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4/7/2011
Getting kids outdoors and into nature helps promote healthy child development physically, emotionally, intellectually and socially.
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.
3/24/2014
Spring is the perfect season to start a nature journal. Observe and record the natural wonders of the season and connect to both nature and self, while practicing mindfulness and expressing creativity. Try these simple spring journaling prompts to get started!
5/13/2010
Exercising outside, close to nature, makes you happier than exercising inside, according to a study from the University of Essex.
5/17/2010
There is a beauty in discovering the lost art of keying wild plants. Learn more about this practice.
7/12/2010
Guest blogger Bill Hutchins explains the ways in which we are increasingly removed from the deeper rhythms and cycles and flow of our source.
3/24/2011
Help your kids develop their green thumb by teaching them to compost.
4/2/2012
Combining entertainment and education into one fun experience, board games are a great addition to structured play for kids.
5/31/2011
The playground classic of jumping rope seems to have disappeared. It’s time for a comeback!
7/31/2013
Gardening with kids doesn’t have to be stressful. Here are five simple steps to make gardening with kids more enjoyable.
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.
9/29/2011
Encourage your children to read by taking them to the library.
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.
2/16/2012
Kids learn about herbs and cooking through a Louisiana woman's "kitchen garden marketplace," Passionate Platter.
12/3/2013
Getting kids to play outside isn’t always easy, especially if they aren’t into a particular outdoor activity. It’s important to get them outside though—and not just for the physical benefits.
4/28/2009
A few herbal lessons from The Urban Herbalist.
7/12/2010
Guest blogger Bill Hutchins comments on the relationships of our family and community and natural world.
11/19/2014
Get inspired by early winter to decorate your home.
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.
8/9/2011
Heat illnesses are serious business, but they are also easily preventable. Read on to learn more.
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!
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!
8/27/2014
Getting kids outdoors can sometimes prove challenging. Help your kids lead a happier, healthier life with these six inventive outdoor activities.
4/24/2014
Keep your little ones busy outdoors with these five fun and innovative outdoor crafts for kids found on Pinterest. From backyard teepees to homemade slime, we've got you covered.
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.
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.
3/29/2011
Use these five steps to encourage water conservation with children!
3/15/2011
Your kids will have fun sinking their fingers into this safe and natural play dough.
9/12/2011
Childhood music lessons have long-term, positive effects on the brain.
7/5/2013
LOVE NATURE NYC’s line of bath, body and home products helps create an experience that nurtures and connects the mind, body and soul.
6/11/2010
Try these valuable bug repellent formulas for a weekend in the woods.
10/13/2011
In celebration of National Non-GMO Month, Nature’s Way releases an infographic to help explain the basics of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
6/26/2012
Nature’s Gate introduces affordable anti-aging products for the face with it’s Facial Care collection.
11/9/2011
This year, give a gift that keeps giving. We tell you how with the help of the folks at The Nature Conservancy.
5/18/2009
Camping is a great way to enjoy nature, but it may not be as eco-friendly as you think. Reevaluate your camping methods. How green are they really?
2/28/2011
These three plants are extremely creepy. Read more about the bizarre devil's claw, doll's eye and Buddha's hand.
8/4/2009
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace reviews a natural shampoo from Eco Nature Care.
11/17/2011
Color your hair at home with Tints of Nature salon-grade permanent hair color, made with a natural soy base, which mitigates the damage and health risks typically associated with coloring hair.
11/28/2014
Fall is a wonderful time to connect back to nature. Enjoy these inspiring leaf art activities for all ages and get connected again.
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.
7/19/2012
Discover delightful garden projects for kids. The author of the Fairy House Handbook shows you how to make fabulous fairy creations out of mud.
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.
7/30/2012
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.
8/8/2014
Try these five editor-recommended picks for quick-fix foods.
7/28/2011
McDonald's has new, healthier plans for its popular kids' meal.
7/26/2011
Create a yummy summertime lip balm with your kids.
3/14/2011
Take a look at these herbs to fight colds, flus and ear infections.
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.
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.
11/22/2011
Ease the symptoms of the common cold with herbs and other natural treatments.


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