Tips for Growing a Green Family

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

When I think about growing a “green” family, I love to share the many ways to save money and the environment at the same time. Sustainable has been used many times over the last few years instead of environmentally friendly because the carbon footprint we leave matters for generations to some. It is really easy to incorporate more sustainable habits into our daily lives that we can stick with all year long. Check out the following 7 practical pointers for going green.

Engaging Students in Environmental Education: Role of Parents

There are some frightening things in the real world. Global warming, the loss of natural ecosystems, the extinction of species, the accumulation of plastic in the ocean, and the demands of over 8 billion people for adequate supplies of food, shelter, and material goods all contribute to an already vulnerable situation. You can be a student asking yourself, "What do you want me to do?" Fix it? Not my fault that things got so out of hand! I don't see the point. Everything's deteriorating anyhow, so why bother?"

Most parents want their children to grow up responsible citizens who care about the world around them and who will protect it, not fear it. Children of all ages and stages of development have the potential to become active stewards.

Not by magic will our children grow up to be environmentally conscious adults. Many of us frequently wonder what type of earth we're leaving behind for our children," said Simeon Ogonda, a youth development leader from Kenya. But not many people wonder, "What kind of offspring are we leaving Earth to?" Engaging the next generation is more crucial than ever, and parents share the responsibility of raising the future's guardians.

5 Ways to Save Money While Reducing Your Environmental Footprint

In recent years, the term ‘environmentalism’ has been replaced with ‘sustainability.’ Rather than just protecting the environment, the emphasis has shifted to include protecting social and economic resources as well, so that future generations may thrive.

Though everyone knows they should integrate sustainability into their lives, it’s a bit more complicated in practice. Buying local, organic food, replacing plastic wrap with beeswax, and buying from ethical clothing lines isn’t realistic for many. If you’re looking to implement sustainable practices in your life and save money while doing it, here are five strategies you can use right now.

10 Unconventional Ways to Save Money and The Environment

With new year starting, you may be focused on saving money or making more eco-friendly choices. So I thought I would revamp this post for the New Year. Stay tuned for a great giveaway from Zoku too.

The thing that I have noticed about my endeavors to save more money is that it can also help the environment in many ways. Since I have started my blog, I have learned about so many ways to help our environment. And so I have compiled a list of 10 unconventional ways my family saves money while helping the environment in the process.

Unconventional Ways to Save Money and the Environment

Clean Like Never Before with Sonic Soak

Cleanliness is next to godliness or so they say. If you are like me, then you want to make sure that at least when it comes to your baby that everything is clean and sanitized. I worked in day care and as a nanny for many years. I have seen first hand what not proper sanitation can do. Spread germs, bacteria, and so many bad things that you don't want around your children.

Sonic Soak is the newest evolution in washing technology that utilizes ultrasonic technology to result in a deeper clean, saved time, water and energy, all in a compact package that can be taken anywhere. The Sonic Soak team aims to create the best ultrasonic washing device on the market that everyone can benefit from. Their product is 100% developed and ready to get into consumer's hands.

Eco Awards Giveaway

Winter 2019 Eco Awards Giveaway - Create Play Travel

We are excited to partner with Create Play Travel to announce the Winter 2019 Eco Award Winners! Each of these products are sustainable or natural, easy to use and have a great design. You can find the full award details here!
Giveaway Prizes

How To Transform Your Home Into A Sustainable Environment

Taking care of the environment is something that everyone needs to do. There is only one planet that people can live on, and it’s paramount that it is properly taken care of. This isn’t only for your sake, but for the benefit of future generations as well.

So, what can you do to live a more sustainable life and reduce your carbon footprint?

The steps you take to achieving this don’t need to turn your life upside down, and in fact, many of them are very easy habits you can adopt. It only makes sense that you should start with improving your home to be an eco-friendlier space.

Here is a detailed overview of how you can transform your home space into a sustainable environment for you and your loved ones.

Send Ecofriendly Virtual Flowers & Plant a Tree with Flowerling App

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Review Wire Media for the Flowerling App. I received information to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

I love sending flowers to friends and family, but I have been looking for a more ecofriendly option. I also have been on the search to send flowers more efficiently and cost effective, so I can send them more often. Introducing the Flowerling app.

The Flowerling App is a new app that allows you to send and receive digital flower bouquets and single roses to anyone without breaking the bank or any of the environmental impacts associated with sending physical flowers. This is a zero-waste and socially conscious way of sending and receiving flowers. With more and more people concerned with the state of our planet, the Flowerling app allows you to enjoy sending flowers again because you are making a positive impact on the world around you.

Earth Mama Angel Baby Organics Giveaway

Earth Mama believes in the natural process of birth, and the healing power of nature. Their mission is to provide safe, herbal alternatives for pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, and babies of all ages, and to help educate people about traditional plant medicine and safe personal care. They manufacture natural and organic products that work, combining generations of women's wisdom and traditional plant medicine with the safety and assurances of contemporary evidence based research. If it doesn't measure up to Mama's standards, it doesn't leave the building.

Since Mother's Day is right around the corner, I am partnering with Earth Mama for a wonderful giveaway!

