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How to Build a Campfire and Leave No Trace

Posted on July 21st, 2014

Posted by Ryan Dwyer, guest blogger A campfire doesn’t just provide light and heat; it’s a time-honored tradition that brings groups together and creates a wonderful, unique atmosphere. But campfires that aren’t built properly can be dangerous for both people and the environment. Here are a few tips on how to build a campfire that’s fun, [...]

Five Home Garden Ideas Using Tomatoes

Posted on July 5th, 2014

Posted by Kerrie Snowdon, guest blogger A home garden this summer can provide you with all the fresh organic produce you need. Tomatoes are one of the easiest and most prolific croppers of all the garden vegetables, and are a mainstay of your average garden salad recipe. Be environmentally friendly this season, save money, and [...]

Home Remedies for Bad Breath

Posted on July 1st, 2014

Posted by Tania K. Cowling, guest blogger Bad breath is often the result of the foods you eat, but it can also occur for less obvious reasons. Knowing the cause can go a long way to helping stop the problem, and so can a number of home remedies, when used in conjunction with regular oral [...]

How to Make Your Own Flower Design with Backyard Flowers

Posted on June 28th, 2014

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger Flower arrangements brighten up any room. Creating your own flower design with backyard blooms is easy and inexpensive, and a lot greener than store-bought creations. Here are some flower arrangement ideas to help you create the prettiest bouquet around. Option 1: Asters, Zinnias, and More If you have lots [...]

How to Make a Fairy House

Posted on June 24th, 2014

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger If your child has already lost a baby tooth, he probably left it under the pillow for the tooth fairy in the hopes of a special treat in return. Another way for kids to get into the spirit of the tooth fairy is to help them build a fairy house [...]

How to Throw the Best Kids’ Summer Solstice Party

Posted on June 3rd, 2014

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger The summer solstice is quickly approaching! Each year on June 21, the earth’s northern hemisphere tilts closet to the sun, making it the longest day of the year and the official start of summer. This event provides plenty of learning experiences for little ones and offers up the perfect [...]

A Personalized Toothbrush Holder Makes a Kid’s Creativity Shine

Posted on June 2nd, 2014

Posted by Danyelle C. Overbo, guest blogger Are you having trouble getting your children to brush their teeth? Making it fun will help! By holding a special in-house craft day, you can have the kids create a personalized toothbrush holder that will inspire them to brush their teeth every day. Let their individual personalities shine, [...]

The Happiest Fathers Day Gift Ideas

Posted on May 16th, 2014

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 Make Upcycled Cinco de Mayo Decorations with Your Kids

Posted on April 28th, 2014

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 [...]