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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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Why Recess Is as Important as Ever for Your Children

Jennifer Landis: We all need breaks during the day. As a writer, I know that sitting and staring at my computer screen makes me a little nuts. When I’m at my desk writing, I make a point to get up, stretch and move away from my computer. Otherwise, I would …

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Minimal Living Fewer Toys Benefits

By Fredrica Syren: A few weeks ago friend walked through our house and was amazed how little toys we have. Since down sizing and going minimal we for sure have fewer toys than most people but it did not always lived like this. When our daughter was a baby, we …

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Raising Children in a Minimal Life

By Fredrica Syren: As a child, I grew up with lots of toys, more toys than the average kid. You name the Barbie and I had her…and her entire wardrobe. When I got married to my husband, we (as most couples) received an endless number of wedding gifts; and as …

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