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5/7/2011
Here are some ingredients to make cooking with kids a tasty experience!
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!
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.
2/18/2010
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!
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.’
2/1/2011
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.
4/27/2011
Bend, twist and turn upside down for a happy baby and healthy child!
2/17/2012
Get your children excited about helping with the garden this year with these five fun activities.
7/21/2011
Staying physically active as you age may help ward off memory loss.
2/2/2011
Natural Home bamboo kitchen tools are made without formaldehyde or other harmful additives, through a process that eliminates waste.
4/2/2012
Combining entertainment and education into one fun experience, board games are a great addition to structured play for kids.
3/24/2011
Help your kids develop their green thumb by teaching them to compost.
5/31/2011
The playground classic of jumping rope seems to have disappeared. It’s time for a comeback!
4/7/2011
Getting kids outdoors and into nature helps promote healthy child development physically, emotionally, intellectually and socially.
2/16/2012
Kids learn about herbs and cooking through a Louisiana woman's "kitchen garden marketplace," Passionate Platter.
7/31/2013
Gardening with kids doesn’t have to be stressful. Here are five simple steps to make gardening with kids more enjoyable.
9/29/2011
Encourage your children to read by taking them to the library.
3/7/2013
Guest blogger Sarah Lozanova details her excitement about raising her children in a multi-generational ecovillage once her family moves to the Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage in Maine.
12/26/2012
Guest blogger Sarah Lozanova explains the benefits of raising kids in cohousing communities such as the Belfast Cohousing and Ecovillage her family is moving into.
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.
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.
8/9/2011
Heat illnesses are serious business, but they are also easily preventable. Read on to learn more.
8/13/2013
Sprout Foods new line of Sprout Smash Organic Kids Snack Pouches have the great taste school-aged kids love, and the nutrition their parents demand.
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!
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.
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.
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.  
5/14/2012
Mighty Fine Gardens’ vertical garden kits provide families with a way to teach their children the value of outdoor time and of making healthy choices with food.
9/12/2011
Childhood music lessons have long-term, positive effects on the brain.
3/15/2011
Your kids will have fun sinking their fingers into this safe and natural play dough.
3/29/2011
Use these five steps to encourage water conservation with children!
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!
6/24/2009
This recipe is great for summer picnics because it doesn't use mayonnaise. 
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.
1/12/2009
My parents’ customers reused their containers to buy honey in bulk. Now I reuse jars to store all kinds of foods.
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.
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.
11/28/2007
Jessica's favorite green gifts for the upcoming holiday season are stylish and eco-friendly.
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.
6/1/2009
Natural Home editorial intern, Kristin Standley, begins an indoor herb garden on her windowsill for fresh herbs year-round.
7/21/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Kristin Standley finds healthy road trip snacks.
3/26/2010
These are the herbs that I simply have trouble envisioning any kitchen garden living without.
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.
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.
6/6/2012
One guest blogger loves building fairy houses for kids and with kids. She never ceases to be amazed at their instinct for this activity. They see things in nature to use and create with that we could never imagine. Check out some fairy garden ideas from the brightest children.
7/19/2012
Discover delightful garden projects for kids. The author of the Fairy House Handbook shows you how to make fabulous fairy creations out of mud.
12/6/2012
Honor your traditions in a more sustainable way—while still pleasing your children—with these six eco-friendly gift ideas for kids.
12/9/2011
Protect children's health and the environment by choosing responsibly made toys that are free of lead and other toxins.
8/4/2011
Make faerie dust with the wee folks in your family to get them interested in herbs at a young age.
7/26/2011
Create a yummy summertime lip balm with your kids.
7/28/2011
McDonald's has new, healthier plans for its popular kids' meal.
3/14/2011
Take a look at these herbs to fight colds, flus and ear infections.
8/12/2009
Make this succotash recipe to use up your garden's excess of squash, corn and zucchini.
11/17/2011
If you are new to cooking with herbs, try adding flavor to your meals with these six culinary herbs.
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.
3/7/2011
Got kitchen clutter? Turn a picture frame into a beautiful, useful storage solution.
10/5/2009
Hova Design’s FabricPots makes indoor gardening easier.
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.
1/10/2011
Follow these tips to banish clutter and increase your efficiency, from your home office to your garage.
7/2/2009
Natural Home editorial intern Samantha Schwartz bakes her first batch of organic cupcakes from scratch.
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.
11/22/2011
Ease the symptoms of the common cold with herbs and other natural treatments.
12/9/2011
When you’re wrapping up your holiday shopping, consider shopping for a good cause. By giving all of your loved ones Cookies for Kids' Cancer this holiday season you may help bring kids with cancer that much closer to a cure.
7/18/2011
Learn how to keep your kitchen a safe and healthy space for your family by following these tips.
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.
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.
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!
1/20/2010
Natural Home guest blogger Rebecca Selove narrows down her choices of Energy Star-rated appliances for her LEED-certified home in Tennessee.
4/13/2009
Stephanie tackles moving and furnishing an empty house by picking salvaged, hand-crafted or environmentally friendly pieces.
1/26/2012
Did you know that lemons can cut grease, brighten laundry and whiten fingernails? Discover these and many more uses for lemons!
6/26/2012
Salt can soak up stains, clean pots and pans and exfoliate skin. Check out these and other uses for salt!
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.
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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