Brands with a Cause, Earth Friendly, Food

Nature’s Path to Donate 1 Million Bowls Worth of Food To US/Can Food Banks

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Nature’s Path to Donate 1 Million Bowls Worth of Food To US/Can Food Banks

Nature’s Path – the leading family-owned organic breakfast and snack food company – has been serving even more with its annual Eat Well Do Good donation campaign to address childhood hunger and food insecurity, which according U.S. Census data, has more than quadrupled since the global pandemic began. More families are experiencing the need for food during this pandemic.

Nature’s Path never wants families to go hungry so they have doubled their annual donation commitment by donating the equivalent of one million bowls of food to hungry children and their families in the US and Canada through hard-working food banks.

noted ceramics artist Earth and Element to create a commemorative bowl

It has been 10 years since the launch of Nature’s Path Eat Well Do Good campaign so they chose 10 food banks across US and Canada to receive these donations. PLUS, Nature’s Path will also match every dollar donated to any of their partners through Eat Well Do Good with an additional $5 worth of organic food!

The list of food banks that Nature’s Path have teamed up with are:

  1. Ruby’s Pantry –  locations across Minnesota and Wisconsin
  2. Second Harvest – Orange County in Southern California
  3. Open Hands Calvary Creekside – in Whatcom County, Wa
  4. Blessings in a Backpack – Waukesha County, WI
  5. Feed the Children – in all 50 states in the US, the District of Columbia
  6. Ferndale Community Family Fund – Ferndale, Wa area
  7. Richmond Food Bank Society – Richmond, BC, Canada
  8. Greater Vancouver Food Bank – Vancouver, BC, Canada areas
  9. Daily Bread Food Bank – Toronto, Canada
  10. Second Harvest Canada – across Canada

Love the bowl Nature’s Path ceramic above?

Nature’s Path has also commissioned noted ceramics artist Earth and Element to create a commemorative bowl, which will be sent to active supporters of the campaign and sold online with a portion of sales going to food banks partners. Earth & Element has beautiful ceramics made by women in America and with little waste. To buy this bowl and allow the proceeds to help this campaign, visit HERE!

Nature's Path granola

It always feels good to buy from brands that do good and doing good is Nature’s Path mission. To learn more, visit NaturesPath.com and for more on Eat Well Do Good visit here.

Brands with a Cause, Fashion, Travel

Backpacks and Apparel from Sustainable Scandinavian Brands

Conducive to exertion, exploration, and relaxation is a Nordic style built in Europe and made for all weather and lifestyles. We may differ a lot in style from Scandinavia, but we are the same in our love of the outdoors. But in many parts of the US we have many more sunny days to rely on in the year.

So, on the days where the sun is absent and temperatures drop we may want to stay inside and relax or we may be eager to hit our slopes and clothing will be the difference in a long, cold day or an enjoyable one.

Aktiv style- Sustainable Scandinavian Brands

Aktiv style- Sustainable Scandinavian Brands

AktivStyle.com is the website and brands you once could only find in Europe are now available to us here in the USA. The brands Aktiv makes available are sustainable and made for the worst of weather. You will find the jeans to run errands in but stay warm and the backpacks to take hiking to keep things dry. Those sustainable Scandinavian brands we want are now available to us!

Thule has always been a European brand I love especially for the outdoors. I have (and love) the women’s Stir Hiking Backpack 28L by Thule of Sweden I can order from Aktiv. It has pockets in all the right places to easily access my phone, water bottle and more. It only weight 1.61 lbs empty making it lightweight to start. For extreme hikers and climbers, it even easily secures trekking poles or ice axes on loops that stow away when not in use.

Below are the Bjork reDEW8 jeans for women, another of the sustainable Scandinavian brands. For men, the Ravin are a perfect, every-day denim in stunning colors that deliver the style of a straight leg jean with the comfort of a relaxed fit. The Råk is a skinny jean that has so much built in stretch that it feels like you are wearing sweat pants.

For women, the Örn has the stretch of the Råk with a more feminine cut, a true skinny jean. The Bjork is a straight jean with a heavier construction and continued comfort and fit. These jeans, no matter the style are made for comfort above all!

reDEW8 contributes 25% of all profits to projects designed to foster environmental responsibility and sustainability.

Bjork jeans

There is so much at the Aktiv Style website for your outdoor (or indoor) adventures from any corner of the world. But for here in the USA, you get to shop Aktiv! Sending a child off to college and want them to go with quality apparel and gear for all weather conditions? This is your online shop of sustainable Scandinavian brands!

Brands with a Cause, Fashion, Parenting, Tips and Tricks

Bleuet First Bras for Girls – Shopping for her first bra

Comment: I received a package from Bleuet for this post. Thank you to Bleuet for partnering with Paenting Healthy

Bleuet First Bras for Girls - Growing Up with Confidence

We all remember the pressures of growing up, experiencing puberty and constantly comparing ourselves to others. Sadly, tweens and teens do that especially as kids hit puberty and experience change sooner than others or later than most. How we talk to our tweens (boys and girls) through puberty is important. If we feel awkward so will they. If we avoid the topic they may get the wrong information elsewhere from others.

Finding tools, advice, books and videos help tremendously. Then there are brands like Bleuet who know how to help us through the ‘firsts’ with our tweens such as their first bra. Bleuet knows that girls bodies are unique. Their apparel should give them both comfort & confidence and they offer sizes for all girls. Now they can feel good in a bra that works with their bodies = confidence!

girls bra

Each bra comes packaged with beautiful colors and extra touches. But it’s in the bra itself and you have to feel it to know its comfort. I immediately wanted one for my adult self. The material of this Bleum Bra for everyday wear is made of 90% Polyester / 10% Spandex and so soft and double-lined for smooth coverage.

organic cotton

For your girls first bra there is the Bleum First Bra. The sizes start at 7/8 up to size 18. When she starts to bud and is looking for self-confidence in her changing body, it’s time for a Bleuet First Bra. 

  • Double-lined for smooth coverage
  • Reversible: two colors in each bra!
  • Adjustable straps for the perfect fit
  • Minimal seams and tag free for comfort
  • Performance, moisture-wicking fabric
  • Ultra-soft and stretches to fit her growing body
buying a first bra

Because we need to get to know and feel confident in our bodies there may be trial and error in finding the best fit for her body so Bleuet offers free returns and exchanges. You will find that they want to stay in this all day. It is minimally stitched and no tags for comfort for that reason.

best first bra

Aside from finding the best bra for your daughter, Bleuet offers Parenting Resources for you both. Their blog, Blueprint is for her also. If you are ready to take her bra shopping, take her to Bluet online and she will love all the organized information and images to guide her into shopping for her first bra and you get that topic help you need.

I also love this book, Love Your Body: A Self Love Book for Girls. We need all the tools we can get to make sure they become confident in their bodies and with the subject of change and growth.

Visit Bleuet.com today!