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The Benefits of Donating to Reforestation Charities

With current discussions about climate change, deforestation, and the limited value of natural resources, consumers, investors, and businesses are thinking about sustainability. But, most importantly, it is in our control. Every year, we lose between 46 and 58 thousand square miles of forest. Not for nothing, as many of those trees used to make the …

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Joanna Wood

KID FRIENDLY: Address: 48A Pimlico Road, SW1W 8LP, London, GB Website: www.joannawood.co.uk Phone: +44 20 7730 5064 From this modest Pimlico Road storefront, interior designer Joanna Wood sells some of her favorite design objects, whether they’re the result of a far-flung global sourcing trip or something she’s found in the nearby countryside. We love stopping off to …

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Hongqiao Park

KID FRIENDLY: Address: No. 101 Zunyi Road, Shanghai, CN Website: Phone: Shanghai’s Hongqiao district is a commercial hub, but amid the sleek buildings sits the green oasis of Hongqiao Park. Hongqiao means “red bridge,” and you’ll find a wooden one tucked in along with the park’s other splendors, which include many sculptures. The combination of natural …

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Oliv Café

Oliv Café KID FRIENDLY: Address: Münzstrasse, 8, Berlin, DE Website: www.oliv-cafe.de Phone: +49 30 89206540 This light-filled café is the perfect lunchtime refuge amid the hurried streets of Mitte. Dine solo with the periodical collection at your fingertips, or meet up with friends over local coffee and delicious sandwiches (the sourdough bread has the perfect amount of …

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5-Ingredient Meals to Streamline Your Trip to the Market

As far as the kids are concerned, the perfect five-ingredient weeknight dinner recipe reads something like, “macaroni, cheese, butter, milk, heat.” Or perhaps, “chicken nuggets, ketchup, ketchup, ketchup, ketchup.” While we totally agree with their philosophy of less is more—especially when it comes to making grocery lists or dashing to the store last-minute—keeping it simple doesn’t require sacrificing all …

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Chessie’s Big Backyard

KID FRIENDLY: Address: 6601 Telegraph Road, Alexandria , US Website: www.gametime.com Phone: Located on Telegraph Road in Alexandria, Virgina, Chessie’s Big Backyard is the go-to destination for moms in the area. From slides to bridges to monkey bars, this playground will surely delight any child while moms can have some time to catch up on a great …

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Stonehill Tavern

KID FRIENDLY: Address: 1 Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, US Website: www.michaelmina.net Phone: 949.234.3318 With an incredible menu and sublime atmosphere, the St. Regis’s Stonehill Tavern has become a favorite spot for many residents of Dana Point. “It is such an amazing gem and a great place for date night,” says Dotty Hagmier. “We love to sit …

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Ristorante da Bruno

KID FRIENDLY: Address: Via Maurizio Gonzaga, 6, Milan, IT Website: www.ristorantedabruno.biz Phone: +39 02 804364 Tuscan cuisine at its finest, Ristorante da Bruno is where most natives go to for some of the tastiest Italian favorites, which is saying a lot. Founded in 1939, this restaurant has served many notables in the worlds of film, finance and …

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Free “We’re On Each Other’s Team” Printable

My husband and I have said we were on each other’s team long before the Lorde song came out. (My goodness, is that song catchy or what?) Raising children together makes us say it exponentially more. He always has my back–and I’ll be hanging this print above my bedside table as a reminder.

Decoding Dragon Brush

Most children’s apps have the ability to retain user entrancement for at least a couple of minutes, and thank goodness for that. But it’s not every day that an app experience upsurges mere interest to full-on immersion, and Dragon Brush—an interactive storybook recently released by Small Planet Digital (and designed by the team at Spike Press)—does just that. Currently …

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