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kiwi_magazine_subscription_march2011

The Compost Convert: One KIWI Magazine Mom on How She Learned to Love the Muck

You’ll never guess what I seriously wanted for Christmas last year. It wasn’t a pair of diamond earrings or a day at the spa (though I’d gladly accept either). What I really wanted was a compost bin. Because m...
by Shannon McRae
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Family Circle Presents Useful “Editor Recommended, Mom Approved” Buying Guide for Household Products

I’m a sucker for buying guides and product reviews. I’m so much more likely to try something if I’ve read that someone else had good results–does that make me a savvy shopper or a hopeless follower? I...
by Shannon McRae
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Easter '06

KIWI Magazine Suggests Natural Ways to Dye Easter Eggs

Would you prefer to stay away from artificial dyes to color your Easter eggs this year? If you’ve got beets, blueberries, curry powder—and patient kids—on hand, you can. My family loves eating boiled, dyed Easter eggs...
by Shannon McRae
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parenting_early_years_magazine_subscription_june2011

New Crib Safety Standards Take Effect This Month

New government safety standards for cribs sold in the U.S. take effect this month. From now on, the manufacture and sale of all drop-side rail cribs is banned. Mattress supports will be stronger, crib hardware more durable and ...
by Shannon McRae
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parenting_early_years_subscription_march2011

All the Single Mamas: Parenting Early Years Tells the Tale of a Married Single Mom

When I was single, I worked with a man whose wife called him at work every day at 5 p.m. No matter what sort of deadlines we were working on, you could bet that when this father of three’s phone rang, he’d bolt out ...
by Shannon McRae
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KIWI Magazine’s Five Ways to Shop Organic and Save

I try to buy as many organic items as possible when I grocery shop each week. But as the sales ring up at the register, I often wonder if organic items are worth the higher costs. I’m not alone. Many of my friends cite hi...
by Shannon McRae
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