Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger Homemade almond butter is a regular in my household. I like to slather it on rice cakes, mix it up in smoothies and use it make ants on a log for my son. It’s pretty incredible – and surprisingly easy to make. You only need a food processor, some high-quality [...]
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Posted by Bonnie Fox, guest blogger A new school year is already here, and with it comes a fresh start. This year, why not commit to bringing some green changes to your local elementary school? Many of these changes are easy to implement, and offer a great volunteer opportunity that most area schools will welcome. [...]
Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger Schools are the heart of every community. So why not look to them for volunteer opportunities and ways to give back? Whether it’s your child, grandchild, or neighbor’s child, you can offer to help out in the youngster’s school district to improve the quality of the local education system. [...]
Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger Like most people, I hate going to the grocery store. I’d rather do just about anything than fight for parking, deal with annoying crowds, and wait in long lines. Plus, the whole process takes at least a few hours in my town, between driving there, shopping, waiting in line, and [...]
Posted by Danyelle C. Overbom, guest blogger Taking a few extra minutes before bed to practice some basic yoga poses will ease your mind and body into a more restful state. I recently spoke with Iyengar-certified yoga instructor Deborah Baker of Park Hill Yoga in Denver, CO, who shared the following advice for soothing bedtime yoga [...]
Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger When your sweet tooth starts to ache, reach for something that looks sinful but secretly packed with healthy ingredients. I adore making individual-serving desserts to keep my calorie count in check. These chocolate bites are both gluten free and vegan. As a bonus, they easily tuck into a lunchbox [...]
Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger There’s a lot of buzz about seasonal farm-fresh foods, and there’s no reason your baby should miss out on the experience. The next time you’re at the grocery store and tempted to grab prepackaged baby food, consider a detour to the produce section or local farmers’ market to pick up [...]
Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger You may imagine meditation as sitting quietly for hours under a shady tree. It sounds lovely, but who really has time for that? The truth is the practice is much more accessible and easy to incorporate into your daily routine. Here’s how to ease some techniques into your life with [...]
Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger Books are always a great way to illustrate tricky concepts for young kids. Dental health is no exception. Fun storybooks can help teach kids the proper way to brush their teeth, as well as why oral care is so important. Here are some of the best kids books about good [...]
Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger As fall beckons, apple picking season begins. Bundle up the kids in sturdy shoes and make your way to a local apple orchard this weekend. Picking fresh fruit as a family teaches kids where food comes from and creates numerous lasting memories. When Should We Pick Apples? Labor Day [...]