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Green Pixie Baby - Cloth diapering in Franklin, TN

A blog for cloth diapering Mammas. Doing our best for our babies and our Mother Earth.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Bump Day at Life Spring Chiropractic Franklin, TN

Bump Day
Pampering and Learning for new and expectant moms
May 16th 3-6 pm




Life Way Chiropractic is hosting a Bump Day at their offices. There will be free food, vendors, infant CPR, and car seat demonstrations. 

Green Pixie Baby will also be doing a cloth 101 session for those who are new to or are interested in learning about cloth diapering.

We hope your join us for this free local event! 

1224 B Columbia Ave., Suite 210
Franklin, TN 37064

Friday, April 24, 2015

Franklin Main Street Festival

The Franklin Main Street Festival 2015
Date
April 25-26, 2015
Time
10AM-10PM (Saturday)
11AM-6PM (Sunday)
Hashtag
#MainStreetFest


The event is expected to attract more than 125,000 visitors to a full slate of family-oriented activities, non-stop musical entertainment and international flavors of more than 20 food vendors.
The centerpiece of Main Street Festival is a juried arts and crafts show featuring some 200 vendors with original and hand crafted wares. Oil and watercolor paintings, pottery, jewelry, furniture, woodworking, ornamental iron, stained glass, photography, home and garden accents, birdhouses, leatherwork, and much more will be showcased on Main Street from First to Fifth Avenues.
In addition to a juried arts and crafts show, the festival offers a special area of children’s activities on Third Avenue South between City Hall and the Old Courthouse.

Entertainment

Free entertainment is offered continuously on two stages:  one on the Public Square and another on Fourth Avenue North! The Xfinity Stage on the Public Square will feature local bands playing a variety of genres: Indie, Country, Rock, Bluegrass, Gospel and more. Eric Heatherly and his “Goats of Kudzu” will headline a Saturday night street dance on the Public Square from 8:30 – 10 p.m. The Heritage Stage, located on Fourth Avenue North, will feature a variety of local dance groups, including the Ann Carroll School of Dance, Tommy Jackson’s Rocky Top Revue and the Nashville Ballet.
Returning this year is the very popular carnival component, located this year on Second Ave. N., on the Harpeth Square development site. Carnival activities kick off at 5 p.m. on Thursday.
A beer tent on Fourth Avenue South will feature pub-style entertainment such as karaoke and corn hole. A kids’ zone on Third Avenue South will offer a variety of inflatables, train and pony rides, a petting zoo, bungee jump, and other activities for a small fee.

Food

No street festival is complete without food, and more than 20 food vendors will offer a tasty variety of everything from roasted corn on the cob and stuffed baked potatoes to fish tacos, Greek gyros, and Asian and Mexican cuisines. Don’t forget the Southern fare! Barbecue, burgers and hot dogs, funnel cakes, kettle corn and more will be available.
Green Pixie Baby is once again providing the Diaper Changing and Nursing Station to help young families care for their children in comfort.  We are thrilled to be a part of the Main Street Fest and to show our support and love of our community.  We hope you'll enjoy the festival!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Empowering Fearless Birth Conference March 8th, 2014

ABOUT THE EMPOWERING FEARLESS BIRTH CONFERENCE:

This event is not another debate about midwives versus doctors. It's not a conference with an agenda to encourage a lower C-section rate or tell families they need to birth a specific way. It's not solely for birth professionals in any industry. Though a vast source of education and empowerment for expecting couples, it's not even only for those expecting a baby. The Empowering Fearless Birth is for you, for everyone. It is for anyone who has ever thought of birth with some uncertainty – whether you have yet to experience it or have a line kids following you around wherever you go. It is for women and men, married or single. It is for anyone who thinks about what effects society – because birth truly does. No one said it better than the Farm midwife, Ina May Gaskin, a true pioneer and great influence in the birth community, “Birth matters... it matters because it is the way we all begin our lives outside of our sources, our mother's bodies. It’s the means from which we enter and feel our first impression of the wider world. For each mother, it is an event that shakes and shapes her to her innermost core. Womens' perceptions about their bodies and their babies’ capabilities will be deeply influenced by the care they receive around the time of birth.”



