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Baby Hawk: Fun Babywearing Without Worry of Suffocation on Empowering Mommy.

Sprouting Health on Mamas Herb Garden.

Natural Wasp, Bee and Hornet Traps on Green and Clean Mom.

Positive Thinking – Don’t Let Your Pregnancy Get You Down on FindMyCarSeat.com.

Martha Stewart Advises Reader on Healthy Meat-Free Diets on Ecorazzi.

Mom” at Tiny Green Mom was recently introduced to a fabulous skin care line, MyChelle Dermaceuticals! Sent the UV Repair Kit for review, “Mom” couldn’t be happier with this natural skin care line that is free of parabens, phthalates and synthetic fragrances!

To care for your skin this summer, the UV / Hyperpigmentation Repair Kit provides wonderful results for sun-kissed skin. To help reduce hyperpigmentation & wrinkles caused by harmful UVA/UVB exposure, to even skin tone, and to keep that “summer glow,” the kit features six products to use in easy-to-follow steps: Apple Brightening Cleanser, Apple Brightening Peel, Apple Brightening Serum, Apple Brightening Mist, Deep Repair Cream Unscented, and Sun Shield SPF 28 Tube.

For busy moms, this regimen is super simple and does not take more than a few minutes of your time, but will give you long-lasting results. You deserve it!

Step1:

Cleanse skin with the Apple Brightening Cleanser. This sulfate-free cleanser has been specifically designed to exfoliate your skin gently with natural fruit acids and contains powerful antioxidants to protect against free radical damage.

Step 2:

Apply the Apple Brightening Peel. This is not a harsh peel, and it is made with green apple fruit, lemon bioflavonoids, and acai antioxidants to help diminish hyperpigmentation. After applying, leave on the skin for 5-15 minutes, and rinse off.

Step 3:

Soothe skin with the Apple Brightening Serum. This advanced formula will help to reduce the signs of again as well leaves skin luminous with the combination of Bio-mimetic peptide Melanosatine®5 and sea plant-derived Algowhite®.

Step 4:

Hydrate dry, parched skin with the Apple Brightening Mist. This lovely toner smells delightful with the addition of daisy, mangosteen, and acai combined with heavy water.

Step 5:

Nourish and moisturize the skin on the face, neck and decolette with the Deep Repair Cream. This rich, dreamy cream assists in balancing the skin and helps to improve the quality and smoothness.

Step 6:

The most important step of all – sunscreen! The Sun Shield SPF 28 is a non-greasy, protective shield while out and about during the day! Both ZinClear™ and Titanium Dioxide help to block against UV damage.

That’s it! It seems like quite a bit, but at most will take about 10 – 20 minutes of your time, depending upon on how long you leave the Apple Brightening Peel on your skin. You will just GLOW afterwards!

For more information on MyChelle Dermaceuticals and to purchase items from this wonderful skin care line, visit their website.

*Company provided samples, images, and information for this review.*

Now through May 31st, MyChelle Dermaceuticals is hosting a Beauty In Bloom Event, where you can receive 15% off your entire order! Simply enter “beauty15” at checkout. Shop Now!

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Get your engine running in the morning with this organic juice concoction found on Organic Authority! Easy to make, it provides quite a kick start to the day!

Organic Grapefruit Ginger Juice Recipe

Ingredients

1 Grapefruit peeled
1 inch fresh peeled Ginger (2 inches if you want it spicier)
1 Swiss chard leaf
1 Carrot
1 Orange peeled
½ cup ice

Preparation

You will need a juicer for this particular concoction.

Juice all ingredients, and then add 1 cup of water or 1 cup of apple juice to the mixture; stir. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy a refreshing, nutritious organic juice. It’s a great way to start the morning!

Thanks Organic Authority!

NEW from aden+anais – the issie security blanket! This super-soft, muslin cotton blankie is sized just right for wee ones! Made of the same breathable material as the original aden + anais swaddling blankets, the issie is available in a selection of fresh, adorable prints for your child. This sweet blanket is sold as a set – one to keep snuggled close by and one in case of emergency, should the issie be misplaced or need a wash. What “Mom” at Tiny Green Mom loves about the issie is how it is just the right size to be held and loved by tiny hands. It can even be tucked discreetly into a pocket or purse if needed!

Priced at just $19.95, the issie can be found online at www.adenandanais.com or at select retailers.
The issie makes a wonderful baby shower gift, too!

*Company provided a samle, images and information for this review.*

A tasty Vegan dish that can serve as a side item or can be the main course! Acorn squash is filled with loads of spices, and stuffed with organic brown rice, celery, dried apricots and cranberries – it just bursts with flavor. This is brought to life especially during the holidays, but it truly can be enjoyed at any time of the year. Found on ChooseVeg.com and courtesy of Compassionate Cooks, the chefs at have also put together an instructional video that shows every step in detail.

Harvest Stuffed Acorn Squash

Ingredients:

4 acorn squash, halved lengthwise; seeds and membrane removed (see note)

1 cup organic brown rice

1/2 cup wild rice

4 cups vegetable broth or water

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1 TBSP olive oil

1 medium onion, chopped

3/4 cup diced celery

1/2 cup pecans, coarsely chopped (you may use any nut of your preference)

1/2 cup dried apricots, diced

1/2 cup cranberries

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

2-1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/8 teaspoon each ground black pepper

1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom

1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 375º F.

