Monthly Archives: April 2012

How to raise a ‘green’ child

by Maricris of ZensibleMama

When my husband and I decided to start our own little family, we took it upon ourselves to start living green to ensure that our child will grow in a healthy environment and grow up learning the values of being green. I must reiterate though, that living a green life takes dedication and discipline. It a challenge inundated with several factors that can easily derail your best intentions, but one worth all effort and perseverance. After all we only have one planet, and we need to preserve it for our children and future generations. Thus, raising our children in the green ways, to me, is essential. The earlier you start this lifestyle, the better off they’ll be.

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Living a greener life? My kids help me with that

by Danyelle Little, The Cubicle Chick

My eight year old and I are always looking for ways to spend time together. She is very cognizant of activities and things that we can do in the home that are eco-friendly and gentle on the planet. As a matter of fact, both of my children make me aware of how “not green” I am from time to time. Of course, I grew up living in a world that was okay with paper plates, plastic cups and utensils, and throwing away everything in one trashcan was normal. Thanks to them, I think about the things I am doing before I do them—is this a green way to dispose of this item? Is there an alternative that is more eco-friendly and safer for the environment?

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Get Organized and Go Green

by Molly Gold from MyGoMom!

Spring is a great time to connect the dots to get organized and go green. However the process of getting organized generates stuff, as in items to donate and items to trash. Knowing what to do with those items can leave busy moms feeling defeated before they get out of the cardboard box. Here are five steps to help you make organized changes that will lead your family toward a greener life:

1. Know your Options:  Take some time to learn about your town’s recycling policies and identify the locations available for drop off.  You might be surprised to learn how extensive it may be, including an active calendar boasting shredding events and opportunities to recycle electronics. Update your calendar with events each season helping you plan key organizing and recycling projects when you’ll have the services you need to finish each job.

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Keeping it green: how to make compost with kids

by Angela Roy from MommyPR

April is the month all about our beautiful Earth.

I am lucky to have grown up the way I did. My parents were all about nature, gardening and compost. Recycling was new to me, just coming into our lives a few years ago, but we embrace it full force. Everything has a purpose and it’s actually easier than most people think. Little things can make a big difference.

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Champerina sees the Good, Bad and the (Sometimes) Ugly

“I’m scared,” Quinnlin said nearly three years ago, when she learned the date of her kidney transplant. She’d seen her brother go through kidney failure, dialysis and kidney transplant. She had witnessed him go through life-saving surgeries and had seen the emotional fallout and the impact of those experiences, so it was an easy decision for her parents to start Quinnlin in play therapy.

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Furbulous Design Contest: Help our mascots!

by Molly Saunders – Digital Bear

When we need advice or suggestions, or just a shoulder to lean on, we come to you, our Guests. This time, we want to test your prowess for design! Bearemy® and Pawlette Coufur®, our two huggable mascots, need a wardrobe update. Of course we love them to pieces, but the outfits they wear now were created over ten years ago and we’re asking for your help to bring them into the 21st century. We know our Guests have amazing taste, so we’re having a Furbulous Fashion Design Contest® until May 3!

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Champ’s Around the World Adventure…begins in Canada!

We’re featuring Champ (not to be confused with Champerina), the famous Build-A-Bear Workshop bear who was created specifically to highlight children’s health and wellness for the Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation. Champ was born from the inspiration of a family’s love for a daughter and the daughter’s idea to fund research. Read about Nikki, who lost her battle with cancer but whose legacy lives on in Champ. A dollar from every Champ bear sold goes directly to help fund grants to children’s related approved grant applicants.

Why is that important to know?

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What to do with all those Cub Condos®

By Brandy Walleshauser from Notimemommy.com

Every time you visit Build-A-Bear Workshop® and buy a cuddly friend, your new furry friend goes home with a Cub Condo®. The question is what to do with the condo after you get home. Well, after having so many Cub Condos, my family came up with a few ways to reuse them.

1. First, there is the simple idea of using your Cub Condo as a home for your new Build-A-Bear Workshop furry friend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Using it as a garage for your die-cast cars.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Enter for a chance to win a $100 Build-A-Bear Workshop gift card!

Don’t forget to enter our Easter Pinterest contest for your chance to win a $100 Build-A-Bear Workshop gift card! The contest ends April 6. We’ll announce a winner after Easter, so good luck!

To find out how to enter the contest visit our Pinterest contest details pin.

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