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The latest news, food for thought, recipes you’ll love, great advice on everything from raising kids to nurturing bees, plus videos designed to entertain, educate and enlighten. If you’d like to find out what’s on our mind – or let us know what’s on yours -- this is place to be.

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Thanksgiving Dinner With Kids Underfoot

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I’ll admit it, I’m facing down Thanksgiving this year with something between resignation and panic. We will be hosting for the first time since well before I had kids—mine are four and two—and I’ll be cooking in a relatively untested kitchen, with a lot of logistics to plan for in terms of bringing along the equipment I need, transporting the food, etc.

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Recipes We Love: Vegan Stuffing with Butternut Squash, Brussels Sprout and Pear

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner! This update to Food 52’s original recipe is sure to satisfy everyone at your table – omnivores included!

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1 pound butternut squash, cubed

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Recipes We Love: Gluten Free Cranberry and Lemon Cake

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Fresh cranberries are finally in season, and they can be used for so much more than a sauce on Thanksgiving. This gluten-free almond cake balances the tartness of cranberries and fresh lemon with a sweet honey and vanilla glaze.  Inspired by Green Kitchen Stories’ blueberry version!

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Beating the Heat (and the Hot Air)

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Author: the Inkslinger

Severe, pervasive, and irreversible. Those are three words you definitely do not want to hear said in relation to global warming. But that’s how the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) characterizes what’s coming if we don’t clean up our act. The good news is that things are changing. Even if some don’t want them to.

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Tips for Handling a Newborn Baby

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Author: Seventh Generation

Whether you're a new parent, or a proud aunt or uncle, it can be intimidating to hold a tiny, fragile bundle of baby - especially if you haven’t spent a lot of time around newborns. Don't worry, not every new parent automatically knows what to do! Researching what to expect when you bring your new baby home can ease your anxiety and give you peace of mind as you bond with your new baby.

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Working From Home - With a Toddler Underfoot!

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Author: Liz Moorhead

As a work at home mom, distraction is one of my biggest obstacles to productivity. Working from home with a toddler underfoot makes that problem of distraction even worse. I'm grateful for the ability to help support my family while also being at home with my kids, but I've definitely had some trial and error around the best ways to keep my days productive - and my kids happy!

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A Story of Hope: Heather’s Battle With Mesothelioma

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Author: Seventh Generation

On our journey fighting for a toxin-free future, we meet inspiring people who drive home why toxin law reform is so vital. The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was passed in 1976 and has never been updated. As a result, tens of thousands of potentially harmful chemicals continue to be used without proper testing and without disclosure by the companies that produce them.

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Fill Your Home With the Scents of Fall - Naturally

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As cooler air makes its way across the country, we’re reminded that the holidays are quickly approaching. From Thanksgiving decor to Christmas trees, our homes start to feel the holidays approach, too. This year, skip the artificially- scented candles and sprays and create your own simmer pot!

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Helping My Toddler Adjust to a New Sibling

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Author: Liz Moorhead

We recently brought home baby, and everyone is thrilled that he’s finally here- including my toddler son, much to my relief. We braced for jealousy, regression, and anger. We read parenting books and heard horror stories. But in the end, were lucky to find that our older son is super excited to have another small one in the house.

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Helping a Toddler Adjust to a Move

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Author: Liz Moorhead

A growing family often means needing a new space. So, after four years in our little apartment, it’s time to move on. We're leaving behind all of the little quirks and charms of this place that we’ve made our own. Moving has been an adjustment for the whole family, but for no one more than our toddler, who’s lived here his whole life.

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