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6 Ways to Get Your Kids Involved with Helping the Earth this Summer

06/05/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

Summer Tips for Getting Kids Involved in EnvironmentCourtesy Bambooee

Shocked to learn that only 7 percent of the Brazilian rainforest was left intact, mother-of-two Irene Krasniansky decided it was time to lay down the law: no more paper towels.

Prompted by the pledge, her entrepreneurial husband, Noam, set out to develop a product that not only replaced disposable paper towels, but was also composed of a sustainable and renewable resource.

The result: an “un-paper” towel that replaces up to 286 paper-towel rolls.

The couple, inspired by TOMS’ shoe-donation campaign “One for One,” then took their mission one step further by vowing to plant a tree for every roll of Bambooee sold.

To date, their pledge is responsible for over 70,000 new trees being planted. Also nearest to Irene’s heart is teaching future generations how to care for their planet.
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How to Keep Your Mom-to-Be Skin Glowing All 9 Months

05/16/2014 at 02:00 PM ET

Stacy Keibler Pregnant Elle Women in Music Michael Buckner/Getty

Everyone always talks about how much your skin will glow during pregnancy, but what if your skin doesn’t get that memo?

I was one of those unlucky women and I can tell you, there’s nothing fun about treating acne while you’re expecting because unfortunately, there are a lot of products you can’t use.

My baby boy arrived two years ago so I’m back to being as close to blemish free as possible — thank goodness!

But since I figured there had to be others suffering my same fate, I decided to reach out to an expert to see if there is a safe and effective way to keep those unwanted zits at bay when you’re with child.

Luckily, Dr. Jeannette Graf was more than willing to share her thoughts. Check them out below.
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WATCH: Make Project Kid’s Matilda-Approved Easter Egg Crafts

04/16/2014 at 03:51 PM ET

Project KidCourtesy Project Kid

Roald Dahl’s classic Matilda proves the power of imagination — so it’s no surprise such a sharp little girl would inspire an especially creative Easter craft.

Of course, there are eggs involved, but crafting expert Amanda Kingloff, author of Project Kid: 100 Ingenious Crafts for Family Fun, also draws upon the character’s love of reading for her spring holiday project.

In an exclusive video for PEOPLE, Kingloff and her little helpers — the four stars of the Broadway hit, Matilda the Musical — show you how to make pretty decoupage Easter eggs using recycled books!
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25 Easter Egg Designs to Dye For

04/14/2014 at 02:00 PM ET

25 Cool Easter Egg Designs People Great IdeasCOURTESY PINTEREST VIA POLKADOTPONIE.BLOGSPOT.COM

Good thing there’s no chicken shortage!

With so many creative Easter egg designs packed into this one story, you’ll be inspired to make more than your usual dozen.

DIYers used everything from rubber bands to melted crayons to Kool-Aid.

Be sure to hard-boil eggs or blow out contents before decorating, and then go nuts. The results are eggs-ceptional!

See more here at greatideas.people.com.

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4 Helpful Ways to Keep Your Child Safe Online

03/27/2014 at 10:00 AM ET

Microsoft Online Safety Tips for Kids Jacqueline BeauchereGetty

Being a good digital citizen is vital to keeping your family safer online.

So imagine what a scary place the Internet can be for a child.

The good news is there are many simple things you can do to protect your brood on the Web according to Jacqueline Beauchere, Microsoft’s chief online safety officer.

“People are making good use of technology tools to help keep them safer online — things like firewalls, anti-virus tools,” explains Beauchere.

“But they still need to incorporate some key safety habits into their daily digital routines.”

Don’t know where to start? Here are her helpful tips below:
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15 Helpful Products That Make Breastfeeding Easier

03/12/2014 at 04:00 PM ET

Belly Armor Radiation Protection CoverCourtesy Belly Armor

Breastfeeding may just be the most unnatural natural thing a new mother can do.

While the rewards are ultimately great, it’s far from easy in the beginning. There’s a steep learning curve with plenty of stumbling blocks along the way, and your little partner in the journey is pretty darn demanding.

And for those who return to work outside the home and want to continue nursing, there’s a whole new set of complicating factors.

Luckily, there are plenty of products out there to help moms along. Is it possible to breastfeed without such accessories? Of course.

But adding a few key pieces to your arsenal only makes things easier. And what new mom doesn’t like easy?

Check out my top picks below:
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Cool (and Handy!) On-the-Go Gear for New Moms

03/06/2014 at 01:00 PM ET

Beco Soleil CarrierCourtesy Beco

When you first bring home that snuggly new addition to your family, it’s easy to feel like you’re never going to be able to leave.

With round-the-clock feedings, diaper changes and (futile) attempts at sleep, the idea of getting out of the house can seem like the most daunting task of all.

But as I bumble my way through first-time motherhood, I’ve discovered that resuming even a semblance of my pre-baby life and getting out and about with my little one in tow — whether just out for a walk or flying to Florida — is the key to my sanity. Or what’s left of it, anyway!

Here are some of my favorite products to help new moms brave the big, bad world outside the home.
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