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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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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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5 Expiration Dates You Probably Don’t Check

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Author: Seventh Generation

Expired food is pretty easy – you know to throw away the milk if it gets chunky, or the meat if it starts to smell funny. But what about other products that don’t have telltale signs? Here are five common household items that you may not realize have expiration dates:

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Keeping Your Picky Eater Healthy

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Author: Liz Moorhead

I’m someone who loves to eat, and relishes the fresh foods available with each changing season. So, I was both surprised and disappointed when my toddler son hit a picky eating phase. I try to prepare healthy and varied foods, different things to taste and try. Despite those efforts, he hit a several month streak where he refused to eat most things- including foods he’d at one time loved.

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Seventh Generation Foundation 2014 – Sustainability 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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Getting Out The Door With Kids (On Time!)

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Author: Liz Moorhead

I do not like to be late. But, I also have many things to do every time we leave the house. Between making sure each person has just what they need for their day, double-checking that the house is ready for our day-long absence, and yes, trying to do it all without sacrificing punctuality, the rush out the door can be hectic and chaotic.

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Are School Buses Eco-Friendly?

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Author: Seventh Generation

School Buses and Our Environment

The wheels on the bus go round and round…but what is their effect on our environment? There are two sides to this argument, and it’s tricky to pick which one to support. We’ve listed some school bus pros and cons, and some ways to turn the cons around.

School Bus Pros

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3 Tips for Going Organic on a Budget

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Author: Kristi Marsh

When shopping, I love the thrill of discovering little orange clearance stickers or BOGO deals. Like the majority of us Everyday-Me’s, I’m always on the hunt for ways to stretch my purchasing dollars. When I find good deals, (Organic toothpaste for $1.99? Grass-fed ground beef for $3.99 a pound?) I stock up for later.

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Backyard Fun for the Final Days of Summer

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Author: Liz Moorhead

During the summer months it becomes impossible to keep my son indoors. He constantly begs to be outside, enjoying the sun. As the summer is winding down, your ideas for fun family activities may be winding down as well.

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Find Your Inner Child On A Nature Walk For Grown-ups

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Author: Erin Gettler

I have to confess, I always feel a twinge of jealousy when I hang out with kids who've been on a fantastic field trip to a nature center. At 30-something years old, I would love to spend a week at the local natural history museum's summer camp. Wading and seining in the bay for fish and crabs? Sign me up!

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Recipes We Love: Gluten Free Carrot Cake

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Author: Tamera @ 7Gen

Carrot cake is a classic, but we’ve put a spin on it with this gluten free recipe. Sweetened with pure maple syrup, we added walnuts, coconut and pineapple for texture and taste.  

Components:

Cake:

2 cups gluten free multi-purpose flour (we like King Arthur Flour)

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

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