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The Key Holiday Ingredient Is Always Family

Over the years I have learned a few shortcuts and tips to make my life easier at holiday time. With my busy lifestyle, I just don’t have the time Grandma did. But you know, even if I did, I wouldn’t want to spend the amount of time in the kitchen that she used to spend there. I want to spend more time enjoying the actual holiday snuggling on the sofa watching a parade or movie or visiting with my extended family....more
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The Key Holiday Ingredient Is Always Family

Over the years I have learned a few shortcuts and tips to make my life easier at holiday time. With my busy lifestyle, I just don’t have the time Grandma did. But you know, even if I did, I wouldn’t want to spend the amount of time in the kitchen that she used to spend there. I want to spend more time enjoying the actual holiday snuggling on the sofa watching a parade or movie or visiting with my extended family....more
If I wash and chop all my veggies and fruits (well wash the fruits anyway) as soon as I get home ...more

Life Well Lived Moments Sweepstakes 4: Share A Moment and Enter to Win $250

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One-Minute Activism: How You Can Remove Poisons From Our Food and Air

This week, I'm devoting this post and BlogHer's weekly newsletter to making it easy for you to take action to protect yourself and those you love in one minute from your computer. The Environmental Protection Agency is issuing new Mercury and Air Toxics Standards at the end of this week. The problem? A utility lobby doesn't want to have to act on these standards, and is pressuring Congress and President Obama. Specifically, according to the non-partisan, nonprofit Moms Clean Air Force: "Hazardous air pollution comes from our oldest and dirtiest coal-fired power plants. Many utility executives have cleaned up their plants—and it has not hurt their financial health, or our economy. But now a handful of other coal utility companies, armed with powerful polluter lobbyists, is urging that clean-up be delayed—and fighting to weaken clean air standards for the most toxic pollutants." ...more
I want my daughter and my son to grow up healthy... so many things are in my control, it's ...more

Week 2: Explore BlogHer.com and Win an iPad!

Last week we invited you to take a look around our redesigned homepage. We love the feedback you gave us and now we'd like to share some of our features beyond the homepage. And, since we are still in a jolly giving mood, this week we want to give you a chance to win an iPad! ...more

I love the conferences page, but that might be because I'm GOING to BlogHer 2011!!! Bought my ...more

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