DIY project: make a snow globe from a recycled baby food jar

01/16/17   filed under: art, diy kids crafts, green family, green toys

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The most clever party favor my son has ever received was from a boy with an architect mom and sculptor dad. Yet the gift was more kitschy than Kahn, more crafty than Chihuly. In other words, it was perfect for a kid: a tiny DIY snow globe encased in a reused baby food jar (he’s a big brother). Read on for instructions on how they made it.

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HOW TO: Make no-bake energizing vegan oat balls

01/16/17   filed under: healthy recipe, how-to, recipe, snack, vegan cooking

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6 ways to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day with your kids

01/16/17   filed under: education, green family, green holiday ideas for kids, parenting

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Rocket Table launches in your living room, putting an exciting jolt in the modern coffee table

01/13/17   filed under: art

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Inspired by action figures and toys from his youth, Stelios Mousarris’ designed a new coffee table that combines the carefree spirit of childhood, with just really cool design. Five retro-style wooden rockets are caught mid-launch, seeming to propel upward from 3D printed bulbous exhaust bases. The best part of The Rocket Coffee Table is that it is totally customizable, enabling parents to top their rocket base with a kid-friendly surface until they’ve grown. We also love that as a long-time collector of nostalgic toys and action figures, Mousarris upcycled his collectibles to create this stellar piece.

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HOW TO: Make two types of irresistible Brussels sprouts chips that will change the veggie's bad reputation

01/13/17   filed under: cooking, food, healthy recipe, how-to, kid friendly, recipe, snack, vegan cooking, vegetarian

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6 sneaky food additives: Where they like to hide & why you should avoid them at all costs

01/13/17   filed under: food, health & body, kids health, toxins

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Family rescues a magpie that becomes their loyal friend & frequent houseguest

01/12/17   filed under: art, green family, green kids

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HOW TO: Make decadent vegan salted date caramel & almond butter quinoa cups

01/12/17   filed under: cooking, food, how-to, recipe, snack, vegan cooking, vegetarian

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15 beneficial uses for coconut oil

15 beneficial uses for coconut oil

1. Metabolic Support Coconut oil contains medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs) that are delivered directly to the liver to provide an immediate source of energy. This means the body uses…

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HOW TO: Make addictive, vegan, gluten-free chocolate bark using coconut oil

HOW TO: Make addictive, vegan, gluten-free chocolate bark using coconut oil

1. Gather the ingredients 2 tbsp of coconut oil 3 tbsp of dark cacao powder 2 tbsp of maple syrup a handful of large dried coconut flakes a handful of walnuts a handful of blonde…

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The StoryTime Rocking Chair was designed by a dad of three who didn't have a big enough lap for all his kids!

The StoryTime Rocking Chair was designed by a dad of three who didn't have a big enough lap for all his kids!

Hal Taylor is a craftsman, a father of three, and probably a genius. He was experienced in the art of handcrafting beautiful rocking chairs, and when his brood went from two to three…

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Introduce kids to the magic of solar power with these tiny working toy solar houses and automobiles

Introduce kids to the magic of solar power with these tiny working toy solar houses and automobiles

If you’re looking for an utterly charming (and affordable) way to introduce your little one to the magic of solar power, then Litogami is the way to go. Litogami offers a wide…

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Wild Walk is a trail across the treetops that gives you a towering perspective of the Adirondack Forest

Wild Walk is a trail across the treetops that gives you a towering perspective of the Adirondack Forest

The Wild Walk The Wild Walk is the newest adventure at the Wild Center and it truly does allow your family to get wild. This beautiful walk takes you up, up, up high to a trail of…

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Japanese mom bakes up astounding bread loaves that feature her son's illustrations & more

Japanese mom bakes up astounding bread loaves that feature her son's illustrations & more

Making homemade bread is a kid-friendly and delicious activity, but one Japanese mom’s bread loaf masterpieces elevate the stuff of life into works of art. Using her son’s…

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10 surprising everyday uses for apple cider vinegar

10 surprising everyday uses for apple cider vinegar

Image via Shutterstock 1. All-purpose cleaner Apple cider vinegar can be used as a simple cleaning product as well, either diluted with water or at full-blast with a spritzer bottle.…

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7 therapeutic & rejuvenating yoga stretches for parents

7 therapeutic & rejuvenating yoga stretches for parents

1. Cat and Cow Stretch This stretch is great any time of day, but especially in the morning when backs and limbs are tight. Get down on your hands and knees. Arch your back towards the…

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HOW TO: Make Golden Milk -- an ancient, health-boosting turmeric beverage

HOW TO: Make Golden Milk -- an ancient, health-boosting turmeric beverage

1. Gather the ingredients Turmeric paste: ½ cup of water ¼ cup of turmeric powder ½ tbsp of ground pepper Golden milk: ¼ tbsp of turmeric paste 1 cup of coconut milk 1…

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10 gorgeous indoor play spaces that will delight kids

10 gorgeous indoor play spaces that will delight kids

1. Book Nook Paradise If a jungle gym and a library had a baby, it would probably look like this amazing book-infused play space. I love that there are lots of hidden nooks and…

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