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 [...]
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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 [...]
Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger As the days get longer and the afternoons get warmer, now is the perfect time to start planning a garden. If you don’t have a yard, don’t worry! There are several recycled container gardening ideas that apartment, condo, and high-rise dwellers can enjoy this spring. Let’s roll up our [...]
Posted by Kerrie Snowdon, guest blogger I decided to start an edible garden after researching how to grow raspberries and other fruit in my yard to make it more productive and attractive. I aimed to produce a variety of inexpensive, organic fruit and give my son insight into how food is grown without industrial-style production methods. [...]
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 [...]
Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger Celebrate the luck of the Irish this month by making Saint Patrick’s Day crafts with your little ones. For this project, head to the kitchen and use halved green bell peppers in lieu of paintbrushes. Not only will your kids flex their creative skills, but they’ll also discover a [...]
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 [...]
Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger As the days get warmer, I’m often opening the windows to enjoy the fresh, almost-spring air after the long winter. Cleaning your home can be a great way to welcome the new season. The dust on the window sills and dog hair under the furniture will be first on [...]