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New Joys of Giving: Toy Swaps at Christmas

By Kim Robson Are there too many toys in your child’s room that are being ignored? How about the living room, family room, garage, basement, or attic? Do you have storage bins full of perfectly good toys that your kids have lost all interest in? Can’t imagine buying all new ones …

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What’s in a Label, Anyway?

By Rima Mehta When you’re at the grocery store it can be hard to take the extra minute to examine the labels of the items in your cart. The various claims made on food packages can be confusing, and it’s sometimes hard to reconcile the information of the front of …

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Rum cake with lemon glaze

I have to admit that I never tasted a rum cake before and never had any interest because I’m not a fan of rum. That’s until yesterday when I tasted a rum cake for the very first time and it was love at first sight. Yesterday evening I could not …

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Red cabbage & orange salad

This year we’re going to Sweden for Christmas and we’re so excited since it’s been since before Bella was born (2005) since we spend a holiday there. Because we’re leaving next week I’m working under the eat-out-of-fridge-freezer-panetyr-and-buy-as-few-thing-as-possible rule to empty out fridge/freezer/pantry for the family who is doing a house …

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The Joys of Cloth Diapers–Making the Leap to Green Baby

By Kim Robson and Fredrica Syren Let’s face it, diapers are no fun. It’s easy to be “green” when you are recycling clean bottles, but it’s a whole other issue when you’ve got a smelly mess on your hands. Still, parents interested in saving a nickel along with the environment …

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Oat bread rolls and Green Mom

Finally my business web site Green mom is up and running so please check it out and read some very inspiring articles on green living and families by some very special writers. My food blog will eventually move over there as well but for now it’s just linked. Yesterday night …

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Green gardening

By Fredrica Syren We all love a nice garden with colorful flowers and a green lawn, but it’s easy to waste lots of water in the garden. My husband almost became obsessed trying to figure out how best to keep our garden fresh without over watering.  With a few changes, …

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Lime & honey seitan casserole

I was making a marinade with honey and lime yesterday for my seitan when I had a thought about making a sauce with these flavors instead. It was a success so I made it into a casserole with black beans and seitan. 1 tsp canola oilJuice and grated peel from …

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Quinoa breakfast porridge

Wow I’m one relaxed mama tonight after spending the afternoon at a spa with my friend Andrea. Usually I get a massage from her every Sunday but this week  we wanted to do something special to celebrate her birthday. For breakfast we  eat blueberry oatmeal almost every morning. This morning …

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Small Changes to Green Laundry

By Fredrica Syren As a family of 4 and users of cloth diapers, we create mounds of laundry. I sometimes swears my laundry hampers are cursed and fills up as soon as I empty them or the neighbors are dropping their laundry in mine. Laundries use a lot of power …

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