Category Archives: green

Celebrate Earth Day Everyday With Green Kid Crafts

By the time I get this posted Earth Day will be nearly over. I planned to have it posted sooner, but with the weather FINALLY warming up we spent most of Earth Day outside! No problem – Earth Day should be everyday, right? Green Kid Crafts is a monthly subscription program that offers “green” crafts…

Earth Day Events – 2013

Celebrate Earth Day with fun events and activities. Call or visit the website prior to attending to verify information.  Great Cloth Diaper Change - see website for locations Saturday, April 20. Times may vary by location; diaper change happens at 11:00 am. FREE Cloth diaper change that occurs worldwide. Event details will vary by location. Community…

Ecomom.com Deal on Plum District & Discount Code

Update 7/16/2012: Ecomom is back on Plum District! Get a $30 voucher for $15. Use code GOBTS to save an additional 20% making it only $12!  Starting today, Plum District is offering a $40 voucher for ecomom.com for only $20. Purchase this deal between June 26 and June 29 and use promo code “summer20″ to…

Resource Guide

This quote has popped up a few places recently and has got me thinking a lot about how I spend my money and what kind of world I want. Often, I’m not very happy about the vote I’m casting. It’s something I’m trying to at least be a bit more conscious about. Money is tight…

Getting the Most from Your Farmer’s Market – Guest Post

  Today’s post is written by Jeremy Arendt, head cook and co-owner of Sprouts Home Day Care, an organic, eco-healthy day care located in the Northwest Chicago Suburbs.  He graduated from the University of Illinois Springfield where he studied sustainable food systems.  When he is not cooking for the kids, you can usually find him tending…

Farmers’ Markets

It’s Spring and that means it’s Farmers’ Market season! Below are a listing of some farmers’ markets in and around Chicago. For more information about farmers’ markets in your area, visit AgriHappenings or Local Harvest. Chicago Chicago Downtown Farmstand Monday-Friday 11am-7pm, Saturday 11am-4pm 66 E. Randolph Street, Chicago Daley Plaza Farmers’ Market May 12-October 20 Thursdays…

Chicago Green Festival 2012

Dates and Times: Saturday, May 5, 2012 from noon to 8:00 pm, Sunday, May 6 from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. Location: Navy Pier, 600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago Price: Discounted tickets available online. Day Pass – $10 online, $15 at door – includes Eco totebag (while supplies last) Weekend Pass – $15 online, $25…

Sprout Grand Opening Party

Sprout, a San Francisco children’s boutique specializing in organic and natural products for children (ages 0-4) and parents, is coming to Chicago and celebrating with a grand opening party. Families will be able to sample organic snacks, play in the playroom, and enjoy entertainment from several Chicago artists. The first 50 people to make a…

The Great Cloth Diaper Change

On April 21 (Earth Day weekend!) parents and children around the world will be gathering at locations throughout the world to simultaneously change a cloth diaper and try to help change the world. The first Great Cloth Diaper Change was in 2011 set a Guinness World Record for the most cloth diapers changed simultaneously –…

Couture Fluff Review & Giveaway

Couture Fluff Review & Giveaway Shortly after my first son was born I attended the Nursing Moms Network, a group for breastfeeding mothers, for the first time. In addition to getting tons of support and advice about breastfeeding and parenting in general, I was also introduced to an incredible group of moms and cloth diapers….

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