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British Engineers Create Fuel from Air and Water

By Asha Kreiling With gas prices fluctuating continuously upwards and climate change fears perpetually looming, it’s hard not to anxiously anticipate alternative energy and clean fuel to lessen our stresses. We’ve all heard about solar and wind energy. Then there’s algae fuel and hydrogen power. But, what about just plain air and …

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Pumpkin for My Pumpkins — Let Pumpkin Be More than Just a Decoration

By Fredrica Syren Fall’s most signature ingredient here in the U.S. must be pumpkin. These days, pumpkin can be found in more places than the pumpkin patch, and used for more than just decoration. Pumpkin filled ravioli, pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie and (my husband’s favorite) pumpkin beer — let’s just face it: …

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Breathing–Kapalabhati Breathing

By Julie Zeff We now officially live in Atlanta, GA! To get here, I drove cross-country from our old home in Los Angeles, CA, to our new home in Atlanta, GA, solo, with my three kids ages 7, 5, and 3.  And, even though I’m really enjoying getting settled in Atlanta …

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Pumpkin Pancakes to Celebrate Birthday

By Fredrica Syren Last week was my husband’s birthday. He can make it a bit difficult to celebrate. Usually he does not want gifts, but on the occasion he does, he simply buys it and tells me to give it to him as a present. Along with that, this year …

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Inside a 6-year-old’s Head

By Fredrica Syren Today, Bella wanted to stay home to have some mommy time and off course to play with some of her toys she received for her birthday on Tuesday.  Noah and I usually take a walk in the morning, so today Bella came along. I do a lot …

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Tired Moms — How To Stop Being So Tired

By Fredrica Syren Being a mom is by far the toughest job I have ever done. Actually, today I told my husband that I always thought working at the assignment editor’s desk was hard, but compared to mommyhood it was a vacation. Many days I feel so dead tired that, …

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HypnoBirthing–The Journey To Deal With The Fear Of Pain?

By Carol Yeh-Garner, MSW, LCSW, CH, HBCE, CHF Pregnant? Congratulations! Scared of the pain? Welcome to the club! Most women are so excited about being pregnant, but then look at the actual birth with some trepidation. We’ve all seen TV shows and movies with moms in labor writhing and screaming …

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Benefits of Buying in Bulk

By Asha Kreiling The first time I walked into a Henry’s Market (now called Sprouts) and saw the aisles of bulk foods, I was a little perplexed. The only bulk food dispensers I was accustomed to seeing at the time were the ones of my childhood that were filled with …

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Super Structures

By Julie Zeff I can’t seem to remember anything these days. Maybe it’s mommy brain, or maybe it’s just me. Admittedly, my memory before having kids wasn’t so hot. So, I end up creating reminders (I call them Structures) for everything! I leave the laundryroom light on to remind myself to …

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Baked Quorn in a Mushroom Sauce

By Fredrica Syren This is a dish I made last night for dinner. It was one of those dishes I had no idea what I was making, but it all turned out so well the kids and adults loved it. Any meal that is creamy and contains protein and veggies …

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