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Toxin Freedom Fighters Take Our Message to Congress

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Author: Seventh Generation

On April 30, the Toxin Freedom Fighters descended on Congress with our Petition, signed by more than 120,000 Americans calling for meaningful toxic chemical reform.

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Top 10 Hangouts for Germs in Your Home

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Author: Seventh Generation

Germaphobes Beware! Your home may look spotless, but there are germs lurking right now in places you might not expect to find them (and in a few where you do). The good news? Once you know where to look, keeping things clean is easy. A little soap and water, a dose of disinfecting spray and wipes, and some common sense are usually enough to fend off even the worst offenders.

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Six Battle-Tested Tactics for Standing Your Ground with a Toddler

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Author: Liz Moorhead

My three-year-old son has generally decided that he'd prefer not to do whatever I'd like him to do. Each of my requests is met with opposition, with opinions, with, "But, mom!"

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“Does It Like Avocados?” and Other Questions about the Baby on the Way

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Author: Liz Moorhead

The reality of a second child is setting in. Now that we've adjusted to the idea of one more small family member, we hope that the other small one in the house adjusts as well.

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You Can Help the Monarchs Stage a Comeback

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Author: Erin Gettler

Two years ago, the monarch butterflies came by the dozens. The hundreds. Here on Long Island, we sat on the beach in September and watched them flutter west all day long. They were following the edge of the ocean on the way to their wintering grounds thousands of miles away in central Mexico. The next fall, we saw none.

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Recipes We Love: Pasta with Ramps

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Author: Andrea Todd

(serves approximately 2)

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In Thanks for All the Mothers in My Life

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Author: Liz Moorhead

When I was small, I was very lucky to need four Mother's Day cards. Naturally, I made a card for my mom, but also for my two grandmothers, and then one additional card for a very dear aunt.

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Is It Ever OK for Kids to Talk to Strangers?

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Author: SJ WILSON

We want our children to have good manners, not only to say, "please" and "thank you," but to learn social graces as well, such as the ability to say, "hello," when greeted by another person-relatives, teachers, our next-door neighbors. But we also tell our kids not to talk to strangers. So where does that leave us with the supermarket cashier, the bank teller and the mailman?

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Are Nutrition Labels to Blame for Obesity Rates in Kids?

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Author: Alexandra Pecci

Here's some news for anyone who's been surprised when the "official" serving size of ice cream looks drastically different than what they've just scooped into their bowl.

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