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5/7/2011
Here are some ingredients to make cooking with kids a tasty experience!
2/18/2010
An annual survey of home buyers found that Americans want smaller homes with a focus on casual living and togetherness. From larger kitchens to outdoor living spaces, these 10 features were the most popular. Find out how you can get them, too!
2/1/2011
Natural Home chose bamboo for its kitchenware line because it's both sustainable and beautiful.
8/28/2009
bambu creates modern goods for the kitchen and home, created from renewable materials, including bamboo and cork.
8/17/2011
Though used like timber, bamboo is a grass that self-propagates as it spreads underground via a network of rhizomes. A white oak tree takes 120 years to grow to maturity; bamboo takes three-and-a-half to seven years.
3/14/2012
The Ecology Center today released new research on toxic chemicals such as lead, arsenic and mercury in low-cost children's and adult jewelry.
6/27/2012
Nothing screams summer like ice cream. Rodelle and KitchenAid are partnering together to present the first ever ‘Great American Ice Cream Challenge.’
2/2/2011
Natural Home bamboo kitchen tools are made without formaldehyde or other harmful additives, through a process that eliminates waste.
10/7/2009
Before buying a toy, the first consideration should be its health. We’ve seen a lot of recent news about unhealthy plastics and paints in inexpensive children’s toys. Making sure any toy you select is healthy should be your number one priority.
7/21/2011
Staying physically active as you age may help ward off memory loss.
2/15/2010
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has concerns about how BPA affects infants’ and children’s health. Studies have shown that BPA can affect reproduction, development, metabolism and behavior in children.
1/8/2013
Author/illustrator Bonnie Bright is contributing a portion of book sales to Zero Waste San Diego. Her children's book Casey's Compost is a simple, rhyming tale about a young boy who discovers composting.
10/16/2009
J Clay Pottery features all your favorite foodie items—mugs and plates to bowls and sake sets—in all-natural clay and nature-inspired colors.
3/10/2014
Sharing the love of cooking with children is a wonderful way to get kids in the kitchen and introduce to them the simple pleasures of life from kneading bread to chopping carrots to create a delicious and healthy meal.
2/16/2010
Design your dining room with patterned placemats from Amenity. Made of organic cotton and hemp, these placemats come in a variety of colors and designs, making it easy to find the perfect fit for your room.
7/9/2009
Smooth, tangy, full of flavor, it just takes a few minutes to whip this up for spreading on focaccia or roasted chicken. 
8/25/2008
A kitchen garden offers many benefits beyond saving money.
7/26/2012
What is more fun than digging in the dirt? Or better yet, playing in the mud? Our guest blogger Marguerite Dunne muses about gardening with children and how wonderful it is to introduce them to this fun and beneficial pastime. (There's always something to do in the garden!)
2/20/2008
Marci O'Brien writes about sharing her love of gardening with her daughter.
6/14/2011
Keep your family safe and enjoy all of the fun of splishing, splashing and wading in the water with these pool safety tips for children!
4/29/2011
Relieve ear infections with this at-home remedy. One young mother takes a crash course in using herbs for this common childhood complaint.
8/4/2011
Cutting and drying herbs can be a great way for kids to learn about them.
4/19/2011
Herbs can be used to add flavor to a child's food from a very early age, and can often assist with health worries.
5/18/2011
Looking for refreshing drinks to serve to your little one? Use herbs to make drinks the whole family will enjoy!
6/7/2011
Learn some simple tricks to introduce your children to herb gardening
3/21/2011
Red apples, orange carrots, green kale, purple eggplant—eating colorful foods is good for little growing bodies! A great way to get kids excited & interested in fruits and vegetables is to talk about it's connection to color!
8/27/2014
Getting kids outdoors can sometimes prove challenging. Help your kids lead a happier, healthier life with these six inventive outdoor activities.
12/19/2014
Getting kids outdoors in the winter can often prove challenging. Try these fun and creative activities to get your kids outside and connected to the natural world.
6/15/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Kristin Standley shares her favorite ways to brew iced tea for a refreshing, healthy and green summer treat.
6/30/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Kristin Standley plans a green Fourth of July celebration.  
6/15/2011
Planting herbs in pots is a great way to jump into gardening, and you'll be able to use your harvest every day.
1/20/2012
Clutter taking over? Organize your kitchen with these decluttering tips and storage solutions.
12/9/2014
Create this small set of high-quality knives to take on any recipes that comes your way.
10/13/2011
Guest blogger Faith Moser shares her struggles adjusting to life with a toddler and his finicky relationship with food.
5/30/2012
For every purchase of one its PVC-, phthalate- and BPA-free bamboo toothbrushes, Smile Squared donates a toothbrush to a child in need.
2/18/2009
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace gets help from a kindergartner in reviewing a new green children's book from Scholastic.
9/12/2011
Childhood music lessons have long-term, positive effects on the brain.
10/29/2009
A new Campaign for Safe Cosmetics report reveals traces of lead and other heavy metals in children’s face paints.
3/26/2010
These are the herbs that I simply have trouble envisioning any kitchen garden living without.
8/11/2010
Tea towels are the perfect accessory to add life to your kitchen. Wipe your hands on them, or hang them up as décor. Hammocks & High Tea's collection of tea towels features global prints in rich colors.
1/12/2009
My parents’ customers reused their containers to buy honey in bulk. Now I reuse jars to store all kinds of foods.
7/21/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Kristin Standley finds healthy road trip snacks.
1/4/2011
Obama is poised to sign the Food Safety Bill. Learn more about how you can guarantee the safety of your own food.
