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Is Chocolate Healthy for Kids?

You’ve heard chocolate can have health benefits for adults… is chocolate healthy for kids, too? What about chocolate milk? What’s the healthiest way to eat chocolate? And what’s the lowdown about chocolate and caffeine? We’re answering every question you have (and some you didn’t know to ask) about kids’ health and this favorite sweet treat. […]

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Strawberry Watermelon Smoothie

Absolutely simple and refreshing, this fruity strawberry watermelon smoothie needs just TWO ingredients. (Guess which two??) Fuel your kids’ next outdoor play session with a fresh, whole fruit treat. Check out more whole fruit summer treats like Real Fruit Slushies, Frozen Raspberry Lemonade, and Watermelon Fruit Pizza. Summer is prime watermelon season. June and July […]

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Flax Carrot Apple Muffin Recipe

Your next picky eater success is here! Flax Carrot Apple Muffins load up kids on nutritious ingredients like whole grains (two of ’em!), fruits, veggies and seeds. Make these muffins ahead for a quick weekday morning breakfast or school-safe packed lunch option. Classic muffins like blueberry are fabulous. But isn’t it fun to have something […]

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20 Simple Summer Chores for Kids

Planning a low-key summer? Add some structure and learning to those long hot days with these 30 simple summer chores for kids. When summer comes, your kids’ majorly-structured days can suddenly feel wide open. And while you prepare to bask in the glow of fewer responsibilities, you might also want to use this time to […]

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I Was Not Prepared for My First Birth: 15 Things I Wish I Had Known

It seems like nine months should be long enough to prepare for birth, but it’s not. In fact, even though there are days you think your pregnancy may never end, the time comes where you can’t even believe you got there that quickly. And don’t be surprised if you think you have it all planned […]

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How to Raise Kids At A Healthy Weight

Kids shouldn’t follow crazy weight loss plans or do extreme workouts. It’s the little things they do everyday that make the biggest difference. The key is to make healthy habits part of life for the whole family — parents included. What is a Healthy Weight for Kids? Kids grow at different rates with varying amounts […]

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Crunchy Falafel Recipe

This authentic falafel recipe uses soaked ground chickpeas and loads of fresh herbs and spices to create crispy, irresistible patties that are nutritious, too. Do your kids like Middle Eastern food? Maybe they’re die-hard hummus fans. Maybe they can’t keep their hands off your plate at the Middle Eastern restaurant. Or maybe you have no […]

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The Top 100 First Names of the Last 100 Years: Are You or Your Kids on the List?

What’s in a name? Well, a lot, actually, and parents are often looking at the meanings of names just as much as they are the popularity of names when it comes to giving their wee ones lifetime monikers. So just what are the most popular names of the last century? Odds are, you have someone […]

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Healthy Turkey Meatloaf

A childhood classic just got healthier! This Turkey Meatloaf is packed with veggies and topped with a sweet sauce.  Healthy Turkey Meatloaf I still remember my mother making meatloaf when I was a kid. She never had a recipe, she just added a little here and a little there until it looked right and then […]

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Thick and Creamy Chocolate Mousse Recipe

This healthy chocolate mousse recipe calls for just four ingredients, and comes together in minutes! Try the creamy, dreamy mousse that’s fancy enough for a special occasion and easy enough for a weeknight. There’s just something about a decadent, chocolatey mousse that makes everybody in the room fall silent. The sweetness and airiness. Those fluffy […]

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15 Breastfeeding Traditions From Around the World

From a strictly biological perspective, breastfeeding is the same around the world. The primitive reflexes of rooting and sucking that are innate to all infants allow for newborns to quickly learn how to sustain themselves nutritionally from the breast. From the beginning of time, a mother’s ability to feed and nourish her child has not […]

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One Pot Lentils and Rice

Pack in whole grains and legumes with this healthy, easy side dish that’s full of flavor! These lentils and rice cook together in one pot, and feed a crowd. We don’t want to get all sensational here, but… Lentils have superpowers. These humble legumes, packed with protein, fiber, iron, vitamins, and minerals, can benefit our […]

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Sweet Potatoes in the Slow Cooker (Or Instant Pot!)

If you like creamy, sweet potatoes with a buttery texture, then you’ll love how they turn out in the slow cooker or Instant Pot! Try this hands-off, foolproof method for perfectly cooked sweet potatoes. Sometimes I feel like when I cook my sweet potatoes in the oven, they don’t quite get soft enough for my […]

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Pump It (Manually): Our Top 10 Best Manual Breast Pumps

Are you looking for the best manual breast pumps that fit your lifestyle? Whether you’re a working-out-of-the-home mama or someone who needs occasional pumping, we’ve got you covered. Pumping can evoke strong emotions into any mama who has tried it – from happiness to hatred to complete panic. For me, my first go around with […]

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12 Tips For Fathers Who Want To Bond With Their Breastfeeding Babies

Dads fall in love with their babies and their whole outlook on life changes the first time they meet their little. And while there’s an immediate bond for mamas and babies if for no other reason but that Mom was baby’s home for ten months, dads don’t always connect as quickly or as easily. Not […]

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Real Fruit Slushies

Keep your kids happy and hydrated this summer with simple real fruit slushies! These frosty treats are 100% free from artificial flavors and dyes, and sweetened with nothing but real fruit and a touch of honey. Do you have an ice cream truck in your neighborhood? If so, tell us honestly: do you dread the […]

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