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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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Do-It-Yourself Hand Spa Treatment

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Author: Seventh Generation

Chances are, your hands could use a little TLC right about now. And with another blast of winter air on its way for most of the country, this could be the perfect weekend to cozy up indoors and make them smooth and soft again with one of these super-moisturizing treatments.

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Recipes We Love: Delicata “Cookies”

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Author: Andrea Todd

Delicata squash is my favorite winter squash because the whole thing is edible--skin and all! Its light orange flesh has a sweet flavor and it is a beautiful flower shape when cut into rounds. This recipe is not really a cookie, but it is made on a cookie sheet and somewhat resembles a cookie. Delicata cookies make a great appetizer, and people will want to eat them right out of the oven, but watch out! They need a minute or two to cool down.

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5 Ways to Help Your Kids Look After Their Teeth

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Author: Seventh Generation

To help celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month we offer these 5, parent-tested tips designed to make the twice daily ritual of toothbrushing a treat instead of a chore.

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Toddler Chores: Showing Little Ones How to Help Out

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Author: Liz Moorhead

As my little son grows, it becomes more important to involve him in the daily care of our family and home. It’s a frustrating process to start. What should, in theory, help to remove work from my own plate usually involves adding quite a bit of extra work at first. It’s not so simple as handing off a task, but instead, requires my attention in teaching him how to help. Here are some ways I’ve started to involve my three year old in helping around the house:

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On the Road to Chemical Reform

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Author: Seventh Generation

Octylphenol ethoxylate. Nonylphenol ethoxylate. Triclosan. Ethylene glycol monobutyl ether (EGBE).

What do all of these words have in common, beside the fact that they are nearly impossible to pronounce?

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Yoga for Kids

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Author: Seventh Generation

Busy. Busy. Busy. Today’s kids are at the mercy of overworked parents, pressures from school and peers, lessons, sports, and the constant push to excel. It’s no wonder they’re every bit as stressed as adults seem to be. Which is sad, because childhood should be a time of wonder, exploration and and joy.

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Seventh Generation Rallies State House for Toxic Chemical Reform

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Author: Seventh Generation

A group from Seventh Generation brought their voices to the Vermont State House to advocate for toxic chemical reform. On Wednesday, February 12, they joined families from Vermont in Montpelier to show that everyday citizens can express their views about the issues they care about and effect change!

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Recipes We Love: Classic Hot Cocoa

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Author: greenwrite

According to the weather people, this weekend’s going to be another cold and wintery one for much of the country. And nothing takes the chill off a day spent playing in the snow (or shoveling it) than a cup of “real” hot cocoa. I’ve been using this recipe forever, and it’s always worth the extra bit of time it takes to make.

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Gluten-Free NY Cheesecake

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Author: Seventh Generation

We just couldn’t resist sharing this crowd-pleasing, gluten-free version of classic New York Cheesecake from gluten-free cooking, just in time for Valentine’s Day celebrations!

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10 Simple, Sustainable Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

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Author: Seventh Generation

When you boil it all down, Valentine’s Day is simply about being with the one you love. With that in mind, we invite you spare your budget and your sanity the effects of yet another shopping-driven holiday and enjoy these simpler, more sustainable ways to say, “I Love You.”

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