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Growing a Neighborhood: FamilyFun Magazine Helps Your Community Catch the Gardening Bug

My 4-year-old was so proud of the egg-carton garden full of tiny sprouts he planted at school. He wanted to plant them immediately on the day he brought them home. Unfortunately the front yard is the only place where we get ade...
by Shannon McRae
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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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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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How to Become a Regret-Free Parent

How to Become a Regret-Free Parent

When you raise young children, the days are long but the years fly by. This month, Parents magazine gives perspective on how to savor those fleeting moments. “Listen to this,” I said to my husband as I read the late...
by Shannon McRae
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kiwi_magazine_subscription_april-may2011

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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