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Stopping Mosquito Bite Itch

By Kim Robson: Here on Green Mom, we’ve covered several different ways to ward off summer’s annoying biting insects. There’s Thieves’ Oil, which has been in use since the days of the plague; a natural bug spray you can make at home; and even a mushroom-based repellant. But no matter …

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Staying Cool Without Air Conditioning

By Kim Robson: I live in an off-grid community and rely wholly on solar power for my home, which means no air-conditioning. During the dog days of summer, it takes some creative solutions to beat the heat. We’ve already covered this topic before, here and here, but this time we’re …

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Frugal Summer Activities for Bored Kids

By Larraine Roulston: With sunny summer days, along with extended evening light, there are plenty of activities around to keep kids entertained for a couple of months. As schedules and workloads also take on a relaxed pace, all should be content on the home front. Yet, there will come a day or two when you …

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Beating the Heat in the City

By Kim Robson:  Big cities are heat islands. All that concrete, asphalt and glass absorb heat, then reflect it. Rooftops and cars heat up quickly in the summer sun. Add to that a dearth of shade from green spaces and mature trees, and being in the city during the dog days of summer can be downright intolerable. Plus, air-conditioning units are …

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Fun Summer Activity–Cloud Spotting

By Kim Robson: During the height of summer, all I want to do is stay cool. Part of that involves doing as little physical activity as possible. But some of our “type A” friends might view that as sloth. If you need or want a suitable excuse for lazing about all day, …

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Simple Summer Fun  

By Larraine Roulston: The beginning of July always reminds me of gazing at a fresh new canvas. I suppose this feeling comes from winding down most of the activities I have participated in during the year and now being able to follow a passion to fill in some of those lazy, hazy …

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Summer Sun and Fun Tips for Hair

By Dawna Matthews: Summer is amazing– the sun, the monsoon season, swimming and playing outdoors. During all seasons of the year, our hair and skin changes with the weather, and summer is no exception. During the summer, our hair can dry out because heat from the sun deteriorates the protein …

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