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Our Journey Towards Financial Freedom

By Fredrica Syren: In 2013 our third child had just been born when we moved to Sweden. I noticed that my husband was not quite himself. He was losing lots of weight and was not as happy as he usually had been. I sized this up as a result of …

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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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How to Make the Most of Family Time This Summer

By Natalie Wilson: During the summer holidays, it’s easy to become quickly overwhelmed with keeping your children busy and entertained so that they never complain of boredom. If you adopt the right mindset, summer can be a time for relaxation and rest.  Un-Schedule Your Summer  Pressure from school is over …

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Making the Most of Your Backyard for Family Exercise

By Jackie Edwards: Research shows that parents and kids are more likely to exercise with a companion than alone. With this in mind, parents and children can motivate each other to stay activeby exercising together. Doing so also provides a valuable opportunity to build family bonds while keeping physically and mentally healthy. …

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How to Become a Minimalist

By Larraine Roulston: Environmental awareness has made the expression “Shop ’til You Drop” lose its appeal. Deep down, we all know there is joy in seeing uncluttered spaces and that happiness does not come wrapped in cellophane. Not purchasing the latest fashion or piece of technology will result in less …

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Family Time Benefits

By Larraine Roulston: When raising children, there are many precious moments. Some are planned; others just happen spontaneously. Today’s parenting often can be rather daunting while juggling the activities of chauffeuring, homework, team sports, as well as coordinating meals. Often one parent will take the kids to the park, leaving the other …

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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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