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A Candy Free Halloween?

By Mary Harper: Still finding candy wrappers in your child’s bed and dreading the next dental visit? Here are some “lessons learned” from some real-life moms that will make next year’s Halloween fun and (mostly) sugar free. Healthy Halloween It’s was that time again… pumpkin patches, changing leaves, brisk walks …

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Setting the Record Straight: Is Soy Good or Harmful?

By Fredrica Syren: Last week on Facebook, a friend of mine said she was confused about whether or not soy is good for you. She is not alone in her confusion because in the media we hear praise for soy and then, on the other hand, how harmful it can …

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Boost Your Child’s Immune System

By Dawna Matthews: It seems that my daughter got sick with a cold as soon as the school season started. Many parents feel that their kids have runny noses, colds or ear infections quite frequently and can’t seem to stay well for extended periods of time. Now that cold and …

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Meatless Monday — Cooking Killer Side Dishes

By Fredrica Syren:  Most people assume that when you’re a vegetarian or vegan all you eat are side dishes, since they can’t imagine what we would eat instead of animal proteins. The irony is that protein is easy to substitute: beans, tofu, whole grains, soy meat; or products like veggie …

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End of U.S. Hemp Prohibition

By Fredrica Syren: History was made this month after a farmer harvested hemp. What is so special about that, you might wonder, since hemp can be found pretty much everywhere these days. Well, in 1957 the U.S. government banned hemp from being grown.The ban is still in effect and won’t …

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Ideas For Reusing Baby Food Jars

By Kim Robson: If you have a new baby in your home, you surely must also have a growing collection of baby food jars. Sure, you could recycle them, but there are a jillion ways to reuse and repurpose these handy little receptacles. Without further ado, here are some brilliant …

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Connect with Your Female Power in a Women’s Circle

By Chef Centehua: Women and men have gathered to collaborate on projects, to share and learn skills, to strengthen bonds, etc. We have done this for as far back as we can remember. We would gather around the fire to tell stories and dance under the full moon. Women in …

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Meatless Monday — BBQ Neatloaf

By Fredrica Syren:  No, there is not a misspelling in title: since my meatloaf does not contain any meat, I simply call neatloaf. People who are foreign to a vegetarian lifestyle tend to think that all we eat are salads or side dishes, nothing hardy or comforting at all. My …

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Fall Craft Ideas For Kids

By Kim Robson: Suddenly the weather is turning cooler. The days are getting shorter. Your kids might not be spending as much time outdoors. Luckily, there are great crafts to keep them busy inside for hours. And all without breaking out a single video game! Have more apples than you …

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