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The Most Important Parenting Lesson I’ve Learned So Far

So many parenting tips are about how to modify your child's behavior or teach him new skills, but I think there's one parenting lesson that rules them all. I was at the playground with my then-16-m…

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How to Cope When Your Child Goes Vegan

The announcement that your teen (or tween) is going vegan can come as a bombshell. You may worry that a vegan lifestyle will lead to poor nutrition, skyrocketing grocery bills, the end of cozy family …

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7 Tips for Building Tolerance in Children

As children are going back-to school tolerance is more important than ever. They are getting to know their teacher(s), meeting new friends and classmates, it is natural for children to notice the …

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Yoga Poses to Wake You Up No Matter Where You Are

Does the end of summer have you dragging a little bit? Or do you maybe have trouble with a late afternoon slump? Try these restorative yoga poses to give you an energy boost. When you think ab…

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5 Resources for Packing a Better Lunch

Now that the school year is officially in full swing, do you need some school lunch ideas to spice up your kid's lunch box? Here are some places to find school lunch inspiration! Even if you don'…

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5 Non-VOC Paints for Crafters & Artists

You have probably heard of the dangers of decorating your home with paint high in volatile organic compounds which off-gas toxins that are harmful to human health. But what about the supplies you use …

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5 Ways Nature Can Help Make Kids Smarter

Nature provides obvious benefits to us from the air we breathe, to the water we drink, to the food we eat. Only recently has there been interest in showcasing the benefits it has on helping kids learn…

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The Real History of Pit Bulls Might Surprise You

Pit bulls have a reputation as brutal fighting dogs that attack without warning, and it is completely unfair. Learn how pit bulls went from being the family dog to being feared. Every time I read a…

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Who Gives More Elder Care? Daughters or Sons?

File this new Princeton study under: Things That Need to Change. When it comes to caring for elderly parents, daughters provide as much care as they can, while sons contribute as little as they can…

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Free Play Shapes Your Child’s Brain (in a good way!)

More and more research is showing that free play is critical to a child's developing brain. More free play might even help your kid get better grades in school. Here in the U.S., school curricula t…

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Like so many others, I love sweet potatoes and eat them frequently. I never knew there were so many…

i found low levels of D vitamin, so need sweet potatoes and spring time!

Have always enjoyed my walks and am now conciously making certain to do some every day.