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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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Introducing NEW Seventh Generation Concentrates

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Author: Seventh Generation

You asked, we responded! Introducing Seventh Generation Concentrates, now part of Target's Made to Matter collection of brands that make things better for you, your family and the place we all call home.

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4 Good-for-You Smoothie Recipes You’ll Love

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Author: Seventh Generation

Think twice before you suck down that next smoothie! Unless you made it yourself, there's a chance it's loaded with sugar, frozen yogurt, or even ice cream. We're not suggesting you abandon the tasty drinks, though. Blending a mixture of fruits and raw, leafy vegetables is a super-effective way to increase your nutrient absorption.

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Sandal-Ready Feet in 5 Easy Steps

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Author: greenwrite

By the end of winter, the only thing in rougher shape than my budget is my feet! What emerges after nearly nine months of shoes, boots, socks and such is not a pretty sight. Rather than springing for a pricey pedicure, I treat myself to a relaxing little escape with these five easy steps:

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Spring Some Changes on Your Home

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Author: the Inkslinger

Ever wonder why we celebrate Easter with eggs? It's simple: the egg is an ancient symbol of new beginnings, and that's spring in, well... an egg shell. This is the season of renewal, and while that's often translated to mean spring cleaning, there are other fresh earth-friendly starts we should make as well.

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Gentle Reminders that Teach Your Toddler Gratitude

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Author: Liz Moorhead

These days, I rarely receive thank you notes. The writing of them seems to have become a lost art. Writing thank you notes may be a diminishing tradition, but it's one that I insist my son carry on.

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Spring Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce

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Author: Andrea Todd

It's finally spring! This is a simple recipe that is a great way to feature the fresh vegetables of spring and summer, as well as a way to use those interesting veggies like kohlrabi that you've been wondering what to do with. The veggies are raw, ingredients are fresh, and assembly is required. It's a fun to make many piles of veggies and see how many creative combinations happen.

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How to Maintain Your Grip on Adulthood Despite the Presence of a Toddler

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Author: Liz Moorhead

When I was pregnant with my son, I tried to prepare myself for his arrival. There were many ways that I knew life would change once he came, most of them exciting and eagerly anticipated. But I was already very happy. Would his arrival mean I had to accept some negative changes along with the positives?

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Recipes We Love: Creative Popcorn

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Author: Andrea Todd

Popcorn is one of my favorite snacks whether watching a movie or just for a snack. Growing up, when my brother and sister and I were at home after school, we would get creative with what we made to eat. One of our homemade "junk" foods was popcorn dressed with powdered jello; we were able to turn regular popcorn into strawberry, lime, or other fruity flavors.

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Win a Sustainable Nursery from Kalon Studios and Seventh Generation!

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Author: Seventh Generation

Would you like to furnish your baby's new nursery with sustainable furniture from Kalon Studios and stock up with a year's supply of Free&Clear Diapers, Wipes and Laundry Detergent?

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How to Help Your Child Make Friends

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Author: Liz Moorhead

As much as we want to protect our children, we parents also know the value of helping them develop social bonds with their peers. So as my son grows, it becomes increasingly important to me that he develops friendships with children his own age.

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