6/15/2011
Outdoor kitchens, dining areas and living rooms are a great way to expand your home's living space. Designers offer advice on how to make the most of the great outdoors—in your own backyard.
7/21/2009
Try this recipe for a tasty, healthy and versatile salad.
6/17/2009
Gorgeous greens and fresh mint make a tasty, healthy, and quick soup.
8/4/2009
This marinade not only tenderizes meats and chicken, but it also has a wonderful zesty taste that is easy to get hooked on!
6/1/2009
Natural Home editorial intern, Kristin Standley, begins an indoor herb garden on her windowsill for fresh herbs year-round.
1/21/2009
La Chanh Nguyen's eco-friendly designs are changing the function common household items. Her process is simple; she deconstructs an object and recreates it with a green purpose and function.
6/24/2009
This recipe is great for summer picnics because it doesn't use mayonnaise. 
11/28/2007
Jessica's favorite green gifts for the upcoming holiday season are stylish and eco-friendly.
10/3/2014
To lead a healthier lifestyle, green your home with these nine cost-effective solutions.
7/7/2010
Kids and veggies don’t mix, right? Guest blogger Stephanie Small doesn't buy it. Re-learn a few tried-and-true tips to help your children actually enjoy their vegetables.
8/9/2011
The Center for Health, Environment and Justice’s 2011 Back to School Guide to PVC-Free School Supplies helps parents find safer and affordable school supplies for their children.
7/12/2011
Researchers add another item to the long list of health problems caused my secondhand smoke.
7/1/2011
Get to know Traditional Community Herbalist Kristine Brown and enter to win a subscription to Herbal Roots Zine, a great resource for teaching kids about herbs!
12/9/2011
Protect children's health and the environment by choosing responsibly made toys that are free of lead and other toxins.
7/18/2012
Graco, one of the nation’s largest children’s products manufacturers, has committed to banning the use of four of the most toxic chemical flame retardant chemicals from its products.
4/1/2011
Be on the look for these food dyes in your children's foods. They may be doing more harm than good.
9/3/2009
Try using aromatherapy to reconnect with family and friends.
10/14/2009
Learn the benefits of an infant massage and how to give one from certified infant massage instructor and practitioner Brenda Stansfield.
7/30/2012
Iced tea pops make fun treats for hot summer days, only they are healthy for the whole family, totally customizable, and packed with herbal goodness you won’t find in store freezers.
1/10/2011
Follow these tips to banish clutter and increase your efficiency, from your home office to your garage.
8/12/2009
Make this succotash recipe to use up your garden's excess of squash, corn and zucchini.
7/2/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Samantha Schwartz bakes her first batch of organic cupcakes from scratch.
10/5/2009
Hova Design’s FabricPots makes indoor gardening easier.
3/7/2011
Got kitchen clutter? Turn a picture frame into a beautiful, useful storage solution.
9/24/2009
Patters and personality galore, Plover Organic’s organic cotton bedding and kitchen textiles add just the right amount of spice to your green home decor.
4/26/2011
Think your balcony's too tiny to provide food and fun? Check out Apartment Therapy's great tips for making the most of your outdoor space.
11/17/2011
If you are new to cooking with herbs, try adding flavor to your meals with these six culinary herbs.
1/31/2012
A Detroit neighborhood garden demonstrates how citizens can work together to reclaim rundown sections of their cities and benefit their entire community.
3/14/2011
Take a look at these herbs to fight colds, flus and ear infections.
11/22/2010
Vintage tins add decorative accents to your home while also providing storage.
4/2/2012
For a zero-waste kitchen, learn how to reduce food waste with these tips from guest blogger Letitia Star.
4/1/2011
From a little-known sugar substitute to a conversation-starting book, this list of items for the green kitchen contains a few surprises.
7/18/2011
Learn how to keep your kitchen a safe and healthy space for your family by following these tips.
6/26/2012
Salt can soak up stains, clean pots and pans and exfoliate skin. Check out these and other uses for salt!
1/20/2010
Natural Home guest blogger Rebecca Selove narrows down her choices of Energy Star-rated appliances for her LEED-certified home in Tennessee.
8/20/2008
Want to be sure about what you're putting on your skin and hair? Save a little money and have a little fun mixing up these DIY beauty treatments. These natural home beauty remedies are made from basic household and kitchen ingredients!
1/26/2012
Did you know that lemons can cut grease, brighten laundry and whiten fingernails? Discover these and many more uses for lemons!
4/13/2009
Stephanie tackles moving and furnishing an empty house by picking salvaged, hand-crafted or environmentally friendly pieces.
11/29/2011
Good for cleaning home and body, vinegar has many uses around the house, from cutting grease in the kitchen to softening hair and laundry.
5/4/2011
Check out this excerpt from Healthy Beauty: Your Guide to Ingredients to Avoid and Products You Can Trust by Sam Epstein, MD, to find out more about how to swap out conventional products for healthier, natural alternatives.
6/7/2011
Check out this excerpt from Healthy Beauty: Your Guide to Ingredients to Avoid and Products You Can Trust by Sam Epstein, MD, to find out more about how to swap out conventional products for healthier, natural alternatives.
11/1/2011
Good for cleaning home and body, baking soda has many uses, from absorbing odors to keeping hair shiny and carpet fresh.
12/21/2011
Decorate your home with zero-waste decor that can be reused, recycled or consumed—instead of toxic landfill trash. The Christmas decorations of Colonial Williamsburg offer inspiration for using natural decor.


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