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Spring Some Changes on Your Home - 7 easy changes for a more sustainable home

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Author: the Inkslinger

Ever wonder why we celebrate Easter with eggs? It's simple: the egg is an ancient symbol of new beginnings, and that's spring in, well... an egg shell. This is the season of renewal, and while that's often translated to mean spring cleaning, there are other fresh earth-friendly starts we should make as well.

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Gentle Reminders that Teach Your Toddler Gratitude

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Author: Liz Moorhead

These days, I rarely receive thank you notes. The writing of them seems to have become a lost art. Writing thank you notes may be a diminishing tradition, but it's one that I insist my son carry on.

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Spring Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce

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Author: Andrea Todd

It's finally spring! This is a simple recipe that is a great way to feature the fresh vegetables of spring and summer, as well as a way to use those interesting veggies like kohlrabi that you've been wondering what to do with. The veggies are raw, ingredients are fresh, and assembly is required. It's a fun to make many piles of veggies and see how many creative combinations happen.

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How to Maintain Your Grip on Adulthood Despite the Presence of a Toddler

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Author: Liz Moorhead

When I was pregnant with my son, I tried to prepare myself for his arrival. There were many ways that I knew life would change once he came, most of them exciting and eagerly anticipated. But I was already very happy. Would his arrival mean I had to accept some negative changes along with the positives?

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Recipes We Love: Creative Popcorn

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Author: Andrea Todd

Popcorn is one of my favorite snacks whether watching a movie or just for a snack. Growing up, when my brother and sister and I were at home after school, we would get creative with what we made to eat. One of our homemade "junk" foods was popcorn dressed with powdered jello; we were able to turn regular popcorn into strawberry, lime, or other fruity flavors.

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Win a Sustainable Nursery from Kalon Studios and Seventh Generation!

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Author: Seventh Generation

Would you like to furnish your baby's new nursery with sustainable furniture from Kalon Studios and stock up with a year's supply of Free&Clear Diapers, Wipes and Laundry Detergent?

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How to Help Your Child Make Friends

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Author: Liz Moorhead

As much as we want to protect our children, we parents also know the value of helping them develop social bonds with their peers. So as my son grows, it becomes increasingly important to me that he develops friendships with children his own age.

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Stand Up for Your Child’s Health by Supporting Chemical Reform

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Author: Seventh Generation

A lot of us were babies ourselves - or not even born yet - when the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was passed in 1976.

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Can the Precautionary Principle Protect Your Family from Toxic Chemicals?

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Author: Seventh Generation

The 'seventh generation principle' is the original precautionary principle. This practice from the Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy of making decisions with the seventh generation in mind is what fuels our mission. We're hoping that TSCA reform based on the precautionary principle forces other companies to follow suit.

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Recipes We Love: Cumin Citrus Dressed Veggies

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Author: Andrea Todd

Toasted cumin seeds and citrus dress up ordinary vegetables into an extraordinary taste. Any variety of root vegetables work--carrots are featured here, but substitute or integrate others such as potatoes, celeriac, parsnips, turnips, or rutabaga. This recipe can be made in advance and refrigerated or served warm. Serve as an appetizer, as a side dish, lunch salad, or just for snacking.

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