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Teaching Your Toddler About Money

Author: Liz Moorhead
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I’ve started teaching my three year old about money. It started by accident - while at the store, he found a giant puzzle with colorful pictures of trucks and cars and asked if I could buy it for him.

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I'm well into pregnancy these days, and finding myself short on breath, short on rest, and short on energy. None of which bodes well for wrangling an energetic three year old.

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These days, I rarely receive thank you notes. The writing of them seems to have become a lost art. Writing thank you notes may be a diminishing tradition, but it's one that I insist my son carry on.

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When I was pregnant with my son, I tried to prepare myself for his arrival. There were many ways that I knew life would change once he came, most of them exciting and eagerly anticipated. But I was already very happy.

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Would you like to furnish your baby's new nursery with sustainable furniture from Kalon Studios and stock up with a year's supply of Free&Clear Diapers, Wipes and Laundry Detergent?

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How to Help Your Child Make Friends

Author: Liz Moorhead
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As much as we want to protect our children, we parents also know the value of helping them develop social bonds with their peers. So as my son grows, it becomes increasingly important to me that he develops friendships with children his own age.

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The 'seventh generation principle' is the original precautionary principle. This practice from the Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy of making decisions with the seventh generation in mind is what fuels our mission.

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Do Chemicals Affect Children’s Brains?

Author: the Inkslinger
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Let’s face facts: chemicals don’t often make headline news, so the people who devote their lives to studying them usually spend those lives in obscurity. Heroes to all, they’re known by nearly none.

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Picky Eater? Try The Magic of Toothpicks

Author: Alexandra Pecci
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My four-year-old daughter, Chloe, had three friends over for a play date last week, and naturally, the scene was wild. Every single toy she owned was on the floor. Every musical instrument was in use - two harmonicas, wooden castanets, a drum, and an electronic keyboard playing a mind-numbing Bossa Nova beat on repeat. The girls were dressed in princess costumes and had used Silly Putty to attach beaded necklaces to the coffee table to decorate for their "concert." A toy fire engine's siren blared occasionally, too. It was (fun) bedlam.

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6 Ways to Help a New Mom

Author: Liz Moorhead
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I'm in that phase of life where friends are constantly announcing a pregnancy. There was a short recent stretch where we attended six weddings a year, and on the heels of that, we now attend dozens of baby showers a year. So many babies, and with them, so many new moms that I'd like to care for and help.

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