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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...]

Where I’ve been…

I've been absent from the blogging world for the past week and I just wanted to fill you all in. My little guy had what we thought was a cold early last week. I ended up getting the flu on top of us having a fussy, sick baby boy. You all know it's rough being sick and taking care of a sick little one but we've made it through the roughest part, I think. I hope. LA's cough kept getting worse and he started wheezing. We ended up taking him to the … [Read more...]

Applied Labels review

Ever since LA started daycare six months ago I've been dealing with the center putting tape on his bottles daily to write his name and date on them. Every night I would have to remove the tape and in the beginning it bothered me, but it just became part of my daily routine and I didn't think much about it after a while. When I was given the opportunity to review Applied Labels I was super excited! We received 60 labels with LA's name and an … [Read more...]

BabyBond review and GIVEAWAY!

As determined as I was to nurse my baby, I made sure to get what I believed to be the "essential" nursing products while I was pregnant. I got two nursing covers, I figured I would keep one at home in case we got company and I needed one and I'd keep the other in the diaper bag for outings. Eight months after giving birth, I can count on one hand how many times I used those nursing covers. They are the covers that go around my neck and over baby … [Read more...]

Trying so hard to make it one year!

I breastfed my oldest son for ten months. I only stopped because I was young and he started biting and I just quit because I didn't want him to bite me. Stupid, I know. Fourteen years later I had my second child and I have been determined to breastfeed LA for a year, a full year. I have told my husband if he starts biting and I can't get him to stop I will pump at least til the one year mark. I have been very determined all along. Today I am … [Read more...]

Eight months have passed…

Wow, I can hardly believe how fast this year is going. My sweet little baby is eight months old already! My birthday in 2010 was one of the best days of my life because I gave birth to you! You have since given me more smiles and moments of joy than I can even count! You have accomplished so much this month my little sugar bear. You are becoming quite the little eater! You learned how to crawl, and you are all over! LA, you are a BUSY little boy! … [Read more...]

All Natural Bath and Body

I often feel one of the hardest parts about what I do is education.  How do you impart to someone the importance of getting away from this unnatural chemically dependent life to a more natural one? I mean really, the more you know the easier it is to be convinced but I think scare tactics are a bad approach.  However, when I read the data…I am scared.  So, how do I do it?  Gently ease someone into turning the rock over and examining it without … [Read more...]

Mama Little Helper Review and GIVEAWAY! **CLOSED**

 I was sent the baby green organic cloth diaper with Bamboo insert to review. It is a one size diaper so it will fit from approximately 7-30 pounds! It comes in some very pretty colors.I love the color that I was sent for LA to try and I also love that this diaper is made of 98% Bamboo and only 2% Microfiber! I have become a big fan of Bamboo and this diaper has lots of it! Bamboo has higher absorbant levels too, great for cloth diapers!  Bamboo … [Read more...]

Best Bottoms Review and GIVEAWAY! **CLOSED**

I was given the wonderful opportunity to review the Best Bottoms one size diaper system. Best Bottoms was created by Nicki, the owner of Nicki's Diapers. She created Best Bottoms by combining the pros of all the different diaper types and eliminated the cons. The Best Bottoms diapering system is not in one of the main diaper classes: it’s not a pocket diaper, not an all in one, not a fitted and not a prefold. It is a diaper that is simplified and … [Read more...]

Why I chose to use cloth diapers

When I first heard about cloth diapers I thought about those old cloth diapers that most of our parents probably used. You know the ones that people use for burp cloths these days? And I have to admit I initially thought, “YUCK!” When I was pregnant I was part of a due date club online and I became friends with one of the ladies there. She had used cloth diapers with her older child and was going to use them this time too. I asked her to send me … [Read more...]