Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger Go green for Halloween and skip the cookie-cutter, store-bought costumes in favor of some unique, recycled ones. You’ll save money, encourage creativity, and most importantly, teach the importance of environmental sustainability. Check out these fun Halloween costume ideas you can make from recycled materials. Cardboard Creativity Cardboard boxes are one [...]
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Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger Growing up, my mom made homemade apple cider each fall. We drank it hot with a cinnamon stick. Now that I have my own child, I’ve been brewing up some of my own, especially during apple picking season when I end up with more apples than I know what to [...]
Posted by Kerrie Snowdon, guest blogger As soon as students go back to school in autumn, it seems like Halloween and carved pumpkin decorations are right around the corner. Pumpkins are versatile vegetables that actually make delicious, savory treats, and it’s easy to combine the traditional pumpkin-carving fun with a tasty meal made up of the [...]
Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger Getting kids involved in sports from a young age can set them up for a lifetime of self-discipline and healthy attitudes. Youth sports and physical activities demonstrate the importance of exercise and how physical fitness can be fun, while building social skills and friendships all at the same time. As [...]
Posted by Laurie, HR Manager What are the benefits of corporate volunteering? You may immediately think of the good done in local communities. That was certainly the first thing in our minds when we first started offering this benefit to our employees in 1989! Tom’s of Maine employees can spend 5% of their paid work [...]
Posted by Tania K. Cowling, guest blogger It’s almost time for kids to go back to school and for parents to create quick, healthy school lunch ideas that their kids will enjoy. It’s important to be creative with children; the presentation of a meal is so important, especially to a picky eater. You can make this [...]
Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger Just last week, I took my three-year-old blueberry picking at a local organic blueberry farm near our home. I taught him how to pick the ripest blueberries (the big, juicy blue ones) and showed him how they grow. We came home with three pounds of fresh blueberries, and have since [...]
Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger Part of living a healthier lifestyle is keeping fresh produce in the home more often, but multiple trips to the grocery store each week can be impractical. Everyone wants to know how to keep produce fresh longer so they have more options at meal time. There’s nothing worse than reaching [...]
Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger Going gluten free requires more effort than skipping the basket of dinner rolls at your favorite restaurant. This common protein is found in several grains—including wheat, barley, rye, and triticale—according to Mayo Clinic. So for people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivities, the only course of action is a [...]
Posted by Karen Lac, guest blogger One of the most important, and possibly most confusing, decisions you’ll make as a parent is what kind of diapers to use. Although many opt for disposable diapers, there are other types that can save you money while going easy on the environment. Here are the pros and cons [...]