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Many of the products recommended on Mara’s Word link to external web sites, primarily Amazon.com, where you can buy the product. Each time you buy a product through a Mara’s World link you are supporting the on-going work of Mara’s World. We receive a small commission for our role in encouraging your purchase. Thank you! We could not continue to write articles for Mara’s World if the site did not provide some financial provision. (We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.)
We participate in affiliate marketing because we would be recommending these products to you anyhow! Parents need stuff, and in a world of many options, and some dangers, some practical “stuff advice” can help you eliminate research hours and get back to playing with your kids.
Here are some criteria you can count on from Mara’s World product recommendations:
- We have a strong preference for natural products free of artificial or harmful substances. We believe in product awareness and check ingredients and materials carefully. In cases where we feel that a non-natural product does the best job we disclose that the product is not natural and if possible offer a natural alternative.
- We believe in the beauty of enough – an amount where you are adequately, but not overly, resourced. In other words, we recommend only products that we truly find valuable to the young family, and refrain from recommending unnecessary products. We never include a product link for the sake of boosting our commission potential if we would not otherwise highly recommend the product!
- We believe parents are the best caretakers of babies, and encourage the use of baby gear only to empower better care-taking, not as a substitute.
We are not primarily engaged in product review. We promise that the products we recommend are good products – they are safe, they work, and they are made from stuff that is not bad for you. We would, or do, use them with our own children. We do not promise that they are the best on the market. While we would never recommend a product we did not research, we don’t research all competing products. We practice the concept of enough, both with how much stuff fills our home, and with how many hours we put into shopping.
A note to the makers and sellers of stuff: If you would like to send us a product to review please note that we will not write a product review just because you have sent us your product. We also do not return products sent to us. We will take a look at your product and if it meets our standards AND fulfills a need we are writing about we will gladly promote the good stuff you are working to put into the world.
This website collects and stores non-personally identifiable information like what pages are popular, what other sites link to this one, and what web browsers are used through the standard use of “cookies” that are stored on your computer. This is done so that we know what topics are of interest and also so that we can optimize your reading experience.
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The iTunes affiliate manager, PHG and/or its advertisers (or another third party, where applicable) may use code or cookies on this website to track the performance of the advertiser’s marketing efforts, although no personally identifiable information is collected in the process.
If you contact us or submit questions or ideas to us, we collect the information that you provide, which may include name, email address, postal address, and telephone number. We will not share this personal information with anyone without your express permission.
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