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Andrea Patin

Andrea Patin is Marketing Director, Product Reviewer and Green-Mom’s right-hand woman. She is a fellow crunchy gal who is passionate about learning, practicing and sharing ways to live more sustainably. Since 2003 she has had a career in the Holistic Arts as a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist; as well as a Registered Yoga Instructor and Certified Birth Doula for many years. For fun she has taken multiple courses in Peace Studies and Urban Agriculture at the local community college. She is a foodie, so growing, cooking, sharing and eating organic is a norm. In her free time, she explores creative ways to develop her urban homestead. Andrea lives happily in San Diego with her husband and son.

Naturalmat

By Andrea Patin: Renewable, sustainable and organic- three of our favorite descriptive words when it comes to a product for children. It is not very often we hear or think of our mattresses being just that. I have come across Naturalmat (http://www.naturalmatusa.com/) and now my little guy sleeps snug as …

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Ecocentric Mom Discovery Boxes

By Andrea Patin If you are looking to give a woman in your life something that will help her discover more natural, organic, sustainable and ethical products check out www.Ecocentricmom.com. With holiday shopping here, what could be better than shopping online and giving a gift that comes throughout the year. Deliveries …

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Organic, Food-Grade Deodorant that Works!

By Andrea Patin: I am not a woman who “glows,” I sweat. I have tried many all natural deodorants over the years- crystals, liquids, clays. Each providing a glimmer of sweet smelling hope until midday strikes. Finally, I have found something that actually works! Unfortunately, mainstream deodorant (and even some “natural” brands) …

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Rockin’ Green Laundry Detergent

By Andrea Patin: I have to say, I am impressed. I have done many loads of nasty cloth diapers and our typical dirty duds and they all come out clean and fresh. And not just looking clean, but feeling and smelling clean- no residue and no weird scent. I had …

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Mommy’s Bliss Sweet Slumber Trio — Not So Sweet

By Andrea Patin: I really wanted to like Mommy’s Bliss Sweet Slumber Trio. Really. The baby wash, massage cream and mist seemed enough to send my little guy off on a blissful night of R&R, right? Not so much. Sorry, Moms — there is nothing magical about this stuff. These …

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Kushies- Baby and Toddler Summer Gear

By Andrea Patin: I was so excited to get the Kushies swim diaper and sunglasses just in time for my neighbors’ pool party. Upon first inspection of the swim diaper I was a bit concerned. There really is no absorbing fabric inside the cute and well made diaper (just a …

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No — No Styrofoam

By Andrea Patin A couple of years ago, I made a New Year’s resolution to stop using styrofoam . . . or at least to GREATLY reduce using it whenever I possibly can.  As soon as I made this life choice, I was amazed at how many places and people …

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Worm factory–the factory with a green purpose

By Andrea Patin I wanted to start composting, but our yard is pretty small.  We don’t have space for a big bin or an open plot of earth to create a pile, so I ordered a The Worm Factory 360.  It proves to be the perfect size for our fruit …

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Rain Barrels–using natures gift of water

By Andrea Patin When my boyfriend and I were discussing installing rain gutters on our home, we became very motivated to use rain barrels in hopes of collecting the water for use in our garden.  Living in southern California has made me much more aware of the lack of water …

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