Tuesday, June 10

Child's Own

This reminds me of a product from my childhood, whereby your name was inserted into a story and the book published. Mine was a Xmas story about santa -wish I still had it. Anyway, this product is a visual idea of such personalisation, I love it. Your child creates a drawing and Wendy Tsao from Vancouver creates a soft toy from that drawing - marvelous idea.

drawing
toy


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Saturday, June 7

Eco-friendly children's parties

One of the most wasteful activities I see time and time again are children's parties. That is, what products are used for them. Examples are banners, hats, disposable plates, and on and on. But my personal pet peeve is towards party bags. Firstly, they are almost always filled with plastic toys. Secondly, they are almost always filled with junk food to take home.

Problem is, many parents feel the need to have the same party bags everyone else has because, well, because everyone else has them. But let's face it, I know many, if not most, parents can't stand those plastic toys, which end up broken and thrown away next to no time.

Plastic is such a big no-no for a green lifestyle. There must be other options? Sure, and no, they needn't be expensive. It pays to be creative and untraditional. There's no rule that says the bags must have toys and food. Why not send kids home with a single trinket? Take the cost of one bag of useless junk and use that towards something greener and longer lasting. A mini book or one or two toys.

Party companies that do the hard work for you are now entering the green niche market. Little Cherry is just one of them, and they can prepare eco-friendly party bags for you, or you can purchase the toys yourself to create your combinations.

If you have created your own green party bags or used such a company, I would love to hear from you.

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Sunday, June 1

Holistic Mama Blogroll




We are Holistic Mamas







Are you a holistically minded mother (or father!)?

A holistic parent attempts to include the mind, body, and spirit into their own and their child's lives.
It's not about being crunchy. You can be crunchy and not holistic, and you can be holistic and not crunchy.

Holistic means considering the development of MIND, BODY, and SPIRIT.

If you fit at least three of the descriptions below, I'd love to add you to the blogroll.
  • your blog includes peeks into your life with your children or your work with children
  • you are spiritual
  • you are health conscious
  • you are eco-conscious
  • you grow your own produce or cook organically/healthy
  • you and possibly your child/ren do yoga, meditate, or something similar
  • you are nature-orientated with your child/ren
  • you practice gentle discipline
I will admit blogs at my discretion.
You must include the button on your site to be listed - it's all about link love.
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Just copy the html code below and paste it into a html blog widget.



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Just post a comment below with a link to your blog. And include a few lines about why you're a holistic mama or papa.