Giving freedom, making happiness

Posted May 7th, 2013 by christine in Parenting, Uncategorized

I recently read this article from The Guardian newspaper. It made me think. In case you don’t have the time to read it (though you really should), I’ll briefly go over its main points: Controlled crying seems cruel. Why do we do it? Parents in other cultures hold their babies […]

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Earth Day, all week (or month)

Posted April 27th, 2013 by Jessica Haney in Green, Uncategorized

If it’s spring, that means everyone is talking about the environment. A number of schools and jurisdictions recently held events related to Earth Day. Among my wanderings with my kiddos this past week were the Wetlands Festival at Campbell Elementary School that celebrated the school building a Wetlands Learning Lab […]

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Going BIG and Green!

Posted April 23rd, 2013 by Elaine in Green, Uncategorized

My children are coming of age in a time when learning how to “help the Earth” is part of the general school curriculum, when messages of reducing and reusing abound, and every room in their school has separate trash and recycling cans. At ages 5 and 7, they are proficient […]

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What I Want For The Holidays

Posted December 5th, 2012 by jodifur in Uncategorized

Hanukkah starts Saturday night and even though my husband and I don’t exchange gifts, that doesn’t stop me from creating a wish list in my head. Here us what I am lusting after this holiday season: A do it at home gel manicure kit.  A love going to the salon […]

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Health Challenge: 15 Days Without Caffeine

Posted October 3rd, 2012 by Robin (noteverstill) in Food, Health, Living, Uncategorized

Every year I wean myself off of caffeine in the days leading up to Yom Kippur, because a 25-hour fast is difficult enough before compounding it with a caffeine-withdrawal migraine. But this year, due to a stubborn head cold that left me wanting nothing but carrot-ginger juice and mint lemonade […]

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