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The Health and Tradition of Yerba Mate

By Asha Kreiling Although I love the aroma and flavor of coffee, I stopped drinking it because it upset my stomach, gave me headaches, and made me jittery and a little bit addicted. Then I discovered yerba mate and fell in love. I like the drink primarily for its robust …

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The Gift of Time: Extending the Holiday

By Sherry Wright We know the scene: piles of packages, a feeding frenzy opening them, exclamations of ooh! and aah!, expressions of thank you, and hugs and kisses, and excitement!!! Then it stops. My husband and I asked ourselves if this was really what we wanted, a nano-second of the …

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Keep Warm While Saving Money and the Planet this Winter

By Fredrica Syren: No doubt about it, the cooler season is here even in San Diego where I live. Lately our house has been much cooler, so in the morning we’ve had to turn on the heat. It’s time to prepare our homes for the season, particularly for those who …

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Italian Neatballs in Red Sauce

By Fredrica Syren Finally fall came to San Diego, and this week has been rainy and cold. Rainy days make me want to sit in the kitchen and smell the aroma of hearty foods such as these Italian neatballs with a rich tomato sauce. I promise you, there was a …

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Lawsuit Against 7UP’s Claim on Antioxidants

By Fredrica Syren Makers of popular sodas such as 7UP, Dr Pepper and Snapple have failed to enter the health food market with claims of added antioxidants after a law suit for misleading consumers was filed against them. The Center for Science in the Public Interest, which advocates food safety and …

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Ways to Recycle Old T-shirts

 By Kim Robson We all have some old t-shirts cluttering up our closets and drawers. They might be faded, misshapen, stained, or full of  holes. They might have logos that bring back happy memories. They might be too aged to donate to Goodwill. Aside from making them into diapers or …

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Cyber Monday Deals on Organic Products

By Fredrica Syren As a busy mom, I find it hard to go out to shop for gifts and I’m not brave enough to go shopping on Black Friday. On-line shopping on Cyber Monday is perfect if you looking for deals on substantial, eco-friendly and organic things. Here are links …

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The Gift of Thanks!

By Julie Zeff November is here! The minute November hits, all I can think about are crunchy fall colored leaves, crisp air, friends and family, vacation from school, and the fact that it would be great to focus more attention on all the things I’m grateful for. (Like being together …

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Happy Thanksgiving!

On this day of giving thanks, I’m thankful for all of you who visit Green-Mom.com and who support us. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone!   Love,  Fredrica, James, Bella and Noah

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World Bank Fears 4-Degrees Warming

BY Fredrica Syren The World Bank is warning that mankind’s destruction of our planet is sending the world on a path towards a 4-degree global warming probably as soon as by the end of this century. So what does a 4-degree warmer temperature mean for us? Check out this short …

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