April 30, 2010

Clean Salem Green Salem

Mayor Kimberley Driscoll cordially invites you to Clean Salem Green Salem

The Salem Beautification Committee and SalemRecycles unite for an earth-friendly spring event on Saturday, May 1.

Clean Sweeps 8:30AM - 11:30AM

Volunteers are welcome to meet our team leaders at Riley Plaza, the YMCA Parking Lot, or the MBTA Train Station the morning of the 1st. For a list of other clean-up locations or if you want to organize a group to help clean up another location, please call 978-619-5676. All children volunteers will receive a free “Clean Salem Green Salem” Planet Earth shaped seed package to plant at home.

Green Programs from 10AM until 1PM

  • At noon join us for a Thank You Pizza Party on the Common for Clean Sweeps Volunteers
  • E-Waste Disposal*
  • Plastic Bag Recycling*
  • Bikes Not Bombs Bicycle Collection Program*($10 donation per bike is requested to defray storage & shipping costs. Receipts for cash donations and the value of each donated bicycle will be provided.)
  • Big Brother Big Sister Foundation’s “Clean up Clutter for a Good Cause!”* (A collection van will be on-site accepting donations of lightly used clothing and small household items.)

*All of these drop-off programs will take place on the Winter Street side of the Common.

Other Activities on the Common beginning at 10AM:

  • Enter a raffle for a recycling bin
  • Find the answers to the Recycling Brain Teasers
  • View the new City of Salem Recycling Canables
  • Purchase rain barrels and composters from the City at cost
  • Learn more about the latest recycling and environmental activities

For information:

  • Clean Sweeps - Ellen Talkowsky at 978.619.5676
  • Green Events - Julie Rose at 978.619. 5679 or click here.

April 29, 2010

Mommies Who Shop

Mommies Who Shop is where the hippest moms meet the hottest designers featuring the very best in unique clothing, gear, gifts and accessories for chic-baby and trendy tots.

For Mama, they will also feature a carefully edited selection of apparel and accessories including clothing, jewelry, handbags, fine stationary, gifts and more!

All of the items at Mommies Who Shop will be offered at special event pricing. Enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres, wine, a luxurious spa lounge, and amazing door prizes!

WHEN: June 3 from 6-9PM
WHERE: The Community House of Hamilton and Wenham at 284 Bay Road in South Hamilton, MA
WHY: Mommies Who Shop is proud to sponsor Room to Grow, a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of babies born into poverty.

Learn more, and buy your tickets, at www.mommieswhoshop.com.

April 24, 2010

CGB's Green Speaker Series!

CGB is excited to introduce our Green Speaker Series!

The fee for each event is $5, which includes a raffle ticket. Each event will feature a different raffle prize, including a compost bin! Purchase additional raffle tickets for $5, or three for $10!

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to an organization of the speaker’s choice.

PLUS: Participants will receive a Salem reusable tote bag (while supplies last).

Saturday, May 1 @ 2PM:

Green Speaker Series: Barbara Warren from Salem Sound Coastwatch

Barbara Warren from Salem Sound Coastwatch will discuss composting at CGB’s Green Speaker Series. Composting is a great green trick – create a natural fertilizer by “recycling” particular household waste. Warren will show us just how easy it is to compost, and CGB will be raffling off a compost bin! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Salem Sound Coastwatch!

Saturday, May 8 @ 2PM:

Green Speaker Series: Andrea Cohen from the film “Get To Know Your H20”

Andrea Cohen from the film “Get To Know Your H20” will discuss how daily water choices affect the world. While bottled water corporations are spending millions of dollars each year to convince U.S. citizens to choose bottled water over tap, Cohen encourages consumers to be curious and think critically about their daily water choices and how they impact the world around them. Cohen aims to teach the community of Salem about their watershed areas, and connect the viewer with the resources to find answers to other questions or concerns about their drinking water." We’ll also be raffling off a rain barrel! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Ipswich River Watershed Association. www.ipswichriver.org

Saturday, May 15 @ 2PM:

Green Speaker Series: Julie Rose from Salem Recycles

Julie Rose from Salem Recycles will discuss recycling and provide games for kids! We’ll also be raffling off a recycle barrel! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Salem Environmental Fund.

