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245 green living article submissions by the Mothering community.

MotheringDotCommunity Earth Day Contest

Earth Day is Approaching Mothering is excited to announce our MotheringDotCommunity Earth Day Contest! We are seeking fun and unique ideas for reusing, repurposing or recycling things that might otherwise be thrown away into useful household items. Let's celebrate Earth Day by sharing ways to turn trash into treasure! Contest entries should be a "how-to tutorial" and may be submitted in any of the following (or variety of the following) formats: a step-by-step written tutorial a step-by-step photo tutorial a video of you crafting your creation How... read more

Protecting Child's Talent from Industry

Dear Naomi, My question is about how best to nurture my daughter's natural talents. I want to say yes to her self-direction and interests and yet protect her from the unhealthy toys, foods, people and experiences. It seems like the older she gets, the more she gets exposed to these things (husband does some of it) and the more her interests are around these things and the more she gets away from her natural self and natural talents. She is 4 and I don't feel yet she is rooted enough in herself to resist these things. She has a two year older brother and is usually... read more

Sign up Now to Help Organize a Green Halloween Event in your Community this Fall

April 2, 2010 Green Halloween, a non-profit organization working to make Halloween and other holidays more eco-friendly, is looking for volunteer coordinators across the country. Do you love Halloween but not all of the un-healthy, un-safe and un-sustainable traditions? Want to help give the holiday an “EEK-O-friendly” makeover on a national scale?Join the revolution by organizing a Green Halloween® trick-or-treat trail or event in your community!Already launched in seven cities nationwide (including Los Angeles and NYC), Green Halloween® is currently looking for... read more

How-to Diaper Naturally - Pocket Diapers

Welcome to the pocket diaper section of Mothering.com's special how-to video resource on cloth diapering. Following are videos from Mothering advertisers with helpful information and demonstrations on how to properly use the diapers they sell. This video resource is a web exclusive addition to the feature article "The Diaper Dilemma" in the May/June 2010 issue of Mothering magazine. To read the article, and accompanying resources, order a digital subscription or a copy of the May/June issue. What is a pocket diaper? Pocket diapers have an hourglass shape and... read more

How-to Diaper Naturally - One-size Diapers

Welcome to the one-size diaper section of Mothering.com's special how-to video resource on cloth diapering. Following are videos from Mothering advertisers with helpful information and demonstrations on how to properly use the diapers they sell. This video resource is a web exclusive addition to the feature article "The Diaper Dilemma" in the May/June 2010 issue of Mothering magazine. To read the article, and accompanying resources, order a digital subscription or a copy of the May/June issue. What is a one-size diaper? Designed to fit all sizes, from... read more

How-to Diaper Naturally - Diaper Covers

Welcome to the diaper cover section of Mothering.com's special how-to video resource on cloth diapering. Following are videos from Mothering advertisers with helpful information and demonstrations on how to properly use the diapers they sell. This video resource is a web exclusive addition to the feature article "The Diaper Dilemma" in the May/June 2010 issue of Mothering magazine. To read the article, and accompanying resources, order a digital subscription or a copy of the May/June issue. What is a diaper cover? Designed to act as a moisture barrier,... read more

How-to Diaper Naturally - Flat and Prefold Diapers

Welcome to the flat and prefold section of Mothering.com's special how-to video resource on cloth diapering. Following are videos from Mothering advertisers with helpful information and demonstrations on how to properly use the diapers they sell. This video resource is a web exclusive addition to the feature article "The Diaper Dilemma" in the May/June 2010 issue of Mothering magazine. To read the article, and accompanying resources, order a digital subscription or a copy of the May/June issue. What is a prefold diaper? A prefold is a rectangular piece of fabric... read more

How-to Diaper Naturally - Contour and Fitted Diapers

Welcome to the contour and fitted section of Mothering.com's special how-to video resource on cloth diapering. Following are videos from Mothering advertisers with helpful information and demonstrations on how to properly use the diapers they sell. This video resource is a web exclusive addition to the feature article "The Diaper Dilemma" in the May/June 2010 issue of Mothering magazine. To read the article, and accompanying resources, order a digital subscription or a copy of the May/June issue. What are fitted and contour diapers? Shaped like an... read more

How-to Diaper Naturally - All-in-one (AIO) and All-in-two (AI2) Diapers

Welcome to the all-in-one (AIO) and all-in-two (AI2) section of Mothering.com's special how-to video resource on cloth diapering. Following are videos from Mothering advertisers with helpful information and demonstrations on how to properly use the diapers they sell. This video resource is a web exclusive addition to the feature article "The Diaper Dilemma" in the May/June 2010 issue of Mothering magazine. To read the article, and accompanying resources, order a digital subscription or a copy of the May/June issue. What is an all-in-one? All-in-ones have an... read more

Over One Million Infantino Baby Slings Recalled

March 24, 2010 On March 12, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a warning regarding the risk of certain baby slings that can restrict the breathing of infants and cause death. In light of that alert and the concern the ensuing media reports raised for parents, Mothering responded with the press release Babywearing is Safe and followed up with a Mothering Radio broadcasted special report Safe Babywearing reviewing the concerns raised and explaining safe babywearing practices. Today, over one million Infantino baby slings were recalled in the United... read more

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