Cook both varieties of rice together in broth or water with ¼ teaspoon of salt (omit salt if broth is already salted).

Meanwhile, place squash halves, cut side down, into a large shallow baking dish or cookie sheet (you may need two). Bake for 30 minutes.

In a skillet, sauté onion in olive oil until it becomes transparent. Add the celery and sauté a couple of minutes. Remove from heat. Using a large mixing bowl, blend this mixture together with the cooked rice, cranberries, nuts, apricots, and remaining seasonings.

When done, remove the partially baked squash from the oven. Spoon out some of the cooked squash and mix it with the rest of the ingredients. Be sure to scrape only a little; you want to leave squash in the shells, too.

Press the rice mixture into each squash cavity, mounding rice as much as possible. (Depending on how large the squash are, you may end up with some leftover rice mixture, which makes a great side dish by itself.)

Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes or until squash flesh is thoroughly tender.

Note: Don’t discard the nutritious squash seeds. Instead, rinse the seeds and remove the membrane. Pat dry. Spray a baking sheet with olive oil and spread the seeds evenly on the sheet. Spray seeds lightly with olive oil or with mix with Earth Balance and sprinkle with sea salt or any other favorite seasoning (optional). Bake the seeds in a 375º F. oven for about 15 minutes, or until they’re golden brown. Enjoy immediately as a warm snack, or store them in an airtight container for up to one week.

Thanks ChooseVeg.com!

For “Mom” at Tiny Green Mom, wearing her little one was essential those first few months of life, due to the fussy nature of her little girl. Moving, rocking, swinging and cuddling – as long as there was close contact with mom and movement, all was A-OK in her world! To promote bonding and provide comfort, various carriers and wraps were tried, and a favorite became the eco-stylish Organic Earth Carrier by Belle Baby Carrier!

This ergonomically-correct carrier is made of super-soft, 100% undyed Romanian hemp on the outside of the carrier and organic cotton fabric lines the inside, so that baby is snug and warm while being worn. What makes the Organic Earth Carrier unique is that unlike other carriers, where there are numerous straps or heavy fabric in between caregiver and baby, this particular carrier allows for direct contact, which is so soothing to wee ones. As Belle Baby Carrier touts, you are literally “only a heartbeat away!” The carrier is a godsend to breastfeeding moms who want to nurse discreetly while wearing baby, or for dads who want to bond with their newborn baby. In addition, the carrier now comes with a removable head support for infants who do not yet have head control, which is wonderful!

Belle Baby Carriers offers a full section on the benefits of babywearing, as well as provides support to new parents or those who are new to their particular style of baby carriers.

To purchase the Organic Earth Carrier, visit Belle Baby Carriers.

*Company provided a sample, images, and information for this review.*

Another fabulous recipe from Lisa Barnes, the author of The Petit Appetit Cookbook: Easy, Organic Recipes to Nurture Your Baby and Toddler! Featured on Organic To Be – this 5 ingredient cake will be devoured in no time!

Organic Flourless Chocolate Cake

Ingredients

4 oz. fine quality bittersweet chocolate (I use at least 65% cacao), chopped into pieces
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted organic butter
3/4 cup sugar
3 large cage free organic eggs
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

Preparation

Preheat oven to 375°F and butter an 8-inch round baking pan. Line bottom with a round of wax paper and butter paper.

Melt chocolate with butter in a double boiler (or microwave) and stir until smooth. Whisk sugar into chocolate mixture. Whisk in eggs. Sift cocoa powder over chocolate and whisk until just combined.

Pour batter into prepared pan and bake in middle of oven for 25 minutes or until top has formed a thin crust. Cool in pan on rack for 5 minutes and invert onto a serving plate.

To serve, dust with powdered sugar or sprinkle with cocoa. Place a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. YUM!

Thanks Organic To Be!

Are you a fan of Annies like “Mom” at Tiny Green Mom? To find special coupons and other offers, you can download a calendar on their website, chock full of activities and family fun, on their website. Click here for the 2010 Memories Stitched With Love Calendar.

In addition, you can receive a choice of four FREE bumper stickers to show some bunny love. Simply send a stamped & self-addressed envelope to Annie’s and indicate which one you would like to receive. Click here to view your choices!

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Making lunches for your children becomes a breeze with EasyLunchBoxes! For those moms with picky eaters, (who hasn’t had one of those at one time or another?!) the EasyLunchBox system separates and divides each item, storing each one neatly until it is time to eat! With so much to do in the morning, this innovative system makes it simple to pack delicious and nutritious meals in proper portions for the entire family! EasyLunchBoxes arrive with 4 BPA-Free and PVC-Free containers, each with a different brightly-colored lid, making it you guessed it, EASY to organize meals for each child. Each container is made to fit into the custom EasyLunchbox carrying bag, which can be personalized and is available in 5 distinct colors. The containers are made of durable, food-safe material, so they are dishwasher-safe! EasyLunchBoxes arrive in a set of 4 for just $13.95 and the accompanying EasyLunch Cooler Bag costs $7.95.

To purchase, visit www.EasyLunchBoxes.com.

*Company sent a sample, images, and provided information for this review.*