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US Rowing Spokesman Promotes Rowing for Fitness

US Rowing Youth National Championships Parents and are venturing out onto the water to teach children rowing at younger and younger ages.  So, it makes sense to AJ Dominique that youth rowing is such a rapidly growing sport.   “We run events and regattas that reach everyone from age 13 to age 89,” said Dominique proudly, […]

Continue Reading By on June 19, 2013 in athletics, family, fitness, outdoors, parenting, sports, water, wellness

California Updating Flame Retardant Rules for Furniture

More than five years ago, chemist Arlene Blum was writing about Killer Couch Chemicals, telling about her cat’s struggle with hyperthyroidism, and trying to sound a warning about toxins in our furniture.  Blum had her cat’s blood tested and confirmed for high levels of flame retardant chemicals called PBDEs, also found at high levels in […]

Continue Reading By on February 8, 2013 in conscious consumerism, environmental, family, health, wellness

Exploring Cool Facts and Fuzzy Science

I could hardly tear my oldest daughter away from the solar system exhibit when we last visited a popular science center.  Not only were the planets perfectly suspended and illuminated to awe visitors, but the interactive touch screens drew kids in to learn fun facts and cool concepts.   The shiny metal scale challenged our […]

Continue Reading By on January 8, 2013 in conscious consumerism, environment, family, parenting, safe chemicals, science, wellness

Nurturing: Caring for Yourself During the Holidays

Hurray!  Your entire extended family can get together for Thanksgiving! You emotionally brace yourself for the awkward verbal exchanges or silences with relatives you never really liked. A last-minute work trip leaves your spouse stranded in an airport on the other side of the country. You wonder why this had to be the year you […]

Continue Reading By on November 21, 2012 in health, wellness

Honey & Pollen for Our Kitchen

Breakfast time at our house includes a tiny bit of bee pollen along with a little yogurt or juice.  Sometimes it includes hot cereal like brown rice or steel cut oats sweetened with raw, organically produced honey.  We were excited to receive our first mailed box of honey and pollen late this summer.  We purchased it from a […]

Continue Reading By on October 27, 2011 in eating better, farm, honey, natural, wellness