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Catch the Wind

I love to watch babies, enchanted and giggling, as they gaze at mobiles moving gently above their cribs with every breeze and breath. So I was happy to discover an artist who makes stunning, airy mobiles for grown-up rooms, each a tribute to nature’s most graceful branches, leaves and flowers. […]

The Healthy Habit of Babywearing

Years ago, when I was traveling in Peru, I became enamored with the way Andean women carried their babies – in blankets tied around their backs. It made so much sense; after all, strollers are heavy, expensive and impossible to push up a mountain trail or crowded cobblestone mercado. The […]

ZoLi: Baby Tested, Eco-Mother Approved

Many moons ago I wrote about an eco-conscious baby product company by the name of ZoLi. Now that I have a little baby of my own I’ve had a chance to try out some of ZoLi’s products and promises, and let me tell you, they deliver. Health-conscious parents will be […]

Momtrepreneur: Baby LaRue

Momtrepreneur is the latest buzzword defining a growing minority of talented women who’ve left the traditional workplace to have families and simultaneously start successful home-based businesses. Luckily for us many of them are using their entrepreneurial powers for good by starting eco-friendly businesses.  Momtrepreneur Kira Solomon founded Baby LaRue, her […]

“Cry-It-Out” iPhone App Makes Me Want to Weep

The saying “there’s an app for everything” has become part of our cultural vernacular, and while some apps serve great purposes and provide handy information, the one I’m referring to in this post should have never been created, as it reduces parenting to dismissive gadgetry. Sadly, now you can use […]

Bow Wow and Baby

Nothing is more exciting than bringing home your brand new bundle of joy! But for your dog or cat, a new baby can be a stressful change. However, there are a few steps you can take before and after your baby comes home to make the transition easier on your […]

Baby Wearing: Do You Sling?

Don’t accuse me of sacrilege by pushing babies as mere accoutrement, but I see so many adorable baby slings out there, who needs a pretty purse with a pet chihuahua? In fact, I’m almost ready to ready myself (and my uterus) for one of my own just so I can […]

The Lion Sleeps Tonight

After a morning spent watching National Geographic Carnivore with my 9-year-old future vet (lions preying upon a limping, unsuspecting buffalo), I was happy to encounter this gentle Jungle Friends Mobile in which the only thing eaten is the blankie by the little thumb sucker inhabiting the crib. I love the […]

Reduce Your Child’s Carbon Bumprint

In a perfect world, all parents would use cloth diapers and reusable baby wipes to greatly reduce the footprint their baby’s bottom leaves on the planet during the diapering stage. But in reality, one-time-use baby wipes are a staple in every parent’s bag of tricks. Used for wiping up messy […]

Into the Woods

That’s right, Junior, Bambi had lots of helpful woodland friends like a bunny named Thumper and a skunk named Flower and the mean old hunters….Oh, dear, you don’t need to hear that part. All you need to know is that forest creatures look terribly sweet inhabiting your darling nursery. Mommy […]

Serena & Lily Organic

I’m tickled pink that the Bay Area company Serena & Lily – which names its collections with offbeat girl and boy names (Maggie, Hazel, Rye, Lulu) –  has now introduced a new organic line, climbing on the green bandwagon and responding to what customers want in the nursery. “It’s about […]

I SIGG, Do You SIGG?

Sigg, the feather light aluminum bottles from Switzerland have become ubiquitous with every age group and style subculture. So popular, in fact, that SIGG said they were forced to close down MySIGG, their custom design shop, and are no longer accepting new Internet clients to carry their products. Why are […]

Momtrepreneur: Baby LaRue

Momtrepreneur is the latest buzzword defining a growing minority of talented women who’ve left the traditional workplace to have families and simultaneously start successful home-based businesses. Luckily for us many of them are using their entrepreneurial powers for good by starting eco-friendly businesses.  Momtrepreneur Kira Solomon founded Baby LaRue, her […]

Catch the Wind

I love to watch babies, enchanted and giggling, as they gaze at mobiles moving gently above their cribs with every breeze and breath. So I was happy to discover an artist who makes stunning, airy mobiles for grown-up rooms, each a tribute to nature’s most graceful branches, leaves and flowers. […]

Reduce Your Child’s Carbon Bumprint

In a perfect world, all parents would use cloth diapers and reusable baby wipes to greatly reduce the footprint their baby’s bottom leaves on the planet during the diapering stage. But in reality, one-time-use baby wipes are a staple in every parent’s bag of tricks. Used for wiping up messy […]

The Lion Sleeps Tonight

After a morning spent watching National Geographic Carnivore with my 9-year-old future vet (lions preying upon a limping, unsuspecting buffalo), I was happy to encounter this gentle Jungle Friends Mobile in which the only thing eaten is the blankie by the little thumb sucker inhabiting the crib. I love the […]

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Shade Grown Hollywood: The Dark Side of Hollywood Babies

ColumnWhere celebrity becomes conscious. As my grandmother used to mysteriously intone over her crochet needles, “Even kittens can scratch.” Are we really inferring that the adorable, cuddly spawns of joy positioned on celebrity hips everywhere are anything but angels from above? No, the innocents of Hollywood’s loins are blameless. But […]

Women’s Roundup, Hear Us Roar

Rather than raise our voices, we girls at EcoSalon prefer to write about it, because if you need to scream, my guess is you aren’t so certain what you have to say is worth hearing. And really, who wants to hear a grown woman roar? In the past few months […]

Baby Wearing: Do You Sling?

Don’t accuse me of sacrilege by pushing babies as mere accoutrement, but I see so many adorable baby slings out there, who needs a pretty purse with a pet chihuahua? In fact, I’m almost ready to ready myself (and my uterus) for one of my own just so I can […]

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