How to Stock a Natural First-Aid Kit

Written by natural parenting contributor Megan of SortaCrunchy. July is here! And with it comes the opportunity to spend long, glorious hours outside.  Swimming, sailing, hiking, camping, or just playing – this is the time to get outdoors and enjoy! Most parents learn early on that being prepared is an essential part of effective parenting.  (read more…)

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Your local CSA: 3 reasons to join

This spring our family decided to try something we have never done, or even heard of before. We joined a local CSA. What is a CSA? CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. Basically, that means you have a local farm that is supported by community members who purchase a “share.”  Typically, shares are picked up (read more…)

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Five steps toward a greener kitchen (recipe: Happy Planet Cookies)

Environmentally friendly practices are a dime a dozen, but implementing them in the home doesn’t happen overnight. Like any lifestyle change, they are best put into practice gradually; little actions that can be realistically maintained. It’s important to take those steps to being eco-aware, even if it is just giving up bottled water this summer. (read more…)

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Maple Syrup & Sugar: A Better Way to Sweeten

Last month, Carrie introduced us to organic whole cane sugar as a better way to sweeten your treats than traditional refined white sugar.  Today, I want to continue this series by looking at another great alternative to refined sugar: maple syrup and maple sugar. The maple tree is an iconic symbol of a New England (read more…)

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Simple Living Block Party 2010 Winners

To all of you who call the United States home: Happy 4th of July! We’ve had a blast at our Simple Living Block Party the past few days. I hope you’ve had a chance to enter many of the giveaways, stroll around the Simple Living Media family, and get to know some of our other (read more…)

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