Summer Must Haves for the Family and Giveaways!

Sunforgettable Brush

sunforgettable-brushIf you’re going to spend the day at the beach or a whole day in the sun, it makes sense to lather up the family with sun screen.  If you’re just going for a walk or hitting the park for half an hour, it’s tempting to just skip the sunscreen and save the time and effort.  Especially if you use “natural” sunscreens that are greasy or are a pain to rub in.

That’s why we love the Sunforgettable Brush!  We keep it in our purse all summer for quick applications or when we forget to put on sunscreen before heading out. It’s a brush-on powder sunscreen made with minerals and free of dyes, chemicals, colorants, and perfumes.  This means it can be used on adults, kids, and even family members with rosacea or eczema

And The Father’s Day Winners Are…

Congratulations to our many winners! Read on to see who won what, and if you missed the giveaway please visit our Father’s Day Gift Guide for our full reviews of these and other Dad-friendly products.  Thanks so much to our sponsors, Aurorae Yoga and Twist and Seal!

Aurorae Towel and Deodorizer

Aurorae Microfiber Towelaurorae-deodorizing-shoe-foot-spray-2Kelley won the Aurorae Microfiber Beach and Swim Towel in the color of her choice AND a bottle of their Spa Foot & Shoe Deodorizer!

As we mentioned, the compact size, light weight and incredibly fast absorbency of the Towel make it ideal for swimming.  And the Deodorizer uses essential oils to combat odors in shoes or can be sprayed directly on your feet.

Little Balance Box Update and Giveaway!

Little Balance Box

Little Balance Box

We first heard about the Little Balance Box a year ago when they started their Kickstarter campaign.  After trying both push walkers and seated walkers with our girls, with frustrating results, we were excited to learn that there was a different option on the market. Finally, there’s a single product that lets babies practice all the skills that lead to walking! The Little Balance Box is the one item we suggest to all the new parents we meet.

The inventor of the Little Balance Box, Dr. Shannon Davis PT, DPT, is a mother of two with Doctorate and Masters degrees in Physical Therapy and over a decade of working with developmentally disabled children.  The design of the Little Balance Box was born out of her unique experience as a mother and a Doctor of Physical Therapy, and the success of her Kickstarter campaign made it a reality.

Father’s Day Gift Guide and Giveaways!

 Stojo Collapsible Reusable Silicone Coffee Cup and Travel Mug

Stojo Cup

Stojo Collapsible Silicone Travel Mug

Travel mugs have a reputation for taking up too much space in your commuter bag and being easy to forget at home. Besides the bulk, there are various drawbacks to traditional travel mugs. Either they are stainless steel, which may be great for insulation but forget about reheating in the microwave! Even BPA-free plastic travel mugs are bulky and can only be microwaved and dish washed (top rack only) so many times before they begin to crack. Ceramic travels mugs are dishwasher and microwave safe, but breakable and better left at home or the office instead or tossing in your backpack.

And The Spring Baby Gift Winners Are…

Tum Tum, Petite Namaste, Mama & Little and SOZO Winners!

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Petite Namaste


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Congratulations to Amber, Rebecca T, Holly B, Michelle and Mandi!

If you were hoping to win the blanket, Petite Namaste is providing our readers with a promo code for 15% off their collection: GBGPROMO!

A big thanks to everyone who entered, and to our sponsors: Tum Tum, Petite NamasteMama & Little and Sozo!  If you missed our review of the spring’s best baby gifts, check it out!

Spring Baby Gift Roundup and Giveaways!

Spring is in the air, and babies are on their way!  We can’t wait to meet a bunch of littles ones in the next few months, and these are some of the gifts we’re busy wrapping!  If you’re shopping for baby shower gifts, look no further!

Merino Sleep Bag

merino-kidsIt might seem like there are no alternatives out there to synthetic sleepwear, but there is! Merino Kids makes all sorts of natural fiber sleep bags and pajamas that keep your baby warm and safe. We love that they sell a variety of sleep bags in different weights and materials that are perfect for every season and climates.

And the WaterWipes Winners Are…

Congratulations Rondah, Lola, Amanda W., Kimberly and Laura M.! Each of you will receive two packages of 60-ct WaterWipes!  We hope you like them as much as we do.

WaterWipesBelieve it or not, WaterWipes contain only two ingredients. And that’s it! Just 99.9% purified water and 0.1% grapefruit seed extract. Nothing else.  If you didn’t have a chance to read our review, check it out!

Stay tuned for another giveaway later this week!

And The Jojoba Company Baby Oil Winners Are…

jojoba-baby-oilThe lucky winners are: Crystal, Heather, Via, Nancy and Amanda!  Each of you will be receiving a bottle of The Jojoba Company Baby Oil.

Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway, and a big thanks to The Jojoba Company for sponsoring it.

If you haven’t checked out the amazing benefits of Jojoba and how gentle, soothing and restorative this baby oil is, check out our review!

If you didn’t win, check back soon to see the results of our WaterWipes giveaway, and stay tuned for another giveaway later this week!


WaterWipes Review and Giveaway!


WaterWipesWe’ve tried many different baby wipes over the years, and all of them give my girls diaper rashes after a few days. Even the sensitive versions with lanolin or aloe still contain a list of other chemicals.  That’s why we were so excited to discover WaterWipes!

WaterWipes contain only two ingredients. And that’s it! Just 99.9% purified water and 0.1% grapefruit seed extract. Nothing else.

Why grapefruit seed extract? Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) is known for its skin conditioning and moisturizing benefits. It is also a natural antimicrobial agent as well as an anti-fungal, and  anti-viral.  And it helps combat yeast infections.

The best part is that WaterWipes works as well as any other baby wipe, but is safe enough to use on hands, noses, faces, or whatever else needs a good wipe down.  We use them all over the house, since GSE is non-toxic, environmentally safe and is becoming the go-to disinfect and sanitizer for hospitals in the US and Europe.  WaterWipes are manufactured in Ireland.

And The Toxin-Free Home Winners Are…

Thank you to everyone who entered our giveaway, and congratulations to our winners: Stephanie, Lauren, M.E., Julie, Laura, Holly, Angela, Katrina, Sharon and Rachel!

And a Big Thanks to our sponsors: The Toxin-Free Home: A Guide to Maintaining a Clean, Eco-Friendly, and Healthy Home, Fresh Wave, NatureZway and Nixall!

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Check out our review of these products and other Non-Toxic Cleaning Solutions on our review.

If you missed out on this giveaway, or weren’t a winner, be sure to enter the current giveaway!