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Why You Should Care about Balloon Releases

A proposed ban on balloon releases was recently struck down in Virginia. This might seem like no big deal, but the environmental impacts of balloon releases might surprise you. I remember doing an …

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5 Ways to Instill Optimism in Our Children

When surveyed, most parents agree that our children’s wellbeing is very important to us. And one of the best ways to do this is to teach and model optimism for our children. We may be concerned tha…

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4 Ways to Fit Fitness into Your Busy Life

Exercise isn’t all that time consuming. It only takes 4 to 10 hours a week, depending on your fitness level. However, for those of us with hectic schedules, it can be a challenge to prioritize those h…

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10 Probiotic-Rich Foods to Supercharge Your Diet

Most people know that yogurt (at least the unsweetened kind with live cultures) is a healthy option, but few people consider the many other foods rich in beneficial bacteria or yeasts that help boost …

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Your 3 Biggest Breakfast Mistakes

Breakfast is one of the best meals of the day. But, everyone does it differently. Unless you’re interested in trying intermittent fasting — a smart choice for some — eating a quality breakfast is of t…

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Aspartame and Second Hand Smoke Linked to Premature Puberty in Girls

Let's face it:  puberty, even when it occurs normally, can be a stressful time in the life of a developing young woman or man.  Normally, puberty occurs between the ages of eight and thirteen in girls…

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5 Holistic Remedies for Back-to-School Sniffles

Sniffles and coughs might seem an inevitable result of our children heading back to school, however it doesn’t have to be that way. With a few boosters for our immune systems, we can stay healthy and …

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Superfood Date & Chia Energy Bites

Energy bars are expensive and often loaded with excess sugar. If you are active, or have a gaggle of active kids that need a quick and easy energy boost, it may be a good idea to make homemade energy …

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Study Finds Common Cleaning Products Fail Safety Testing

Before you wash another load of laundry or scrub a pile of dishes, keep reading. Women’s Voices for the Earth launched a new report called “Deep Clean” in which the non-profit organization graded four…

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Poor Diet Lowers Intelligence in Kids

What your kid eats has a direct impact on their brain development—that's a no-brainer. But, have you ever actually wondered how the modern, highly-processed diet is affecting our kids? That’s right…

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Thanks, I'll stick to my plain yogurt with fresh fruit.

Thank You for sharing:)

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