Win A BlueAvocado Reusable Tote Bag Kit


Hop on over to Droolicious and enter to win a Plum Start Kit from Blue Avocado worth $30. These are not your typical reusable totes. They are stylish and functional and they fold into themselves for easy storage. Don’t delay. Enter today! Give green a try in 2010.

Peanut Butter You Can Take to School…


If your child is a PB&J kiddo, you know how hard it is to follow the ‘no peanut’ rule most schools have in place. Of course children with peanut allergies must be considered, but packing a lunch without peanut butter is not easy. Sure, there are many soy substitutes, but I have found most of them to be downright gross.

Who wants drippy, clumpy, chunky, murky peanut butter? Not to mention it makes for a wet sandwich by lunch time.  Here is a GREAT solution for moms singing the lunch blues – SoyNut Butter from I.M. Healthy. The Original is such a treat.

It tastes great, has a smooth texture, it requires no stirring and it’s not clumpy. I couldn’t find it in stores, so I ordered it online. My son loves it and eats it at school daily. If you send it, you should send a note so teachers don’t think it’s real peanut butter. LOVE IT!!!!

Pregnancy Today: Throwing a ‘Green’ Baby Shower


Have you thought about throwing an eco-friendly baby shower? Why not, it’s all the rage. Just because you have to skip lots of the wrapping paper fun, doesn’t mean it’s a boring alternative. Pregnancy Today writer Katherine Bontrager explores lots of great ideas for showering mommy with a party that is fun and green.

Forget the pink and blue, folks. Get your creative juices flowing and make plans to throw one of your own. You can read the full article here. And looks for MommyQ’s input starting on page 2. You know I have a lot to say about this topic.

“A green baby shower is a great way to celebrate a new life, while expressing responsibility for all life.”

Want to read more? Check out my post with more pics here. Need more specific ideas? Leave me a comment!

Crazy for Crib Sheets!

An important piece of nursery bedding is the crib sheet. It needs to be soft and durable as it will endure many rides in the washer. Lots of parents are seeking organic options for that extra ounce of safety. From simple to super-soft to sophisticated, here are a few of our favorites. If you find one you really love, consider buying a couple of them because you will certainly need backups. Here are eight fabulous fitted crib sheets.

Green Baby Shower Springs to Life

Green baby showers have quickly become the “hip” thing to do in 2008. Afraid you’ll miss the cute gift wrap, frilly ribbons and coordinating paper plates? Don’t worry, you’ll be wowed at just how cute a green shower can be.

A green baby shower is just as much fun as a traditional shower, it just has a sprinkle of eco-friendliness. The centerpiece can be a cake made with cloth diapers, decorated with fresh flowers. The party favors can be glass baby bottles with organic ingredients like popcorn, M&Ms or Cheerios. Instead of a guestbook, everyone can sign an organic baby t-shirt as a keepsake. Ditch the paper plates and wrapping paper to keep stuff out of landfills. It make take a little bit more creativity, but the benefits are worth it. Enjoy the photos!

Cloth diaper cake

Glass bottle favors

Signed baby shirt