June
09
23:00

A little pampering, in whatever spare moments you have

Honestly, I’m not that into bath salts and scrubs and fancy pampering- maybe because my shower lengths are too often determined by how long I can stand to hear the baby cry.  But I do understand the advantages of smelling nice, which is why gift ...
June
09
23:00

Angel Dear – Baby gifts from the patron saint of not spending a lot of money

I just opened the baby onesies that came in from the mail from Angel Dear and suddenly I found I had a little catch in my throat. Something about the teeny teeny little size and that tag reading newborn just made me all sentimental for the days t...
June
09
23:00

Goat milk soaps – a family affair

When I was in Maine a couple of years ago, I found the most incredible handmade goats’ milk soap at a farmer’s market. I’m such an idiot for not scribbling down the name, because I haven’t been able to track it down again. But recently, I found s...
June
09
23:00

Big brands doing cool things – Huggies diapers go greener with Pure & Natural

I’ve put my babies in everything from cloth diapers to paper towels (desperation, people), and while for now we’ve settled on disposable diapers, I still sometimes feel a bit guilty about it. I’ve tried a few of the “natural” disposables, but I’l...
June
09
23:00

The $25 Baby Layette

I realize that you probably have no problem finding a cute baby layette for under $25, and for that, I salute you. But to find one made with vegetable dyes out of soft pima cotton? Well that creates a bit more of a challenge. Well, say hello to ...
June
09
23:00

Baby Daze – The new mom’s record of, well, everything

The joke about the second child’s baby book being empty is actually a reality for most parents I know; by the time you’ve done it once before, you’re less likely to have the interest (or time) in recording every little thing. But for the ever-ear...
June
09
23:00

Not your grandmother’s quilts

Say “quilt” and certain words are likely to spring to mind, like old-fashioned, patchwork, and grannies — but one look at the incredible modern quilts from Got Me In Stitches and you’ll realize that you’re way off base.These quilts are contempora...
June
09
23:00

The cloth diapering mama’s little helper

Cloth diapering obviously requires more work than disposables, and if you are new to it it can be a little daunting. It’s always great to find resources on the web and friendly people willing to help out, which is what Julie Sparrow Carson is doi...
June
09
23:00

Natural baby products – The more the merrier

When my local supermarket carries twenty different baby skin care lines, it’s clear there’s a lot to choose from out there. I can’t keep track of what should or should not go on my baby’s skin and who is or who isn’t using the most environmentall...
June
08
23:00

Shower curtains, hold the PVC

Thanks to the lovely stench of PVC shower curtains, I absolutely dread buying new ones. I’ve always sworn those things have got to be at the top of the environmentally unfriendly list. Turns out, I was right. So here’s an awesome alternative – EV...
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