems like a modern-day parent’s worst nightmare. The Land is riddled with what looks like trash and the walls…

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Are National Parks and Public Lands Becoming Too Hands-Off for Kids?

Are National Parks and Public Lands Becoming Too Hands-Off for Kids?

The children at my son’s school makes a weekly pilgrimage from the urban jungle of Philadelphia to a local nature and environmental education center. Once there, in addition to…

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HOW TO: Grow a Lemon Tree From a Lemon Seed

HOW TO: Grow a Lemon Tree From a Lemon Seed

Here’s a fun spring time project you can do with your kids to connect them to nature and teach them a bit about how food is grown. Growing a lemon tree from scratch is super easy!…

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