The Empowering Fearless Birth event was motivated from several factors. Tennessee offers amazing birth professionals including the previously quoted Ina May Gaskin – winner of “The Right Livelihood” award, creator of “the Gaskin Maneuver,” 2013 inductee to the National Women's Hall of Fame, and nationally recognized speaker. She and many other skilled midwives including Carol Nelson, who wrote and lobbied for the Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) law in Tennessee, have made history, making advances for birthing mothers not only nationally, but worldwide. These incredible trail blazers live and work right here in Middle Tennessee. Tennessee is home to rich birth-related advances between the Farm Midwives, Vanderbilt hospital, and other groups. Now is the time to reach out to these resources, learn from them, and make the choices so many women don't realize they have.



The conference offers a line-up nationally recognized speakers including Stacie Hunt. Hunt trained with the Farm Midwives and has been a member of the Farm Midwifery crew for more than 15 years. She is passionate about releasing fear during pregnancy and in preparation for birth. Having worked as a nurse in a hospital for many years, and as a midwife outside the hospital, she will be speaking about how choosing your care provider can have an incredible impact on your birth experience. See more about Stacie Hunt here.



Cristen Pascucci will also be participating in the conference. Up until her son Henry was born in December 2011, Pascucci was busy with a career in politics, media, and public relations. She left that all behind to dive into pregnancy, birth and a baby. She serves as the Vice-President of ImprovingBirth.org and is on the advisory board for Human Rights in Childbirth, and is working to build a national legal network in the US to bring recognition to the human rights of women in pregnancy and birth. At the conference, Cristen hopes to help women understand and take control of what happens at the birth of their child, by empowering them to educate themselves on the options that will be available to them and all that will be presented on the day of delivery. See more about Cristen Pascucci here.



Joe Valley, owner of www.empoweredpapa.com will also be speaking. He is a birth advocate, certified therapist, and is passionate about educating and empowering fathers to discover their preferred role in the birth of their children. He speaks nationally to birth professionals reminding them that fathers are part of the process, and teaching them how to include them. See more about Joe Valley here.



In addition to these key-note speakers, Panel discussions will be lead by local parents with specific birth experience including hospital birth, cesarean section birth, VBAC, home birth and more. We will also hold the amazing "Dad Panel," where several dads who've experienced different types of birth situations will share their perspective in a Q&A panel format. Classes will be taught by nationally recognized speakers as well as local birth professionals. Topics will include choosing your care provider, planning your birth, choosing a childbirth class, bonding with your baby and others. An additional room will be set up for vendors so attendees can meet local business owners and birth professionals to help prepare them for the birth and parenting experience they desire.



Laura Stavoe Harm is quoted, “There is a secret in our culture and it is not that birth is painful, but that women are strong.” Birth isn’t the beginning or the end of the process. Everything begins months before when two people begin discussion the possibility of conceiving a child. As well as it continues through the life of the child and the developing family core. Come experience this conference and learn how to set up yourself and your child for the best opportunities through life.



Tickets are now available for the March event – with all-day admission or evening only passes. For more information, and to keep up with recent additions and updates, please visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/empoweringfearlessbirthtn.





Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Car Seat Safety Boot Camp

Choosing a car seat can be difficult and with so many choices it can feel overwhelming.  Then making sure that the seat is properly installed is nerve wracking!  On April 30th 2013, Safety advocate Courtney Tanguay will help you with this very important issue.  As if her help was not enough to motivate you to attend the Car Seat Safety Boot Camp, USA Baby & Big Kids Too will also be serving breakfast, if you preregister you will get a gift bag, and there will be Door Prizes!! 

Register today at http://usababyfranklin.com/uppababy2013event.php and be sure to tell them Green Pixie Baby sent you.  Also if you are on our Facebook page comment on my post about the Car Seat Safety Boot camp and tell me you've registered.

