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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Breath Infusion

By Julie Zeff When I get overwhelmed during my busy day as a working mom of three, I notice that my breath becomes shallow, I feel tight in my chest and there isn’t much room for anything creative to flow.  I actually feel this right now.  So, I’m going to stop …

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A New Addition to our Family

By Fredrica Syren As you might have suspected, in 2013 we’ll be welcoming another baby to our family. In March we’re expecting a boy who will be joining his big sister Bella and big brother Noah. Bella is so excited, while Noah has no clue about what is going on. …

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Plastic and foil wrap Alternatives

By Kim Robson I don’t know about you, but I go through a fair amount of aluminum foil. While it is recyclable and reusable in theory, in practice it’s often too soiled or wrinkled to reuse. Plastic wrap is technically recyclable, but many recycling centers won’t even accept it. Many …

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It Takes a Village

By Chef Centehua Growing your own food is the best and most economic way to ensure organic nutrition. However, not everyone has access to land and, while vertical gardens are a great solution to small spaces, community gardens are an excellent solution for city folks. The slow food, home garden …

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Recharge Your Home, Recharge the Planet

By Dawna Matthews Our culture and modern society is fast paced, and centered around information and stimuli — and we have access to this almost instantaneously. We use our cell phones, laptops, pads, televisions, GPS, video games, toys, etc.; they are amazing and improve our lives in many ways. The …

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Could You Live Off The Grid?

By Kim Robson “Living off-the-grid” simply means not relying on one or more public utilities. It’s estimated that about 250,000 American families have been living off-grid as of late 2007. With high-profile celebrities like Ed Begley, Jr. and Darryl Hannah promoting and living self-sustainable lifestyles, more and more resources are …

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Keeping Your Green Resolutions

By Fredrica Syren Every year I make new year’s resolutions. I see them as goals I set for myself annually to keep me going, to make my life better. This year my resolutions are mostly about doing more for our planet. Last year’s Green-mom.com conversations were so much about climate …

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The Sweetness in Life

By Chef Centehua Nature gifts us sweet fruits and various types of honey and nectar. For our brains to function properly, we need the sugars naturally found in food. Our bodies use the carbohydrates we eat to create glucose, a form of sugar, then uses it for energy. Our brains …

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Make Your School Grow With a School Garden

By Kim Robson School gardens provide a dynamic and beautiful learning environment for kids, where science, math, reading, environmental studies, nutrition, and health can be taught. There, children can experience a deeper understanding of nature and become better stewards of the Earth. They learn how to design the garden, then …

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