April 22nd, 2013
Nothing raises our awareness of our environment, the food we eat and the products we use than when we bring a child into the world. This Earth Day we want to point you to a great resource that we think you will find invaluable. Healthy Child Healthy World, http://healthychild.org/healthy-living/resources/books/. Written by Christopher Gavigan, co-founder of The Honest Co. along with Jessica Alba, https://www.honest.com/. This book gives you clear advice for setting up a non-toxic nursery to reducing allergens and lead in your home and garden, how to shop for organic produce and eliminate harmful plastics. The list goes on but you will definitely benefit from all that you will learn and better your environment for your whole family. The more that do this on an individual level the healthier our families will be and the cleaner our beautiful Earth will stay!
November 27th, 2012
Being from San Diego where the climate is usually warm year-round, we often find ourselves hiking outside or visiting our local parks and playgrounds. We came across this incredible playground in Sydney, Australia while searching for more locations.
Blaxland Riverside Park was designed by JMD Design who wanted to create an open-air space, free from a feeling of enclosure. Not only is it bright and interactive but it seems to integrate wonderfully into the surrounding landscape.
October 5th, 2012
” The National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) is a collaboration of national public service organizations, professional medical associations, and government agencies working together to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease, and provide greater access to services.
Since its inception more than 25 years ago, NBCAM has been at the forefront of promoting awareness of breast cancer issues and has evolved along with the national dialogue on breast cancer. NBCAM recognizes that, although many great strides have been made in breast cancer awareness and treatment, there remains much to be accomplished. Today, we remain dedicated to educating and empowering women to take charge of their own breast health.” - http://www.nbcam.org/
In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month we are giving away TWO Vita Indies and donating TWO more to Baby2Baby during the month of October. To enter, comment on this blog sharing a local resource that supports breast cancer awareness, prevention, education or treatment (comments are moderated, please allow time for your comment to be visible). Please make sure to comment with your city and state/province first, followed by the resource and or link. This giveaway is open to the US and Canada only. One entry per day allowed. Winners will be chosen by random.org and resource verfied/authenticated. The winner will be notified the first week of November by email so please also include your email address.
Thank you for supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month and good luck!
June 25th, 2012
The Animalarium is a feast for your eyes, full of vintage illustrations of animals, art prints and books. Italy based blogger Laura Ottina says she has always been fascinated by strange and beautiful things and that the Animalarium is a way to share her love of animals, art and graphic design. Whether you’re looking for nursery inspiration or just sharing the pictures with your little one, you will definitely be inspired by the amazing collection of illustrations.
May 15th, 2012
We recently spent half a work day volunteering at the San Diego Food Bank preparing produce for the hungry in San Diego. We had a blast and it felt great to give back to hungry parents and children in our hometown!
The San Diego Food Bank is a critical component to the welfare of San Diego County, providing food to people in need, advocating for the hungry and educating the public about hunger-related issues. Through a combination of programs and partnerships with over 350 San Diego County nonprofit charities, the Food Bank acts as a central repository and distribution point for government and donated food. Funded by foundations, grants, the USDA, corporations, sponsors and individual donors, the Food Bank distributes over 20 million pounds of food annually to individuals, families and a network of nonprofit organizations that work to alleviate hunger throughout the county. Learn more and see how you can help at, http://sandiegofoodbank.org/ .
March 15th, 2012
Family travel shouldn’t only consist of trips to amusement parks. Exposing our children to real travel can change the way they see the world and this can start at an early age. From observing the wonders in nature, going on an adventure or experiencing life in different cultures, travel will open the minds of our little ones and leave lasting memories. In a new series by Keith Bellows editor of National Geographic traveler he highlights trips from his book he is writing for next year “100 Places That Can Change Your Child’s Life”.
It is always fun to plan your own adventure but if in need of suggestions here are a few travel ideas for this summer: http://www.nationalgeographicexpeditions.com/triptypes/family
March 2nd, 2012
What child doesn’t love their parents’ suggestion of heading to the park? Then upon arriving to see the excitement pumping through your child as they begin to run free and enter the world of imaginary play, head down the slide ten times in a row, or play alongside other children as if they have met before. It is clear from these images that the universal language for heading to the local park for outdoor play translates as FUN!
Now if only we could have more parks that are as creative as the designs by Monstrum in Scandinavia. To learn more, visit http://www.monstrum.dk/en.
January 25th, 2012
Not every family has the opportunity to travel the globe with a three year old and a baby in tow, but now we can live vicariously through the Goodwins. Follow their lives and adventures as they cover continents while being filmed for a future movie. In the meantime, we can get a glimpse into the culture of their own family with this trailer. While raising a family we can all apply Aamion Goodwin’s words “To have to wait for something is what we all need. Slow yourself down and you’ll see so much more.”
To learn more about the Goodwins and to see the trailer, visit http://thegoodwinproject.com/index.php/teaser.
The Goodwin Project from Avocados and Coconuts on Vimeo.
December 9th, 2011
The San Diego Symphony is putting on a free concert and party for the release of their new album, “Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant”. With accessible melodies conducted by Jahja Ling and zany poetry and narration by Jack Prelutsky, it’s a perfect way to introduce kids to classical music.
To have a listen to “Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant” or to learn more about the San Diego Symphony, visit www.sandiegosyphony.org.