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Wendesday Wins

I got this idea from Rachel's Reviews and Giveaways. I enter LOTS of giveaways. I am not able to buy everything I would like to get (not many of us can buy everything we want, right?), so I have found that entering giveaways is a great way to WIN things that I want! I am going to start posting my wins each Wednesday just to let you all know that people REALLY do win things on blogs! And GOOD things!! :) This one is going to be a longer list … [Read more...]

Not So Wordless Wednesday

This is the first time I'm participating in Wordless Wednesday and I can't not put words on my blog today so it's my "Not So Wordless Wednesday"! LOL LA and I right after The Great Cloth Diaper Change.LA's first time in grass! So cute!Happy Easter LA!!  This is the Easter Basket we won from My Baby's Green! We were SO thankful for this basket full of Dandelion baby toys and corn plates, bowls and spoons/forks! LOVE IT!!!Yes, his eyes are closed, … [Read more...]

Green Tip Tuesday – Dishwasher soap

This is going to be a quick and simple Green Tip Tuesday! When I posted Green Tips a few weeks ago about cleaning products I had a comment from someone asking for a dishwasher soap. I didn't have one, but I found one online that I wanted to share! Mix together ½ cup Dr. Bronner’s Castile liquid soap, ½ cup water, 1-2 teaspoons of lemon juice and ½ cup white vinegar. Blend well and store in a plastic bottle. Two tablespoons will do for one load of … [Read more...]

Happy Earth Day AND Winners!!!

Just wanted to say Happy Earth Day to everyone! I hope you all are having a great day and doing something that will help change the world and is fun and memorable! Just a reminder for the giveaways - PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE make sure you are completing the entries before commenting. If you say you follow me on GFC, please make sure you do follow publicly, if you say you follow MOGM on FB, please do...I had to draw THREE times for one of the … [Read more...]

Cloth Diaper Types

When you think of cloth diapers, do you think of the plain foldable diapers that are closed with diaper pins? Those were the diapers of years ago! The cloth diapering world of today has actually become very hip and versatile. There is a type of cloth diaper for pretty much anyone! I want to give a brief description of some of the most common types of cloth diapers on the market today and then explain exactly how you can get started using cloth … [Read more...]

Earth Friendly Friday Finds Week 2

Welcome to week two of Earth Friendly Friday Finds! Linkup your Earth Friendly giveaways (family friendly too)! This can include anything green, organic, cloth diapers, Earth friendly, etc! If you don't have any to linkup, enter, enter, enter the giveaways listed! Please come back weekly to linkup and enter giveaways! HAPPY EARTH DAY everyone! … [Read more...]

Happy Nine Months LA!!

Where to begin? My little sugar bear, you are so busy! Crawling was just the beginning! :) I don't think what you do would be considered crawling, it's sprinting on all fours! You fly!! You have also decided that you love to stand up and you pull yourself up on everything! I was so happy when you figured out how to get back down though because we went through a period of you standing up and then you would stay up because you didn't know how to … [Read more...]

ERGObaby Guest Review and GIVEAWAY on Sweep Tight

I can't even begin to tell you how excited I was to do a guest review for Sweep Tight for the ERGObaby carrier! I had been wanting one of these carrier for a while and to have the opportunity to write about my thoughts on this carrier was something I was looking very forward to! You all know that I am trying to use organic and natural products as much as possible so you can imagine how much my excitement grew when I received an ORGANIC ERGObaby … [Read more...]

Meshy hotSACKS Review and GIVEAWAY!

Sponsored by Tomoson.com hotSACKS is a company that was formed because of a photographer's desire to help wean people off of plastic. Diana Nethercott wanted to offer a solution to people who wanted to look good but at the same time wanted to help the Earth. She created reusable bags that are stylish and Earth-friendly! These reusable bags look SO much better than the chain store's bags, you have to check them out!  Not only do they have … [Read more...]

Green Tip Tuesday

Organic Cotton and GOTSMany people are not aware of something called GOTS when it comes to organic cotton and clothing or other products made from organic cotton. If you are any thing like me, when you see organic on the tag, you want to believe it is safe for your child, however, this is not always the case and I caution you to investigate things further before making a purchase. I have recently gotten a lot of information from Beate at Levana … [Read more...]

