"3 Pregnant Dads" wear 33 lb pregnancy suits to see how it feels to be an expecting mother

by 03/02/15   filed under: green family, green maternity, green pregnancy, parenting, Parenting blogs, video

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Newly discovered Dr. Seuss book will hit shelves in July!

by 03/01/15   filed under: books, green gifts, news

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The title of his new book may be What Pet Should I Get?, but fans of Dr. Seuss will know exactly what book to get this July. This never-before-published book was only recently rediscovered by the wife of the late author, although the book was likely written in the late 1950s or early 1960s. What Pet Should I Get? focuses on a brother and sister choosing a family pet and features Seuss’s (aka Theodore Geisel’s) beloved rhymes and playful, instantly recognizable illustrations. Like many of Seuss’s stories, What Pet Should I Get? tackles an important principle (in this case, decision making) through a simple, kid-friendly approach. To be released this summer, this Seussian tale is sure to become an instant classic and a staple in children’s libraries. Available for pre-order now.

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HOW TO: Upcycle a dinosaur toy into a succulent planter

by 03/01/15   filed under: craft, diy kids crafts, green kids, how-to

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Bring on the toasty drinks! 10 best BPA-free reusable bottles for hot beverages

by 02/28/15   filed under: green family

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Study finds that hand-washing dishes could result in children developing fewer allergies

by 02/27/15   filed under: health & body, kids health, news, parenting

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A new study has found that washing your dishes the old-fashioned way — by hand — could decrease the likelihood of children developing allergies. A team of Swedish researchers discovered that children from homes that only hand-wash dishes are approximately 40% less likely to develop allergies compared with kids from homes that regularly use a dishwasher. The researchers found that the trace amount of bacteria remaining on hand-washed dishes, as opposed to the stark cleanse of a dishwasher, is actually beneficial to kids, at least in the allergy department.

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SoftBaby's organic clothing features a variety of lively prints for hip babies

by 02/27/15   filed under: eco baby clothing, green baby, green baby gifts, kids clothing

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SoftBaby has won over the Tinseltown set (fans include Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Garner, and Hayden Panettiere), and it’s easy to see why. The brand features organic cotton onesies, blankets, rompers, tees, and pants, as well as some of the cutest bloomers we’ve seen.

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James Cameron & wife are at the helm of the first vegan grade school in the United States

by 02/27/15   filed under: education, food, green education, green kids, health & body, kids health, news, vegetarian

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Oscar-winning directors probably aren’t the first people you think of when you hear about a vegan grade school, but James Cameron is good at surprising people. The director of Titanic and Avatar is intimately connected with a remarkable private grade school in southern California, and that school is making history as the first vegan school in the United States. MUSE School CA was founded by Cameron’s wife, Suzy Amis Cameron, and it will launch a fully vegan menu in the fall of 2015. We first reported on the development of MUSE School back in June of 2014, and we’re thrilled to see their plans of offering students a vegan menu five days a week are on track.

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Apples top EWG's 2015 Dirty Dozen list for the 5th year in a row

by 02/26/15   filed under: green family, health & body, news

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And the winner is… apples! For the fifth year in a row, this perennial fruit favorite is unfortunately topping the Environmental Working Group’s “Dirty Dozen” list. Rounding out the top 12 most contaminated types of fruits and veggies in the group’s 2015 Shopper’s Guide to to Pesticides in Produce are peaches, nectarines, strawberries, grapes, celery, spinach, sweet bell peppers, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, imported snap peas, and potatoes. The EWG also included their “Clean Fifteen list” of the least pesticide-contaminated produce, which this year included sweet corn, pineapples, cabbage, frozen sweet peas, onions, asparagus, mangoes, papayas, kiwi, eggplant, grapefruit, cantaloupe, and cauliflower. Despite rising awareness about the dangers of pesticides and a growing consumer desire for pesticide-free produce, nearly 2/3 of the produce samples tested by the USDA contained pesticides. When shopping for the produce on the Dirty Dozen list especially, seek out organic varieties as the healthiest option for your family.

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Feeding peanut products to infants may actually reduce their risk of developing a peanut allergy

Feeding peanut products to infants may actually reduce their risk of developing a peanut allergy

TweetEmail If you pay attention to medical and health recommendations long enough, it’s pretty common to see one idea supported, then reviled, and then back to being in…

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Stem cell breakthrough may enable two dads to have a baby

Stem cell breakthrough may enable two dads to have a baby

TweetEmail Creating a baby from human sperm and eggs using stem cells engineered in a petri dish from adult skin sounds like the makings of a science fiction novel, but it may…

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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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HOW TO: Make delicious vegan Mexican hot chocolate

HOW TO: Make delicious vegan Mexican hot chocolate

1. Gather the ingredients 2 cups of almond milk 1.7 ounces of dark chocolate (or to taste) 1 tsp cayenne pepper 1 chili pepper 2. Heat up the milk Heat the almond milk (here is how…

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Girl asks DC Comics for more female superheroes, and she becomes a superhero comic herself

Girl asks DC Comics for more female superheroes, and she becomes a superhero comic herself

TweetEmail Kids: you’re never too young to make a difference, or to become a comic superhero. When a superhero-loving 11 year-old girl recently wrote to a comics…

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Silispoons are textured silicone spoons designed to make independent feeding easier

Silispoons are textured silicone spoons designed to make independent feeding easier

Some tots show interest in independent eating from an early age: they balk when parents try to feed them even the messiest of foods, grab at their parents’ utensils, and love…

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Kids can design their work space with The Cardboard Guys' cardboard desk and chair

Kids can design their work space with The Cardboard Guys' cardboard desk and chair

The Cardboard Guys’ new Kids’ Imagination Furniture lets little ones construct and design their very own desk set. Made from sustainable folded cardboard, the furniture inspires…

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5 things parents can do to start getting more sleep today

5 things parents can do to start getting more sleep today

Obviously, there are a lot of factors related to how much sleep a set of new parents can manage. If you’re a parent, you get it. Notwithstanding the tumultuous sleep cycles of an…

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Children in Sierra Leone are learning via educational radio due to Ebola outbreak

Children in Sierra Leone are learning via educational radio due to Ebola outbreak

TweetEmail Imagine if school was out for more than six months. It’s a scenario that school-aged children in Sierra Leone have been facing as a result of school closures…

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USDA approves first genetically modified, non-browning apple

USDA approves first genetically modified, non-browning apple

TweetEmail In 2017, be on the lookout for apples with a special snowflake sticker on their skin: this small symbol indicates that your grocery store is carrying the first…

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