Gardening with Children

by Greg Seaman www.eartheasy.com Children are natural gardeners. They’re curious, like to learn by doing, and love to play in the dirt. Working in a garden, a child can experience the satisfaction that comes from caring for something over time and observe the cycle of life firsthand. Gardening is also a great way to teach […]

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Natural Living Articles – Essential Oils

Essential Oils for Dogs by Shirlee Bucknall More and more people are realizing the many benefits of using essential oils with their dogs. Essential Oils help strength and regulate the immune system, they assist with healing a variety of ailments and are helpful for emotional upsets. As with people, all animals are different, so what […]

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Baby’s First Foods…Why Rush??

by Patti Wardlaw, Marlyce Rankin and Riki Winkler Your baby is now 6 months old. Time to introduce solids, right? Well, maybe not. Here are some reasons why you may want to consider delaying this important step. According to the Canadian Pediatric Society your baby will be ready for solid foods somewhere between the ages […]

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Natural Living Articles – Aromatherapy – Essential Oils

Aromatherapy Cautions Aromatherapy can be extremely powerful. For this reason it is important to adhere to the following guidelines. If you are unsure about any particulars, it is a good idea to contact a professional aromatherapist for further advice. Because essential oils are so concentrated, always remember less is more. Sometimes a single drop is […]

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Planting by the Moon

May the Force be with you while sowing seeds, mowing the lawn, pruning roses, composting, watering and more! By Marion Owen, Fearless Weeder for PlanTea, Inc. and Co-author of Chicken Soup for the Gardener’s Soul My friend Amy sometimes braces herself before going to work. Amy works at the hospital and when the moon is […]

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Xmas Trees

As the Christmas season approaches and tree lots spring up, the choice of trees seems astounding. Is it better to go with a real tree or an artificial one and what should a person look for if buying a real tree? And while the idyllic dream of snow shoeing into the woods to chop down […]

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Co-Sleeping – Making it Work and Making it Safe

By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of Kid Cooperation and Perfect Parenting Question: We’re expecting our first baby soon and thinking about using a family bed. We’ve done a lot of research on the “whys” ¾ and there’s lots of information out there. But what about the practical tips? How do we set things up? Learn about […]

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