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How to Pack a Waste-Free Lunch

8 Ways to Beat the Baby Blues
A waste-free lunch means there is NO trash to throw away at the end of the meal — compost items such as banana peels or apple cores do not count as trash.  While common lunch products such as single-use bags or aluminum foil are certainly convenient, they also have a significant impact on our environment. […]

5 Paleo Desserts That Look Too Delicious To Be Healthy

Create An Ocean In A Bottle
You know exactly the feeling we’re talking about — that mid-morning craving for something sweet to go alongside your coffee or herbal tea, or the desire for an indulgent late-night snack before crawling into bed. Desserts can be wonderful, but it is possible to have too much of a good thing. Like any food, desserts and […]

Baby Led Weaning: A Mini Guide

Baby Led Weaning: A Mini Guide
When my son Colin was a baby, many of my friends and family inquired about the way we fed him. They were accustomed to baby food as purees, often in jars from the grocery store. Instead, Colin was fed whole foods in thick, finger length slices and was given many of the very same foods that the […]

Four Healthy, Veggie-Packed Recipes That Kids Love

Four Healthy, Veggie-Packed Recipes That Kids Love
Most moms agree: We all want our kids to eat healthy foods. We want our kids to shun double-stacked bacon cheeseburgers in favor of sushi, and reach past potato chips and doughnuts for carrot sticks. And with good reason! As reported in this Gallup poll, we’re getting our 5-a-day of fruit and vegetables less than 60% of […]

Overdosing Your Baby? More Common Than You Think

Overdosing Your Baby? More Common Than You Think
There is almost nothing scarier than having a sick child. After the whirlwind at the pediatrician’s office and a trip to the pharmacy, you’re standing in the kitchen holding a bottle of pink goop that smells like bubblegum, thinking — What did the doctor say? How much should I give him? I hope I’m doing this right. […]

Behind the Brand: Marley's Monsters

Behind the Brand: Marley's Monsters
Marley’s Monsters is an eco-friendly shop specializing in gorgeous and unique handmade nursing pads, hooded towels, and other mommy/baby essentials. Ecocentric Mom featured this great brand in our September Mom and Baby Box, in which our moms received a set of bamboo cotton washcloths. The company was founded by Sarah Dooley when she was on […]

Homemade Baby Food Recipes For The Tired Mom

Homemade Baby Food Recipes For The Tired Mom
For many health conscious moms, the transition to solids is bittersweet. The excitement of our babies beginning to try new foods and becoming “big kids” seems so sad! Where is my baby going?! However, the idea that we don’t know exactly what we are feeding them when giving processed baby food can be scary. […]

Keep your kiddo cool this summer: Geleeo Review & Giveaway

Keep your kiddo cool this summer: Geleeo Review & Giveaway
My daughter is a summer baby. From her earliest days, I remember being completely paranoid that she was sweating to death insider her little carrier when I’d go for a walk around the block (classic first time mom, I know).  I’d peel her out of the carrier after a walk around the block and find her […]

Pumpkin Bar Recipe with TigerNuts

Pumpkin Bar Recipe with TigerNuts
Subscribers to Ecocentric Mom’s “Mom Box” will be treated in their November box to a sample of Organic Gemini’s TigerNuts.  Never heard of a TigerNut? Well, you are likely not alone. Turns out, TigerNuts are not really nuts…but they pack an incredible nutritional punch. Organic Gemini TigerNuts products are all very high in fiber, in a […]

How to soothe baby's teething the natural way

How to soothe baby's teething the natural way
There's nothing to tug on your heartstrings like a teething baby. They're restless, irritable and clearly in pain.

DIY: Simple, Healthful Baby Foods At Home

DIY: Simple, Healthful Baby Foods At Home
There's simply no reason to fill your grocery cart with jarred baby foods when there's so much fresh organic fruits and vegetables available.

Allergy-Friendly Halloween Treats

Allergy-Friendly Halloween Treats
Teal Pumpkins are a way to support allergy-friendly kids having a safe and fun Halloween, and to raise awareness for a healthier and happier Halloween by offering non-food items to your community of trick-or-treaters. Halloween candy traditions run deep as a tradition this season, from buying and stocking to prep for kids amassing sugar-laden treats – which potentially stay in […]