Join the Wean Green & Co. CIBC Run for the Cure Team

Melissa, April 20, 2010

Team Wean Green is at it again!  This year we are hoping you will join our team (we are also hoping it doesn’t snow nearly as much as it did last year :).  Anyone can join our Calgary run.  If you are not in Calgary and think you can get 10 or more people together in your city let me know and I will send you the Team Wean Green & Co. running package. Check out our post from last year: Team Wean Green Runs for the Cure Ready to join? Go to this link: Click: Join a Team Enter Team Name: Wean Green (this will bring up a link below for our team, captain Melissa Gunning) Once you see the team there is a pink JOIN link on the right. Go there! Follow the steps from there and you will be part of the team! I will pick up the team package as well as distribute our very own Wean Green & Co. goodie bag on the morning of the run. Stay tuned for our meeting place!

Flavor of the Week- Clek & Olli Booster Seats

Melissa, April 19, 2010

Style + Safety = 1 cool mama. I am one of those parents that loves when a big person brand makes its way down to the weaner’s world!  Not only do I love Small Paul but I also love, love, love the LATCH system that locks the seat in place (just like the youngest weaner’s car seat).  I have always kind of wondered why the booster seats don’t have this locking system to add a bit of safety.  When we are in the car the oldest weaner could slide her old booster seat side to side even when her seatbelt was on. Along with the Paul Frank options there are some beautiful solid colors as well.  I purchased mine from

Larry is my new inspiration!

Melissa, April 12, 2010

I was cleaning my house today (sitting on the couch watching Ellen) and I saw the most amazing story!! Watch Jodi Nelson casually recount her two hour rare encounter with a Minke Whale! Followed by a Whale — One Woman’s Unbelievable Story.

Flavor of the Week-Beaba Babycook

Melissa, April 12, 2010

Beaba Babycook- Say that tens time fast!  What a great product for all us mamas working in the kitchen to make our babies food the best it can be! I almost cried when the all-in-one printer first came out so imagine my reaction to an appliance that can steam, blend, warm, & defrost baby food! Along with the amazing multiple uses of the Babycook I also love the colors and design.  This is not just a blender on your counter! A round of applause for Beaba please, thank you! Guess where I purchased mine? Yep,

1% and Live Music Across Canada this Month

Melissa, April 8, 2010

I love live music!! Especially when it raises awareness for environmental non-profit organizations.  Join me Saturday April 11th at MEC store from 12-2 OR at Marquee Room at 8:00. “This April, Canadian singer-songwriter and 1% for the Planet member Chris Velan will be touring the country to spread the word about 1% for the Planet, and environmental non-profits like the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society and The Big Wild. Sponsored by Mountain Equipment Co-op, the tour will make stops Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Toronto, and Montreal. Each of the dates includes an MEC in-store performance at noon and an evening venue concert.” Not going to be in Calgary? That’s okay check out 1%’s blog and find your Canadian city tour date: 1% and live music across Canada this month | One Percent Blog.

Are you Organic Enough?

Melissa, April 8, 2010

I had to post this on here just to get reactions! This chef has taken organic eating to a new level! His wife’s milk supply was so abundant one chef decided to start creating some cheese balls using this extra breast milk.  He started serving them up in his restaurant.  Crazy or good idea?  I am still too baffled to have an opinion 🙂 Read the whole article and let me know what you think… Chef at Chelsea restaurant offers customers a taste of cheese made from his wife’s breast milk –

Flavor of the Week-Beco Baby Carrier

Melissa, April 5, 2010

When the weaner was born I had a Sling, Baby Bjorn and hiking backpack.  I wish I would have found this baby carrier about 7 months earlier!  It replaced all three of my carriers!!  I love this thing.  We have used it everywhere for two months now.  And even better, the weaner loves it too! Over the holidays we jetted out of our snow filled city down to California.  I brought the stroller but barely used it because we had the weaner in the backpack the entire time!  She even had her naps in there if we were out sightseeing.  It works on the front and the back. Currently I carry my hefty 18 month old in mine and I can carry her for hours (yes hours, she is a bit needy:)) without it bothering my back! And it is beautiful to boot! I purchased mine at

Peas, Carrots, Rice and Chemicals

Melissa, March 25, 2010

Isn’t it great when you grow your own veggies cook up an amazing stir fry and find you have some left over for the next day?  Depending on what you store your leftovers in you may be adding some unwanted chemicals into that amazing (and once healthy) stir fry. BPA is probably the most unpopular chemical involuntarily added into our food from containers.  Read my other post on Canada’s BPA ban to learn a bit more about that.  Obviously Wean Green has done their homework on the importance of not storing food in plastics!  Although we only carry the one size of glass container I do encourage you and your family to use your plastic food containers to store non-food items and replace them with glass.  You can purchase glass containers almost anywhere you can purchase plastic ones! A couple of things to look for when you are purchasing glass food containers: –          Tempered glass- this ensures that you can reheat your leftovers without the glass exploding.  It also allows you to freeze the glass with no consequence –          BPA free lids and silicone seals- your food will still come into some contact with the lids so ensure you are protected against this nasty chemical! –          Microwave safe lids only mean that the lid will not melt in the microwave, this does not mean that if you place the lid in the microwave that it will not leach any chemicals into your food.  BPA is not the only chemical found in plastic! Don’t microwave the lid! –          Glass is breakable, always read the warnings and care instructions with your containers.

Don’t Forget Earth Hour: 8:30pm Saturday March 27th!

Melissa, March 24, 2010

What are your plans for Earth Hour this year? Last year the weaners were thrilled to have a nice candlit dinner of cold foods.  This year I am hoping we can take it outside and roast some hot dogs with the neighbors and their weaners.  I would love to hear how you are planning on spending your earth hour! Instead of just doing an earth ‘hour’ why don’t you plan an earth night! This way you can involve the weaners!!

Flavor of the Week-Rickshaw Bottle Bank Baby Bag

Melissa, March 15, 2010

Don’t you just hate to look outside on garbage day or recycling day and see just how much we don’t need every week? I do!  I am always thinking of innovative ways to reuse anything before it ends up on the street corner.  Rickshaw Bagworks has taken some of our post-consumer wastes and used them to accentuate this beautiful diaper bag.  Diaper bags are an ingenious invention as it stands and we all know that I like my diaper bags to add a little flare to my ensemble (a pretty diaper bag really brings out the black in my jogging pants LOL!) so this one tops my pile. The exterior of the bag is made from 100% recycled beverage bottles!  Really, what a great idea!  Not in the market for a new diaper bag? They have some great bags and wallets on their site.  Interested in the flavour of the week? Purchase at

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