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Baby Massage — The Loving Touch

By Fredrica Syren As a new mom of a beautiful baby girl 6 years ago, I felt little overwhelmed with this tiny person and her needs. She was not a good eater and her digestion was not 100%. I was lucky to have a postpartum doula, Aparna, who helped me …

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Shabby Chic On a Budget

By Kim Robson Decorating on a budget? Just because you can’t afford to shop at expensive furniture and design stores doesn’t mean your home has to look like a college student’s. Nor should you need to get everything from Ikea, either. There are many ways to create that “shabby chic” …

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Meatless Monday — Warm Spelt Berry Salad

By Fredrica Syren On summer days I love eating salads; however, hubby doesn’t think they are very filling. To compromise, I made a warm salad with spelt berries to give him a more filling salad. I served it on a bed of spelt berries because they are high in nutrition and, with their …

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HOT! HOT! HOT!

By Fredrica Syren I don’t know how many of you have been able to escape the unbelievable heat wave happening around the globe. This summer my family has been suffering from the heat in both San Diego and Sweden. Noticing that out of the blue both my husband and son …

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Camping: A Green Adventure

By Dawna Matthews It’s summer and many of us are outside hiking, swimming, biking and camping. Camping is always something romantic to me — the idea of getting away from all the buzz of home, sleeping under the stars, listening to the outdoors singing around me as I connect to …

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Plastic Bag Madness

By Fredrica Syren Coming from Sweden, I’ve always been so proud of how “green” and clean Sweden is. The majority of people here are so aware of how to live a green life. Most of the population recycle, reuse and reduce. They favor public transportation or bikes, do not overconsume, …

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The Importance of Water Filters

By Chef Centehua Water is essential for all living organisms. In fact, our bodies are made up of at least 75% water. Water becomes our blood, so its quality is of utmost importance. We depend on clean water for our bodies to function correctly. Water is one of the most …

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Meatless Monday — Butternut Squash Enchiladas

By Fredrica Syren After spending a few weeks in Sweden, I have started craving Mexican food, San Diego style. I don’t want to be snobby, but San Diego does have the best Mexican food this side of the border. My friend Kristen taught me how to make enchiladas, and I …

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Camping Hacks

 By Kim Robson We at Green-Mom are big fans of camping, and this time of year is when everyone wants to get out of the city for some quality nature time. The more you camp, the better you get at it. Practice makes perfect! So here are a few tricks, tips …

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