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International Vacation with Kids

By Fredrica Syren:  My husband and I share a passion for traveling, and we have traveled all over the world together since we met. Once we had kids, we just assumed our traveling days were over. To our joy, we have realized that traveling is not over, but the way …

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Kushies- Baby and Toddler Summer Gear

By Andrea Patin: I was so excited to get the Kushies swim diaper and sunglasses just in time for my neighbors’ pool party. Upon first inspection of the swim diaper I was a bit concerned. There really is no absorbing fabric inside the cute and well made diaper (just a …

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Food Dyes and Kids

By Kim Robson: Artificial food coloring can be found in nearly all processed foods today. Food dyes are used for a number of reasons: to offset loss of natural color due to light, air, temperature extremes, moisture, or storage; to make a uniform product by correcting natural variations in color; …

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Colorful Recycling       

By Dawna Matthews: If youʼre like me and have a young child, you probably have an assortment of art supplies. We have buckets of paint, crayons, markers, yarn, glue, and more. These supplies do get lovingly used, depleted, and eventually get so worn down they are difficult to use. I …

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I’m Bored, Mom!!!

By Fredrica Syren: Summer is here with warm weather, long days that seem to last forever and summer break for kids. Every year, I look forward to spending more time with all my kids at home, not rushing off anywhere and just being us. Yup, it sounds like a dream. …

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Why Organic Foods Matter to Kids

By Fredrica Syren: It’s a sad fact that we all are exposed to chemicals even before we’re born and as we grow up. Children are at most risk since, by nature, they are more sensitive. Because their nervous system and brain develop so much before the age of 25, they …

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Limit Screen Time For Kids

By Fredrica Syren: My daughter never was interested in movies or TV until she started daycare where, once in a while, they could watch a movie. Suddenly, a whole new world of fairytales, pirates and princesses opened up to her. Soon I noticed she was playing games inspired by the …

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What To Look For in Green Clothing Companies for Children

By Sookie Lioncourt: When parents dress their kids, there is a multitude of choices to be made. As if parents didn’t have to struggle with finding clothes comfortable enough for their young children, and clothes versatile and stylish enough for their older kids, there’s also the matter of selecting eco-friendly clothing brands. Most …

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Children’s Eco-Focused Book That Also Builds a Forest

By Fredrica Syren: The Old Red Barn is an Eco-focused children’s book about American farmland written and illustrated by Kevin Kelly and along with Dr. Chris Laingen, The Old Red Barn tells a relevant story about American Farms that kids can understand. So many children don’t know where their food comes from …

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Disposable Diapers – Time for a Change!

 By Larraine Roulston: Choosing your baby’s diaper is an important decision when committing to green living and your baby’s health. Today’s mainstream choices include washing modern reusable diapers or buying disposables. Several disposable diaper brands are now advertising “Green, Pure and Natural.”   When you consider their life cycle, it is difficult to associate …

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