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Tips To Help You Balance Parenthood and Caring Responsibilities

Contributing Writer: Moms tend to have incredibly busy lives. Even if they don’t have a job outside of the home, they are quite often the primary caregiver for their children, which is a job in itself. Throw in additional caregiving duties to this, such as caring for elderly relatives, and …

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Working Towards Zero Waste with Pets

By Larraine Roulston: People don’t often realize that having an animal creates its own share of waste. There are, however, many ways pet owners can minimize the amount of discard. Any plastic bag packaging for dog/cat food probably will not get recycled. To decrease the amount of ready mixed pet …

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The Dangers of E-Cigarettes

By Kim Robson: Use of smokeless electronic cigarettes, commonly called “e-cigarettes” or “vaping pens,” is on the rise among the general public, particularly among young people. Juul markets their product as a “satisfying alternative to cigarettes,” and now stresses in its advertising that it contains nicotine, an addictive chemical. The come-on …

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New California Law Could Allow Diners to Bring Own Containers

By Fredrica Syren: A new law passed in California provides guidelines for restaurants regarding how to safely fill consumers’ own reusable containers. This is a huge step for anyone trying to avoid single use plastic and wanting to bring their own reusable containers.  I know the most sustainable choice is …

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Green Living Combats Most Sleeping Problems

Contributing Writer: We all know that a good sleeping pattern is crucial to physical and mental wellbeing. However, countless people across the globe still suffer from problems with an inability to get a good night’s sleep. According to the Sleep Health Foundation, around 1 in 3 people have at least …

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Weekly Plan-Based Family Menu 9/9/19

Monday Mushroom and Barley Soup Tuesday Cheese Quesadillas with Beans and Quinoa salad Wednesday  Roasted Potatoes and Bean Salad Thursday Crepes Friday  White Pizza Saturday Baked Kale Pasta Sunday Bean Chili served with Rice and Mixed Salad

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Bean Chili

This is recipe inspired by a chili my dear friend Mimi made for us this summer. Mimi and her family are not vegans but boy does she know how to cook amazing vegan food. The secret ingredience is ajvar relish which is a Turkish pepper-based condiment made principally from roasted red …

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How to Make Easy and Fast Plant-Based Food

By Fredrica Syren: I have many moments when I’m busy and totally forget what time it is, then suddenly find myself starved. Or I suddenly have my three kids’ eyes telling me they are “STARVED” and need food asap. At times like these, making plant-based and healthy foodmight seem impossible, …

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Just How Great Is Biodegradable Plastic?

By Larraine Roulston: NOT GREAT! Plastic is not a natural product and, biodegradable or not, it still takes years to break down and the fragments then become micro-plastic. In the UK, researchers submerged and buried what claimed to be “compostable” and “biodegradable” single-use plastic bags and found that after 3 years, …

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How to Eliminate Chemicals from Your Life

By Fredrica Syren: Unfortunately, many items at home, as well as products we buy, contain harmful chemicals. The problem is a lack of restrictions to prevent manufacturers from using chemicals in their products. It is impossible to protect against all harmful chemicals. But it is possible to avoid several of …

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