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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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5 Easy Ways to Teach Kids to Save Water

By Uma Campbella:  Most of us in this country are privileged to have lived our lives accessing fresh water simply by turning on a faucet. However, because society as a whole hasn’t been particularly conscious of our natural water sources, we do indeed have a depleting supply. We need to …

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Teen Leaders Changing the World

By Kim Robson: It used to be that the only avenue for teens to make a difference was to run for office in their high school’s or their college’s Student Body Council. Every once in a blue moon, we’d hear about a young person running for city council, but rarely …

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5 Ways to Make Children More Aware of Our Natural Environment

By Julia Martin: The future lies in the hands of our next generation, and it’s up to us to let them become aware of what is happening with regards to our environment. Children are focused on social media and their gadgets nowadays, and not really going outside to experience nature. …

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Pesticides in Produce Linked to Infertility

By Kim Robson: Women who are planning to become pregnant are advised to eat lots of fruits and vegetables with plenty of vitamins and fiber. But there is a rising concern that pesticide residues on those very fruits and veggies are resulting in a higher risk of infertility and a …

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Green Halloween Tips

 By Kim Robson Halloween is a fall tradition that has been around for hundreds of years. Its origins come from ancient pagan harvest festivals. We all have fond memories of our own childhood Halloweens and, of course, more recent Halloweens with our children and grandchildren. It can be frustrating, however, …

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Painted Rocks Social Media Craze

By Kim Robson: Remember the Pokémon Go craze in the summer of 2016? Kids and young adults were going outside in the fresh air and sunshine, getting exercise, and meeting new friends and neighbors as they searched for new Pokémons to “capture” on their smartphones. That craze seems to have …

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Cate & Levi Hand Puppets Review

By Fredrica Syren: As an eco-friendly family, we take steps to reduce our carbon footprint by refusing plastic, especially when it comes to our children’s toys. It’s a huge step in the right direction, so if you want to make sure your children’s toys are as sustainable as possible, choose …

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Easy Science Experiments for Kids

By Kim Robson: Little kids are natural scientists. They’re curious about the world around them and are constantly learning new things about how it works. As winter approaches and outdoor time is reduced, here are a few fun DIY at-home science experiments you and your kids can enjoy together! First …

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A Guide to Cycling on the Road with Children

By David Bender: Many parents are anxious about cycling on the road with their children. The reality is that there are real risks involved in allowing the children on the road; however, it is not cause for being extremely phobic. The key is teaching your children to assess the risks …

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