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Upcoming Events (open to all, but please RSVP):
Thursday, May 1st, 10am - Join us at Anderson Playground in Schenley Park for a nature hike / stroller walk! See the details & RSVP here.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Seventh Generation Giveaway!!!!!!

As we neared 100 facebook fans, I wanted to do something extra special!! So I figured a giveaway was a good way to go. :) Since I love the company Seventh Generation and they are very baby & kid-friendly in their products, I asked them if they would be willing to sponsor this giveaway for us. Being the AWESOME company they are, they immediately jumped on board!!
So, one lucky mom is going to walk away with an amazing prize package! Here's what it holds:
Natural Baby Starter Kit
One pack of Diapers (you request size)
Baby Wipes Tub
Baby Wipes Refill
Baby Laundry Detergent
Disinfecting Multi-Surface Cleaner
Disinfecting Bathroom Cleaner
Disinfecting Wipes - 35 ct.
  All Purpose Cleaner
Natural Paper Towels
Seventh Gen Reusable Bag
Their only request was that I also try each of these products (which they sent me!) and provide an honest review of them. Hey, NO problem!! So here is my honest opinion............ :)
Diapers - I REALLY like their diapers. I think they work great, hold leaks (maybe not perfect for my heavy wetter overnight though), and hold up well. I love that they are chlorine-free, hypoallergenic, fragrance and latex free for my little guy's sensitive skin. One of my favorite things about them (and this is probably weird!), but I love that they are neutral-oatmeal colored and don't have goofy characters. The biggest thing is you have to watch out for is their sizing. I think that they tend to run small, so even if your child wears size 4, they might easily fit size 5.
Baby Wipes - I have to admit, I'm kind of a Huggies snob when it comes to wipes. And once you've used Huggies wipes, I think nothing else is quite as thick! That being said, I think the wipes did a great job of cleaning and were very moist, which I liked a lot.
Laundry Detergent - I do use cloth diapers much of the time, and as I said before, my little guy has extremely sensitive skin. So I have to be very careful in what detergent I use for his diapers. I have found that 7th Generation is one of the few laundry detergents that I can use, so I love that. The only downside is, the last time I purchased it, it cost $10 and I personally think that's a little too high for detergent. :)
Disinfecting Multi-Surface Cleaner - one of the first "green" switches I made when I had my baby, was to look for cleaning products that were safe & non-toxic for using around children. I definitely like their cleaners and because they always have $1.00 off coupons on their website, I can usually get them for a great price! Their website promises - Formulated to be safe for your family and the environment, this product does not create harsh fumes and is a non-toxic, biodegradable alternative to conventional petroleum-based cleaners.
Disinfecting Bathroom Cleaner - I had not tried this bathroom cleaner before and I thought it worked very well. Again, a great option when your toddler likes to hug the toilet. :-/
Disinfecting Wipes - with kids around, we can go through these by the canful! Love having these around for quick cleans.
Seventh Gen Reusable Bag - can always use a nice reusuable bag to use while shopping or throwing extra toys in or whatever!
All Purpose Cleaner & Natural Paper Towels - these 2 items were on backorder for me, so unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to try them out yet!

To check out all the Seventh Generation products and to print coupons, check out their website! http://www.seventhgeneration.com/

So..........here's how to enter the giveaway!!
Please leave a comment on this post stating what product you have tried from Seventh Generation or would be interested in trying! (click on "mommies who chimed in").
If you don't have a google or blogger account, you can leave a comment by clicking anonymous, but be sure to leave your name!
Contest entries will be taken until Tuesday, October 5th and a winner will be chosen by random.org.

Good luck & thanks Seventh Generation!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

RADical Days in Pittsburgh

Unfortunately, I was a little late in coming across this and so missed some good freebies, but there are still plenty to take advantage of!
RADical Days is a month long event for Living Pittsburgh fans! Now in its ninth year, RADical Days features free admission, musical and dance performances, take-home art and other family activities offered by dozens of arts and culture organizations, in addition to libraries, parks and sports facilities all funded in part by the Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD). 2010 offers the public a record-setting 41 free admission sites!

