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Toxic Chemicals in Fabric Softener

By Kim Robson: I’m one of those people who never uses fabric softener, either in liquid or dryer sheet form. I grew up in a house equipped with a water softening system, and I guess we just never needed it. When I struck out on my own, it just never …

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9 Squishy, Bouncy, Noisy and Tasty Sensory Play Activities for Young Kids

By Jackie Nunes: Tantrums. Meltdowns. Aversions. Oversensitivity. Clumsiness. Moodiness. Destructiveness. All of those manifestations can be mistaken as children’s misbehavior or defiance. Often, though, they are actually symptoms of sensory integration issues. Children who have difficulty processing what they see, hear, smell, taste and touch can find the world a …

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Weekly Menu #17

By Fredrica Syren: Happy Monday! This week naturally is about Halloween and lots of celebration of it. Do you eat something special on Halloween? We usually make a pumpkin soup but this year it will be butternut squash filled pasta instead per request from the kids.         …

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Droughts and global warming

By Kelly Smith: (Source: Pexels) The connection between droughts and global warming continues to be hotly debated. But still, the effects of extreme hot weather in many places around the world are uncontestable facts.   (Source: Pexels) Droughts and global warming Drought, as defined by the National Centers for Environmental Information, …

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Plant Based Tofu Pad Thai

My husband always had a love for thai food and pad thai is his favorite dish. My version is off course vegan and gluten free and can be made more of less spicy depending on your desire. 1/2-pound dried pad Thai brown rice noodles 1/4 cup Tamari or Bragg’s liquid …

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How to Teach Children About Land Conservation

By Fredrica Syren: This post is sponsored by Mattel. All opinions are my own. Talking to anyone about sustainability or land conservation can be a challenge, but when it comes to children, this topic can be difficult to talk about in a way they will understand. I must say, though, …

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GREEN HALLOWEEN

By Larraine Roulston: Be EEEKO friendly!! For the Halloween hype, parents can green the orange and black treats, costumes and parties. Dressing up can become much more creative by looking in your closets for old clothes, hats or fabrics. A trip to a thrift store may also provide some good choices. …

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5 Dot Art Paintings for Kids

By Kerry Brooks: Dot art paintings have a rich history in Australia. Aboriginal people from the land down under traveled across the country and used symbols to communicate with others of the same tribe. That’s when aboriginal symbols depicted in the form of dots, lines and circles transpired. These symbols …

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Weekly Menu #16

By Fredrica Syren: I harvested beets this week so naturally I’m planning for both a beet salad and a beet soup for this week. Monday’s we’re in Swedish school after “regular” school so I usually like to make something that’s easy to bring and a salad is great for that. …

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