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10 Tips For How To Reduce Waste and Chemicals As A Parent

By Fredrica Syren:  I get so many questions about my best tips for green parenting and eco-friendly children. I totally understand how overwhelming it can be to have so many choices and know that the one you make may create a toxic environment. Toxins common in babies’ and kids’ materials …

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8 Tips for Helping Kids Deal with Grief

By Kacey Bradley: Losing a loved one is difficult for anyone, and the process can be more intricate when raising children. Though they experience and express their grief in different ways, they also feel the effects of the loss. Some adults mistakenly assume that children don’t grieve because they don’t …

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Outdoor Play for Every Child

By Fredrica Syren: These days, so many kids spend less and less time outdoors, and use less of their imaginations to make up games and play. A study by the Outdoor Foundation showed that outdoor activity among children ages 6 to 17 is declining, with the sharpest fall taking place …

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Managing Kids’ Screen Time At Home

By Susan Austin: Screen time can be both helpful and hurtful for kids. While children can be entertained by screen time and may benefit from educational resources, there can be too much of a good thing. Going overboard on screen time can make healthy sleep difficult and interfere with other …

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Clean Air for Kids: Six Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

By Kacey Bradley: All parents want their homes to be a safe place for their kids. It’s the reason for buying child safety locks, baby gates — even baby monitors — while the kids are young. One thing parents may not think about, though, when it comes to making their …

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Teaching Your Children About Finances

By Jackie Edwards: Learning to manage your money isn’t something they generally teach in schools. It is a life skill that many people only begin to understand when they move into a home of their own. In order to prepare your children for the challenges of managing money and the …

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Zero Waste School Supplies

By Fredrica Syren: School is starting again and with that comes the need for some school supplies. Trying to live zero waste with school children can be tricky; but my motto is “find what I have at home already; borrow; buy used; and, as a last resort, buy quality and …

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Eco-Friendly Summer Activities for Kids of All Ages

By Kim Robson: Summertime is fully upon us. It’ll be a few more weeks before the kids go back to school, and I bet they’re already whining about being bored. Here are some ideas for eco-friendly summer activities for kids, teens or even adults! Outdoor Activities Plant Trees: Order a …

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