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Family Groove: MOM ON THE STREET, Shivani Gupta! September 1, 2010


Our very own Shivani Gupta, Sama CEO, was featured on The Family Groove’s Mom On The Street series! Here is what she and a few other moms had to say!

Welcome to “Mom on the Street” (ya know, like “Man on the Street”) by Family Groove. Each month, we’ll be asking moms just like you for a slice of their sage advice, insider tips or tried-and-true wisdom in the hopes that their unique brand of mothering inspires, assuages, calms, strengthens and even amuses you.

This month’s question:

What are you looking forward to this fall?

Blakeley Smart  and Family Blakeley Smart is the founder of Bronzed Envy (, a mobile airbrush tanning franchise. Here’s what this Round Rock, Texas, mother of two has to say:

“Fall is such a great time of the year for my family. School starts again, [there are] new teachers, kids have a schedule, and Mom gets some much-needed work done. My youngest will be starting kindergarten this year, so I’m really looking forward to the excitement that comes with that, but it’s topped with a bit of sadness knowing my last little chickadee is leaving the nest. So for me, this fall brings about a new chapter of my life. After a hot, chaotic yet fun summer, come fall, it’s an exciting time for me as well to set new goals with my business and take it to an all-new level!”

Laurie Penix  and family Laurie Penix is the creator and co-founder of Zomm (, a keychain-sized wireless leash with call notification and personal safety features for Bluetooth-enabled phones.

Here is what this Tulsa, Okla., mother of three has to say:

“Most people are surprised to hear that I love the outdoors. The warmer months are great, for obvious reasons, but I also love watching the seasons change to the fall. I spend a lot of time at the lake enjoying the sun, fishing and relaxing. The best part has to be the fall sunsets; they are so beautiful.”

Shivani Gupta Shivani Gupta is the co-owner of Sama Baby (, makers of luxury organic cotton clothing for babies and toddlers. Here’s what this Houston, Texas, mom-to-be has to say:

“I am looking forward to creating a wonderful eco-nursery for the newest addition to my family. For us, we have learned that airing out products when you get them is very important—in order to make sure all the chemicals are released and not trapped in the nursery, which could be harmful for your baby. For us, we really believe that going green is an easy choice, and there are so many products out there. We have looked at many other products, from organic mattresses to wonderful wooden toys, and are able to find them at great prices, and in wonderful designs. We are even looking into no-VOC paint as well as recycled wood for the crib—as we think about the environment in every aspect. Going green is so easy in today’s age—and there are so many great ideas and sites on how to be a better environmentalist while thinking about your child! At Sama Baby, we have been very excited in creating organic cotton clothing for little ones—and this fall we are featuring our latest product: our organic cotton denim line, which is super stylish, comfortable and affordable. For us, fall is a great season to stay warm, happy and enjoy the beautiful colored leaves. We love the new season and what it brings for everyone.”


Balance, Serenity, Fashion, SAMA


Scott Wolf and Family are Sama Fans!! June 3, 2010

Scott Wolf may be best known for playing the good-hearted, but perennially tragic Bailey Salinger on the underrated family drama “Party of Five” (Fox, 1994-2000), but to us here at Sama his family man side is what we are drawn to.

Actor Scott Wolf is a dad! The proud papa and his wife, Real World: New Orleans alum Kelley, welcomed their first child on Sunday, March 22nd, 2009. Baby boy Jackson Kayse Wolf weighed in at 7 lbs. “Kelley and I are having the time of our lives,” Scott shares.

We recently received a thank you from Scott:

WOW! Once again we were blown away by all of the gorgeous gifts for our sweet boy Jack. We are sorry we didn’t get to sooner, but we just finished out fifth move this year. Whew! Thank you a million times! We loved everything!

Jack, Kelley and Scott [Wolf]

We wish you all the best!!

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Constance Marie and Luna Marie are Eco Savvy! March 25, 2010

Actress Constance Marie is a new mom! The former George Lopez star and her fiancé, yoga teacher Kent Katich, welcomed daughter Luna Marie Katich on Thursday, February 5th 2009 in Santa Monica, Calif.

Constance, 43, announced her pregnancy — and the sex of the baby — in September of last year. Deciding to take the parenthood plunge came later in life for Constance, who laughingly shared,

“After 10, 11 years of playing a mom, starting with Selena and then to the George Lopez show, I think I finally decided I wanted to be one in real life!”   (Source, People Magazine )

Since then, Constance has learned a lot about creating an eco-friendly environment for Luna. Sama Baby recently gifted Constance some of our eco- friendly products as part of a birthday bag for Luna’s 1st birthday, and received a thoughtful thank you card from her:

Thank you sooo much for helping us celebrate Luna Marie’s 1st Birthday!!!
The “It’s Fun to be One” Gift Bag was Awesome!!!
Constance Marie

Words from Constance herself: One of the things I discovered in over three years of trying to get pregnant was how the toxicity of certain products and the environment around us can affect our bodies. I also learned that often times the most toxic room in the house can be the nursery. This is because everything from the paint to the varnish to the flooring is new. So in order to keep my baby as healthy as possible I decided I wanted to build a non-toxic/green nursery.

Well done Constance! 🙂 That’s why we know you will enjoy our organic cotton garments! To shop for your very own Sama Baby products visit .  To read tips from Constance on an eco-friendly nursery click here!

