Ella’s Kitchen Offers Eco-Friendly Baby Food

By Kristin Tablang

Feed your baby food they’ll love while going green at the same time

ellas-kitchen-food Getting babies and toddlers to eat is not fun. It may seem adorable the first couple of times your tiny tot giggles and swats the choo-choo train spoon from your hand splattering smashed peas all over the place, or uses her high chair table as a canvas for a Jackson Pollock-esque work finger-painted with mashed carrots…but as you probably already [more]

The Green Festival Is Coming To NYC

By New York Family

Learn how your family can live a healthier, more sustainable life at the Green Festival, April 26-27

thumb-pg-2014-nyc Join us on April 26th and 27th for the Green Festival in NYC to learn how your family can live a healthier, more sustainable life. Green Festival offers something for everyone, with the widest selection of products and services to work green, play green and live green. You can shop for the best green products on the market enjoy vegan, vegetarian [more]

The Benefits Of Cloth Diapers

By Kristin Tablang

Check out the latest tips, trends, and fun facts about swapping disposable for cloth

cloth diapers Disposable diapers definitely have the seductive lure of convenience on their side, but the benefits of cloth diapers arguably outweigh this positive. Not only are cloth diapers better for the environment (and your wallet) than disposable diapers, they also provide babies with wonderful dryness and comfort. In addition, some say they even help speed up potty training! Read on for the [more]

Fashion: NOCH Mini

By Mia Weber

A sophisticated, eco-friendly brand for children introduces their new spring collection

NOCH MINI Though locally-crafted and eco-friendly kids-wear isn’t exactly an anomaly in New York City, it’s certainly a rare sight to find an organic children’s line that’s as effortlessly sophisticated—yet still age-appropriate—as NOCH mini. Local mom and Parsons Alum Jina Jang conceived of NOCH mini (named for the essential elements of nitrogen, oxygen, carbon, and hydrogen) after her daughter was born in [more]

For Pampered Parents: LUSH Spa

By Mia Weber

The organic beauty brand’s first North-American spa opened recently in NYC on the UES–and the options for moms and dads are totally luxurious!

photo 2 Long regarded as something of a gold standard in natural beauty products, LUSH--a beauty brand originally based in England--has brought its wonderfully indulgent spas to North America, recently opening spas in NYC and Philadelphia. The New York outpost is located above a LUSH retail location at 783 Lexington Avenue.  The team has created a "traditional English spa, complete with jars of [more]

Comic: Barclay The Bee

By Danielle Kraese

A new comic series about the local honeybee population that will have your kids buzzing

The InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel has been buzzing since the launch of its comic series, Barclay The Bee. A collaboration with the Center for Sustainable Design Strategies at the Pratt Institute, the comic raises awareness about the significance of honeybees—which keep the city’s ecosystem in check, but have been dying at a troubling rate. Beautifully illustrated with a smart [more]