Family

13 Things I Learned from My Mom

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels My mom and I don’t always agree (especially on the subjects of makeup, heel height, and when to see a doctor) but she’s imparted many excellent bits of wisdom and life advice that have served me well. In honor of Mother’s Day (coming […]

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The Kind Mama

by guest blogger Alicia Silverstone, actress, author, and activist Back in 2009, I published my first book, The Kind Diet, in which I shared everything I know about the healing power of a plant-based, or “kind,” diet. I’m proud to say that since that book came out, I’ve heard from countless readers whose lives have […]

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DIY Organic Baby Food

By guest blogger Robyn Jasko, cofounder of Grow Indie Now that my son Ajax has reached 9 months, we’ve been having a lot of fun getting him to try new foods. When we first starting giving him baby food, we went the pouch route—it was organic, easy, and he really liked it—but I quickly realized […]

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A Lifetime of Music

For my birthday this year, my oldest daughter got us tickets to see Neil Finn at Town Hall in New York City. Now, most people have never heard of Neil Finn. But maybe you’ve heard of Crowded House. Or Split Enz. Or his years recording with brother Tim. Or that epic 7 Worlds Collide phase. […]

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CSA Pizza Night

By guest blogger Nate Luke, photographer and video director Millsap Farms brings a lot to the table—literally. Along with providing community-supported agriculture (CSA) members with weekly assortments of freshly harvested organically grown produce, the Springfield, Missouri farm now hosts a weekly “Dancing Pizza Club” dinner. On Thursdays, once warm weather comes to the Ozarks, Sarah […]

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Vindication for Lazy Parents (Like Me)

The other day, while driving into New York City, I heard a radio interview with Dana Goldstein, author of the recent Atlantic article “Don’t Help Your Kids With Their Homework.” The article discussed two researchers from Duke University who went through 30 years of surveys to determine what really works when it comes to parental […]

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Fishing for Fun at Kamalame Cay

For spring break this year I wanted to find a nice place to go bonefishing that the whole family would enjoy. After all, it’s not every year a 7-year-old girl makes a New Year’s resolution to go to the Bahamas and catch a bonefish. The unanimous recommendation from the current and former editors of Garden […]

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Act Like a Couple, Think Like a Person: 5 Fight-Less, Love-More Strategies to Superglue Your Relationship

by guest blogger Laurie Puhn, lawyer, couples mediator, and author Sometimes, the best advice given to people in a relationship is common sense, uncommonly used—as in, do unto your mate as you’d like done to you. As a lawyer, a couples mediator, and the author of the bestseller Fight Less, Love More: 5-Minute Conversations to […]

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