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Mother Nature Mothers

Posted by on Thu, April 21st, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Being that both Earth Day and Mother’s Day are quickly approaching, I resorted to Working Mother magazine for a great article on everyday environmentalism.  It provides its readers with great tips and ideas for working moms to join Mother Nature in leading a greener life.

Safe and Eco-friendly Cleaning Products:


Green cleaning products are not only better for the environment, they’re safer for your kids.  Many moms try to steer clear of these green products, because they are under the impression that they are costly and inconvenient.  The truth of the matter is, you can find such environmental-friendly products at affordable prices.  The article suggests Seventh Generation, which offers dye and fragrance free products, and the new Clorox Green Works line.

Green At Work and While Working-Out


Working Mother suggests packing “a reusable grocery tote in your purse, gym bag or briefcase, and you’ll be prepared to run errands during your lunch hour or on your way home from work.”  They recommend Beckons Organic workout clothing, as well, as it “is made with high-quality, soft organic cotton and manufactured domestically at fair wages. And this workout clothing is polished enough to wear when running errands or meeting a friend for coffee, so you can transition easily between exercise and your busy life as a mom.”

From Tiny Acorns Big Oaks Grow

It’s important to familiarize your children with nature and make them aware of the ongoing efforts to protect the environment.  Spend time outdoors, have them help you garden, take them camping, go to the zoo, or even read them books about animals and nature.  The article suggests the “Green Start” books which are available on www.innovativekids.com.  Selling for only $6.99 each, “this eco-friendly series of stories is produced on 98% post consumer recycled materials used with soy based inks.”  Working Mother also recommends Earth Matters: An Encyclopedia of Ecology for the older kids.  ”Earth Matters introduces children to ecology and environmentalism with beautiful photography and compelling copy.”

Eco-Friendly Toys


Lately, a lot of toy retailers are highlighting products made from renewable resources, organic fabrics, and recycled materials.  The article suggests Plan Toys, which include classic push and pull toys, musical toys, dollhouses and more.  These products are made from “renewable hardwoods and non-toxic natural paints and dyes.”  They recommend the Green Dollhouse, which “introduces children (and parents) to sustainable living through a concept dollhouse complete with a wind turbine, solar cell panel, and recycling bin.”  With toys like these, turn playtime into learning time and learning time into playtime.

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~TSGal

Ask The Swag Gal – April 6, 2011

Posted by on Wed, April 6th, 2011 at 7:00 am
Today’s Ask The Swag Gal comes from a runner: Hey Swag Gal, I’m not sure if you are a runner but I have a question that I’m hoping you can help with, but first here is some back story. I was told that I had exercised induced asthma when I was in high school. It ... Read More »

Extreme Couponing

Posted by on Tue, April 5th, 2011 at 3:30 pm
Hey there, my saving aficionados! I wanted to share some interesting information with you.  According to Alexa.com – the Web information company – the most popular pages on the internet right now have to do with extreme couponing. Here at Swagbucks, we’re always trying to stay on top of the latest trends.  With Swagbucks Coupons, ... Read More »

I Need More Allowance

Posted by on Fri, April 1st, 2011 at 3:30 pm
I was never one of those lucky kids who received an allowance from their parents.  But I was lucky in the sense that my mom always bought me everything I needed, and a lot of things I wanted.  I found a pretty interesting article on Money Ning explaining five reasons why you should give yourself ... Read More »

FREEcycle

Posted by on Wed, March 30th, 2011 at 4:00 pm
As I’m sure most of you know we have a great trade-in program where you can recycle your old cell phones, video games, and books, and get Swag Bucks in return.  But what if you have other items that you want to get rid of, and would rather see them recycled than thrown away?  Although not ... Read More »

Ashley’s Tips

Posted by on Mon, March 21st, 2011 at 5:00 pm
Hey guys! This is Ashley from Team Swagbucks and I’m here with some good online shopping tips. Clearly here at Swagbucks we are very big advocates of online shopping. But how do you know if you’re being smart with your online shopping? Well, let me first ensure you that shopping at Swagbucks is always smart, ... Read More »

Muscle Man

Posted by on Mon, March 7th, 2011 at 1:00 pm
Hey there! I know that a lot of us guys like to stay in shape and show off our muscles. I found a great article from Men’s Health with the 100 Best Fitness Tips. I wanted to share some that I found to be very helpful. Protect Your Neck -When doing your crunches, put your ... Read More »

Fill your cart with tips

Posted by on Fri, March 4th, 2011 at 1:00 pm
Most of us are familiar with the grocery shopping experience.  Some of us hate it and some of us don’t mind it, but we can all use helpful tips to make it efficient and effective.  I found a great article from zenhabits.net with 50 tips for grocery shopping, and I wanted to highlight some that I ... Read More »

Train your Brain

Posted by on Tue, February 22nd, 2011 at 12:00 pm
Many of us have exercise routines to keep us in shape. Maybe it’s going to the gym, taking a walk, doing crunches at home, swimming, etc. But have you thought about exercising your brain? The best way to stay sharp is to work your brain. I found a great article from AARP.org discussing ways to ... Read More »

Tricked Ya!

Posted by on Wed, February 16th, 2011 at 2:00 pm
Hey there! I found this really awesome article that explains tricks of the body that I never knew before. Not only are these super cool and interesting, but they will definitely prove to be useful. Experience Supersonic Hearing -If you’re at a crowded party trying to have a personal conversation with a friend, lean in ... Read More »