Friday, May 29, 2009
The beautiful wooden teether has a new home. Just email me your address at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get that in the mail as soon as we can.
Thanks everyone for participating! Make sure to check back for more discounts, giveaways and fun tidbits about mothering naturally!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I had always wanted an alternative to a plastic teething ring for my daughter. I had read numerous places that the chemicals emitted from the plastic of ANY toy let alone those designed to chew on can be harmful to babies. And with so many toys on the market being recalled I really didn't want to take that risk. So now you don't have to!
Hudson Block Co. is run by two grandparents who were inspired by their first grandchild to provide a perfect toy for him..."something safe, educational, natural, and environmentally-friendly." They design and handcraft blocks and teething rings which are absolutely fantastic.
AND to make it even better a portion of every purchase is donated to Compassion International!
Check out their teething ring:
Isn't it so cute?! It is made of natural hard Maple, free of paint or stain and sanded smooth for curious little mouths and tender young hands!
Here's the listing in their Etsy shop:
So here's how the giveaway works:
1. Visit their shop, browse a little and admire their works of art :)
2. Come back to my blog and add a comment telling me what you like most about their shop, what item, philosophy, etc.
3. The winner will be picked at random on Friday May 29th!
Make sure to spread the news on this fantastic giveaway!
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
My daughter, Felicity started teething pretty early. Her first tooth erupted before she was 4 months old. Then it was one tooth after another after another....until now! My daughter has FINALLY cut her last incisor! Now hopefully I will get a break until the 2 year molars start showing their pearly whites.
Okay so I won't go into all my funny & ridiculous teething moments over the last 12 months, but I would love to share my experience DEALING with teething.
I am not sure exactly who opened my ears to homeopathic teething remedies, but lo and behold I started the endless hours of web surfing trying to find the best solution for my oh so cranky child.
I initially stumbled upon Gentle Natural's Disney Homeopathic Teething Drops:
And let me tell you it was the best stumble I could have asked for. One word describes these drops: Amazing. Here's a look at what makes these drops work:
Chamomilla 3X, 6X, 12X, 30X ............pain and sensitivity of teething, calming
Calcarea Phosphorica 6X ........................pain and sensitivity of teething
Kali Phosphoricum 6X ............................pain in mouth and gums
Magnesia Phosphorica 6X .......................pain and sensitivity of teething
Staphysagria 9X ....................................pain and sensitivity of teething
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
I've been told from numerous people that I should start blogging about my new online shop http://www.sweetybaby.etsy.com/ But I thought, "yeah, yeah, sure, what's that gonna do?" Well, I guess I caved in and took everyone's advice :)
But this blog is definitely NOT going to be solely about my Sweety Baby business. Since joining the Etsy world, I have really fallen in love and developed a passion for handmade things. Etsy can be pretty addictive, in my opinion, and what better way to find one of a kind items for gifts or even yourself without forking your hard earned $$ over to big corporations who put all the little people out of business (ahem....walmart).
So my initial thought about this blog was to highlight handmade, fun, funky things that any mother, business woman, student....well I guess any woman would love to have!
But after much thought I decided to dedicate this blog to all things natural, handmade and organic. I admit I am a sucker for everything natural and organic, including parenting! I hope to share some of the fun things I have learned in the past 16 months of being a mother as well as the past 28 years of growing up in a home where sugar was rarely allowed! (Although, I do admit I would secretly long to go to a friends house after school so I could eat their Oreo's! haha!)
So...please read often and be free with comments! Thanks!