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Garden Vegetables to Grow this Summer

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Slow start this growing season? Don’t despair! If you didn’t get a garden planted this spring, it’s not too late to plant garden vegetables to grow this summer! Growing a garden is a great way to put healthy food on the table and keep your kids occupied in the final weeks of summer vacation.

My kids love to snack from our garden and sometimes even help me plant and weed. I’ve also found that when my kids are involved in …

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PicMonkey Collage Learning on the Farm

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“Old McDonald had a dairy farm” and the Mom It Forward team along with members of our community spent a fall morning learning and exploring Pappy’s Farm located in Ogden, Utah. We learned about the farm life from the owner of Pappy’s Farm – Harry Papageorge.

Learning On the Farm

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living green 720 Green Living: 3 Ways to Make Your Household Green

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It’s easy to look around the world today and realize that changes to the way we live need to be made to benefit Earth. It’s just as easy, though, to get completely overwhelmed by the number of changes you could make. Sometimes, the huge number of possibilities can paralyze us.…

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lunch box Go Green and Save Green: Five Easy Ways to Pack an Eco-friendly Lunch

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The first day of school is fast approaching which means it’s time to start organizing yourself for school day routines, including lunch. While school lunches can be a hassle for parents, they can also be a hassle for the environment…. A typical brown bag lunch packed with disposable materials

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Getting Rid of Ants for Good

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Don’t tell the authorities, but I’m a cold-hearted killer…of ants. I refuse to tolerate anything with more than four legs living in my house, so each summer I have a new group of invaders to deal with.
I hate to do so with chemicals…, though, especially since I have

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home water conservation Tips for Home Water Conservation This Summer

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Home water conservation should be at the top of your mind. Whether for drinking, cleaning, bathing, or gardening, when the warmer season moves in our home water usage usually rises. That’s because there’s a lot of water-related chores and activities associated with the changes in temperature.
At the same time…

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earth day green living Teach Your Child to be Eco-Friendly

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Living in peace with the world that surrounds us is of crucial importance. We have to preserve it for as long as possible so we can live a life in a healthy environment…. However, apart from doing this ourselves, it is vital we pass on this green way of

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Earth Day playing on the beach Earth Day Tips for Children

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Earth Day, April 22, is approaching and that means it’s time once again assess our choices and how they impact the environment. One way to make a positive impact on the environment is through organic …farming. Eating organic is not only better for our bodies, but better for

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Christmas Tree2 Green Living: Recycling Christmas Trees and Wreaths

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An authentic Christmas tree is the perfect seasonal decoration. After you bring the outdoors in to trim your home, it is important to take simple steps to properly recycle the beautiful boughs.

This year, we decked our halls with a 9-foot Douglas Fir. For our family, a real tree is

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Water-filter Green Living: Using a Water Filter to Save Money

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Our family loves to drink water. We are constantly drinking water… out of water bottles in an effort to get the best tasting water we can. One of my pet peaves is finding empty water bottles lying around. I am really trying to be cautious of the amount of

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