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Kombucha Under Attack from Federal Oversight

By Kim Robson: Here at Green Mom, we are big fans of kombucha. In case you’re not familiar with it, kombucha is a centuries-old beverage, popular in countries such as Russia, China and Korea. It is well known for its health benefits. The probiotics in kombucha can improve the digestive …

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The Charm of Thrift Stores & Recycled Gifts

By Larraine Roulston: Those of us who are downsizing or decluttering will bundle up  unwanted clothes and trinkets to donate to nonprofit organizations. Whether we take items to a thrift store, drop-off box location, or have them picked up by a used clothing or household goods drive, it is almost certain …

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Keep Your Skin Healthy and Happy

By Amanda Wilkes: We all have faced acne attacks and blemishes. Naturally, we then turned to the over-the-counter and, perhaps, even prescription medications we are sold on while watching our favorite TV episode. You know, the one with the girl splashing her face with water in slow motion, or the …

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Halloween Decorations — Shrunken Heads Made from Apples

By Emma Grace Fairchild: It’s already October! For those who love Halloween, the countdown begins for everything spooky and creepy, from costumes to decorations and parties. I came across this fun idea for creating homemade decorations, using apples to make shrunken heads. They can be skewered on a stick and …

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Fall-themed Recycling Crafts for Kids

By Fredrica Syren: Fall is here, and with cooler temperatures comes more indoor play. So, why not celebrate fall by doing some crafts using recycled material or materials gathered from nature? Here are some easy but fun crafts my kids and I love to do together. Make a bird feeder …

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Freezing Summer Veggies

By Kim Robson: I don’t know about you, but this summer I have been awash in the bounty from my container garden. So many tomatoes, I was forced to make sauce because I couldn’t use them up fast enough. So many herbs, I was adding them to just about anything …

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Eco-friendly Halloween Makeup

By Larraine Roulston: Neither cosmetic products nor their ingredients are reviewed or approved by the Food and Drug Administration. It makes one reflect on what chemicals are used in the cheap Halloween cosmetics designed for children. John Bennett, the Executive Director of the Sierra Club, further cautions when stating, “Companies are not …

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The Defense Department Is Behind Your Child’s Favorite Snack

Guest post by Anastacia Marx de Salcedo: Who hasn’t given her child an energy bar for a rush breakfast, lunchbox treat or quick pick-me-up between afterschool activities? In our household, our three girls go through them by the boxful. But would you feel differently if you knew the snacks were …

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