Friday, November 28, 2008

Sarah's Silks Available in December Only

For the month of December we are able to offer the entire Sarah's Silks line. Sarah's Silks are wonderful hand-made silk toys, playthings, costumes, playsilks and canopies that ignite imaginative play in children. Stay away from plastic toys this year and give the gift of a truly sustainable toy that will stimulate the creativity of your child. My kids love Sarah's Silks!

We have added a special category in our Creative Play section for Sarah's Silks. We hope you take advantage of this opportunity!

Happy Eco-Shopping!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Piggy Paint Non-Toxic ~ Kid-Friendly Nail Polish

My girls are totally into nail polish, especially since my older daughter started school. It's so much fun to hang out with them and polish our nails together. There is one problem with that though. Nail polish is full of nasty chemicals that are very harmful to everyone, especially growing children. Well, now there are more and more companies these days doing the right thing and making non-toxic polish. Today I was reading the Nature Moms Blog this morning and Tiffany reviewed Piggy Paints Nail Polish. I was so excited about the awesome colors and non-toxic nature of the polish that I contacted Piggy Paint's owner, Melanie and asked if we could be a retailer.

Piggy Paint Nail Polish is non-toxic and "natural as mud" as is stated on the Piggy Paint website. Founder Melanie Hurley was horrified when a glob of solvent-based nail polish spilled on a foam plate and burned through it while her toddler was painting her nails. She decided that enough was enough and Piggy Paint was born.

Piggy Paint is formulated with natural ingredients, no harmful chemicals and is water-based. It does not contain any formaldehyde, toluene, phthalates, biphenyl A, ethyl acetate or acetone. Piggy Paint is also made in the U.S.A. It is kid-friendly and non-flammable. Piggy Paint is also odorless which is amazing!

Piggy Paint comes in many gorgeous colors that you and your girls will absolutely love. My daughter already claimed the Girls Rule! polish. They even come in gift packs that you can give as party favors or birthday gifts. With Christmas right around the corner, Piggy Paints would make great stocking stuffers!

We have the entire Piggy Paint collection available at 90210 Organics! Now you can feel good about polishing those Piggies!
Happy Eco-Shopping!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Motrin Makes Moms Mad

Last night I was introduced to a Motrin ad via Twitter that clearly mocks babywearing and uses it to promote the need for their product. As a babywearing mother and proprietor of a business that sells slings, I was offended and appalled at this type of advertising.

Here is what the ad says:

Wearing your baby seems to be in fashion.

I mean in theory it’s a great idea.

And who knows what else they’ve come up with. Wear your baby on your side, your front, go hands free.

Supposedly, it’s a real bonding experience.

They say that babies carried close to the bod tend to cry less than others.

But what about me? Do moms that wear their babies cry more than those who don’t?
I sure do!

These things put a ton of strain on your back, your neck, your shoulders. Did I mention your back?!

I mean, I’ll put up with the pain because it’s a good kind of pain; it’s for my kid.

Plus, it totally makes me look like an official mom.

And so if I look tired and crazy, people will understand why.

This type of advertising is outrageous, ignorant and condescending towards moms. I went to and sent them a letter about why this ad should never have run. They also have another ad that paints mothers as all being stressed out and crazy. This kind of advertising concerns me because it contributes to the over medication of America.

Babywearing does not hurt your back, neck or shoulders if done properly. In fact, it is the preferred method of carrying because of how simple and comfortable it is. Babywearing is the primary method of carrying infants and toddlers throughout the world. In Africa, for example, mothers wear their babies to keep them safe from predators. Laying their babies down in their huts while they worked would be very dangerous.

Personally, I wore my babies around the house to complete chores while baby slept peacefully against my chest or on my back. Long walks were a breeze with my baby in my sling. Never once did I need Motrin or any other pain reliever for that matter.

Katja Presnal, social media and PR guru compiled all our tweets last night along with some pictures of moms wearing their babies and posted it in her blog. I encourage you to check it out and comment.

Wear your baby! It's good for your baby and easy on your back!