Baby Shower Gift Trees Keep on Growing (and Giving) Forever

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If you need a very special baby shower or new baby gift, Seeds of Life offers many unique and eco-friendly gift choices that will literally rise head and shoulders above the rest. Seeds of Life allows you to celebrate new life with a living tree that will grow and be a symbol of strength and character. A new tree is a great way to honor a newborn — and to make your gift even more awesome, you can add a copy of the classic book, The Giving Tree and/or some sweet organic stuffies and teethers. You can choose from an everlasting oak, magnolia or pine tree, among other amazing tree choices, and and each tree sent out by Seeds of Life is matched to the receiver’s specific zip code. You can send a gift tree one of three ways: as a seed package, a seedling or a larger gift tree. Each tree comes covered in 100% natural jute with its own set of care instructions, small watering tool, envelope and sweet baby-minded gift card. No new baby on the way? Seeds of Life also offers beautiful gift trees suitable for birthdays, holidays, weddings and other special events.

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+ Baby Gift Trees $31.00 to $103.65

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HOW TO: Make a Vegan Pumpkin Pie Power Smoothie

by 10/20/14   filed under: how-to, recipes, vegan cooking

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Fluf's Organic Cotton Snack Bags Make Snacktime Cheery

by 10/19/14   filed under: food, green family, green kids, snack

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We’re already fans of Fluf’s cute organic cotton lunch bags, so imagine our delight to see that Fluf has added some adorable snack bags to their collection. Fluf’s snack bags are made with 100% certified organic cotton and printed with low-impact, azo-free dyes. The interior snack pack linings are tested food-safe lining and free of phthalates, BPA, and lead. Each little snack baggie is totally reusable, making lame plastic baggies a thing of the past. They also feature an easy to use Velcro closure and they’re roomy — fitting all kinds of snacks and sandwiches. For ease of use, each snack pack is preshrunk and fully machine washable. Bonus, your kids will love getting lunch food and snacks packed in sweet and colorfully designed baggies.

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+ Snack Packs $9.50 to $18.00

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13 Kid-Friendly Halloween Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

by 10/19/14   filed under: art, craft, diy kids crafts, green halloween, halloween, link roundup

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13 Pumpkin Themed Halloween Crafts for Toddlers

by 10/18/14   filed under: craft, diy kids crafts, green halloween

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Yoga Joes: Classic Army Men Toys Swap Guns for Yoga Mats to Become Mindful Action Figures

by 10/18/14   filed under: eco play, green kids

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Eepples MilkCharms Make it Easy to Date and Save Pumped Breast Milk

by 10/18/14   filed under: breastfeeding

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If you’re tired of hunting down masking tape and pens to label your bottles of breast milk, then Eepples MilkCharms may be the perfect solution. Eepples are an eco-friendly way to date your pumped breast milk. The MilkCharm is a reusable, day & time breast milk freshness tracker for ANY standard baby bottle, and it’s sustainably made in the USA. Instead of writing directly on your bottles, you simply dial in the day (and time if you want to be exact), on the MilkCharm, place the charm on the bottle and put it in the fridge or freezer. MilkCharms are made with food grade polypropylene and silicone, and they are BPA and phthalate-free, 100% recyclable and manufactured using as much recycled material as possible. MilkCharms are also dishwasher safe, easy to use and super cute. With MilkCharms you’ll never have to guess about when you pumped milk again, plus once you’re done with breastfeeding, you can reuse the charms for saving and dating leftover food. One pack of three comes in various attractive color combinations.

RELATED | 5 Natural Remedies for Common Breastfeeding Issues

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Broccoli Sprout Extract May Help Treat Autism Symptoms

by 10/17/14   filed under: health & body, kids health, news

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If we were going to look for the next line of treatment for symptoms of autism, broccoli sprout extract might not be very high on our list of remedies — until now. A small recent study that involved 40 men and boys with autism who were treated with broccoli sprout extract showed promising results and will lead to further testing and analysis. For the twenty-six men and boys who received the broccoli sprout extract in pill form, half of them showed improvement — with some showing significant improvement in areas such as social interaction, verbal communication, and behavior. Those taking placebo pills did not show improvement. When the patients stopped taking the extract, their previous symptoms and behaviors returned within four weeks. Since eating massive amounts of broccoli or broccoli sprouts doesn’t appear to be a helpful solution, since the amount and potency of the extract (aka sulforaphane) varies significantly within different types of broccoli, scientists and doctors will continue examining why this natural extract in pill form may be producing promising results and how it can help them learn more about the way that autism works.

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Faux Moccs are Adorable Handmade Vegan Moccasins for Tiny Toes

Faux Moccs are Adorable Handmade Vegan Moccasins for Tiny Toes

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10 Gorgeous Indoor Play Spaces that Will Delight Kids

10 Gorgeous Indoor Play Spaces that Will Delight Kids

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HOW TO: Make a DIY Statue of Liberty Halloween Costume

HOW TO: Make a DIY Statue of Liberty Halloween Costume

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La Queue du Chat Children's Organic, Fair Trade Clothing Boasts Whimsical French Flair

La Queue du Chat Children's Organic, Fair Trade Clothing Boasts Whimsical French Flair

TweetEmail For girls, the line includes romantic but practical separates such as blouses, cardigans, and leggings as well as patterned dresses (including the utterly adorable…

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This Stunning Refit of a Derelict School Building in Puerto Rico Was Inspired by the Surrounding Bamboo Forest

This Stunning Refit of a Derelict School Building in Puerto Rico Was Inspired by the Surrounding Bamboo Forest

TweetEmail The Annex refit was the second commission Díaz Paunetto had received from the school, having previously remodeled classrooms and the playground space.…

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HOW TO: Make Delicious Vegan And Gluten-Free Pumpkin Donuts!

HOW TO: Make Delicious Vegan And Gluten-Free Pumpkin Donuts!

1. Gather the ingredients. For the donuts 1/3 cup melted coconut oil or canola oil (I recommend coconut and use unrefined oil, but Babycakes recommends using refined), plus a little…

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Grampa Bardeen's Pumpkin Carving Kit Helps Your Family Create Impressive Jack-O'-Lanterns

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As you check off your list of fall activities, including the obligatory family visit to the pumpkin patch, don’t forget to plan and prepare for the all-important day of carving!…

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GoodWeave Founder Becomes Nobel Laureate for Child Rights Advocacy

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Last week’s Nobel Peace Prize announcement brought great excitement and attention to the plight of child labour when Kailash Satyarthi, founder of GoodWeave and champion of child…

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6 Eco-Friendly Halloween Treats That Cost Under 20 Cents Each!

6 Eco-Friendly Halloween Treats That Cost Under 20 Cents Each!

Fair Trade Chocolate Coins – 13 cents per treat Pirates and other little trick-or-treaters alike will love this Halloween booty. Sweet coins of milk or dark (vegan) chocolate…

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Stunning Wooden Bed Collection for Kids by Oliver Furniture

Stunning Wooden Bed Collection for Kids by Oliver Furniture

The Wood Collection The Wood Collection is a new unique and aesthetic bed series by Oliver Furniture made with lovely rounded edges and other innovative design…

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