Saturday, May 22 @ 2PM:

Green Speaker Series: Melissa Kaye from Healthy Homes Cleaning

Julie Rose from Salem Recycles will discuss recycling and provide games for kids! We’ll also be raffling off a recycle barrel! Kaye’s company Healthy Homes Cleaning serves the Greater Boston / Eastern Massachusetts area with a high-quality Green Cleaning service for your home and workplace using only all-natural, non-toxic products that are safe for you and the environment.

Healthy Homes Cleaning also offers home consulting for people who wish to detoxify their homes and their lives. We’ll also be raffling off a basket with non-toxic cleaning supplies and a gift card! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Massachusetts Youth Leadership Foundation.Learn more at www.massstar.org

April 22, 2010

Earth Day!

Celebrate Earth Day with 15% off all product purchases in store or online! [ Good through the weekend! Use online code Earth15. ]

April 21, 2010

New Products: Little Star

Check out these adorable (and seriously useful) Little Star products! A perfect, unique, and useful gift for parents!

Little Star's Binky Bib is a fresh, yet practical design of the traditional bib. It not only protects your baby's adorable clothing during mealtime, but also ensures that the pacifier won't fall on the floor anytime!Little Star's Pacifier Pod offers you a stylish way to keep track of your baby's pacifier.

Little Star Door Husher: You know as well as we do: There's just something about the click of a doorknob that can wake a child from the deepest sleep.Use Little Star's Door Husher, attached to both handles, to quietly check on sleeping children without even turning the door handle, muffle noisy doors of other members of the household, and keep the soor closed snugly.

April 20, 2010

Baby Hand and Footprints!

Baby Hand and Footprints by Kirsten Bassion of North Shore Clay Studio take place monthly at CGB.

The next chance to make lasting impressions of your babes prints is Saturday, April 24. One print is $25, while each additional print is $20 on the same tile.

Please contact CGB 978-741-0800 or info@crunchygranolababy.com to make an appointment.

April 17, 2010

Join the Birth Circle!

Interested in learning about midwives?

Massachusetts Friends of Midwives is hosting a birth circle meeting especially for pregnant women, offering the opportunity to meet moms who have birthed with midwives at a hospital, a birth center, or a home.

Each meeting will include positive birth stories in all settings as well as additional topics regarding pregnancy, birth and parenting. Come meet women who treasure their birthing experiences and learn first-hand the advantages of using a midwife.

CGB's Birth Circle will take place on May 4 @ 7PM. Please RSVP to crunchygranolababy@verizon.net, if possible. But drop-ins are welcome!

*And if you don't live near CGB, no worries! MFOM is hosting birth circles across the state. Learn more here.

April 16, 2010

Screenprinted, Organic Cuteness

How adorable are these screenprinted, organic onesies? And did we mention toby+rei is a locally owned, women-run business? Love it.

Purchase them at CrunchyGranolaBaby.com.

April 15, 2010

Push Ups for Charity

Pushups For Charity is a simple way for North Shore residents to “get fit, have fun and make a difference.” It’s not a competition with anyone else, but it’s a way to challenge yourself to be, do and have more.

And you don’t have to do thousands of pushups to make a difference.

All you do is as many push-ups as you can in 90 seconds - just one time at a special event in Beverly on Saturday, April 17th - and ask your friends, family and co-workers to donate fifty cents or one dollar for each push-up you do in those 90 seconds (the average donation certainly won’t break the bank for anyone...and every dollar helps).

It doesn’t matter if you can only do 10. Every push-up counts. Because every push-up raises money for wounded warriors who deserve our support. And all the money - every penny - goes to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Learn more here.

April 14, 2010

The Clothes on Their Backs - A Fashion Show to End Homelessness

On Thursday April 15 from 6-9 PM at the Nathaniel Silsbee House on Salem Common, Lifebridge (formerly The Salem Mission) will join forces with the area’s most fashion-forward retailers on for an inspirational evening and energetic fashion show entitled The Clothes on Their Backs to raise funds and awareness for its transformational work with the homeless.

