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6 Amazing Treehouse Beds That Make Bedtime Magical

6 Amazing Treehouse Beds That Make Bedtime Magical

What could possibly be cooler than living in a treehouse?  A warm and comfy treehouse bed in your very own room!  Not only does this make your child's room feel magical, but lofted beds are a great use

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Win a Business of Being Born DVD Prize Pack Worth $109!

Win a Business of Being Born DVD Prize Pack Worth $109!

If you know someone who's about to welcome a new bundle of joy - or maybe you are yourself - don't miss a chance to win this amazing prize package for expectant parents (worth $109). We're giving away

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GIVEAWAY: Win a Business of Being Born DVD Prize Pack!

GIVEAWAY: Win a Business of Being Born DVD Prize Pack!

If you're even thinking about having kids, the 2008 documentary The Business of Being Born is a must-see. The film explores the present childbirth and maternity care system, providing different

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Susan G. Komen for the Cure Apologizes to Planned Parenthood

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Apologizes to Planned Parenthood

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation apologized yesterday for cutting of funding to Planned Parenthood, promising to continue funding the group. On Tuesday, Susan G. Komen cut of funding for about

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DIY: How to Make Homemade Organic Cheese Crackers

DIY: How to Make Homemade Organic Cheese Crackers

Want to introduce your kids to baking and avoid spending money on store-bought snacks? Here's a recipe that's fun, relatively easy, and is guaranteed to be a hit with the kids. These homemade organic

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Toxic Schools Risk Making Kids and Teachers Sick

Toxic Schools Risk Making Kids and Teachers Sick

As part of his "Toxic America" series, CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta has been investigating schools, and his findings are not good. Research suggests that at least one-third of U.S. schools have mold, dust

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Transform a Sheet of Paper Into an Awesome Robot with Takashi Tsunoda Monster Cubes

Transform a Sheet of Paper Into an Awesome Robot with Takashi Tsunoda Monster Cubes

Always carting around tons of heavy toys for your little ones to play with on long road trips or flights? Created by Takashi Tsunoda, the Japanese toy designer behind PIPEROID paper robots, Monster

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7 Thrifty Tips for Families to Save Money and the Planet

7 Thrifty Tips for Families to Save Money and the Planet

Are you and your family finding it more important than ever to save money in 2012?  Luckily, smart money saving tactics almost always allow for helping the environment.  From making your own cleaning

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Watch as LEGO Superman Flies Across an Animated LEGO TV!

Watch as LEGO Superman Flies Across an Animated LEGO TV!

Whether or not you're a LEGO geek, you have to admit that this is pretty incredible. LEGO pro Rod Gillies took the new Superman mini figure by LEGO and constructed a vintage TV set with big rabbit ears

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Are the New LEGO Friends for Girls Sexist?

Are the New LEGO Friends for Girls Sexist?

LEGO rang in 2012 by launching a new line of toys, LEGO Friends, which are aimed at girls 5 and up. No big deal, right? Actually, to some it is a big deal. A petition was launched at Change.org is

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WIN a Greenbuds Organic Crib Mattress and Sheet Set Worth $492

WIN a Greenbuds Organic Crib Mattress and Sheet Set Worth $492

If you're looking for the safest (and most comfy) crib mattress for your baby, why pay $492 for one when you can get it for free in our giveaway? Inhabitots is giving away a Greenbuds Magnolia Deluxe

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How To Make Homemade Organic Yogurt in Four Simple Steps

How To Make Homemade Organic Yogurt in Four Simple Steps

Yogurt is highly nutritious, and it's an excellent source of protein (especially for vegetarians). Like most foods, if you want the best tasting yogurt, you should to make it yourself. And we'll let you

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Vintage Book Clocks Are a Great Way to Track Time in Kids Rooms

Vintage Book Clocks Are a Great Way to Track Time in Kids Rooms

Want to decorate your child's room and instill a love for literature?  These vintage book clocks may be just the thing! Los Angeles designer Steven Gabriel takes vintage, often one-of-a-kind children's

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Muzoo Toy Set Lets Kids Create Cute Biodegradable Animals From Clumps of Earth

Muzoo Toy Set Lets Kids Create Cute Biodegradable Animals From Clumps of Earth

Israeli designer Noa Himelfarb has designed a toy set for modeling cute animal friends from clumps of earth. Perfect for kids who love getting dirty and playing in the mud, Muzoo consists of a series of

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Vote For Your Favorite Baby & Kids Green Design Products of 2011

Vote For Your Favorite Baby & Kids Green Design Products of 2011

2011 will be a year to remember for innovative green design products for babies and kids. Over the past 12 months, we've admired Grace Hawthorne's recyclable paper building blocks; we've marveled at the

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Top 6 Green Parenting News Stories – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Green Parenting News Stories – Vote for Your Favorite!

