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Home Birth – A Celebration of Life and Birth

 By Arianna Sunshine: Our son was born in early January at our home in San Diego. I labored throughout the day, moving slowly from one position to another, from inside to outside; quiet music played softly; and the smell of carrot cake filled the air. Without knowing how it would …

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New Birth Right Bill To Regulate Home Births in Hawaii

By Fredrica Syren: A heated debate over the safety of home birth in Hawaii has been sparked by SB 2569. Since its introduction last week, women have gone to Hawaii’s State Capitol to protest it. The bill is aimed at regulating home births and creating more state control of the …

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Review: Yummi Pouch–For Healthy Snack On the Go

By Fredrica Syren: As a family of five who are always on the go, we have to be really smart and creative when it comes to packing healthy and nutritional snacks for us all. I love making smoothies for snacks, and with Yummi Pouch, it’s easy to bring along smoothies …

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Child Activism—Born to Make A Difference

By Kim Robson:  Kids are a lot smarter than we sometimes give them credit for. At a very young age, they are capable of understanding adult topics, feeling empathy, and wanting to make a difference. When sufficiently motivated, kids are resourceful, fearless, and can move the world. We are seeing …

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Eco-Friendly Birthday Parties

By Kim Robson: Birthdays come around only once a year and, as adults, we may have grown tired of these reminders of passing years. But for kids, a birthday is a very special day. It celebrates the child’s unique and special self, and marks the passing of another year at …

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Mindful Motherhood — Meditation for Moms

 By Fredrica Syren:   With my two first kids, I practiced meditation daily. I really depended on going inside myself to find stillness that would help me cope with the ups and downs of my day-to-day life. I don’t know what happened, but around a year ago, when I was expecting …

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Higher Demand for Organic Baby Products

By Fredrica Syren: If I had to pick one popular green trend in the last year, it would have to be growing consumer demand for sustainable baby products. According to an article on Greenbiz.com, Whole Foods Market and Gerber say they see an increased demand for green baby products. Whole …

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Eco-Friendly Birthday Parties

By Kim Robson: Birthdays come around only once a year and, as adults, we may have grown tired of these reminders of passing years. But for kids, a birthday is a very special day. It celebrates the child’s unique and special self, and marks the passing of another year at …

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Raising Boys To Be Good Men

By Centehua:  How we raise our children is deeply connected to the kind of world we are creating. Future generations will have a lot on their plate. In this article, I would like to focus on boys. Why? Well, as the mother of a sixteen-year-old boy, I am faced with …

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BECOPotty, the Green Potty

By Fredrica Syren: My son Noah is starting to potty train. These are exciting times, indeed, when my baby boy is growing up with big boy underwear and a potty of his own. If, like me, you are on a mission to reduce your carbon footprint, landfill contribution and plastic …

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