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Monthly Archives: May 2013

One Pot Wonderful

By Dawna Matthews It’s often difficult to do all the tasks and activities we have on a daily basis. One of the most important things on my to-do list is to make a delicious meal for my family and I to enjoy. I find it easier to have a menu …

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Getting Married Without Breaking the Bank

By Kim Robson With the cost of the average wedding in the U.S. at a whopping $28,000, many young or financially strapped couples find themselves putting off marriage. I believe that if you and your partner are in love, then marriage is the logical next step. Money should never stand …

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You Can’t Do It Alone!

By Julie Zeff Happy May! Happy Mother’s Day! This is a time to celebrate. This is a time to honor all of the conscious energy (and sometimes not-so-conscious energy), love, spirit, commitment, passion and intention you bring to your kids, your family and your life as a mom. You are …

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Too Busy To Get Your Yoga Practice In—Do Yoga Online

By Fredrica Syren I have to admit I have gone from practicing yoga every day to practicing many times a week to practicing a few times and now, well, never.  With three kids, I just have a hard time finding the time and, since my little one is only 12 …

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How To Avoid Lead Exposure for Your Kids

By Fredrica Syren Ever since a recall of toys because they contained lead levels higher than federal recommendations, there has been a fear of our kids’ exposure to it. Lead is a toxic metal used in construction material, paint and batteries. It can cause serious health problems, especially in young …

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Why Organic Cotton Matters

By Chef Centehua We all have basic needs: shelter, food and clothing. We are living in a world where these very basics are massively manufactured for profit, so it’s important to account for the environmental and ethical implications of products that are manufactured by these industries. As we become aware …

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Eating Organic on a Budget

By Asha Kreiling Eating organic means eating healthier, more sustainable, pesticide-, chemical-free food. Unfortunately, it also tends to mean buying more expensive food. When you buy organic, you’re paying for extra production labor, processing time, marketing, and organic certification. While conventional produce and food products are typically easier on your …

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EU Bans Bee-Killing Pesticides: Is the U.S. Next?

By Fredrica Syren As everyone who follows my web site knows, I have a love for bees and I believe bees are in danger of extinction. Toxic pesticides in our environment are a major reason they are dying. Some people have asked me why bees are so important. It’s fairly …

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Canning—Preserving Natures Best

By Kim Robson I used to be so intimidated by the idea of canning and preserving food. It seemed like one of those arcane activities only hard-core country homesteaders take part in, like sewing your own clothes or raising chickens. Born and raised in Los Angeles, I was never exposed …

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