Supporting Handmade

Handmade seems so unpretentious and unassuming in the hands of babies and children. Teething babies chew on sweet little organic dolls with knotted feet and hands. Happy toddlers joyfully shake the wooden rings of natural wood rattles. Those gorgeous handmade toys your baby plays with are supported by small business people who make toys because … Read more

Blog to Inspire: Full-time Worker, Full-time Student, Full-time Breastfeeder too

This following post was an entry in our Blog to Inspire contest. The opinions expressed in this post are those of the author and not necessarily those of Eco Baby Steps or Parenting By Nature. Blog to Inspire entrant The Feminist Breeder is Gina Crosley-Corcoran, a 31-year old married mother of 2 young boys, a 4.0 GPA pre-law … Read more

Adoptive Breastfeeding Is Worth the Effort

Adoptive mothers can and do breastfeed. Often they can lactate and nourish a baby, and almost always they will succeed in comforting a baby. As a matter of fact, this experience can be an important way a new, adoptive mother can bond with a child. Woman can become mother and baby can become her child … Read more

Blog to Inspire: Mama Milk Dance

This following post was an entry in our Blog to Inspire contest. The opinions expressed in this post are those of the author and not necessarily those of Eco Baby Steps or Parenting By Nature. Blog to Inspire entrant Code Name: Mama is Dionna Ford, a lawyer turned work at home mama to an amazing son. She’s also … Read more

Planning for Local Foods This Season

My local CSAs (community supported agriculture or community shared agriculture) are finishing sign-up for the season this week. I’ve also heard local radio covering our farmers’ market preparations for the year, though my local farmer’s market doesn’t actually open until June. It’s a bit early for planting out in my climate, since we only finished … Read more