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Why "Clean Eating" Shouldn't Be Your Goal

It's time to put this trendy food claim to rest.<p>The "clean-eating" craze — which can attribute a lot of its popularity to food photos and social-media hashtagging (#cleaneating's cousin is #eatclean) — is one that's been bugging me more and more lately, so I feel like it's time to clarify a few …

May Unshopping Challenge

Sorry, Franci! About once a month, around the time the bills come trickling in, my husband and I have the same conversation. It goes a little …

Shopping

Earth Friendly, Budget Friendly

Congratulations, <b>Vonda, Carol and Nicole!</b> You’ll each be receiving Sweet Almond Oil, Shea Butter and Dry & Cracked Skin Balm by Earth’s Care. <b>Dee</b> will …

Skin Care

Entrepreneurs Are Changing The Future Of Education By Starting New Schools In New Orleans

For the past four years, Matt Candler has obsessed over students, families and teachers, despite the existing, outdated school system around them. Finally with 44 education startups under his belt, he’s starting to see the future of schools change in ways he had only imagined with 4.0 Schools, a …

Entrepreneurship

Baby Björns: are you as hands-on as a Swedish father? - Telegraph

Parenting
Parenting

20 Healthy, Protein-Packed Smoothie Recipes

Blend up one of these concoctions for a quick nutrition fix<p>Smoothies are a great way to get a nutrient-packed meal or snack, stat. They can provide everything you need—protein, healthy fats, vegetables, and fruits—all in a to-go cup.<p>(For a versatile, ultra-nutritious protein you can use in these …

Front Row Education Is Changing The Way Math Is Taught In U.S. Elementary And Middle Schools

In 2013, Sidharth Kakkar and Alexandr Kurilin had the opportunity to watch children learning math in an inner-city Baltimore school. For a month, they attended school every day and worked with students. At night, they programmed to make an application that could help the students learn. In …

Teaching

'Time-Outs' Are Hurting Your Child

Time-out is the most popular discipline technique used by parents and the one most often recommended by pediatricians and child development experts. …

Eco-Friendly Easter Ideas

Spring is in the air and Easter is right around the corner. Here are some wholesome alternatives to conventional Easter products that are a little …

Chemicals

Organic and Chemical Free Mattresses

I am in the market for a new mattress and want this time to get an organic/natural mattress. By law, mattresses have to be flame retardant. Most …

Mattresses

Recipe: No Mess Fried Bacon

I love bacon. Who doesn’t? What I don’t love is standing by the stove for 20 minutes frying five pieces at a time. Even with a splatter guard I have …

Cooking

Is Daylight Saving Time Worth The Energy?

If you’re a parent of young children, you already understand the steep emotional and psychological costs of switching from Daylight Saving Time (DST) …

Time Management

Book Review: Baby Bear’s Chairs

For a few months now, Franci’s Nana takes her to the library once a week and sends her home with a batch of books for us to read until the next …

Books

Facebook

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Eco-Friendly Daycare Exists!

The memory of dropping my five-month-old son off at daycare for the first time on that winter morning still takes my breath away. As I walked the …

How To Make An Onion Poultice For Kids

<i>Quick preface! I’m not a doctor and don’t claim to be one! If you have a kiddo with really labored breathing or really struggling with a cough, you</i> …

Parenting

How to Hang Dry Clothes in the Winter

With winter in full swing, our outdoor clothes line is not getting any use. I still have plenty of clothes to hang dry, so I have a clothes drying …

Clothing

Washable vs. Disposable—Environmental Debates to Ponder

Both Joy and I are committed to cloth diapering our offspring. First of all, we’re cheap, and our cloth diapers are much cheaper than standard …

Fun With Paleo

Jaime

Recipe: Orange Cardamom Coffee Cake

Coffee Cake has always been a favorite of mind. The sweet, crumbly topping; the excuse to eat cake when it’s not dessert. What more could you love? …

Dessert

ArchiBlox Designs World's First Prefabricated Carbon Positive House

Australian company ArchiBlox has released its design for the world’s first carbon positive prefabricated house. Representing a new movement in …

Architecture

The 4 Worst Mistakes Good Parents Make

We all know that kids don't come with instruction manuals. And now that my daughter is three, I could sure use some guidance more than ever. What …

Parenting

Open source Mini-Farm Grow Box allows gardeners to grow greens in the home

Texas-based consumer health advocate Mike Adams of non-profit organization Food Rising has developed a new soil-free, non-electric, home-based food …

Aquaponics

Essentials for the First 24 Hours Postpartum

First 24 Hour Essentials There are plenty of lists out there for what your newborn baby will need in the first 24 hours, but what about mom? What …

Pregnancy

Cloth Diapers: The Real Poop on Going Green

Have you ever heard the “cloth diaper scare stories” before? When I was pregnant, these frightening tales worried my hormone-filled mind. I was so …

Endless Summer Package Review and Giveaway!

Chicago in February might be the last thing that would make a person think of summer, but a little bit of warm weather fun came to our northern …

Kids