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Our Picks for Making Mom’s First Mother’s Day Extra Special

Between baby’s first giggles, the first time they roll over and hearing the start of their first words, your little one’s first year is filled with tons of memory-making moments. It’s also an exciting time for Mom, including her first Mother’s Day!

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Let It Grow! Community Gardens in Atlanta

Community gardens in Atlanta are popping up everywhere!

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7 Toddler Gardening Activities Guaranteed to Keep Them Busy

“Let’s be clear: there will be no Better Homes & Gardens cover images from your backyard. But you’ll have something better than a pristine backyard: an occupied toddler!”

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The Big Mulch: How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree in NYC

Kick 2020 to the curb but give old piney a second life! Here’s how to ditch the evergreen responsibly!

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Famous Milk Bar Cookies Are Coming to Target

Grab these NYC fave cookies on your next Target run.

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7 Easy Steps to a Plastic-Free Life

“Here are 7 easy steps you and your children can take to reduce single-use plastics and maybe eventually remove the need for them in the future.”

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50 Ways Families Can Save the Planet

Caring about the environment doesn’t have to drastically alter your lifestyle. There are plenty of little things you can do, too.

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Want to Impact the World? Raise Helpful Kids!

A child’s ability to care about and help others needs to be nurtured in their early years. In fact, it is most sustainable when “helping” becomes part of family life. Here are five, fun ways to develop helpfulness in your kids.

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8 Easy Activities to Do as a Family on Earth Day & Every Day, Too

 Here are some simple things you can do with your family for Earth Day that will make a difference for our planet.

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Reduce, Reuse, Treecycle! Local Holiday Recycling 411

Wondering what to do with your Frasier Fir after the holidays are over? Here are the dates, times, and tips on giving your Christmas tree the send off it deserves.

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18 Things to Do with Pumpkins After Halloween

Got a few extra pumpkins now that Halloween has come and gone? We’ve got plenty of ideas for you to repurpose those gorgeous gourds.

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All the Ways To Make Every Day Earth Day

From starting a compost pile to buying used clothing, here are all the ways you can help the Earth everyday.

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4 Ways to Ditch Your Halloween Candy

When I was a kid, Halloween was a one day event. But for my own kids, the candy extravaganza stretches over a full week. They have school parties, neighborhood parties, Halloween carnivals, trunk-or-treats, and the Trick-or-Treating itself. It is, frankly,…

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3 Tips to Keep Kids Sharp for School All Summer

Keep your little scholar’s mind fresh over summer break by engaging in these simple, stimulating activities.

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Dig in! 6 Hands-on Gardening Classes for Budding Green Thumbs

Take your little sprouts to dig in and get planting at one of these fun gardening classes.

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It’s So Easy Being Green: 15 Earth Day Celebrations

Here are our favorite ways for little tree-huggers to celebrate Mother Nature in Los Angeles.

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Teach Your Kids About Mother Earth at These (Free or Nearly Free!) Nature Classes

Inspire little explorers to connect with nature at these free pint-sized classes.

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12 Signs You’re an Inwood Parent

You moved on up — way up! To a friendly and fun NYC neighborhood that’s a great place to raise kids.

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The Merit System: Use Badges to Get Your Preschooler to Help

If you’ve got a reluctant-to-get dressed or eager-to-pitch-in preschooler at home, this system should help!

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7 Things to Get Excited for in 2015

The New Year is on track to be just as exciting as 2014. Here are some of the kid-friendly happenings to look forward to in 2015.

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UrbMat: The Simple Way to Grow Veggies Anywhere

Show your city slickers where their food really comes from with a cool new product called UrbMat, a gardening box designed for small spaces.

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gDiapers Redefines the Disposable Diaper

Disposable diapers have finally got an upgrade thanks to gDiapers. These diapers feature an inside disposable insert that are Cradle To Cradle Certified (cm) Silver, flushable, and break down in your compost (wet ones only). The outside is made of…

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O Tannenbaum: Where to Treecycle Your Christmas Tree in Atlanta

When you’re ready to clear the Christmas carnage, give that old tree new life by recycling it at one of any number of locations throughout the metro Atlanta area.

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Build It: A Compost Bin for Rotting Pumpkins

Got rotting pumpkins? Us too. Read on to find out how our friends at Built by Kids created a compost bin and how you can do the same thing–in just a few steps.

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Chickens in the City 101

Frankly, the sustainable, local, organic, slow food movement can be a little exhausting. In our nanosecond-attention span world, who’s got the time to look for farmer’s markets and Whole Foods everywhere? Still, the benefits of healthy eating and wholesome, fresh…

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Finger Lickin’ Chicken: Portland Picks for Kid-Tastic Wings

Who doesn’t love to eat with their hands? Our kids, for starters. Could there be a more deliciously messy food than chicken wings? Wings are an awesome kid-pleaser, so long as you don’t inadvertently get served breasts instead. Well, you…

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5 Gardening Tips For Budding Green Thumbs

If your kids are anything like ours, then they love to make messes. While we don’t condone the ones they make inside the house, there’s one outdoor mess that everyone can feel good about: gardening. Believe it or not, the…

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A Farm Grows in Manhattan

So you and the kids are farmers’ market veterans. You are down with kohlrabi, know how to spot a ripe melon, and can pickle beets like the best of them. But have you grown your own carrots or harvested your…

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Get Water-Wise

Warm weather brings out summer toys along with perpetual demands to fill the kiddie pool and run through the sprinklers. With all of this cool-down fun, it’s hard to get a water conservation message across to our little swimmers. It’s…

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Date Night: Best Eco-Friendly Wineries in Sonoma

Everyone seems to have an eco-friendly angle these days, but the wineries of Sonoma (and the area itself) have long been committed leaders within the movement. Many Sonoma wineries use a combination of green techniques like solar power and organic…

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Southern Marin Mothers Club: Get to Know Us Better!

SMMC Founding Mamas: Linda Lam, Anna Knox & Julie Stanton
Location: Marin County, Northern California

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Website: http://www.southernmarinmoms.com
Number of Members: 1200
Dues: $55/year

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A chat with 2011 SMMC President-Robin Smiley…

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“Create with Nature” Andy Goldsworthy Artwork with kids

Celebrate Valentine’s day as a family by luring the kids outdoors with a fun and creative event. Create with Nature, a bi-monthly Presidio program, invites San Francisco kids to drop in with their family and create art with natural materials.…

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Beehive Market Appeals to Bay Area Families

Buzzing in West Berkeley
Organic produce? Check. Sustainable sunscreen? Cool. Hot food and cool desserts? Yummy. Live music? Yes. Free parking? Wow. Pet bunnies? Love it!
Can you ask for anything more in a family-friendly farmers’ market? We don’t think…

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Compost Stew: An Environmental Kids “Cookbook” for Composting

Environmental Kids Cooking Up A Delicious Recipe for the Earth
Summertime welcomes fresh fruits and veggies, al fresco dining, and fun in the sun.  Why not combine all three this season by educating parents and kids about composting?  Whether you…

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A Bay Area Diapering Giant Goes Compostable

Tiny Tots Makes it Easy to Be Green…

Sometimes it seems like there’s nothing new under the sun…or bum, as the case may be. But not so in the world of earth-friendly diaper options. A longtime favorite of eco-conscious Bay…

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Global Green Pals Inspire Kids to Be Kind to the Earth

Do you find yourself constantly reminding your children—or yourself —to turn off that faucet and compost those paper cups? We know of some groovy pals to help you out—Global Green Pals.
These soft, 12-inch characters are hip, chic eco-ambassadors that…

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