2011 saw a plethora of controversial stories and shocking discoveries on the parenting front. From a genderless baby named Storm to reports of arsenic found in apple juice and an alarming new

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Top 6 Inhabitots Green Kids Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Inhabitots Green Kids Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

2011 saw no shortage of eye-opening news over at Inhabitots - Inhabitat's site for green parents and kids. In the past year we saw researchers discover arsenic in apple juice, we were enchanted by a LEGO

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Little Play Spaces: Amazing Recycled Cardboard Castles and French Cafes for Kids

Little Play Spaces: Amazing Recycled Cardboard Castles and French Cafes for Kids

Mom-turned-designer Kate Fagelman of Little Play Spaces has created a series of kid-sized recycled cardboard playhouses that are so cool we wish she made them for us 'big-kids' The French Cafe has a chalk

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Pong™ iPhone and iPad Cases Reduce Risk of Exposure to Cell Phone Radiation

Pong™ iPhone and iPad Cases Reduce Risk of Exposure to Cell Phone Radiation

While lots of parents swear by iPhone apps to keep their tots entertained, many are worried about the risk of radiation exposure when their little ones play with their cell phones.  Luckily for busy

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Making It Count from Far Away – Family Memories Captured in Photos

Making It Count from Far Away – Family Memories Captured in Photos

If you have family that lives far away you're probably used to getting photos to see what they're up to.  Watching babies grow up can't be replaced, but living vicariously though photography is probably

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GIVEAWAY: Win A Pair of Wawabots Personalized Water Bottles!

GIVEAWAY: Win A Pair of Wawabots Personalized Water Bottles!

Wawabots' brilliant reusable water bottles can be personalized with virtually any image, making them great gifts for friends and family members - and now you can win a pair by entering our contest!

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PRODUCT REVIEW: We Check Out Wawabots Personalized Photo Water Bottles

PRODUCT REVIEW: We Check Out Wawabots Personalized Photo Water Bottles

Even though they're great for the environment, doesn't it feel like reusable water bottles have gotten to be a bit too ubiquitous? It isn't exactly eco-friendly to give out thousands of logo'ed up

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HOW TO: Start a Home Recycling Center with Your Kids

HOW TO: Start a Home Recycling Center with Your Kids

Want to get your kids excited about diverting waste from the landfill? Get them involved in the process by creating a home recycling center! It's a good idea to teach kids the importance of recycling at

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GIVEAWAY: Win a Free Download of the NEW Oddballz Circus App for Kids– 15 Will Win!

GIVEAWAY: Win a Free Download of the NEW Oddballz Circus App for Kids– 15 Will Win!

Looking for new ways to keep your child occupied when you're cooking dinner or trying to navigate the subway?  There's an app for that.  The new Oddballz Circus App is a creative and fun way for your

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Stroller Brigades Push for Approval of Safe Chemicals Act of 2011

Stroller Brigades Push for Approval of Safe Chemicals Act of 2011

This past week parents across the country joined forces to support the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011 (S.847) that is now up for vote in Congress. Dubbing themselves the "Stroller Brigades", parents suited

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Parents Host Chicken Pox Parties to Infect Their Children With the Virus

Parents Host Chicken Pox Parties to Infect Their Children With the Virus

Would you ever willingly infect your child with a virus? Parents across the country are doing just that as they host chicken pox parties and invite uninfected kids over for fun and a body-full of itchy

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HOW TO: Make a DIY Statue of Liberty Costume for Halloween

HOW TO: Make a DIY Statue of Liberty Costume for Halloween

Lena Sekine made this majestic Lady Liberty costume for her daughter Maya last Halloween.  Because it was a favorite in our 2010 Green Halloween Costume Contest, we thought some of you might want to

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New Study: Kids’ Brains Absorb Twice as Much Cellphone Radiation as Adults

New Study: Kids’ Brains Absorb Twice as Much Cellphone Radiation as Adults

Could giving a cell phone to your kid be considered child abuse? Cell phones are widely believed to cause cancer because of the radiofrequency electromagnetic fields they use. Now, a new scientific study

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HOW TO: Make a DIY Cardboard Box Robot Costume for Halloween

HOW TO: Make a DIY Cardboard Box Robot Costume for Halloween

Need some inspiration to get started on some awesome DIY costumes for the kids this Halloween?  Cindy Young, mom of the adorable robot above and founder of green parenting blog One Part Sunshine entered

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HOW TO: Make an Easy Eco-Friendly Frog Costume for Halloween

HOW TO: Make an Easy Eco-Friendly Frog Costume for Halloween

Looking for DIY costume ideas for the upcoming holiday?  Mom Mika's frog creation won last year's Inhabitots Green Halloween Costume Contest and she's graciously agreed to share the how-to.  Click

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