Great Expectations Quiz: Beth Shea

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Nesting is a way of life for Beth Shea. She makes her living suggesting greener ways for parents to set up shop. Based in Portland, OR this freelance mama is a talented writer and editor. This is baby #2 for Beth, and we're checking in on her thoughts about changing the world for our kids.
Due Date:August 27, 2010

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Career and do you have a post-baby career plan:I am a freelance writer and editor. I am the founder/writer of Petite Planet, a website which highlights green living for families. I am also the Managing Editor of Inhabitots, which focuses on modern green design for babies and kids, and eco parenting.

If it were up to you how long would paid maternity last:A year!

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Weirdest food I've craved this pregnancy: Cheeseburger (and I am a vegetarian! I didn't indulge the craving, obviously!)

True or false--I can still see my feet:True

Favorite maternity fashion splurge: Organic cotton '??Weston Dress'?? by Loyale.


Most worn item of maternity clothing:A long and flowy black dress that looks chic and classy but feels like a bathrobe.

Did you find out the baby's gender? Why or why not?We will be finding out when we can! I think it finding out makes me bond better with the baby and we can get a headstart on thinking of the perfect name!

How do you feel about the nude pregnancy portraits? Not my cup of tea, but I've seen some that are exquisitely done.


Planning a babymoon? Where are you headed? I wish! We have a 2 1/2 year old, so every day is a trip.

Push gifts? Tacky or well-deserved?Well-deserved. I already know what I want! A necklace with my children's names or initials.

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I'm passionate about: green living for families.I am a purist for the sake of protecting my children, in utero and beyond. Everything from eating organic, healthy foods to not wearing toxic nail polish or inhaling toxic household cleaners is vital for the development of children in the womb as well as when they are newborns... and beyond.


Evidence your nesting instincts have kicked in?I cleaned the sides of the stove top with a toothpick yesterday.

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