Welcome to the ALL NEW "Monkey Baby ...going green" (Formerly known as the Monkey Baby Boutique blog). This site has been dormant for quite awhile as my life took a turn in a different direction. My children are growing up and I've been focusing on designing knitwear.
Recently I've done some thinking about continuing on with this site, and it has led me to a total makeover! I will continue to post tips on going green and creating a healthier you, healthier home and a healthier planet! But I will also be including information on sustainable knitwear created by myself and others. Please leave your comments and let me know what you think of the NEW look!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Mother Earth knows best

It seems that everywhere we turn, it's becoming chic to go green... I was amazed when I ran across this article... It seems they're using organic mattresses in cribs and educating toddlers about recycling at eco-daycare centers across the country. Early outreach may help these tots sustain green habits through adulthood ... and if they're lucky, they might even squeeze in some mandatory nap-time, too.
Check out the article " Eco-day care center introduces toddlers to 'green' " at the Seattle Times website.

Monday, May 26, 2008

When You Thought I Wasn't Looking

Here's a message every parent should read because children
are watching you and doing as you do, not as you say.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you hang my
first painting on the refrigerator, and I immediately
wanted to paint another one.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you feed a
stray cat, and I learned that it was good to be kind
to animals.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make my
favorite cake for me, and I learned that the little
things can be the special things in life.

When you thought I wasn't looking I heard you say a
prayer, and I knew that there is a God I could always
talk to, and I learned to trust in Him.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make a
meal and take it to a friend who was sick, and I
learned that we all have to help take care of each

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you give of
your time and money to help people who had nothing,
and I learned that those who have something should
give to those who don't.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you take care
of our house and everyone in it, and I learned we have
to take care of what we are given.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw how you
handled your responsibilities, even when you didn' t
feel good, and I learned that I would have to be
responsible when I grow up.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw tears come
from your eyes, and I learned that sometimes things
hurt, but it's all right to cry.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw that you
cared, and I wanted to be everything that I could be.

When you thought I wasn't looking I learned most of
life's lessons that I need to know to be a good and
productive person when I grow up.

When you thought I wasn't looking I looked at you and
wanted to say,'Thanks for all the things I saw when
you thought I wasn't looking.'



Each of us (parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, teacher, friend)

influences the life of a child.

How will you touch the life of someone today?
Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly.

Leave the rest to God.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

FREEBIES! Playtex BPA-free Bottle and YoMommy Yogurt 4-pack

I just found out from my sister that Playtex is giving away free samples of the Playtex® Drop-Ins® Original Nurser System, which are BPA-free! Now that I'm more aware about the problem of BPA leaking into our drinks, I couldn't wait to pass this awesome offer on to you!
Just go here and fill out the form, and you'll receive your free gift in the mail!

I also discovered today that you can receive a coupon for a FREE YoMommy Yogurt 4-pack! Limit one request per household through May 31, 2008, while supplies last. Just go here for your free trial!
YoMommy is the first organic yogurt especially made for pregnancy, nursing, and beyond...

Monday, May 5, 2008

Pay it Green!


I just wanted to take a moment to share this website with you.
I thought you would be interested in PayItGreen. They even have a Green Calculator!

What's Your Financial Paper Footprint?

Calculate how much you can reduce your environmental impact by switching to electronic billing, statements and payments!

PayItGreen is a simple, safe and smart way to have a positive effect on the environment.

Learn More

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Are you Thirsty for Change?

Wow! Green and Clean mom has another awesome contest going on this week! She is actually GIVING AWAY 5 PUR Water Filtration Systems! Yes you heard me right! Check out her blog post:

Help Cindy Crawford and be a winner!!!! Keep it PUR contest!

Did you know that Cindy Crawford together with PUR Water Filtration Systems are part of a big campaign, Thirsty for Change, to help provide safe drinking water for children in impoverished countries? Cindy has designed a Sigg water bottle with all of the proceeds going to support the campaign. Go to, Thirsty for Change, buy a water bottle and help children in third world countries have safe drinking water. What could be better than knowing you are helping someone in need each and every time you use your new water bottle? And having a reusable water bottle also helps out the environment! Filter, Reuse, Reduce! Now go enter the contest!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Save gas, Save time! Shop from Home!

I just joined My Power Mall today... What's so great about this program is that it's 100% FREE to join and you earn rebates on your own shopping! You can shop from over 1000 stores for things that you already buy every month... Click on the banner above to learn more about how you can also start earning money just by giving Power Malls away! It's a Win Win situation!
Create a Gift Registry at The Land of Nod