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Kim Robson

Kim Robson lives and works with her husband in the Cuyamaca Mountains an hour east of San Diego. She enjoys reading, writing, hiking, cooking, and animals. She has written a blog since 2006 at kimkiminy.wordpress.com. Her interests include the environment, dark skies, astronomy and physics, geology and rock collecting, living simply and cleanly, wilderness and wildlife conservation, and eating locally.

DIY Dog Food

ByKim Robson: Pet food is BIG business. Projections estimate the industry to reach $100 billion by 2020. And with an increasing number of brands offering selections that sound more like a ranch-style restaurant menu selection (steak, venison, salmon, bison, wild boar) and less like offal from the slaughterhouse floor (feet, …

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Pushing Back on America’s Dangerous War on Germs

By Kim Robson: Why don’t kids get to play in the dirt anymore? Who remembers making mud pies? In this age of hand sanitizing gel everywhere and anti-microbial everything, we seem to be sicker than ever. Want healthier, happierkids with robust immune systems? Let them play in the dirt! Good, …

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Staying Motivated on a Diet or Health Regimen

ByKim Robson: Since last May, I’ve been on the Keto Diet. And it’s definitely working — even without workouts, I’ve lost two sizes. I’m wearing clothes I haven’t been able to fit into for months or even years, and am feeling much better about my appearance and energy level. Keto …

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DIY Home Spa Day

By Kim Robson: From time to time, we all need to indulge in a bit of self-care. The daily stresses of juggling home, family and career can take a cumulative toll on our health and wellness. Sometimes we need to stop putting everyone else first and take care of our …

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Zero Waste Kitchen-Keeping Produce Fresh

By Kim Robson: I’m sad to admit it: my house is where fresh produce goes to die. Every week, and with the best intentions, I get these lovely specimens of healthy eating, but all too often they’re rotten before I can get around to using them. I feel terribly guilty …

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Cellphone-Free Restaurants

By Kim Robson: With every passing year, smartphones are becoming more and more of a necessity. Want to call an Uber or Lyft? Order takeout from that hip new taco joint? Send a text in seconds instead of (what felt like) hours, laboriously tapping out each character, having to press …

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Pros and Cons of Artificial Turf

By Kim Robson: For those of us who live in drought-prone areas, having a lush, green lawn is not only a ridiculous luxury, but it comes with a host of requirements including regular mowing, fertilizing, weed-killing, and tons and tons of water. You can opt for a xeriscapeor an edible …

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Leave the Leaves Alone

By Kim Robson: This is the time of year when autumn leaves are falling in droves, and many of us are toiling (or hiring neighborhood kids) to rake and bag piles of leaves. Most municipalities don’t allow the burning of leaves anymore due to environmental and safety concerns, so all …

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Benefits of Baby Amber Teething Necklaces

ByKim Robson: For millions of years, people have believed in the healing and metaphysical properties of amber. In fact, evidence shows that people were using amber during the Paleolithic period. Written evidenceof its benefits dates to 79 AD. Ingestible and distilled forms were used in the 17thand 18thcenturies to treat …

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Demystifying Borax

By Kim Robson: Here at Green Mom, it’s no secret that we try to avoid or eliminate toxic chemicals in our everyday lives. That holds especially true for cleaning products. We’ve covered “green” cleaning products before and also shown how to make your own DIY cleanserswith a few simple household …

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