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Four Tips To Simplify Your School Lunch Meal Prep

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Do you make school lunches the night before or in the morning? Or do you prep them on Sunday’s for the week ahead? No matter how you meal prep for making school lunches, it can be one of the more frustrating tasks for parents and children alike. You wonder if your child will actually eat […]

Four Ways To Create A Cozy And Healthy Home

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As we move into the season of shorter days and colder nights staying healthier at home is on our minds. We’ll spend more time indoors as winter approaches, and we want our home to be healthy and cozy. Use soap bars Stock your house with non-toxic bars of soap. Proper handwashing is a simple way […]

Pack Bento Style Lunches This Fall

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Packing bento style lunches for school have gained popularity as a simple way to send the kids to school with a healthy, balanced meal. Here are five reasons to embrace this packed lunch trend this fall: Assembling lunch is simple if you follow the formula: a protein, a vegetable, a fruit and a fun extra […]

5 Ways to Prep for an Easy Back To School

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For some of us it may seem far too early to start thinking about making the transition from the slow summer days to the rushed mornings and sending our youngsters off to full days of school. However, two months of freedom passes quickly. By making sure to keep the future in focus, we can lay […]

5 Outdoor Activities to Kick Off Your Summer

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Summer has officially started and while it can be a blessing to be finished packing school lunches and running everyone off to class each morning, it can also feel somewhat overwhelming to have an open schedule for the next two months. If your little ones are off to camp or will be in childcare over […]

5 Reasons To Use Cloth Diapers

5 reasons to choose cloth diapers

Cloth diapers have come a long way from what they once were. Here are 5 good reasons to ditch the disposable as much as you can. Chemicals and harsh ingredients Do you know what’s in a typical disposable diaper? The materials and ingredients, along with the processes they go through to come to their final […]

Simple Ways To Save Money By Going Green

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Going green is a hot topic in the world today, and for important reasons. Our magnificent planet Earth has put up with a lot from the human species, and we are recognizing more and more each day how our wastefulness and the not-so-eco-friendly products are impacting our world. There is no plan(et) “B” to turn […]

5 Reusable Products That Will Save You Money & More

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More and more, people are starting to realize the self-serving benefits of “going green”. While saving the planet is always a worthwhile goal, it doesn’t hurt that moving to eco-friendly products can actually save you money, and even time, in the long run. Water Bottles Quit paying for plastic bottled water. Not only does it […]

Tips and Tools To Make School Lunches More Motivating For Kids

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Have you got a little bird of an (non)eater in your family? Opening up those lunch boxes to find only a few nibbles taken out of the healthy lunch you’ve tried so hard to provide can be disheartening. If you’re struggling to get your kids to eat what you’ve packed in their lunches, try these […]

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4 Ways to Engage In Self-Care Over The Winter

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Winter can be hard on us Canadians. The cold, dry air chills and chaps us, and dries up our motivations. However, the urge to stay nestled in our winter dens offers us opportunities to focus on caring for ourselves as we cozy up inside. Instead of letting winter overcome you, take advantage of this prime […]

4 Positive New Year’s Resolutions To Start The Year Off Right

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As 2016 wraps up and the New Year approaches, you may be starting to consider what resolutions might help you become a better person in 2017. Whether your resolve lasts all year long, or starts strong in the first couple months, you can be sure that New Year’s resolutions that hold positive intentions for your […]

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The 12 Days Of Christmas Sale

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The 12 Days Of Christmas Sale  It’s almost that time of year again, when green-living and eco-conscious Canadians like you can enjoy 12 days of different sale items up for grabs at The Ninety Ninth Monkey in Brooklin. Each day a different category of items will go on sale at a 15% discount. Even if […]

6 Swaps To Detox Your Beauty Routine

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The idea of “green beauty” rests in a simple idea that’s been pushed aside for many years. The idea is this: Stop putting toxic chemicals and carcinogens on your body, and choose natural products instead. You may already be aware of the problems that we are now realizing have been accumulating while we’ve been rubbing […]

Using Essential Oils To Support Routines

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With the school year well under way, some of you many still be struggling to adjust to the new routines required to carry you successfully through your busy days. Whether you’re finding it tremendously difficult to guide everyone through their activities with focus and on time, or you’re a seasoned pro at following a schedule, […]

Personal Products for Back To School

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Heading back to school might mean your youngsters getting into more solid routines for personal care after all the summer fun. Instead of reaching for commonly used products that contain harmful ingredients, start off the school year right with non-toxic and eco-friendly personal products that are safe for the whole family. Four Healthier Personal Care […]

How PlanetBox Makes School Days Easier

How PlanetBox lunch boxes help manage school lunches

It may seem a bit early to be thinking about back-to-school, but summer has this tendency of slipping away. Before you know it, the school bells are ringing, and you’re scrambling to get everything together. Whether this will be your first year sending your little one off to class, or you’re a seasoned veteran of […]

Essentials to Make the Most of Summer

5 Summer Essentials For An Eco-Friendly Summer

Summer is nearly here, and waiting for the wealth of adventures that it has in store has us thinking about the camping trips, family picnics, and outdoor festivals that lay ahead. Yes, the summer season is a glorious thing, and we want you to be prepared to enjoy the best parts before the drawbacks have […]

Earth Day Celebrations in Toronto

Earth Day Activities in Toronto

This year, 2016, Earth Day falls on Friday, April 22nd. We know you, like us, are avid supporters of this amazing planet we live on, and want to do your part to keep our Earth healthy and thriving for generations to come. If you’re looking for a way to celebrate Earth Day in and around […]

4 Fun Ideas To Beat The Lunch Box Blues

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Some kids live for lunch while others seem to have no interest in eating. As a parent, it can be stressful and frustrating to see those lunch boxes return home with nary a bite taken. If your little one could use some motivation to munch that healthy and nourishing lunch you lovingly pack each morning, […]

Planning The Perfect PlanetBox Lunch

How to prepare your Planetbox lunches

Packing lunches can be overwhelming. With so many different allergy restrictions, tastes and preferences, dietary needs, making sure you and your children’s lunch is ready to go each morning can be a challenge. But, it doesn’t need to be so stressful! With the PlanetBox lunch system, everything is ready to go, no little baggies and […]

7 Ways To Have A Healthier Winter

How To Have A Healthy Winter Holiday

Winter’s almost here and with Canadians spending roughly 90% of their time indoors, it’s time to think about how to best keep your baby and family healthy during the cold months ahead. Here are 7 things you can do to have a happier, healthier winter season. Avoid PVC plastic which contains phthalates by choosing items […]

Are Eco-Disposables For You?

Eco-Friendly Diapers

When you have a little one, it feels like you spend most of your time either changing or feeding your baby. In the first few weeks of your newborn’s life, it’s definitely true! It’s not unusual for a baby to be changed about 12-15 times a day! We’re so thrilled to be carrying The Honest […]

Thinking About Cloth Diapering?

Choosing Cloth Diapers

Initially, cloth diapering can seem daunting with the wide variety of choices. The Internet has loads of information including helpful how-to videos like these ones from Funky Fluff.  You can also ask us for help when you come into the shop or over email. Trust us, once you are shown how to use and care […]

SUNSCREEN – Tips and Suggestions

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Make sunscreen part of your outdoor gear 1. Tips for finding a good sunscreen Ingredients matter. Does your sunscreen leave you overexposed to damaging UVA rays? Does it break down in the sun? Does it contain compounds that may disrupt your hormones? 2. First things first Check your skin regularly for new moles that are […]