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My Reading List for This Summer

By Fredrica Syren: I try to read books as much as possible throughout the year but must admit it’s difficult to find the time with 3 kids, a homestead and a husband who travels a lot. Then comes summer break and I can read a lot. Here are some of …

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How to Childproof Your Home

ByJennifer McLean:  Babies and toddlers are naturally inquisitive about their surroundings and often thrive from new experiences. As soon as they learn to crawl, they love nothing more than quests of discovery to explore and navigate their home environment. Giving your child the freedom to explore is essential for his/her …

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Tired Mom and How To Get Stay Awake

By Fredrica Syren: Lately we’re been going through a not so great sleeping patterns with our youngest son because he is up coughing at all hours. This is making me feel like a zombie. Many days I feel so dead tired that all I want to do is sleep. Since …

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Raising Plant-Based Children—Family Meal-Friendly Menus

By Fredrica Syren: My three children are being raised on plant-based foods, which means they eat nothing coming from an animal. Instead, they eat lots of whole foods with a rich variety of vegetables and fruits, beans and lentils, and minimally processed  foods. Many people ask us if it’s hard …

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Pesticides in Produce Linked to Infertility

By Kim Robson: Women who are planning to become pregnant are advised to eat lots of fruits and vegetables with plenty of vitamins and fiber. But there is a rising concern that pesticide residues on those very fruits and veggies are resulting in a higher risk of infertility and a …

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How to Raise a Green Toddler

By Larraine Roulston: First, kudos to the La Leche League and its volunteers who inspire women to nurse their babies. Their efforts marked an important turning point for mothers to return to nourishing their infants naturally. Secondly, a more recent natural “movement” called Elimination Communication promotes the EC method that not only involves …

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Why?     

By Fredrica Syren: One of my least favorite phases of kids’ development is the “why” phase. My youngest child Liam just started it; I had totally forgotten how tiring it could be. Everything I say to him is followed by “Why?” I have learned that it’s important to answer the question …

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Family Biking Benefits and How to Stay Safe

By Larraine Roulston:   The adventures of family cycling are fun, invigorating and inexpensive. What’s more, you can travel a fair distance and feel good about not adding to greenhouse gas emissions. For parents with youngsters who ride bicycles in their neighborhoods and beyond, there are a variety of options to make the …

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Simple and Natural Ways to Cope with the Baby Blues

By Jackie Edwards: Most people think that the first few days after giving birth are some of the most joyous moments in a mother’s life. After all, nothing can be more special than welcoming a new addition to the family. However, some moms may feel weepy, vulnerable, irritable and emotional …

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