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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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Tips for a Fearless Fourth

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Author: greenwrite

Summertime... and the living is easy. Sunshine, family parties, great food, and of course, Independence Day.  And while lots of kids light up at the thought of watching a fireworks display, even the most fearless child can turn into a quivering, screaming mass of panic at the first colorful flash and the thunderous boom that follows.

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Best Green Reads of the Summer

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Author: greenwrite

So many books, so little time!  Maybe that’s why summer vacation is the perfect time to catch up. This year, I plan to expand my reading list to include some of the most intriguing new environmental books. Think about tucking one or two of these highly recommended works in your stack of beach novels this year.

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Flight-Tested Tips for Traveling with Babies and Toddlers

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Author: Margo @ 7Gen

As an Australian ex-pat whose heart is equally in the green mountains of Vermont and the wilds of Australia, I’m no stranger to that long plane ride home and had my strategies to cope. Now that my toddler son accompanies me and my husband, we’ve adapted to a whole new way of travel.

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Get Your Glow On! Introducing Seventh Generation Boosts™!

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Author: Seventh Generation

DISCOVER THE NEXT GENERATION OF NATURAL SKIN CARE

 

There’s a certain, unmistakable glow about the women at Seventh Generation these days.

We’d like to think it’s due to the wonderful working atmosphere here, but truth is, they’ve been the first to sample our latest beauty breakthrough – Seventh Generation Boosts™!

 

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Put Down the Camera

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Author: Summer Wilson

A few days ago, I took my four-year-old granddaughter to the local farm stand for ice cream. Before we left my house, though, she agreed to sit in the yard to be photographed—not always an easy accomplishment as she doesn’t like to sit still for pictures. But the scene was perfect: her beautiful, smiling little face, and a background of pink and purple blossoms.

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The Public Library: Better Than Ever for Kids

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Author: Summer Wilson

One of my fondest childhood memories was going to the library. I never had a lot of spending money, and didn’t own many books. But I loved to read, and the library was within walking distance. I’ll never forget the thrill of carrying home as many books as I could manage, all mine—at least for two weeks.

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Making Mosquitoes Buzz Off -- Naturally

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Author: greenwrite

More tips to keep summer’s biggest pests at bay 

 

Come summer, our household basically moves outside. Everything from cooking to just plain relaxing happens on the deck – and everyone’s welcome, except one group of particularly annoying visitors who show up for every event – our “friends” the mosquitoes.

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Stretch Your Bounty with a Food Swap

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Author: Alexandra Pecci

I have a confession: I’m obsessed with canning. I’ve been longing for strawberry season to arrive ever since I discovered last June that I could essentially capture summer in a jar by making and canning preserves using the pints and pints of berries that my daughter and I picked.

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Do-it-Yourself Summer Camp

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Author: Alexandra Pecci

I’ve never seen my daughter so happy as when she’s pushing a marshmallow onto a stick and holding it over a fire in our friend’s backyard. I’m sure Chloe will go to summer camp someday, but she’s a little young for it this summer. Just because camp is a few years away, doesn’t mean she wouldn’t love to participate in some classic camp activities. The solution? DIY summer camp.

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Chemical Safety Improvement Act Must Be Strengthened and Passed

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Author: John Replogle

by John Replogle, CEO, Seventh Generation 

 

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