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Is Cloth Diaper Service Worth It? One Parent Weighs In

Posted on April 9th, 2014

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 [...]

Interview with a Kid’s Dentist: When to Take Your Toddler, What to Expect

Posted on April 8th, 2014

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger As parents, we want the best for our children, especially when it comes to our kids’ health. Pediatricians agree that good oral health is essential for children’s overall wellness, and recommend visiting a kid’s dentist early on. From the first tooth eruption, it’s important to do your best to care [...]

Green Gifting: Mothers Day Ideas for Kids

Posted on April 3rd, 2014

Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger Is your little one curious about Mother’s Day? Help your child create a special gift for Mom or a Grandmother this weekend. Share these green, environmentally-friendly Mothers Day ideas for kids with your little one! A Poem from the Heart Head to the craft store and pick out some [...]

How to Help a Teething Baby: Three Natural Tips

Posted on March 30th, 2014

Posted by Jae Curtis, guest blogger Just when you thought the sleepless nights and fussy spells were over, your baby starts to teethe. While all babies are different when it comes to the timing and severity of teething, the pain and discomfort is universal. If you’re wondering how to help a teething baby, stores sell everything [...]

How to Keep Your Teeth Healthy During Easter

Posted on March 27th, 2014

Posted by Jae Curtis, guest blogger With Easter approaching on April 20, you’re probably dreaming of the pastel sweet treats that usually accompany a visit from everyone’s favorite bunny. But whether you’re picking through your child’s basket or you’re helpless against the Easter candy display at the store, having so many sugary treats around can do [...]

Organic Dinner Recipes That Don’t Break the Bank

Posted on March 25th, 2014

Posted by Kerrie Snowdon, guest blogger Do you like tasty, healthy, and organic dinner recipes but find the cost of quality organic meats to be prohibitive? Do you work full-time but still want warm, satisfying meals like Mom used to make? Less Time Cooking Modern family life is full of contradictory expectations that we should work [...]

Teach Your Kids How to Go Green with Fun Activities

Posted on March 24th, 2014

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 [...]

Top Eco-Friendly Toys That Encourage Creativity

Posted on March 20th, 2014

Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger Choosing to provide your children with eco-friendly toys doesn’t mean you are limiting their opportunities. In fact, this type of toy can encourage creative play, which helps foster mental growth in children, gives them an outlet for self-expression, and helps them express and understand their feelings. Additionally, toys that are [...]