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Healthy Substitutes for Baking

By Fredrica Syren: I love baking … Yes, I love baking cookies, cakes and bread. And … I love eating them. I’m one of those people who bakes when I’m sad or stressed or tired. Baking makes me happy. Unfortunately, eating all these baked goodies is not all good for …

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DIY Natural Fabric Dyes

By Kim Robson: Here on Green Mom, we’ve discussed the dangers of food dyes and some brilliant natural alternatives to chemical food dyes. Today, let’s cover natural fabric dyes. From those unnaturally neon-bright colors to the dangers of added flame retardants, there are many good reasons to try dyeing your …

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Twenty-Five Tips on How to Save Money by Going Green

By Larraine Roulston: Choosing to “Go Green” will result in a lighter eco-footprint and be easier on your wallet. There may be some initial expenses to upgrade your insulation or to acquire energy/water saving devices; however, in the long run they will save you money. Ensure that your home is well insulated by …

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Plant Based Bean Tostadas

By Fredrica Syren: Living in San Diego, I’ve had my fair share of Mexican food. Unfortunately, most of it contains lots of cheese and tends to be greasy, which is fine if that’s what you like. I, however, favor fresh food made with fresh ingredients. These tacos are something my …

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The Problem with Baby Wipes

By Fredrica Syren: Being a parent to a baby is exhausting, so doing anything that will make the job a little bit easier is welcomed. For most new parents, just the thought of cloth diapers is out of question because it seems simply impossible. With my first baby, I was …

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Effective Ways to Wash Pesticides from Food

By Larraine Roulston: Everyone should give fresh fruits and veggies a thorough rinse before eating them. In this world of pesticide use, it is most important to be extra vigilant. Even organic produce is susceptible to being contaminated, as it can host airborne toxins from neighboring fields. Note that food …

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10 Easy Ways to Make Your Home Play Nice with the Earth

By Kacey Bradley:  It seems as if all anyone can talk about anymore is how to go green. People are becoming more aware of how their daily routine impacts the earth in a negative way, and a lot of that is thanks to technology. Now, if people are curious, they …

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Home Gardening on a Budget

By Kim Robson: Gardening can be expensive. Every year, I start a summer container garden. By the time I buy two or three bags of potting soil, a variety of plants, and maybe a few new pots, I’ve spent upwards of a hundred bucks. But it is possible to garden …

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Budget Friendly Date Nights for Parents

By Fredrica Syren: Once in a while, my husband and I will remember what dating was like before we became parents. Back when we had all the time in the world and never got interrupted and — best of all — never were tired. Nowadays, with three kids, we don’t …

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