February 26, 2014 • in By Maria

Cleaning Out My Kitchen

It’s that time of year—the end of February (still two-feet of melting snow outside)—when the spring-cleaning gene kicks in and the urge to clean out everything becomes irresistible. But here’s the truth about my kitchen: I don’t actually live on …

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January 16, 2014 • in Family

How to Get Rid of Secrets? Tell Them

by guest blogger Cristina Negrón I never wanted to sign up for Facebook. All of the friending friends, unfriending friends, poking friends, tagging friends…it sounded like a lot of work to me. I wanted to hang out with my friends; …

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December 16, 2013 • in Family

Ode to Betty

I knew it was going to happen one day. But it was a day I was dreading. And that day has come. People often ask me how I do it all. After reeling internally from the fact that I don’t …

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November 26, 2013 • in Family

Honoring Our Heritage

by guest blogger “Coach” Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director There is much to be learned from our ancestors. Our parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents had deep roots in agriculture. Modern organic farming is based on the philosophy that we must …

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November 11, 2013 • in Family

Stepping Toward Happiness

There comes a point in everyone’s life when they need to choose life. As Elizabeth Gilbert writes in her new book The Signature of All Things, “she knew that the world was plainly divided into those who fought an unrelenting …

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October 31, 2013 • in Family

Non-GMO Choices Make Halloween
Less Frightful

by guest blogger Courtney Pineau, assistant director of the Non-GMO Project It’s that time of year when Halloween costumes show off kids’ creative spirit and festive plans are in full swing. Kids love Halloween because it’s a day filled with …

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September 13, 2013 • in Family

The Year Reality Knocked

by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger For every mother (and father) out there who has just wrapped up the back-to-school ritual, I offer the following, with great affection. It took me many, many years, but somewhere along the …

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