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10 Steps to Creating a Toxin Free Home

When I first became a mother I started to think long and hard about the chemicals we bring into our homes. And the number surprised me.

Shortly after this realization I began creating a toxin free home in the hopes that my kids wouldn’t be exposed to the majority of the 80,000 synthetic chemicals introduced into the market since 1976.

If you're looking to create a toxin free home, take a look at these tips I've shared and consider helping Seventh Generation reach its goal of collecting 100,000 Signatures by April 24th by signing the petition for chemical reform and urging your friends and family to do the same!

#FightToxins   #sponsored   #greenliving  

http://www.simmworksfamily.com/2014/04/toxin-free-home.html
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5 Tips for Creating a Family Table at Meal Time

Do you sit down for dinner each night as a family and enjoy a meal together? How do you create a family table? I share 5 tips for creating a family table at meal time and how enjoying mealtime together has brought my family closer together.

http://www.simmworksfamily.com/2014/04/creating-a-family-table.html

#ShareTheTable #ad #dinnertime  
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Growing Communities Through Community Gardens

Since starting our community garden 2 years ago, I've come to realize how important knowing our neighbors is. So recently I decided to give back a little and treat my fellow growers to a dinner in the garden.

Dinner was a success and I've realized just how important growing communities is. Read about that and how to make this delicious Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole #ontheblog today!

http://buff.ly/1mykVHg

#OreIdaHashbrown #shop #recipes  
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We are just beginning to do communal dinners with our neighbors. It's so cool to get to know people through food and community, isn't it? Hopefully branch out into a community garden soon! And agreed - easy hash brown casserole is a winner! 
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Where to Pick Strawberries in San Diego

It's almost that time! Strawberry picking season in San Diego. My family looks forward to it every year. And not because it's a huge cost savings, but because it's fun for everyone! Plus mama gets some cute shots of the kids.

Looking to go strawberry picking with your family this year? Check out this post here: http://www.simmworksfamily.com/2012/05/picking-strawberries-san-diego-family-fun.html

#strawberries #strawberrypicking #sandiego  
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Great post! My East Coast transplant friends say that California strawberries are amazing. I hope to try them out someday.
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Top 5 Things to Do at Legoland California When You're 5

We recently took my son to +LEGOLAND California for my son's 5th birthday and I made sure he was in charge. He told me his top 5 things to do in the park now that he's 5.

Have you gone to Legoland California? What was your favorite thing to do?

http://www.simmworksfamily.com/2014/03/things-to-do-at-legoland-california.html

#lego #legoland #socal #kids  
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It was a great time for all, +Maggie Unzueta!
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The Ultimate Girls Night Out

I celebrated my 30th birthday last month with the ultimate girls night out. Bought a pretty dress, put on some +COVERGIRL make up, did my nails, had someone else do my hair, and was chauffeured to an amazing restaurant with fabulous friends.

Maybe I should do this for every birthday after 30?

#birthdayparty #PGBestForMe #ad  
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Ergobaby 360 featured at Baby Bloggy Boot Camp

Do you babywear? What's your favorite carrier? 

We were able to test out the +Ergobaby 360 carrier coming out in April and we're pretty smitten! 4 different carries and a great new design.  #ad   #lizlange   #BabyBBC  

http://www.simmworksfamily.com/2014/03/ergobaby-360-baby-bloggy-bootcamp.html
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When my kids were little, I LOVED Ergo. I tried several carriers and it's the only one that didn't cause a lot of back, neck and shoulder pain.
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Chalkboard Easter Eggs

Need a great way to keep the kids entertained during Easter brunch? Paint a few of these chalkboard Easter eggs, throw them in a cute basket, and make them the centerpiece of your kids table.

Or simply use them as place cards at brunch and write each guest's name on an egg. The possiblities are endless with this simple Easter craft.

http://www.simmworksfamily.com/2014/03/chalkboard-easter-eggs.html

#craftsforkids #eastercrafts #chalkboardpaint  
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My kids will have so much fun with this.
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Irish Soda Bread Biscuits

Looking for a quick and easy recipe to make with the kids tomorrow in celebration of St. Patrick's Day?

Why not whip up these Irish soda bread biscuits for breakfast or an after school snack? They're super tasty and a fun treat the kids can get involved with.

http://www.simmworksfamily.com/2013/02/irish-soda-bread-biscuits-recipe.html

#stpatricksday #irishsodabread #recipes  
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Deal!
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Great tips from +Sarah Fuller on how to save on gardening supplies!
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It's so fun! And quite an experience. This is the first year I've used seed starters as well and it's great for my kids to experience. Plus, other friends have done the same thing so we can swap with one another to get more variety.
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    Owner, 2008 - present
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Introduction

Danielle is a work-at-home-mom in San Diego with two beautiful kids, ages 3 and 5, and writes at the Simmworks Family Blog. She loves to blog about her family, healthy living, great recipes, tech fun, and crafting.

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  • San Diego State University
    Psychology, 2005 - 2007
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