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Holiday Health Challenge

Our holiday health challenge: 12 small, daily tasks to make sure you aren’t neglecting your physical, mental, and emotional health during this busy month.

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Healthy Holiday Travel Tips

When you hit the road with your loved ones this season, these tips will help you focus on fun, rather than germs and sniffles.

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12 Creative Date Ideas for Parents

A positive relationship can be a strong foundation for a happy family, but after a while, “dating” just isn’t what it used to be. Often, we fall in love with our partners over the new exciting experiences that we shared together. Maybe we were learning about their interesting hobbies, or maybe we just had the…

7 Steps for Dealing with Mom Guilt

If you are a mom, chances are you have felt the pangs of mom guilt.  The extent to which we have felt it differs from person to person. Some of us feel the guilt like a small, annoying insect buzzing around our ear.  Some of us drown in it. Wherever you are on this spectrum,…

Friendships, Now That We’re Parents

How old is your oldest friendship? In what ways has it changed over the years? What makes a good friend? Did you lose or make friends in direct correlation to your debut into parenthood? I think most of us had and lost dozens of friendships in childhood.  This is normal, because often what constitutes a…

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Make Your Meatless Mondays Kid-Friendly

Does your family go meatless on Monday? If not, it’s worth considering! Why? Designating one day of the week as a meatless day is a great way to improve your family’s health, help the environment and breathe new life into your tired old dinner routine. We’re here to help you pull it off with some […]

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Tips for a Safe and Healthy Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner, and that means soon your kids will be inundated with tons of the sweet stuff. That’s right, it’s candy season! Hoping to have a healthy Halloween this year, without being a total drag? We know, it’s tempting to let them go hog wild and eat as much candy as […]

Don’t Get Caught With Poop on Your Hands!

Did you know that according to the CDC, nearly 25% of us are walking around at any given time with fecal matter on our hands? That’s right! And if that sounds gross, check this out: there’s more bacteria on the human body than there are people in the United States. Yikes! But it’s not all […]

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Help Your Kids Get Over a Fear of the Dentist

There may be only one thing that kids hate more than a trip to the pediatrician – and that’s a trip to the dentist. Unfortunately, oral health has a lifelong influence on overall health, even being linked to major ailments like cancer, heart attacks, and diabetes. So if your child would rather spend a whole […]

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