Please note special restrictions, and that all locations are first-come, first served. Free admission is limited to the day indicated, only. Participating assets are NOT free admission on every day. Check listings for each asset’s free date, times and limitations. Some events require advance registration. No rain checks. Parking charges may apply.

Wednesday, September 29
Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
Free Admission 9:30AM-5PM
phipps.conservatory.org

Heinz Field
Free Admission 10AM-3PM (tours only)

Allegheny-Kiski Valley Heritage Museum
Free Admission 11AM-3PM
akvhs.org

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
Free Admission 1-4PM
pittsburgharts.org

Saturday, October 9th
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Free Concert 11AM-Noon

Sunday, October 10
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Free Admission 9AM-4PM

Senator John Heinz History Center and Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum

Free Admission 10AM-5PM
heinzhistorycenter.org • twitter.com/historycenter

Fort Pitt Museum
Free Admission 10AM-5PM
heinzhistorycenter.org

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
Free Admission Noon-5PM

Venture Outdoors
Free Admission 10AM-Dusk
Experience Pittsburgh’s three rivers in a flat-water kayak.
Kayak Pittsburgh, under Clemente Bridge at PNC Park (North Shore)
ventureoutdoors.org • kayakpittsburgh.org

National Aviary
Free Admission 10AM-5PM
aviary.org

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
Free Admission Noon-5PM
pittsburghkids.org

Mattress Factory
Free Admission 1-5PM
mattress.org • twitter.com/mattressfactory

And there are many more as well! Check them all out as well as find out specific details for each event here!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Free Museum Day!!

Free Museum Day is back!!
September 25, 2010 is National Museum Day and over 1,000 museums are offering free admission. Find a museum participating in your area here and then print your ticket for up to two free admissions here. (You must have a ticket to gain entrance!)

Participating Pittsburgh museums include:
Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History
Hartwood Mansion
Nationality Rooms at the University of Pittsburgh
Photo Antiquities
Senator John Heinz History Center

A great freebie to take advantage of!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

FREE Family Fun Fridays with Venture Outdoors


Location: Kingsley Association, 6435 Frankstown Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Date: The following Fridays in 2010: April 23, May 28, June 25, July 23, August 27, September 24, October 22, November 19, December 17, 2010

Start Time: 5:30 pm

End Time: 8:30pm

Description: Join Venture Outdoors at the Kingsley Association for their monthly Family Fun Fridays. They’ll bring a few kayaks for a half hour kayak introduction and bike bike bowling kit so you can roll a few rounds for prizes. Enjoy many other gym, pool and social activities throughout the evening. All ages and families welcome (remember this is a family event, so parents must be in attendance).
http://www.ventureoutdoors.org/Index.aspx

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Trade Your Stuff!

Babies “R” Us and Toys “R” Us stores nationwide are hosting the “Great Trade-In” event, starting Aug. 27 and ending Sept. 19. Customers will be able to trade in used cribs, car seats, bassinets, strollers, travel systems, play yards, high chairs or toddler beds in exchange for 25 percent savings on the purchase of any new baby item from select manufacturers. The point of this event is to draw attention to safety concerns for some of these items, which means they may not be the best candidates to be handed down or resold. The items do not even have to have been purchased previously from Babies R Us! But they are only taking certain brands.
Participating brands are: Babi Italia, Baby Cache, Baby Trend, Bergamo, Bertini, Britax, Carter's, Chicco, Contours by Kolcraft, Cosco, Delta, Eddie Bauer, Evenflo, Graco, Jeep, Little Tikes, Safety 1st, Sorelle and Step2.

See a team member for details. Event period 8/27-9/19/10 at Babies''R''Us & Toys''R''Us stores. 25% discount valid on day of trade-in only. In store only. One coupon per trade-in. Not valid on prior purchases or with any other offer, except for the Furniture Gift Card offer.