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Environmentally-Friendly Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July

From BBQs to dazzling firework displays, the Fourth of July is one of the biggest holidays in the United States. However, did you know that the holiday is actually one of the dirtiest days of the year? Single-use plastics are at an all-time high, in addition to all the air pollution from fireworks and picnics. The effects on our planet …

How to Prioritize Family Time When You Have NO TIME!

This is a guest blog post written by Hydaway ambassador and supermom Sara Bauer. Follow her on Instagram at @sobauer. Nowadays it’s really easy to feel like you’re falling behind as a parent. If you read any of an endless array of parenting blogs, you can immediately feel like you’re a failure because you’re not making home cooked meals every day, …

Best of the Upper Midwest: 10 Fun Destinations for the Whole Family

This is a guest blog post by Hydaway ambassador Zelphia Peterson. Follow her on Instagram @z_claire29. If you were born and raised in the midwest, you’ve heard the saying “Midwest is Best.” Which, by the way, is completely true. We may not have the glitz and glamour of New York or LA, but we’ve got down-home roots, a laid back …

6 Tips for Surviving Air Travel with Kids

This is a guest blog post by Hydaway ambassador, mother of middle schoolers, and founder of parenting blog Tech Savvy Mama, Leticia Barr. Follow her on Instagram @techsavvymama. Our 5 month old daughter’s first night away from our Washington, D.C. home wasn’t at her grandparents’ house in California or road tripping to see her other grandparents in the next state over. …

An Insider’s Guide to the Twin Cities

This is a guest blog post by Hydaway ambassador Zelphia Peterson. Follow her on Instagram @z_claire29. Those of us who live here might be a little biased, but we truly do think there is no better place to call home than the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The two largest cities in Minnesota are home to a diverse …

Just Say No: Taking The Zero Waste Challenge

This is a guest blog post by Hydaway ambassador Suzanne Hunt. Follow her on Instagram @shixie. I already consider myself a minimal-waste human on this planet, so I decided to take the Climate Generation zero-waste challenge, which is described as: “10 Days. March 11-20th. Keep track of your waste! Anything that cannot be recycled or composted is put in a …

How Get Kids Helping in the Kitchen

This is a guest blog post written by Hydaway ambassador and supermom Sara Bauer. Follow her on Instagram at @sobauer. It all started decades ago with Mom putting curlers in my hair fresh from a bath, giving me some crackers, carrots, and other small food items with which to play pretend in the same wooden kitchen as my siblings had over …