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Toxic Algal Blooms Threaten Ecosystems and Drinking Water

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Author: Erin Gettler

In early August, the city of Toledo, Ohio raised an alarm: a bloom of toxic algae in Lake Erie had poisoned the drinking water supply for the city. Toledo residents spent days using bottled water, and officials scrambled to solve the problem. The algae faded naturally. But harmful algal blooms seem to be a growing threat to waterways all over the country.

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Maternity Leave in the US: How Do We Stack Up?

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Author: Seventh Generation

Thinking about adding a new member to your family?   If so, one of the things you may be considering is if you can afford to take the time you need to care for a newborn while still supporting your family financially. 

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Sensory Play Ideas for Babies

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Author: Seventh Generation

What exactly is sensory play? It includes any activity that stimulates baby’s sense of touch, smell, taste, sight, or hearing. The idea is to encourage little ones to use their senses to play, create, investigate and explore. Sensory play can be an early, but important step in the development process. Here are some ideas to encourage your child to start using their senses:

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6 Steps to Resolve Conflict With Your Daycare Provider

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Author: Seventh Generation

Daycare or daily child care can be a beneficial arrangement for both children and parents. While parents are able to go to work or get things done kid-free, children are learning valuable social skills. However, the transition to allowing someone else to care for your child can be a tricky one.

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Teaching Your Kids to Talk to Strangers

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Author: Liz Moorhead

When we’re out and about, I often hear parents scold their children for striking up conversation with an adult. Other times, a parent will apologize to the nearby grown-ups engaging in chat with the little ones. I take a slightly different approach to these interactions – I allow my son to talk to strangers. In fact, I encourage it.

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Do Dads Who Do Chores Raise More Successful Daughters?

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Author: Seventh Generation

A recent study has found that fathers who help with household chores are more likely to raise daughters who have higher career aspirations.

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Eco-Friendly Fall Yard Work

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Author: Seventh Generation

Fall marks the environment transitioning from summer to winter, and we experience many of our own transitions as well. You probably winterize your house, and your car, but what about your yard? Here are some eco-friendly fall yard work tips to keep your yard happy until spring:

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Age Appropriate Chores

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Author: Seventh Generation

When you think back to childhood, chores probably don't show up as your favorite or most cherished memories. But maybe you do remember getting to college and being grateful that important life skills (like being able to do your laundry!) were taught to you by your parents.

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Seventh Generation Foundation 2014 – VT Community Building Program

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Author: Seventh Generation

Here at Seventh Generation we’re committed to caring for the next seven generations, and we support other organizations who do the same! That’s why we created the Seventh Generation Foundation in 2012 – to help fund non-profit organizations that promote and improve environmental conservation, the sustainable use of natural resources, and human health and social welfare.

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The Importance of Follow Through (For Kids!)

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Author: Liz Moorhead

We had a nice day at a coffee shop this weekend.

At least, it began nicely.

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