Hosted by Carl Stevens of WBZ Radio with makeup by Rouge Cosmetics and drawing clothing from numerous area retailers—including J. Mode, Image Concepts, Irresistables, Modern Millie, Precious Memories, Two Girls Shop for adults; Crunchy Granola Baby, Hip Baby Gear and Scupper's for children—the show will be comprised of fashion forward looks for the Spring and Summer, creating a fun and lively runway experience performed by models from Dancer's Dream in Marblehead.

Learn more about this great local event here.

April 13, 2010

Mommy Programs @ Pax

Pax Massage in Ipswich is introducing 2 new programs aimed to make a Mom’s (or Mom to Be) life more peaceful!

  • Mommy Mondays:

    Nobody deserves some TLC more than a mother! Every Monday from 10AM to 2:30PM is Mommy Monday at Pax, where you can schedule a massage and bring your child along with you. Pax will provide a babysitting service in the lobby while you enjoy an hour of relaxation all to yourself! Cost for members is $69, for non-members is $89.

  • Pregnancy Package for the Mom to Be:

    Pregnancy is a very special event in a woman’s life, and there is no more important time to care for your body than while you are pregnant. Modern investigation and research is proving that prenatal massage therapy can be a very instrumental ingredient in women’s prenatal care and should be given careful consideration, and that massage also has a positive effect on the baby. The PAX pregnancy package includes 6 monthly 1-hour massages during your pregnancy, and post partum one massage and a workshop on how to massage your infant. Cost is $59 per session (Please note: Packages are tailored to how far along you are; Commitment required for the length of your pregnancy when you come in; Massage during pregnancy is extremely beneficial when done consistently; Must be in your second trimester and have approval from your doctor.

April 11, 2010

Show Your Love!

Share your love for all the fantastic neighborhood shops/businesses 'round here by voting for the "best of the best" in North Shore magazine's BONS Readers Choice Awards!

...and if you voted for CGB, we really wouldn't mind...

April 10, 2010


We know, we know. Parking in Salem can be a drag.

But CGB is here to help! Check out the parking map below and then read for CGB's Salem parking tips.

CGB is located on Washington Street, between Salem Cycle and Ben & Jerry's. We're also diagonal from the Court House. If you're entering our information into a GPS, Crunchy Granola Baby is located at 72 Washington Street in Salem, Mass.

The closest garage is the Museum Place Garage, which is located off Church Street. The closest parking lot is the Sewell Street Lot, which can be accessed via Lynde Street (which is right next to CGB).

Most streets by CGB feature on-street parking. And if you're lucky enough to score a spot, remember to pay your meter!

And don't forget: Salem is an easily walkable city that has tons to offer! We've got great restaurants, unique shops, world-class museums, and more! Learn more about Salem here.

Learn more about parking in Salem here.

*Green Dot = CGB. Yellow Dots = Parking.

April 9, 2010

GREEN Living Fair @ Hamilton-Wenham Library

GREEN Living Fair will take place April 10th, 11 to 4PM at Hamilton-Wenham Library. And CGB will be there! Swing by and say HI! Other events include:

Keynote with Kevin O'Connor, 11AM to Noon

Main Meeting Room, Hamilton-Wenham Library

Nominated for an "Outstanding Service Show Host" Emmy Award in his debut season, Kevin O'Connor is the host of America's favorite home improvement team. This year he enters his eighth season of the Emmy Award-winning series This Old House and the Emmy-nominated series Ask This Old House. Starting in June 2010 Kevin will also host This New House, a new TV series featuring new approaches and new technologies for residential construction and living. It’s about the future of the American home and focuses on cutting-edge designers and builders and forward-thinking inventors and manufacturers. Kevin will discuss best practices for green homes.

Noon to 3pm, Exhibit Hall and Kid's Workshop (while supplies last)

Recreation Gym, Hamilton Wenham Library

Come learn about everything from eco-friendly interiors to raised garden beds. Bid on silent auction treasures and raffle goodies to help support Hamilton Wenham GREEN.Kids, come build a bird house with the folks from HOME DEPOT in the Rec Gym.

