Back to school time is here and it’s time to think about your little ones lunch box.  At least in my house we are thinking about getting new lunch boxes (and backpacks) for the upcoming school year.  My girls are entering into preschool (so scary…they are getting too big too quickly).  Last year’s lunch box was great but a little small for two little girls with a growing appetite.  I recently came across PlanetBox, a very cool lunch box for both kids and adults that was designed by two parents.  PlanetBox, is an eco-friendly lunchbox made out of high quality food-grade stainless steel and saves parents out there from buying sandwich bags and other lunch packing containers. 

PlanetBox was designed to help parents pack healthy, well-balanced lunches their kids will love.  Part Japanese Bento box, part TV dinner tray, PlanetBox’s individual compartments ensure that foods do not “touch each other.”  The sandwich compartment guarantees no more squished sandwiches.  There’s plenty of room for fruit and veggies, and even a small spot for a little tasty treat. The right-sized compartments guide parents on how to pack a variety of foods, and get the portions right. At the end of the day, the whole thing can go in the dishwasher for easy cleaning.

PlanetBox’s kid-friendly design features one easy to use latch that little fingers can open and close on their own.  Food arrives at school neatly displayed in one super stylish looking tray. And here’s the coolest part–kids get to personalize their own kits with ultra-hip “rocket”, “under the sea”, or “retro kitty” themed magnet designs (11 styles to choose from). What better way for kids to express their personality!

Definitely not your old-fashioned metal lunch box, PlanetBox is truly lunch transportation for the green generation.  I can’t wait to receive ours!

Happy Earth Day!!

 In honor of Earth Day, I wanted to share with you some fabulous Eco and Earth Friendly products that are out there for your little ones!  After all, we all want the world to be a healthier and happier place for our children!

Eco-Kids Products

 Husband and wife started company and they focus on using only the most natural ingredients for their products.  This family business lives by their mantra — creative play the natural way. New products are developed with this belief in mind. From the ingredients to the unique packaging, eco-kids® works with environmentally friendly companies from around the United States to bring you fresh ideas in the world of art supplies.  And the whole Eco-Kids family test all products to make sure they are fun to play with…. After all, that’s what it’s all about!

 

Check out all their great products

Green Toys

Green Toys Inc. makes an awesome line of classic children’s toys constructed from recycled plastic and other environmentally friendly materials. This helps reduce fossil fuel use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improving the overall health and happiness of the planet (and our kids).  They have a selection of great “green” toys but my favorite and my kids favorite our their trucks and race cars….oh and the pizza parlor too!

 

Check out all their great products here

Plan Toys

PlanToys® incorporates thoughtful design and age-appropriate challenges to stimulate children’s creativity. All their toys are made from non-chemically treated rubberwood. And their toys enable children to play, learn and become closer to nature.

I visited their booth at The Toy Show in February in NYC and loved so many of their products.  Some of my favorites were the Green Dollhouse with Furniture, Walking Elephant, and Wooden Trike

 

Happy shopping and most importantly Earth Day everyone!!!

See more of Plan Toy’s and pick your favorites

04.1.11

Have you seen….Lucky Kids has hit the newsstands!  If you love looking through the pages of Lucky magazine for the latest fashions for you wait till you checkout the newest Lucky magazine for all things for your little ones.  From fashion to decor you’ll have plenty of stuff to fall in love with while flipping each page.

The spring issue features the most adorable clothes, smartest new toys, the latest for your little one room decor, and Angie Harmon talks about leaving Hollywood to get back to her Southern roots.

And if you like the Lucky break pages in the grown up version of this magazine wait till you see the Lucky breaks in the Kids. 

Fun finds and a great new magazine for kids and moms!

One of my favorite online magazine has launched it’s Spring 2011 issue and it’s dedicated to all things for kids.  This issue of  Sweet Paul Magazine is chalk full of inspiration, diy projects, tasty recipes and all the good things for kids.  I always know this fabulous online magazine is packed with beautiful photo’s and amazing recipes and this new edition did not disappoint.  Here is a glimpse of what you’ll see inside this issue…

In the Box –  Turn those boxes laying around your house into fun projects for your kids using the ideas and directions inside Sweet Paul.

Play With Your Food - Sometimes it’s okay to play with your food.  Paul gives you some fun ideas for you and your kids to play with their food.

Will’s Picks – Fun and color decor ideas for your little ones room.

Lil’ design – Great designs and products for the little ones.

Check out the entire issue for free right here. Thanks for inspiring us Paul and crew!

I’m back with another favorite from my recent trip to the NYC Toy Fair.  There is a growing amount of companies going green, which as a mom a value on so many levels.  As a family we try our best to make changes to better the environment as well as eating organic every chance we can.  While walking the fair I found this adorable company called miYim.  miYim goal is more than just playthings – they aim to teach values and environmental responsibility, all while touching the hearts of children through imagination and whimsy.

They have several different collections.  In their toy collection they have

Fairytale Plush (I think the Pink Hippo is my favorite)

Fairytale Knit 

Sleepytime

Storybook

Dolls

Petites

Dr. Seuss (the only organic plush toy supplier for Dr. Seuss)

Jane Goodwall (my favorite)

All of the toys are colored with miYim’s PureWaterWashTM process using only plants and minerals, making these toys a safe alternative to toys made with environmentally damaging processes.

And don’t worry miYim has also thought about the little babies in your life and has a collection of assorted products dedicated for your infant using organic natural products.

Some of the collection within the infants are:

Stroller Toys

Plush Rattles

Knit Teethers

Lovie Blankies

Dr. Seuss

Nursery Collection

Hope you enjoy the miYim products as much as I did.  If you are looking for a retailer by you go to their Store Locator page

Happy Shopping!

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