Friday, May 28, 2010

Eco-friendly tips for parents!

We are all trying to make more environmentally responsible as well as economical choices in raising our families. I've put together some tips to help you get started!

1. Reusable Diapers for baby! Obviously I'm partial to this tip, but it does save an estimated 1 cubic ton of waste from our landfills per child! It also saves $3000 over the cost of disposables when you choose Smartipants!

2. Reusable shopping bags - we all shop and as moms we do it more often! Groceries, baby clothes, laundry detergent and more...tote it home in reusable bags and forget the paper and plastic.

3. Unplug appliances that are not in use. We've made a real effort at home to do this and it's made a difference in our electic bill which means we're saving money and energy. If it's not in use we unplug it!

4. Start a garden- it's good for the earth and for your family and saves money on groceries. You can also grow your own organic fruits and veggies and get your whole family involved in spending time together outdoors. Our family has even taken on the step of doing our own composting and fertilzing our garden.

5. Make your own baby food! This is a great money saver and it is so good for babies and children. You can introduce them to a wonderful variety of in season fruits and vegetables too.

6. Change your lightbulbs. It's a great time to save energy by swapping your old bulbs for energy efficient bulbs. They save energy throughout your house and they last longer!

Please feel free to share the ways your family saves money, energy and the positive things you do to be earth friendly at home in the comments!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

It's a Winner! Smartipants receives top honors!

Smartipants is proud to announce that we have received both the Iparenting media award and the PTPA Media award! We are so excited to receive honors and recognition for product excellence!

Press Release
Smartipants has won the PTPA Media Inc. Seal of Approval

May 11th, 2010 Smartipants is excited to announce that it has been awarded the influential PTPA Media Inc’s Seal of Approval for excellence in family products.

Consumers looking for practical, high-quality products and services can rest easy knowing that products bearing the PTPA Media “Winner” Seal are all “Parent Tested, Parent Approved™.”

Smartipants was among many entries from across North America competing to win the Parent Tested Parent Approved™ Seal for the Summer 2010 campaign. Because independent parent volunteers evaluate these products in their own homes, PTPA winners are chosen based on merit and consumer experience – not on commercial considerations. As a result, the Parent Tested Parent Approved™ Seal has quickly gained recognition as an international leader in certifying consumer products for quality, effectiveness and value.

Being honored with the influential Seal of Approval from PTPA Media Inc. is a huge achievement for a product geared to families, children or parents. "We are so proud of Smartipants and of our hardworking team as they strive to provide the highest quality products available in our field! We are so excited to have received the Seal of Approval from PTPA Media Inc. and to have our product recognized for innovation and excellence!" -Jessica- Creative Director and designer of Smartipants.

“At PTPA Media, we are proud to play a role in certifying innovative new products that families can trust,” says Sharon Vinderine, president and founder of PTPA Media Inc. “It’s win-win. By improving communication between manufacturers and consumers, we are helping companies serve their market better, and helping families identify products that have been tested and recommended by their peers.”


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About PTPA Media Inc.
About PTPA Media: PTPA Media provides an objective framework for appraising and promoting new products designed to enrich family living. The company's mission is to marry innovative companies with discerning consumers, to improve families’ access to quality products and services.
PTPA Media Contact Information:

Sharon Vinderine, Tel: (905)738-1447 x.224 For more information visit