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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 [...]

Green Myth: Paper Bags over Plastic

Posted on March 19th, 2014

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 [...]

Buying In Season Food Is Only a Short Trip Away

Posted on March 17th, 2014

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 [...]

Mom and Baby Yoga Offers Physical, Mental Benefits

Posted on March 12th, 2014

Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger If you’ve ever practiced yoga, you are no doubt aware of all the wonderful benefits of these stretching and breathing exercises. But did you know this practice can also be great for your baby? Besides giving you a postpartum workout, mom and baby yoga is also associated with developmental benefits [...]

Five Reasons Why You Should Unplug Yourself From Technology

Posted on March 6th, 2014

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger These days, we’re spending more time on smartphones, social media, and email than ever before. However, all that time spent plugged into technology can make you feel distracted, worn down, and stressed. Here are five reasons why you should unplug yourself from technology: More ‘You Time’ If you think you [...]