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5 Simple Ways To Nurture Your Spark!

“What would you like for Mother’s Day?” my husband asked me recently. “Nothing much” I say “Coffee in bed, a family bike ride and perhaps a little bit a quiet time for myself?” ...

12 Alternatives to chocolate this Easter

It's that time again. The supermarket and store isles are filled with chocolate bunnies and eggs of all sizes and the pressure for the Easter bunny to deliver can be quite overwhelming.  BUT we a...

Back To School Tips 2015

Now that the festivities of the season have ended, and the countdown to the start or the return to school have begun, we thought it timely to share with you our back to school tips for a stress fr...

Top 8 Eco Toy Kitchens for Christmas!

With Christmas only 2 months away, we've searched the globe for the best gender neutral, eco toy kitchen's and we're pleased to be able to offer them all to you online at Eco Toys! All our toy kitc...

Gardening with Kids

Spending time in the garden with your kids will not only mean you get to spend some quality time with them, you will all have fun outdoors, your kids will learn a lot and it is a perfect excuse to...

Cut Up Fruit & Veggies Set Toy Review

  My 4 year old daughter was overjoyed when I gave her the Qtoys cut & fruit & veggies set to play with. This week I have seen the play food pop up in a lot of her games, as part of her shop...

Sowing Seeds with Kids

Spring is an exciting time in the garden, especially for children.  The outdoors is a sensory delight, the scent and colour of the flowers in bloom, and the droning of the bees around them, the b...

Growing Your Own Veggies with Kids

Can you feel it?  The air is a little warmer.  The flowers are starting to blossom.  The world smells a little sweeter and there is a feeling of energy creeping back.  Spring is here and with it s...

Going Local

  Today’s mounting social and ecological crises demand responses that are broad, deep, and strategic. Given the widespread destruction wrought by globalisation, it seems clear that the most powerf...

No plastic challenge

So for the past week, our family has embarked on a no plastic challenge in celebration of Earth Day 2012. What exactly does that mean? Our goal as a family was not to buy anything with plastic in...

Eco-friendly Activities to do with Dad this Father’s Day

It is Father’s Day this weekend.  Have you bought dad something special yet?  If you haven’t, there is no need to panic. We’ve got a much better idea.  Instead of buying something that wi...

The dangers of BPA in baby bottles

A segment aired on Sixty Minutes in early June called “The Toxic Truth” which highlighted the dangers of plastic and BPA (or Bisphenol-A) being used in production of plastics. This bought into the...