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How to Make Upcycled Cinco de Mayo Decorations with Your Kids

How to Make Upcycled Cinco de Mayo Decorations with Your Kids

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger Cinco de Mayo (May 5) is a fun holiday for all the family, and the perfect chance to teach your children about Mexican history. Decorating for this special holiday does not need to conflict with your environmental values. In fact, it’s an opportunity to create decorations by repurposing items that […]

Starting Seeds Indoors: Get a Jump on Spring

Starting Seeds Indoors: Get a Jump on Spring

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger Most parts of the country have had a long, snowy winter, and even though it is officially spring, many people still have snow blanketing their backyards. One way to ease your cabin fever is to start your spring garden early. Think it’s impossible? Not at all, if you try starting […]

Is Cloth Diaper Service Worth It? One Parent Weighs In

Is Cloth Diaper Service Worth It? One Parent Weighs In

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger In my social circles, there is a lot of talk about cloth diapers and whether they are an asset or an annoyance. Though we all want the best for our babies, budgets, and the environment, some of us are unwilling to make the switch to cloth diapers, while others swear […]

Teach Your Kids How to Go Green with Fun Activities

Teach Your Kids How to Go Green with Fun Activities

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger Parents who teach their kids how to go green want to impart knowledge, but they also want their families to genuinely care about the environment and value conservation. The goal is joyful responsibility, not behavior modification. So how do we give our families that zeal for environmental goodness? First, learning […]

Buying In Season Food Is Only a Short Trip Away

Buying In Season Food Is Only a Short Trip Away

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger Have you ever tried to purchase local produce or meat at your favorite store? Doing so has recently become easier, since most grocery stores have established areas for items raised or grown within a nearby geographical area. Grocers now recognize that many savvy shoppers want to buy food from happy […]