Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger If you and your family have a case of cabin fever, plan a few Earth Day activities for kids this spring. This is a chance for you to get outdoors and bond with your children without being interrupted by the television or video games. On April 22, celebrate the [...]
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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 [...]
Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger If you’re looking to stay fit, but don’t have enough extra time to spend hours at the gym, consider a quick 20 minute workout in the comfort of your own home. The key to getting the most out of a fast workout is keeping your moves synergistic by working several [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Posted by Kerrie Snowdon, guest blogger Superfood recipes are fantastically healthy, tasty, and easy to make. They are rich in healthy vitamins and minerals and include readily available ingredients. Some may think the superfoods nutritionists recommend are obscure and difficult to find, but some of these ingredients are found in everyday foods. Take lycopene, which is [...]
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 [...]
Posted by Ryan Dwyer, guest blogger For years, environmentally conscious grocery shoppers have opted for paper bags over plastic. In 2007, the city of San Francisco made national headlines when it banned disposable plastic grocery bags, kicking off a trend that was duplicated in progressive communities around the world. Unfortunately, these well-intentioned actions may do more [...]
Posted by Danyelle C. Overbo, guest blogger The word “vacation” may bring warm summer scenes to mind, but there are also many fun activities to do when it’s cold outside. You don’t need to pack up the family and fly somewhere warm to have a good time this month. Here are the top ten winter vacation [...]
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 [...]