What you'll win:

Sunny Spring Days Giveaway, Ends 4/14

We are celebrating Spring with this fun Sunny Spring Days giveaway for families! Coordinated by Mommy Scene and sponsored by the participating brands, this fun giveaway has something for everyone! One lucky winner will receive all of these awesome prizes when the giveaway ends 4/14/17.

Fall Green Scene Mom Awards Giveaway, Ends 11/20

We are very excited to bring you another awesome giveaway and help announce the 2016 Fall Green Scene Mom Award Winners, hosted by Mommy Scene and celebrating Eco-friendly product design and creative innovation. Award winning products include natural body products, universal baby gear, essentials for moms, and items for solving problems and making family life with kids easier.
Enter to win a fabulous collection of prizes! Open to US entries and ends 11/20/16.

Green Scene Mom Award Prize Collection

Win a BumGenius Prize package! Ends 10/27

HUGE news coming out of Cotton Babies today! They just announced at the ABC Expo that they are releasing a brand new version of their beloved Elemental diaper! They also announced a brand new pattern, Equiano!

Janessa at Thrifty Nifty Mommy has a full review of the new bumGenius Elemental 3.0 plus a look at the new Equiano print! Make sure you head over and read her full post to get all the details!

I've teamed up with Janessa to bring our readers a giveaway for 2 bumGenius Elemental 3.0 diapers plus a few other accessories too! Be the FIRST to get your hands on these brand new diapers! Enter below!

Made to Matter Giveaway Event, Ends 5/31

The products that you put on your skin are just as important as the foods we put into our bodies, which is why it's so important to choose quality products. Target®, one of America's favorite retailers, is making it even easier for consumers to choose the best products by creating their unique Made to Matter line. Each product in the unique line is handpicked and is only available at Target stores. The elite group of 20 brands have you covered from head to toe with the best natural products for your family and today we're sharing 3 of those brands in an amazing giveaway! 

Winter GSM Award Giveaway, Ends 4/29

We are very excited to announce the 2016 Winter Green Scene Mom Awards, celebrating Eco-friendly product design and creative innovation. The Winter GSM Award Winners include many products designed to meet a unique need for families with kids and encourage sustainable lifestyles. Enter to win a collection of prizes sponsored by these awesome brands!

Eco Home Giveaway, Ends 3/28

Eco-Home Giveaway - Mommy Scene
We're celebrating the coming of spring with our Eco-Home Giveaway, sponsored by Mommy Scene and featuring products that help make life more Eco-friendly! All of the sponsoring brands offer products designed with families in mind, to encourage greener lifestyles. Check out these awesome brands and enter to win an amazing prize set below!

Apply to Host a Healthy Baby Home Party!

If We Can Get Monsters Out of Closets, Bring Toys Back to Life, and Heal Scrapes with a Kiss, We Can Get Toxins Out of Our Kids. 
What is a Healthy Baby Home Party?
Seventh Generation Healthy Baby Home Parties are fun and informative for you and your guests, and together you will create a healthy environment for your families! And of course, the most fun of all is the opportunity to get together and talk about your kids and the things that matter to you most.

Bambo Nature Eco-Friendly Diaper Giveaway, Ends 3/10

Welcome to the Bambo Nature Diaper Giveaway!

Sponsored By: Bambo Nature
Hosted By: Mixed Bag Mama 
Hey everyone! Are you looking for an eco-friendlier diaper for your little one, but aren't quite ready to take the cloth diaper plunge? Or maybe you still want to use disposables, but are looking for ones that don't contain all of the nasty stuff that most of the name brands tend to? OR, maybe you use cloth diapers, but would like a little more convenience for on the go? Or need sposies at night? Regardless of your reason, you will want to enter this giveaway for your chance to win Bambo Nature Diapers to try out!

Eco Baby Giveaway, Ends 3/4

This green-themed Eco-Baby Giveaway features everything a baby could need for diapering, feeding, naps, clothing, sensory play, and travel! It's sponsored by Mommy Scene and features prizes from 16 sponsoring brands, each offering unique products to help make life a little simpler and more Eco-friendly for families with little ones. Check out all the innovative products below and enter to win the entire gift set!

Ecocentric Mom Subscription December 2015 Unboxing

I received complimentary products to provide this review. All opinions are my own.

As you may remember I did an unboxing of the Ecocentric Mom Pregnant Box. Once they saw I wasn't pregnant, they decided to send me just the mom box for this month's unboxing. Ecocentric Mom Subscription Boxes not only have a pregnancy and mom box, but also one for mom & baby.

What I love about Ecocentric Mom subscription boxes is they have researched everything to only include the best, healthiest products for you and your family. You also get an item that is a "keeper", something that can't be "used up" and what is more eco than that!

Here's what came in this month's box:

Reusable Menstrual Cups - Introducing the Blossom Cup

This post is sponsored by Blossom Cup.
Reusable menstrual cups have been around a long time. The first one was actually patented in 1930. But who knew? Not me. I had never even heard of them until I started blogging and reading fellow mommy blogs.

It can be a hard topic for some of us to talk about.