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5 Ways to Have a Green and Affordable Holiday Season



We’ve been discussing in our house about how to celebrate the holidays, honor our feelings about not participating in the consumer mayhem, and give meaningful gifts to our family and friends. One of my dearest friends has a philosophy about wealth and money. She thinks that money is out there just waiting for us to […]

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Non-Toxic Kids Gift Guide 2012



Can you block out all the cheesy box store holiday commercials and ads? It’s hard, they are everywhere. These mega corporations are vying for your hard earned dollars! Thankfully, there are many great resources for safer, greener and healthier gifts this holiday season. Here are many of the sites and resources I have gathered in […]

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Help Families Worldwide with Heifer International



(Here is another wonderful guest post for Giving Tuesday. Heifer International reminds us how we can help families survive and thrive worldwide with meaningful gifts that will help for years to come.) Observed for the first time this year, Giving Tuesday is a charitable alternative to the excess of the holiday season, where presents can […]

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Santa Songs: Hullabaloo



I’m not a big fan of most canned, overly produced holiday music.  I’ve only grown into liking (sometimes barely tolerating) holiday songs again after having kids.  What I like the most are acoustic tunes, with non-offending voices, and these are few and far between. Enter Hullabaloo’s Santa Songs.  I’ve reviewed their music before, here. The […]

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From Down to Earth Toys: Maple Landmark Wood Blocks–No Plastic, No Finish, U.S. Made



Looking for high quaility, non-toxic blocks for your little builder? Look no further. My Best Blocks, made by Maple Landmark in my home state of Vermont, and found at Down to Earth toys makes an exceptional eco-friendly and safe gift. The junior builder set has 41 pieces, all in different shapes and sizes for your […]

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Safe Holidays to All (and a little pumpkin bread)



I received an email from the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC). They remind us to be vigilant about protecting our kids from poisons, especially during the busy holiday season. Here are tips to prevent accidental poisonings this time of year, according to the AAPCC: “• Children are at greatest risk for alcohol poisoning […]

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