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[18 Oct 2011 | 10 Comments | ]
Green Halloween – 5 Easy Tips for an Eco Friendly Holiday

The air is getting cooler, the days are getting shorter and the second biggest holiday of the year is almost upon us. Halloween spending last year was approximately 5.8 billion and most of it was spent on items that would be discarded as soon as the festivities were over. This year instead of filling the landfills and emptying our pockets use these simple tips to help save yourself money and the planet.

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[11 Oct 2011 | 116 Comments | ]
Canadian Ecovillages: Would You Live in One?

For the past couple of years I’ve been fascinated with the concept of ecovillages: small family-run communities where people live, work, and play together. The lifestyles of these communities are sustainable and eco-conscious. Many of these villages have small schools on site. Meals are prepared in community and everyone chips in for a holistic, warm experience.

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[8 Oct 2011 | 19 Comments | ]
Happy Thanksgiving!

Fall feels like it’s officially here when Thanksgiving rolls around. This Monday as I curl up around the table with my family, I feel lucky to have so much to be thankful for.

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[18 Jul 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
When Things Don’t Go According to Plan by Eric Guerin

“Something is wrong…we need to go to the hospital now”…that was my wife’s anxious phone call to me at 1:49 PM. At 2:18 PM my son was born by emergency c-section but those 29 minutes in the middle are the story here. I was just a couple of minutes from home when she called and I rushed in where my wife who was 37 weeks pregnant was crying, on the phone with the hospital and in a panic.

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[13 Jul 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
How young is too young to start babysitting? By Allison Katz

So I just ran into one of those awkward neighborhood moments. Two young girls from our neighborhood came over and asked if they could babysit my 19 month old son. One is 12 and the other is 11. I immediately thought Yikes, Oh my goodness, that’s way too young.

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[21 Jun 2011 | One Comment | ]
Contest: Show Off Your Summer Baby Photos!

Today, June 21st, marks the official start of summer! Dust off those sand toys because the next few weeks will be chock-full of trips to the beach, the scent of sunscreen & lots of great family memories.

We want to see your favorite summer baby photos!

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[21 Jun 2011 | 51 Comments | ]
As a Parent, Sometimes You Just Have To Lie, But When?

I got a sweet Mother’s Day card this year from my 3-year-old son. Inside, his teachers recorded his answers to a few questions they asked about me.

According to him, my favorite color is pink (I can see that), my hair is black (so I’m thinking it’s time for some highlights), and what do I do while he is at school? I “make the Easter Bunny eggs.” Uhhh… I thought I was being sneaky about that.

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[17 Jun 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Recipe: Olga’s Cookies by Erica Ashmore

While this is absolutely a kid-friendly recipe, try whipping up a batch for dad on Father’s Day!

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[4 Jun 2011 | 5 Comments | ]
Yay For Daddies! Celebrating Father’s Day 2011.

Father’s Day is on Sunday, June 19th. So much attention goes to us moms that. It’s nice to sit back and think about the working dads, stay-at-home dads, student dads…the special men in our lives who teach, snuggle and love our babies. From now until June 19th you have the opportunity to leave a special tribute to the dad you’d like to celebrate! Four fantastic prizes will be given away.

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[27 May 2011 | 5 Comments | ]
Photo Contest: Celebrating Imperfect Parenting

There’s a lot of pressure out there to be a perfect parent. To have the perfect sleeper, eater, and play-er all while pushing the perfect stroller. In reality, we’re all just doing what we can every day. Of course we want to do our best for our kids but we’re humans, not machines. In the world of baby caring where sleep is limited and tempers (both the toddler in your home and yours) run high, who needs the stress of trying to be a Perfect Mom?

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[24 May 2011 | 13 Comments | ]
Mommies Unite…Or Stab Each Other in the Back

As a whole, I think moms generally tend to stick together, help each other out, give comfort, advice, and form long lasting bonds and friendships with fellow moms. This said, I have been present in situations where moms don’t always have each other’s back and end up making others feel awful.

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[18 May 2011 | One Comment | ]
Erica’s Cooking Corner: Healthy Eating for Your Child

I’ve spent the money on fresh, delicious, organic food only to have my 2 year old if he could flip the bird to it…It angers me so when he refuses to eat but I have found that if it sits there long enough he will eventually eat it as long as it is HE deciding if and when he should eat.

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[16 May 2011 | 6 Comments | ]
Probiotics: Why I Swear By Them by Ravit Rosenblum

Probiotics (or Acidophillus) really DO work wonders and I will share my personal experience with you to describe to you how it changed my life.

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[10 May 2011 | 26 Comments | ]
1,000 Fan Celebration!

We’ve reached the 1,000 fan mark on Facebook and are so excited! Thanks so much for supporting BornFree® and our line of BPA-free products for baby. This year has been made extra special with the amazing response to our Eco-Friendly Recyclable line of bottles. Thank you!

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[9 May 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
How to Sterilize Your BornFree® Bottles

Our friends in the UK just passed along this wonderful video blog by mom of 2 and Maternity Practitioner Laura Campbell of BabyLadies.com. Interested in learning how to use the BornFree® Microwave Sterilizer? Watch this video.