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Helping to Raise Earth-Friendly Children

By Jennifer Landis: Most of us are concerned with the environmental impact we’re having on the world around us. We drive electric cars, recycle and try to use green energy like solar or wind in our homes whenever we can. When it comes down to it, though, we’re not doing …

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Zero Waste School Supplies

By Fredrica Syren: Soon 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 …

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Backyard Nature Activities for Kids

By Larraine Roulston: Today’s kids are caught up with keeping in touch with friends online as well as being in tune with the latest video games. It’s increasingly apparent that they are being deprived of nature (known as nature-deficit disorder) and need to engage in more simple outdoor recreation. By …

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How to Childproof Your Home

ByJennifer McLean:  Babies and toddlers are naturally inquisitive about their surroundings and often thrive from new experiences. As soon as they learn to crawl, they love nothing more than quests of discovery to explore and navigate their home environment. Giving your child the freedom to explore is essential for his/her …

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Why Natural Sunblock Matters

By Fredrica Syren a.k.a Green Mom: Goodbye winter clothes and hello sandals, swimsuits and long days at the beach. I know we all have been lectured about the importance of sunblock to prevent skin cancer and premature aging, so I’m not going to preach about that. However, natural sunblock is …

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Renting Baby Clothes

By Larraine Roulston: Renting baby clothes is a fresh approach that serves the newgeneration who search for eco-friendly options. People have alwaysrented tuxedos, dishes for gala events, and carpentry tools. As youngparents are looking towards sustainable living that includes reusingand recycling, to introduce the rental of infantattire makes sense. After …

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Plant-Based Breakfast Ideas for Kids

By Fredrica Syren: A friend told me she has a hard time getting her 7-year-old to eat anything for breakfast each morning. I feel her pain, as all my three kids go through phases of being picky eaters.  It can be both frustrating and difficult to feed kids in the morning. …

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Should You Give Your Child a Smartphone?

By Fredrica Syren: If you have a child, you already might have gotten the questions about whether s/he can have a smartphone. These days it seems that so many young children have smartphones, so it’s just natural that all kids want one. My 11-year-old is no different. Pretty much every …

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Zero Waste—Upcycled Crayons

By Fredrica Syren: If you have kids, chances are you also have a stash of broken and /or old crayons. Most people, I assume, throw them out, so tons of non-biodegradable crayons end up in landfills every year. The problem with this is that wax from crayons will never break …

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