March 18 in Berkeley, CA: Baby/Kids/Maternity Stuff Swap

Posted on March 9, 2012
As you may have noticed from my blog, I’m in love with swapping!  It’s the most economical and environmentally friendly way to clothe your kid as well as get and give gear (depending on the swap).  KinderCycle, my favorite place to swap where I live, is having their next swap and I can’t wait to […]

Ask Your Non-Verbal Toddler Some Questions, Her Answers May Surprise You

Posted on February 23, 2012
After a little over a year of singing, reading, and talking to my son with the appearance that he enjoyed the sounds but didn’t comprehend much of the content of our jabber, it was easy get into the habit of assuming the words we were saying didn’t hold much meaning for him. Then one day when I went to pick him […]

Check Out World Swap Day on January 21st

Posted on January 18, 2012
The Swapaholics are hosting their second annual World Swap Day on January 21, 2012.  As they explain on their site: Our goal is to have more than 500 events happening around the world during the month of January — clothing swaps, food swaps, book swaps, kids gear swaps, beauty swaps, video game swaps, seed swaps, teacher supply […]

Jan. 22 in Berkeley, CA: Baby and Kid’s Clothing and Stuff Swap

Posted on January 3, 2012
Do you have kids’ stuff your family is done with? Do you want to get new-to-you kids’ stuff?  Come to the next KinderCycle swap! Get rid of what you are done with and take what you want! (see details below) My favorite find among my bag of goodies from KinderCycle’s last swap: An Oakland A’s Romper.  The tag […]

Repurposed Crib Projects: Upcycle Your Old Crib out of the Landfill

Posted on November 21, 2011
The new crib standards put into effect on June 28, 2011 by the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) have left many people wondering what to do with outdated cribs that can no longer be legally sold or even given away to be used as a baby bed.  Luckily, there are plenty of creative and crafty people out there […]

Nov 6 in Brooklyn, NY: Free Children’s Clothing and Book Swap

Posted on November 4, 2011
On Sunday, November 6th, GrowNYC is hosting a free children’s book and clothing themed Stop ‘N’ Swap.  Here are the details: When: Sunday, November 6, 2011, 2pm-4pm Where: Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave at St. Marks Ave What: Bring your children’s books, clothing and shoes that they have outgrown and take home gently used items […]

Nov. 6 in Berkeley, CA: Baby and Kids’ Clothing and Stuff Swap

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KinderCycle is hosting a baby and kids’ clothing and stuff swap this Sunday.  Here are the details: When: Sunday November 6th, 2011, 10am – noon Where: South Berkeley Senior Center 2939 Ellis Street (at Ashby); Berkeley, CA Ages: Newborn – 6 year olds Cost: $5 per family with stuff to swap, $10 per family without stuff to swap […]

Preemie Clothing Boxes – A Helpful SF Bay Area Service for Parents of Preemies

Posted on October 25, 2011
KinderCycle is an organization that hosts swaps for baby and kids’ stuff in the San Francisco Bay Area (learn more about their next swap). When I heard about their Preemie Box program, it sounded like such a wonderful idea. Parents of preemies have enough to worry about without the added chore of shopping for an […]

Donate Used 0-12 Month Baby Clothes

Posted on October 7, 2011
Looking to donate used baby clothes?  Loved Twice is a non-profit that accepts clean, stain free baby clothes sizes 0-12 months, as well as blankets, hats, socks, bibs, and board books.  Volunteers sort donations to create one year “wardrobes-in-a-box” that are then distributed to families in need.  Loved Twice partners with over 40 hospitals, prenatal clinics, […]

Free Hand-Me-Down Give Away in Downers Grove, IL

Posted on September 30, 2011
Today (9/30/11) and tomorrow (10/1/11) congregation members of the First Baptist Church in Downers Grove, IL are holding their third annual “Hand-me-down Connections” event.  On Thursday the church collected hand-me-down donations of baby, children’s, and adult clothes, as well as toys and household items to give away to community members on Friday and Saturday.  This […]