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Stop Factory Farming—Support Local Organic Family Farms

By Fredrica Syren: At an alarming rate all over the world, expansion of factory farms is forcing family farmers out of business. According to U.S Farm Aid, every week 330 farmers leave their land in the U.S alone. As a result, there are now nearly five million fewer farms in the U.S. …

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Dinner Time — Bringing Families Together

By Chef Centehua Dinner time in our home is our sacred time. In my opinion, it is one of the most intimate experiences we can enjoy as a family as well as a community. Food brings people together: it is communion between people that we care for.  When we break bread …

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How To Teach Kids Sustainability

By Chef Centehua Living a more natural and sustainable life is really about making the best choices with the information and tools you have. Our journey began by reducing paper and plastic products, and now we are composting, growing our food, raising chickens, collecting rainwater and using a grey water system. …

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Meatless Mondays: What’s the Big Deal Anyway?

By Dawna Matthews: I used to fast one day a week and the day I chose was Monday. It just seemed like the best choice for me since it is at the beginning and tends to be more hectic than the rest of the week. These days I still fast, …

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First month update—Making Room for Baby Brother

By Fredrica Syren I can’t believe how fast time goes by when you have three kids at home. Liam turn one month last week and I can honestly say that the saying that third child is easiest is true. Liam is a chilled little guy who really does not care …

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Welcome, Baby Liam!

By Fredrica Syren On Wednesday, February 20th at 7:16 p.m., we welcomed our third child, a baby boy named Liam, to our family. At 31 weeks, I had been put on bed rest after premature labor, with the hope of making it as far as possible. My family and I …

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A New Addition to our Family

By Fredrica Syren As you might have suspected, in 2013 we’ll be welcoming another baby to our family. In March we’re expecting a boy who will be joining his big sister Bella and big brother Noah. Bella is so excited, while Noah has no clue about what is going on. …

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The Gift of Giving

By Sherry Wright How do you celebrate Christmas? With decorations? a tree? a party? presents? special foods? We do, too. But when our children were young, we wanted to teach them a bit more about what the season means, so we started our own Christmas tradition, the gift of giving. …

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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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