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How to (really) wash your fruits and veggies

Why should you wash your fruits and veggies before eating, you ask? GERMS! If you skip washing your produce (whether organic or conventional), it’s like letting your kids skip washing their hands before dinner time. To protect your family from consuming any unwanted pesticides, wax and the inevitable bacteria that clings to your fruit from […]

POSTED BY ON August 9, 2013         |           Comments { 4 }

Fun Fridays in an Airstream Trailer

When I stumbled across the Peterson Family blog, I instantly felt inspired and connected. Heck— they purposefully chose to live in a trailer with a kid!  Since then, I have been stalking their blog to see how they live and what they have learned through the experience  Along with detaching themselves from material possessions, they also found more […]

POSTED BY ON March 29, 2013         |           Comments { 28 }

Funny music video: “Clean like a mother”

I am a long-time fan of Method Products. What I love most is I can let my daughter help me out with chores around the house with their non-toxic all purpose cleaning sprays. Method revolutionizes the cleaning world with stylish, eco-friendly cleaning products made with non-toxic ingredients. Their heavenly smells are endless and I’m a […]

POSTED BY ON February 19, 2013         |           Comments { 4 }
5 chores your preschooler can do safely

5 Chores Your Preschooler Can Safely Do

This post is brought to you by Method, a socially responsible company that makes non-toxic and sustainable cleaning products that leave your home and your world clean. Kids seem to have a radar for a freshly cleaned surface. Doesn’t it seem that as soon as you wipe down a dirty counter, there’s another sticky handprint in its […]

POSTED BY ON February 8, 2013         |           Comments { 10 }

Be part of the National Day of Service

Tomorrow is National Day of Service, a day when volunteers all over the country will dedicate a few hours of their time to serving their communities—at food banks, health clinics, park clean-ups, and through thousands of other projects. It’s a tradition started by the first family as a way to honor the legacy of our […]

POSTED BY ON January 18, 2013         |           Comments { 1 }

Fast Food Free Family

Written by Josh Solar from The Happy Family Movement On any given Saturday, you’ll find our family scrambling around to get not 1, not 2, but 3 kids ready for soccer. Finding cleats, unis, shin guards, and making sure they’ve all had breakfast, pack snack packs…not to mention getting ourselves ready. Inevitably, we’re running behind, […]

POSTED BY ON December 20, 2012         |           Comments { 2 } giveaway

Giveaway: The ultimate one-stop-shop with

Have you ever gone to your favorite store that starts with a “T” and ends with a “t” as you shop through the aisles with your restless and antsy child? And maybe you spend a little more money than you should because they have a way of sidetracking you from your shopping list. I promise […]

POSTED BY ON December 14, 2012         |           Comments are closed
Land of Nod giveaway

Giveaway: Land of Nod

Looking for unique gift ideas for your kids that will make you smile and want to do the happy dance? Then make your life easier by visiting The Land of Nod’s gift guides categorized by ages, themes, gift sets, and Nod’s exclusives and top picks! When shopping for kids of all ages, The Land of Nod […]

POSTED BY ON December 11, 2012         |           Comments are closed
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How to get enough calcium without milk

Written by contributor Angela Stanford, MBA, RD, RYT Registered Dietitian/Holistic Nutritionist & Owner of Vital Nutrition and Wellness.   Q: My kids aren’t fans of milk and we don’t push it. Are we missing out on calcium or other nutrients to build strong bones and teeth? We do drink some almond milk and occasionally coconut milk, but […]

POSTED BY ON December 10, 2012         |           Comments { 5 }
eco-friendly gifts and toys that give for toddlers

Eco-Friendly Gifts that Give : Family Gift Guide

Are you a conscious shopper looking for socially responsible and eco-friendly gifts that give back this holiday season? We have the perfect holiday gift guide for babies, toddlers, kids, women, men and even gifts for home. At Family Sponge, we believe in sustainable and socially responsible gift giving for eco-loving families. We are always on the […]

POSTED BY ON December 5, 2012         |           Comments { 2 }