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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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Learning to Learn

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Author: Liz Moorhead

My son is reaching a point where he isn't just old enough for preschool, he's anxious to go. We've read books about school and talked about school and have used starting school as potty training motivation, all contributing to a really strong desire to be able to go already.

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Recipes Kids Love: Roasted Veggies

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When it comes to eating vegetables, kids can be tough to please. But even diehard veggie avoiders have a hard time passing up these sweet or savory choices from EWG’s Guide, Good Food on a Tight Budget.

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Improving Sustainability Worldwide

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Author: Seventh Generation

Congratulations to Seventh Generation IT intern Emily Bates on partnering with Lenovo to improve sustainability worldwide.

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Taming Toddler Tantrums

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Author: Liz Moorhead

In chatting with parent friends, there’s one subject that comes up constantly. What to do during a tantrum? It’s a tough one because toddlers don’t have a great reputation for their sense of calm or logic. Besides that, tantrums hit on some very real parent nightmares. Is my kid really terribly behaved? If my child has a tantrum, does that mean I’m just an awful parent?

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Healthy Breakfasts Made Easy

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Ah, the morning rush. You’re late (and hungry), the kids are clamoring for attention, and running out the door without having a bite seems like a very good idea. We have a better one.

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Thoughts on Raising a Strong-Willed Child

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Author: Liz Moorhead

I was a very shy child. I have distinct memories of bypassing social engagement, choosing instead to read or draw quietly in a corner.

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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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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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