Regain your peace of mind with the knowledge that your car seat is properly installed. We have no greater blessing than our children.

With the love of cloth diaper fluff and American made stuff,

Marie Strawn
Green Pixie Baby
www.facebook./greenpixiebaby
Franklin, TN

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Great Cloth Diaper Change 2013 in TN


Green Pixie Baby is excited to once again co-host this world wide cloth diaper event.  This year we are partnering with Smile, Mommy Diaper Service! to help spread some cloth diaper love.  We hope you will join us for a cloth diaper swap before the official change time.  The event will be held at the East Nashville Community Center located at 600 Woodland Street  Nashville, TN 37206 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am.

In 2012, 256 locations in 15 countries held SIMULTANEOUS events to break the world record for the most reusable cloth diapers changes simultaneously. That meant that some events (like in Malaysia) happened at 2am!

In 2013, we will be holding a slightly different event. This year, we will be changing the diapers at 11am LOCAL TIME, so the change will roll around the world. In order to make this event a success and increase awareness of reusable cloth diapers, we need your participation!



Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Country Save Detergent

We are proud to now carry Country Save Detergent in our retail stores in Franklin, and Murfreesboro, TN  Cloth diaper laundry just got a little easier.  This detergent is also great for people with eczema and other allergies.

Here is some information about Country Save:


Country Save Corp. is a Pacific Northwest company founded in 1977 by Elmer Pearson. Elmer was not only a pretty smart guy out of college with a chemistry degree, he was also a very talented baseball player! In the mid 30's he was hired by The Borden Company to be a bench chemist AND the played second base on the Borden Baseball Team that played other company teams throughout the Midwest in those days preceding and during WWII, and after. As a bench chemist it was Elmer's job to invent new products and it wasn't all that long until he created the first version of that wonderful product we all now know as Elmer's Glue™! While he didn't own the patent on the product personally he felt the personal pride in developing a product that would literally last for generations! That pride was the driving factor in the development of Country Save Powdered Laundry Detergent! Elmer passed on back in 1985 but his spirit and determination live with us daily!

Country Save Products Corporation is a privately held Washington State corporation with a minimal number of shareholders. The majority ownership of our company is made up of retired Veterans of the US Armed Forces and our hope is to hire more veterans as we grow. Our main production facility is located in Arlington, WA.

One of the most asked questions we get has to do with buying a detergent for cloth diapers and another for the rest of the family. What a hassle! But NOT with Country Save! One detergent will do the trick for most families that want no detergent residue in their clothes, perfume & dye free, environmentally safe and soft coming out of the dryer!


Stop by and pick up a box at 117 Third Avenue N.  Franklin, TN 37064 and let us know what you think.

Thanks and enjoy a beautiful day,

Marie Strawn
Green Pixie Baby
www.facebook.com/greenpixiebaby
Cloth diaper fluff & American made stuff





Monday, August 20, 2012

Living Green Expo August 25, 2012

Living Green Expo 2012
Saturday August 25th
Agg Expo Park
4215 Long Lane, Franklin, TN 37064
 Exit #61, off I-65
9:30am - 3:30pm


This is a free family event featuring 69 differant vendors of sustainable products and services.  Green Pixie Baby is excited to be participating again this year and spreading the word about cloth diapering and green parening options!

This event will also have children's interactive educational activities.

We hope to see you there!

Green Pixie Baby

Sharing our love of cloth diaper fluff and American mad stuff.

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Franklin, TN, United States
Hello my name is Marie. I have four healthy, beautiful children. When our latest blessing joined our lives in November 2008 we decided to do the best thing for her and our planet. We went the cloth diapering route. During our search for cloth diapers we found limited availability in our area. We knew that we were not the only family facing this dilemma. Together we decided that we were going to help bring the green trend of cloth diapering to Franklin, TN. So here we are! We specialize in American made cloth diapers and baby products. Spreading the love of cloth diaper fluff and American made stuff one baby at a time. www.greenpixiebaby.com won’t you join us in saving our planet and parenting green?

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