Posted by Deirdre Mundy, guest blogger Christmas is coming, and families across America are delighting in Elf on the Shelf invasion. As these mischievous creatures go about their nightly rounds, they entertain children with their clever and creative antics. But if you’re starting to run low on ideas for Elf on the Shelf activities, here are [...]
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Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger Parties can quickly lead to a lot of waste. Keep the environment in mind when you throw a holiday party or family get together this year. Follow these simple holiday party tips to make your bash eco-friendly. Decorate Naturally You don’t have to fill your home with blaring lights and [...]
Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger The holidays are often a time of indulgence in parties and treats, but there are plenty of ways to enjoy the season and still eat healthy. Try these healthy holiday recipes for your celebrations. Healthier Alternatives Kale is an amazing source of vitamins A, C and K. It’s so easy [...]
Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger Hosting a holiday meal gives me a great opportunity to try new recipes and ideas. But what do I like making the most? Holiday desserts! With my gluten sensitivity, I am careful to choose desserts that accommodate my dietary needs but also celebrate the season. If this is your first [...]
Posted by Jennifer A. DiGiovanni, guest blogger Busy moms may aspire to minimalism, a lifestyle choice to be happy with fewer material things, but as our families grow and change, it can be challenging to declutter your home and put this philosophy into practice. A home with babies and young children can quickly become overwhelmed with toys, [...]
Posted by Jennifer A. DiGiovanni, guest blogger After seeing pictures of the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy on television last year, my son offered to take a dollar from his savings bank to donate to the relief services. His reasoning: “Every kid has one dollar, so if we all give that much, we can make a [...]
Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger In the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it can be easy to forget about staying eco-friendly. Some holiday decorating traditions, though wonderful, are not particularly nice to the environment. There are plenty of simple steps you can take to make your holidays more sustainable without sacrificing enjoyment. [...]
Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger Though the holiday season is meant to be full of joy and laughter, it can easily become hectic and stressful. If your laundry list of activities, parties, gift shopping, and cooking has you feeling overwhelmed, try these simple steps to reduce holiday stress. Make Room for Fun In the midst [...]
Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger During the holidays, it can be easy to get wrapped up in the chaos of shopping without stopping to think about what it all means. Teach your children about the true meaning of holiday giving with these simple tips. Make Gifts Together Involving kids in the gift-creation process is [...]
Posted by Dennis Blank, guest blogger I work as a volunteer for Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership, the organization I nominated for the Tom’s of Maine “50 States for Good” program. Being one of the winners will give us $10,000 to revitalize one of our town’s important neighborhoods, which is now blighted by vacant houses and empty [...]