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Four Family Adventures: FUN & Earth Friendly

Posted on October 3rd, 2014

Posted by Sayward, Bonzai Aphrodite New and exciting family adventures provide a wonderful opportunity to show children appreciation for our precious planet Earth, while having a blast, learning new skills, and spending good quality time together. Here are four of our family’s favorite earth friendly outings: 1. Visit A U-Pick Farm There’s nothing more delicious […]

Five Thanksgiving Traditions Allowing Your Family to Give Back

Posted on October 2nd, 2014

Posted by Danyelle C. Overbo, guest blogger Volunteering during the holidays can be an incredibly rewarding experience, especially when it’s with your family. But if you’re looking for volunteering activities that can become Thanksgiving traditions, think outside the box. It can be difficult to find opportunities to give back during this time of year, because […]

Is Mouthwash for Kids Safe?

Posted on October 1st, 2014

Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger Parents know how important oral health is for children. We encourage brushing in the morning, after sticky snacks, and again before bedtime. Some children will even relish a night of flossing with flavorful dental floss. But what about mouthwash for kids? Can they use it? More importantly, should they […]

America Recycles Day: 6 Interesting Recycling Facts

Posted on September 30th, 2014

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger America Recycles Day takes place every November 15 to promote and celebrate recycling in the United States. In honor of this upcoming event, here are six little-known recycling facts and interesting tidbits that you can share with friends and family to inspire and encourage recycling: 1. Four Pounds per […]

Five Safety Tips for Kids in Fall Sports

Posted on September 29th, 2014

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger Participating in sports provides numerous physical, emotional, and social benefits for kids. However, certain activities can also pave the way for injuries. In fact, according to Safe Kids Worldwide, more than 1.35 million children need quick medical care every year for sports-related injuries. Young athletes are most susceptible to […]

The Health Benefits of Olive Oil

Posted on September 25th, 2014

Posted by Laura Agadoni, guest blogger Nutritionists have long touted the health benefits of olive oil, particularly extra-virgin olive oil, or EVOO. “Extra virgin” means the olive oil does not contain any chemicals or additives. It’s the highest quality olive oil you can get, and it’s ideal to use in salad dressings or as a […]

Grassroots Campaigns: Everything You Need to Know

Posted on September 25th, 2014

Posted by Steve Green, guest blogger Grassroots campaigns come in many shapes and sizes and represent a large variety of different beliefs and causes. Although grassroots movements can be beneficial to communities, there can be confusion as to what “grassroots” means and what organizations fall under the grassroots umbrella. What is Grassroots? Grassroots movements, especially […]

Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas: Three Healthy Food Swaps

Posted on September 24th, 2014

Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger Holidays always seem to be a time of over-indulgence. But your family can enjoy the delicious dishes you love and still eat healthy with a few simple food swaps. Here are three Thanksgiving dinner ideas that let you indulge the healthy way: Spiced Pumpkin Soup It’s hard to imagine […]