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Natural Ways to Encourage Play in Your Kids

By Jennifer Landis: Our hectic modern lifestyles often lead us to structure every moment of our days to make sure we accomplish everything. However, children need unstructured playtime in order to develop social skills and emotional intelligence. Going from screen time to school to soccer practice then back to screen …

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How to Make Sure Your Child Breathes Healthy Classroom Air

By Fredrica Syren: How sure are you that your child’s classroom is filled with education, not harmful chemicals or dust? As a parent, it’s so important to be your children’s advocate and to make sure their schools, especially the classrooms, do not contain anything that may pose a health risk. …

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Reinventing Our Homeschool

By Sarah Kuriland: We are about four months into our homeschool journey, and it became very clear a little over a month ago that our days were not going as I had intended. I wrote a post for Green-Mom describing our days a few weeks ago, but that is all about to …

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Hip-Hip Hurray! Let’s Have a Zero Waste Birthday Today

By Fredrica Syren: In January and february we celebrated two birthday boys. My son Noah turned 8-year-old on January 2nd and my son Liam have his 6th birthdays just 6 weeks later. Phew!!! Birthday parties are super fun and something most kids look forward to. However, they also can mean …

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DIY Natural Toy Cleaner

By Fredrica Syren: Kids — they’re just so cute and so … so unhygienic at the same time. Now we’re getting into flu and cold season accompanied by pinworms and pink eye. There’s very little you can do to protect against it all, but one thing we can do is make sure …

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Beginner Tips for Green Parents on a Budget

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by PSECU, a Pennsylvania-based credit union. Going green doesn’t just benefit the planet, but also children’s health. Multiple studies show that exposure to toxic cleaning chemicals can lead to various health conditions, and infants are particularly susceptible to environmental toxins. Plus, everything eventually finds its …

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Homeschooling with the Kurliands

By Sarah Joy Kurliand: Why We Decided on Homeschooling We moved to sunny San Diego last year and enrolled Xavier at the local Waldorf School for first grade, per his request to try school. Soon after, it became apparent that he wasn’t getting the attention he so desperately needed. This …

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Benefits of Baby Amber Teething Necklaces

ByKim Robson: For millions of years, people have believed in the healing and metaphysical properties of amber. In fact, evidence shows that people were using amber during the Paleolithic period. Written evidenceof its benefits dates to 79 AD. Ingestible and distilled forms were used in the 17thand 18thcenturies to treat …

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