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It’s always a mystery trying to find the best baby gift, right? And it’s an even bigger mystery attempting to find one that would please even the crunchiest of parents. You know… A new baby gift that is safe, plastic-free, and environmentally friendly. So if you’re shopping for a little one who has tree huggers for parents, then you’ve come to the right place!

For us (and probably you) 2020 was an unforgettable year. But for all the tough stuff, there was a whole lot to celebrate, too! Sweet babies were born. First steps were taken. Belly laughs were shared. And little learners continued to grow. We’re grateful that we got to be a part of the FUN! Long story short… we're sharing some of our favorite highlights from 2020.

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Ever wonder how we make Smiling Tree Toys organic oil finish? You're not alone! We use simple ingredients and take great care creating each batch so your little one's keepsake toys are finished with love!
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When hosting an eco-friendly child’s birthday party, it all comes back to keeping things SIMPLE. The tips I’m sharing in today’s blog will help you turn a conventional birthday party on its head while allowing you to get your green living on!
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When you have kids, getting and staying organized is a constant uphill battle. These three products have been a huge help getting our home organized, leaving us more time to play, read, explore, and just be together.
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Homeschooling is a challenge. I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t. It takes a lot of patience and juggling of priorities. In this blog, I’m sharing four fun homeschooling activities that you can do with Smiling Tree’s wooden educational toys!
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I’ve compiled some of the most important components of a nursery and some of the best places to find them from eco-friendly manufacturers. Because it is so important to fill your baby’s nursery with sustainable and safe pieces to help them grow up healthy, balanced, and well-nurtured.

Play is a magical thing, and giving my children the opportunity to imagine, create, and explore is one of my all-time favorite parts of parenthood! When choosing toys for my children, I have always gravitated towards quality, multi-purpose toys.

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