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Eco Toys – Have you heard of Green Toys Yet? March 17, 2010

Check out this Australian Blog we are fans of here at Sama! This blog shares the coolest eco-friendly toys around, Like this brand:

Green TOys

Green Toys is a US company that makes environmentally friendly children’s toys from 100% recycled milk containers. They use milk containers because it is completely free from Phthalates & BPA and one of the safest & cleanest plastics around. Tea SetI‘I be honest, I was a bit hesitant at first, due to them being made out of plastic, but the more research I did on them, the more I realised that they were an exceptional, high quality, 100% green product!

Green ToysGreen Toys

One of the things that I love about Green Toys is that they are FDA (food contact standards) certified. If your child is like mine and loves to have tea parties pouring with real water then you can be rest assured that it is safe and unlike wooden tea and cooking sets can get wet. It is also dishwasher safe and meets the highest international standards ( EN71 and ISO 8124) for safety.

Sand play

The outdoors toys are extremelley durable and strong, so although you might initially pay more for a sandpit play set or jump rope, they will last much longer.  The jump rope is made from  100% pure and soft cotton so won’t hurt your child’s legs.

Recycled Garbage Truck

Jump Rope

Oh and one more thing! They come packaged in the coolest, 100% recycled gift boxes that look fantastic and you know you are doing something good for the environment when you buy a Green Toy.

So they have a big thumbs up from me, Green Toys are good for the environment!

Click here to view our full range of Green Toys.

Recycling garbage truck

A little bit about Eco Toys

At Eco Toys they believe that toys should be safe for kids to play with and also kind to our planet.Their toys are made with respect for the environment and its people and they believe that each and every one of us can make a difference.

Here at Sama, we agree with you! Thanks Eco-Toys for introducing us to this brand, and thanks Green Toys for making such an incredible product!

Balance, Serenity, Fashion, SAMA


SAMA – As Featured in Houston Baby! March 15, 2010

Sama Baby Organics was featured in Houston Baby in 2009. Check it out:

Sama was featured along with some other great baby products, like Needlepoint Baby Shoes by Paige. The Sama team likes this brand because it  was started by a fellow Houstonian!  ByPaige designers are passionate about creating their full line of high-fashion, fun, and functional needle point products, each uniquely designed in house.  With more than 20 years experience in the business, owner and chief designer, Paige Andrews, oversees all operations from concept design to delivery.  Known for her keen attention to detail and her fresh, new approach to classic designs, Paige assures only the finest quality products bear her name. See her Bumble Bee Shoes below, listed just above the Sama Baby Organics Feature! To purchase Sama products visit

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Did you know Sama was in Entrepreneur Magazine? March 12, 2010

Did You Know? Sama was featured in this issue of Entrepreneur Magazine in 2009.

The article is all about portraying a professional image, which we all know is VERY important! Especially for start-up companies. We were featured for looking fly on the cheap! 🙂  Since the CEO’s of our company Shivani and Neha are still in their 20’s we are constantly looking for ways to portray professionalism, and to be taken seriously. One way we found to make us more official, for a small price, is having an 800 number. This makes Sama Baby  accessible nation wide. We got ours from, plans start at $9.95 a month, so it is, “an inexpensive way to make a college business look more professional, says Neha. Although our CEO’s are out of college now, we still utilise our 800 number on a daily basis.



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Jillian Reynolds and Rocco, are Sama fans! March 11, 2010

We received a short and sweet thank you on cardstore stationery from Jillian Reynolds for Rocco Rio’s baby bag that included Sama Baby products:

Thanks SOOOO much for the amazing Jewels!
Love, Jillian

Rocco’s January 11 arrival was a nice addition for Jillian’s family.  Her husband Grant Reynolds (a stay-at-home dad) and their daughter, Ruby, 2, are SO happy to have Rocco join in the family fun 🙂

As co-anchor of the morning show Good Day LA, Jillian Barberie Reynolds is used to functioning on barely any sleep. And that skill is coming in particularly handy with her second child, newborn son Rocco. “I’m up every three hours,” Jillian told Life & Style during an exclusive interview at her LA home on Jan. 27. “I don’t care. I Twitter while I’m breast-feeding him. I call it breast-tweeting!” (Credit to Life and Style Magazine )

Jillian Reynolds (born September 26, 1966), best known by her former name Jillian Barberie, is a Canadian actress, television hostess, and sportscaster. She can be seen on the Los Angeles-based morning show Good Day L.A. and She is also working for Fox Sports primarily, as the weatherperson on Fox NFL Sunday since the 2000 NFL season except for the 2006 season. Reynolds’ screen presence has earned her roles on several television dramas including Clueless, V.I.P. and Melrose Place, as well as comedic turns on the sitcom Yes, Dear and the sketch comedy series MADtv.[1] She hosted the TV show EX-treme Dating. In 2000, she was hired to present the national weather segment of Fox Sports Fox NFL Sunday pregame show, working opposite Curt Menefee, Howie Long and Terry Bradshaw. As a result of her scratchy gravel-laced voice, non-specific ethnic look, and affable “one of the guys” on-camera personality, Reynolds became a national figure and earned significant fan interest in the male-dominated sports demographic.

Congratulations to the Reynolds family!

Balance, Serenity, Fashion, SAMA