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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 the place to be.

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Recipes We Love: Homemade Raspberry & Mango Fruit Leather

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Say goodbye to artificial coloring and sweeteners with these easy, homemade fruit leathers – no dehydrator needed! Mango and honey add some sweetness to the naturally-tart raspberries, but you can always adjust how much you’d like to use depending on desired taste. Perfect for kid’s snack time, school lunches or an on-the-go snack for yourself. 

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Statement on RSPO

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Author: Seventh Generation

We’ve long been committed to supporting the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil’s (RSPO) efforts to ensure that palm oil production is legal, economically viable, environmentally appropriate and socially beneficial.

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Superfood Smoothie with Acai and Goji

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Author: Seventh Generation

We're a big fan of smoothies. Packed with nutrients and convenient enough for an on-the-go breakfast or snack, they're a great way to add some natural energy to your day. This superfood smoothie is made with acai, goji and chia seeds for an extra boost. 

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Enjoying Kid's Different Stages

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Author: Liz Moorhead

We have two children in very different phases. My toddler son is in preschool, holds grown-up conversation, and has very specific likes and dislikes. The baby is still just an adorable ball of squish and snuggle. I love seeing how my older boy is forming his own opinions, practicing his own voice, asserting himself as a person.

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Eating Without Cooking the Climate

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Author: the Inkslinger

There are a lot of things that contribute to our so-called “climate footprint,” the total amount of global warming greenhouse gas emissions that our lives create. Transportation is number one. Our homes clock in at number two. And would you believe the number three thing that’s eating up the atmosphere is food?

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Spring Cleaning: Pet Clean Up!

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Choosing the right cleaning products for your home often revolves around concern for children and family, but if you have pets, they are just as important. We’ve compiled a list of effective tips to help you clean without worry when our four-legged friends add to the mess.

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Motherhood the Second Time Around

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Author: Liz Moorhead

Bringing home my second son wasn’t very different from bringing home my first. Snuggles and nursery rhymes, late nights and gummy smiles all remind me of times before. It feels much the same, having a baby around again. The same smells, the same sounds. In four years’ time, having a baby hasn’t much changed. But I’ve realized, I’m different. 

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Wildlife and Winter: Do Animals Need Our Help? Not Really!

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Author: Erin Gettler

My bird feeder has been occupied non-stop since winter weather finally shifted into my area. To judge from the stream of chickadees, titmice, cardinals and blue jays digging in the sunflower seeds, not to mention their confused examinations when the feeder is empty, my neighborhood birds really appreciate the seed I put out.

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Recipes We Love: Vegan Lentil Bolognese

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Our take on Bolognese is sure to satisfy vegans, vegetarians and meat lovers alike. Lentils and eggplant help make this sauce hearty and flavorful, while traditional Bolognese flavors are still present throughout each bite. Perfect for a cold, winter night! 

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Homemade Lavender Bath Salt

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Relax your body and your mind with a lavender bath soak! This bath salt mix infuses your water with the calming scents of lavender and rosemary, while the Epsom salt helps ease stress and body pain. Store in a cool area of your bathroom and add a handful to your bath whenever you’re in need of some relaxation. 

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