Thirsties Duo diaper review and GIVEAWAY!

If you have never heard of Thirsties Diapers, you are missing a great company and I encourage you to check them out and try their diapers! Thirsties Diapers are 100% made in the United States, many of them by work at home moms! We can all appreciate that as mothers and I applaud this company for supporting WAHMs! When I contacted Thirsties to do a review for them, I was surprised at how quickly I received a response and at how friendly their … [Read more...]

Happenings at Mama on a Green Mission this week!

I have an exciting week planned for my blog! I am going to be working my behind off to stick to this schedule and get all of these posts done, but I really need to boost my number of unique views so I can bring you even bigger reviews and giveaways! Here's a list of things I have going on this week! Please come back daily and read/comment and enter giveaways! Happy Earth Day week! :) Monday - Thirsties Duo diaper review and giveawayTuesday - BIG … [Read more...]

Green Tip Tuesday – Making your own cleaners!

The start of Green Tip Tuesday is going to be a list of lots of household products you can MAKE using things that you most likely have in your home already! Let's get rid of those chemicals and use non-toxic cleaners in our homes! ALL-PURPOSE SPRAY CLEANERCombine the following in a spray bottle: 1/2 teaspoon washing soda a dab of liquid soap and 2 cups hot tap water. Shake this combination until the washing soda dissolves. Apply to the area to be … [Read more...]

Here’s to a new week and a new posting schedule…

So I have decided on two definite posts each week (along with other reviews and random things I wish to talk about throughout the week). I will be starting the following posts this week:Tuesday will be "Green Tip Tuesday"Friday will be "Earth Friendly Friday Finds" provided I am able to figure out how to do my own linkup. So, if I don't get that one on this week, I will definitely start it soon. I figure I will start with only two and be … [Read more...]

My blogging goal…

I know I have been very inconsistent on blogging but I am going to try and make that a thing of the past. I have decided I am going to do some weekly posts, one being weekly green tips. I am also thinking about doing a linkup for "green" giveaways to help all of you find other giveaways you might be interested in. Is there anything else you've seen that you would like for me to do or any new ideas you would like? Comment and let me know, I'd love … [Read more...]

Itti Bitti Review and GIVEAWAY!

Itti Bitti just launched in the US in March! This Australian diaper company has some adorable diapers that I was lucky enough to review.  Itti Bitti started in 2005 and has experienced tremendous growth since. They are currently sold in 25 countries! Itti Bitti sells not only three different types of cloth diapers, but wet bags and cloth wipes as well! The first diaper we reviewed was a blue Bitti Tutto. The Bitti Tutto comes in 18 colors … [Read more...]

Organic and the “Dirty Dozen”

Since I started my "going green" journey I have been wanting to get everything organic that I can! Unfortunately, financially it's not possible right now. I do buy some things organic and all of LA's baby food is organic, whether I make it or use pouches (like our new favorites, Ella's Kitchen) or jars. I started researching making baby food a few months ago and found some very interesting information. I was searching for all kinds of apps on … [Read more...]

Ella’s Kitchen Organic Baby Food Review and GIVEAWAY!

Ella's Kitchen organic baby food is another product I was so excited to review (er have LA review!) :) Ella's organic baby food was created by a dad who promised his little girl that she would only eat the most healthy, wholesome, organic foods. He understands how difficult it is to get our little ones to enjoy eating fruits AND veggies. This company approaches things from a child's point of view. They have created recipes that connect with … [Read more...]

Being green versus being frugal…

We all know my mission this year is to be more green. For the longest time I have been a coupon using, sale loving mama and I am now finding myself battling between the choice of being green or being frugal! It's so hard for me to pass up a sale on something that I also have a coupon for that will allow me to get it for almost free or free. The things that I can get like this are almost never green products. A recent example of this is laundry … [Read more...]

Ammonia stink issues? :(

So lately I've noticed a strong smell to some of our diapers. It is just the ones we use for overnight and they all have microfiber inserts. I am so bummed that we have gone 6+ months with no issues at all and now we have stink issues. I noticed a small rash on LA the other day too. I am scared of him getting ammonia burns so we are using sposies for overnight again for now until I can figure out the problem. I know, not the green thing to do. … [Read more...]