Wow, it's been a while since I posted! I've been doing a lot more browsing and reading other people's blogs. Also, in an attempt to become more "green" I have been doing a lot more research into safer products for us and for the earth. In the days leading up to camping I tried to find safer bug repellents and sunscreens. Whew, what a lot of information out there! And, of course, there's always another link to get me sidetracked...

So, here's what I've been reading lately, I've saved the interesting bits for you! Some useful information as well as some fun stuff. Cheers!

David Suzuki Digs My Garden A fun contest to see who has the best pesticide-free garden!

GreenPrint Save trees!

Safemama Check out the Cheat Sheets.

gDiapers Diapers you can flush or compost!

EWG's Sunscreen Summary

Healthy Child, Healthy World more on sunscreens

EWG's Pesticides in Produce List

The Polka Dot Tot Spot

Just the Essentials natural bug repellent found at Goodness Me

Once Upon a Child Baby Buzz Patch (natural bug repellent) can be found here

Yellow Label Kids Fairly traded hand-knit clothes and toys.

Cool Mom Picks Safer toy guide

Plan Toys Can you tell I like toys? Hmm, I think I'll make up a birthday list for Cal.

There's more but I am tired now and need to sleeeep. Next post I'll put up my camping pictures, and tell you more about my son who talks like an Ewok and loves to use his forehead as a hammer. A mommy-nose-bludgeoning hammer. G'night.... zzzz


Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the links. It is great to be able to benefit from someone else's research, especially when I don't have the time to do it myself.
I heard you found a good alternative to bug spray for Callum. Can you tell me what it was and where I can find it? We were at Mom and Dad's last night and Caleb came home with about 15 mosquito bites. We are also planning another camping trip and it would be nice if Micah didn't come home looking like he did after the last one. My poor baby!

willowsprite said...

That's what I forgot! I picked up a box of "Baby Buzz Patch" for Callum at Once Upon a Child in Hamilton. You get 24 for $9.99, which is a little expensive but they work, and if you don't like using DEET on your baby, it's worth it. If you want me to pick some up for you, let me know! Stu and I used natural bug repellent from Just the Essentials, and it works to, but you have to reapply every hour or so. I found this at Goodness Me in Hamilton.