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Plum’s Month of Prizes Launches July 1st!


School’s out and summer’s here! We’re celebrating with our first ever MONTH OF PRIZES.  All July, we’ll be giving away over 100 prizes — worth over $10,000!  We’ve snagged family favorites from Phil & Teds, Stella & Dot, NatureBox, Little Tikes, Joovy… and many, many more.

So, remember to check your Plum District email every day in July for new giveaways and your chance to enter!

Not a Plum District member? Sign up here!

Here’s a sneak peak at what’s to come:

1 LeSportsac Stylish Baby Bag

2 Balance Bikes and Helmets and 1 High Chair from Joovy Family Gear

5 Annual Subscriptions to Highlights Magazine for Kids

1 Year of Ella’s Kitchen Organic Baby Food Products

$100 Gift Certificate to Lisa Leonard Handmade Simple Jewelry

Stella & Dot Tote, Jewelry and Scarf

$500 to Mini Boden Stylish Clothing for Kids

2 Phil & Teds Cosmopolitan Strollers and 2 Poppy High Chairs

6 Suzuki Strider Bikes

1-Year Supply of NatureBox Healthy Snacks

10 Sets of Summertime Learning Books from Learning Train

Little Tikes Junior Sports ‘n Slide Bouncer

1 Ameda Purely Yours Ultra Breast Pump

CoreHome Bamboo Basket

Library of 20 Baby Books from Scholastic

$200 Gift Card to Blurb Memory Books

10 $100 Wrinkle Reducers and 10 $100 Face and Neck Lifting Serums from Skin Nutrition

4 $50 Credits toward Case-Mate Electronics Accessories

6 Sets of Psi Bands Nausea-Relief Bands

$100 Gift Certificate to Posh Mommy Jewelry

4 FitBit Personal Health Trackers

1 MIXT Studio Children’s Growth Chart

8 $25 Gift Certificates to BUTCH & harold Decals

4 $50 Gift Certificates to KIWI Shop Natural Organic Products and 1-Year Digital Subscription to KIWI Magazine

10 Sets of GLOSS Moderne High Gloss Shampoo and Conditioner Duos

4 Brooke Burke DVDs and 2 Baboosh Sports Wraps

3 Cases of Homemade harvey Crushed Fruit Snacks

2 Pacifiers and $200 Gift Certificate to Kirkland’s Home Decor

5 Designer Note Cards and 10 Designer Notebooks from May Designs

3 Baby Essentials Bundles from Earth Mama Baby Angel Organics

$120 Gift Certificate to Simple Sugar Design Art Pieces

$100 Gift Certificate to Bare Necessities Designer Intimate Apparel

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Teaching Your Child to Love The Planet

A few helpful tips on raising earth conscious kids


Spring is here! It’s time to kick the kids off the couch and commune with nature! Teaching your children about the environment doesn’t have to feel like a lecture series. Make learning about our big, beautiful planet fun and exciting with these easy and cost-effective outdoor activities.

Get a Green Thumb: Planting flowers and trees allows children to beautify their yard with splashes of vibrant color. Picking out seeds is half the fun and kids will love getting to help decide what to plant. After sowing the seeds, kids will see that with a little water and patience they can sprout a beautiful bouquet of blooms and food. Planting herbs and vegetables shows children how to contribute to the dinner table and save some greenbacks!


Take a Walk: Get exercise while simultaneously discovering the many wonders of the natural world with your family. Whether it’s a state park trail, a beach, or even your subdivision, pick a serene setting where you can stroll and discuss a variety of environmental topics. Explain how to recycling, why we don’t litter, or something as awesome as how bees help flowers multiply. Having a beautiful backdrop for these conversations illustrates why making smart, “green” choices is so important.


Read a Book: The library is a great resource that many of us forget to tap into. At your local branch, you’ll find a multitude of books (and even some e-books for on-the-go reading) to help illustrate eco-friendly ideas. Check out your books or read them aloud with your kiddo. The best part? The card is free, the books are free (if you get them back in time!), and you’re reducing your footprint by sharing books instead of buying your own!

Regardless of your teaching methods, these experiences will give your children a greater appreciation for their environment and their eco-friendly mama!

Leneille Brathwaite lives in Atlanta and is a mother of one adorable 1-year-old. She’s a mom on a mission to stay on budget but still have fun.