Noon to 4PM, Workshops
Library Main Meeting Room

Noon -12:45PM
Easy Vegetables to Grow at Home with Andrew Rodgers, Green Meadows Farm

1 – 2PM
The Importance of Play in Children's Neurophysiological Development with
Dr. Jerry Gould, HW Family Chiropractic
*Certificate of Attendance Available

Common Toxins: How they affect your child’s development & what you can do about it with Sargent Goodchild, Active Healing, Inc.
*Certificate of Attendance Available

Gardening with Kids & the Young at Heart with Nanette Masi, Back to Nature

Noon to 4PM, Workshops
Library Programming Room

Noon - 12:45PM
Kids: You too can be GREEN with
Jerilee Gray, M.Ed., Health Education Teacher

The Right Plant, the Right Place: Organic Lawn and Garden Care with
Rick Sauriol, Landmark School, Grounds

Simple Ways to Improve Your Diet with Diana Rodgers, Green Meadows Farm

April 7, 2010

Upcoming Breastfeeding Classes

Working Mothers Breastfeeding Group: Monday, April 12 @ 7:15PM
Meeting the needs of a breastfed baby can be challenging when you are working full or part time (even if you’re working at home!). Come meet other mothers who are also juggling work and breastfeeding. Exchange ideas, get tips & support. Babies welcome! (This mother to mother support group is moderated by Kathy Abbott a certified lactation consultant.) Cost is $ 15 and this group will take place on the second Monday of every month.

The Three Hour, Learn Everything, Breastfeeding Class: Monday, April 19 @ 6:30PM

Learn to avoid breastfeeding obstacles now rather than try to over come difficulties later. For pregnant mothers, including their partner and up to one other support person. What you will learn: Milk production, Feeding cues, Baby led latch, The golden hour, Establishing a good milk supply, Hospitals & the hidden obstacles, What to expect, Getting more sleep, What dad can do
Shower gifts and gadgets, How to bottle feed a breast fed baby, Friends & Foes, Avoiding post partum depression, Solids & Weaning, Finding your tribe, etc.

The fee for this class is $90, register directly with instructor Kathy Abbott at 978-922-4289 or abbottkathy@comcast.net

April 6, 2010

CGB Loves The Phoenix School

Since the beginning of The Phoenix School in 1981, the faculty, staff and students have been committed to creating a school that embodies the heart of the city and becomes a vibrant part of the neighborhood. And with a school whose mission coincides so well with ours, we were thrilled to collaborate on this project!

These wonderful butterflies brightening up our spring windows were designed by PK-8th graders at Phoenix. Learn more at www.phoenixschool.org. (Also, become a fan of The Phoenix School on Facebook!)

April 3, 2010

Family Music Classes with Erin's Music Garden

Your toddler is always on the move! But did you know this favorite newfound skill is your toddlers most effective way to learn?

  • Although children eventually learn to sit still and listen, toddlers can't do it yet. Music and movement classes engage toddlers in purposeful movement activities as preparation for this all-important skill.
  • All children are singers! By keeping the child in a singing-rich environment, your child will retain his singing voice and gain control of it in an ever-expanding range. And singing songs, playing instruments, dancing, and rocking with you elevates these experiences so they live on in the child's mind forever.

  • WHAT: Family's Music Classes with Erin's Music Garden
  • WHEN: Thursdays, April 8 - May 13, 10 -10:30AM
  • WHERE: Crunchy Granola Baby (72 Washington St. Salem MA)
  • COST:Cost is $90 for 6 classes, inclludes an at-home pack (CD, parent book, and instrument)
  • HOW?: Register at CGB by calling 978.741.0800 or crunchygranolababy@verizon.net

April 1, 2010

Babywearing in the Globe

We know there has been a lot of buzz about babywearing recently. Well, today The Boston Globe ran a piece titled "Baby wearing's hip, but is it safe?"

The piece acknowledges the problems with carriers like the recalled Infantino, but also gives the other side of the story.

Author Lyla M. Alphonse provides a list of guidelines to help know if your baby is safe in his slings, online resources to help babywearing mamas and papas understand their carrier, and a note about local babywearing workshops...including CGB's Babywearing Demo, which takes place every third Saturday of the month. Read the full article here.

If you have questions about your carrier, please contact CGB at 978.741.0800 or info@crunchygranolababy.com.