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My Lil’ Bean Q&A: Jon Spee of The Local Kitchener

After a brief pause in blog posts we’re back with a bang! We managed to wrangle some time from Jon Spee, an educator, food blogger and homebrew-master. Welcome to the blog, Jon!   Hey Jon, you’re the host of the local blog The Local Kitchener, which has some great recipes and reflections on food. What […]

5 Easy Eco-Friendly Baby Shower Ideas

There are lots of great ideas floating around the internet about how to throw the perfect baby shower but something they tend to miss is this: how to have a great party for the mother-to-be AND recognize the importance of the 3 R’s (Reduce, Re-use and Recycle). Like most parties, it can be easier to buy […]

My Lil’ Bean Q&A: Dr. Joanna Thiessen

Gone are the days when the stereotypical doctor with the white coat is the sole authority to decide on every aspect of our health care. We are more likely to see other people in our community with expertise to bridge the gaps in that older system. With doulas, midwives, naturopaths and others, we are fortunate […]

How You Can Help New Parents

If it takes a village to raise a child then we can agree that those first few weeks of having a newborn are a great opportunity for us to help new parents. As overjoyed as they are, there’s a good chance your friends are also a little overwhelmed and could really use a hand here […]

Comparing Bamboo and Organic Cotton Fabrics

There have been quite a few changes in how we think about organic baby gifts since our parent’s time and one significant change has been around the fabrics used for baby clothing. In the turn towards safer and healthier living parents are more concerned about harmful pesticides and herbicides that are used on the plants […]

Being a Conscious Consumer

It is encouraging to see people taking more time and energy to do something that could have a huge impact – aligning their purchasing decisions with their values. To some degree this has been the case for a few generations, such as the Buy American/Canadian movement that promotes purchasing items made in our country to […]

My Lil’ Bean Q&A: Vanessa and Melissa from Diapers & Lipgloss

Our next guests for the My Lil’ Bean Q&A are Vanessa and Melissa, a duo that are on a mission! From their start on TV they have now branched into other media to share thoughtful conversations about topics that can resonate with any mother. We were lucky enough to be featured in their December gift […]

My Lil’ Bean Q&A: Rebecca and Jen from Pehr Designs

You know those awesome baskets that we use as the foundation for all our baby gift baskets? And those pin dot and fawn swaddles? Well those are the stylish creations of Rebecca and Jen from Pehr Designs. We’re thrilled to have them as our next guests for the My Lil’ Bean Q&A! What series of […]

My Lil’ Bean Q&A: Becky from Organic Quilt Company

We’re so happy to have as our next guest on the blog Becky (left in the picture) from the Becky and Lisa team of Organic Quilt Company. When we started our store and were sourcing products for the baskets, it was difficult to find someone that used organic fabrics for baby accessories. With their eye […]

My Lil’ Bean Q&A: Karin from Homestead Herbals

Among the many benefits of working with small business owners, one of the great things is hearing their very personal stories of how they came to make the amazing products that you see in our baskets. As part of a series we’d like to share those stories with you. We’re thankful to have Karin as […]