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Protecting Against Lyme Disease

By Kim Robson Anyone who lives or plays outdoors probably has encountered ticks. These blood sucking insects can be found all year in warm climates but are especially noticeable in July and August. Ticks are not just an annoying nuisance; they can also carry the bacterium Borrelia brugdorferi, which causes …

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Growing The Solar Grid

By Kim Robson We’ve discussed the importance of renewable energy many times here on Green Mom. Installing a solar-powered photovoltaic (PV) system in your home produces zero emissions and can run for decades. As a new generation of young, environmentally-minded Americans come of age, they are seeking ways to outfit …

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Save The Environment and Go Paperless

By Kim Robson I used to be very old-fashioned when it came to finances. I preferred walking into the bank branch rather than using the ATM. I would pay all my bills by mailing paper checks, and I would never, ever sign up for automatic payments for any service. As …

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Getting Married Without Breaking the Bank

By Kim Robson With the cost of the average wedding in the U.S. at a whopping $28,000, many young or financially strapped couples find themselves putting off marriage. I believe that if you and your partner are in love, then marriage is the logical next step. Money should never stand …

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You Can’t Do It Alone!

By Julie Zeff Happy May! Happy Mother’s Day! This is a time to celebrate. This is a time to honor all of the conscious energy (and sometimes not-so-conscious energy), love, spirit, commitment, passion and intention you bring to your kids, your family and your life as a mom. You are …

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Too Busy To Get Your Yoga Practice In—Do Yoga Online

By Fredrica Syren I have to admit I have gone from practicing yoga every day to practicing many times a week to practicing a few times and now, well, never.  With three kids, I just have a hard time finding the time and, since my little one is only 12 …

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Why Organic Cotton Matters

By Chef Centehua We all have basic needs: shelter, food and clothing. We are living in a world where these very basics are massively manufactured for profit, so it’s important to account for the environmental and ethical implications of products that are manufactured by these industries. As we become aware …

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It’s May! Get on Your Bike and Ride Away!

 By Asha Kreiling May is National Bike Month, which means it’s time to hop onto your two-wheeled apparatus of fun and pedal to school, work and everywhere else. Bicycle riding can improve your health, save you money on transportation or gasoline and reduce your impact on the environment. National Bike …

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