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‘SUP? How to Stand Up Paddle Board

‘SUP? How to Stand Up Paddle Board

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger Paddleboarding may look easy, but it’s a real balancing act (literally) when you first get started. You or your kids may be tempted to try it sometime soon—whether it’s on family vacation, summer camp, or a spontaneous weekend getaway to a local nature spot. When that day comes, there’s […]

Lift Your Spirits with a Yoga Music Playlist

Lift Your Spirits with a Yoga Music Playlist

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger The benefits of a yoga workout are palpable, both mental and physiological, but nothing centers me like a good yoga music playlist. To make the most of my regimen, I have an evolving routine, the best diet, good gear, and most importantly, great tunes. Without soothing music, the simplest […]

The Happiest Fathers Day Gift Ideas

The Happiest Fathers Day Gift Ideas

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger Do you feel like Dad is particularly hard to shop for? You’re not alone. Every year, we search for gifts to honor our men on behalf of our children. It’s not that Fathers Day gift ideas are hard to come by, but finding that perfect present that really shows […]

How to Explain the Tooth Fairy to Your Child

How to Explain the Tooth Fairy to Your Child

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger Traditions are one of the best ways to keep a family close. Children love to anticipate events, and one of the earliest ways to develop this excitement is talking about the Tooth Fairy’s role in rewarding kids for bravely experiencing natural tooth loss. There are hundreds of ways to make […]

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 […]