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Peanut Butter Fudge Protein Energy Balls

Kids need a quick boost of whole food protein? Two of these fudgy energy balls provide 8 grams of plant protein with NO powders in sight. When it comes to high-energy snacks for kids, we have demands. We want whole foods. We want protein. Not a crazy amount of sugar, please. Also healthy fats. And […]

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Should You Buy Fitness Trackers for Your Kids?

The fitness tracker trend is in full swing. But are they right for kids? Learn why you might want to measure kids’ activity levels–and when you shouldn’t. Seeing fitness trackers everywhere? That’s no surprise. Between 20-40% of American adults use “wearable fitness devices” or fitness trackers, and the trend is expanding to include kids, too. […]

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Healthy Yogurt Parfait

Parfait might sound like a decadent dessert, but with a few small tweaks you can serve this treat for a nutritious breakfast or an after-school snack. Scroll to learn all the tips and tricks, plus the best ingredients for the most delectable yogurt parfait. Parfait has a secret. No: two secrets. The first is that […]

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Crispy Baked Chicken Tenders

Kids love chicken tenders? Make a healthy version of this restaurant favorite at home! This chicken recipe is oven-baked and deliciously coated with crispy whole grain breading. Seems like you can find chicken tenders on almost every kids’ menu these days. Tasty? Maybe. But most of the time, restaurant tenders are deep-fried and served with […]

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How to Handle Constipation in Kids + Fiber 101

Your kids don’t have to suffer through constipation! Learn the signs, symptoms, and causes of constipation in kids, and try four powerful home remedies for healthy digestion. Constipation in kids is common, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to handle. Especially when your precious little one is curled up on the couch in discomfort! The […]

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Quick Veggie Lo Mein

Takeout has nothing on this Quick Veggie Lo Mein! Make this Chinese restaurant staple in just 20 minutes with whole grain noodles and tender-crisp veggies in a sweet/savory/gingery sauce. Aren’t kids funny about veggies? They might reject a veggie at home, then dive right in when the same veggie shows up on their plates somewhere […]

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On-the-Go Breakfast Muffins

Fresh veggies, chopped bacon, eggs, and cheese combine in one delicious, high-protein meal you can take with you on busy mornings. Prep these breakfast muffins ahead for an easier week. Weekday mornings can feel awfully rushed, but everybody in the family feels better-equipped to face the day with a balanced breakfast. Here’s a simple, six-ingredient […]

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A Mother’s Instinct Is Biologically Real And Creates Attachment With Baby

Australian Lactation Consultant and Gentle Parenting Guru Pinky McKay coined the term “Mummy Margarita” about the cocktail of hormones that a mother begins creating as she’s pregnant, and credits that concoction to a true and biological ‘Mother’s Instinct’ that builds attachment. Pinky McKay is an Australian lactation consultant who has authored many gentle parenting and […]

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UCLA Researchers Believe There’s A Link Between Pesticide Exposure And Autism

Researchers from the University of California believe that children who are exposed to pesticides prenatally or in their first year of life may be more likely to develop autism. The UCLA researchers were adamant about the prematurity of saying pesticide exposure caused autism, but they also noted that there is plenty enough research about the […]

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61-Year-Old Woman Gives Birth To Her Own Granddaughter And The Pictures Are Priceless

A 61-year-old woman gave birth to her granddaughter, and the pictures will give you all the feels. When Matthew Eledge and Elliot Dougherty wanted to start their family, the Nebraska couple knew that the road would be a different one. But they had no idea how different it would be when they watched Matthew’s mother […]

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How to Grow Berries

Of all of the things that I grow in my garden, berries are definitely on the top of the list as a favorite.  They are so packed full of flavor when you grow them yourself because you get to pick them when they are perfectly ripe and juicy.   Not only are they my favorite thing […]

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10 Items You Don’t Need to Buy at a Health Food Store

There are definitely times for purchases that do require a specialty shop of some sort, but there are more scenarios where a reasonable priced grocery store has most of the items you need. This is our list of 10 items that people sometimes think can only be purchased at a health food store. 10 “Specialty” […]

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Apple Cinnamon Energy Balls

Sweet Apple Cinnamon Energy balls are delightfully chewy and crispy, packed with fruit and nuts, and free from added sugars. Keep a batch in your fridge for a healthy snack or dessert.  Kids play hard. And when they get hungry, they often crave quick energy to fuel active play (or a tough homework assignment!) Here’s […]

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An Introduction to Infant Massage

The Benefits of Infant Massage The benefits of massaging your baby are many: for your baby, for you as parents, for your family, and for society at large. I have always thought of them in those categories. Interaction Massaging your baby promotes bonding; it contains every element of the bonding process. Infant massage promotes a […]

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Hilary Duff Share’s Beautiful Home Birth Video Of Baby’s First Hug

Hilary Duff’s little girl Banks is five-months-old now, but Duff recently shared a private and beautiful moment between the two right after she gave birth at home, and the heartwarming hug gives us all the feels. While we of course know the first few precious moments with baby after birth are always remembered, for second-time […]

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Is Meal Planning for Unicorns?

Does “meal planning” sound like the very definition of something time-consuming and unattainable? Here’s another way to think about it. Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner. Work. Chores. Kids’ activities. Doctor’s appointments. Bedtime routines. Chores (again.) The pressure of modern family life is real. And while voices all across the internet are urging you to “start meal planning,” […]

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5 Things I Liked About My Home Birth (And 2 Things I Didn’t)

I was six months pregnant with my second child when I decided to switch my prenatal care to a home birth midwife. Having a home birth was a wonderful experience, but it came with a few surprises too. Here’s what I liked about giving birth at home: 1. I felt in control and empowered. For […]

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20 Healthy Fruit Desserts

Fresh fruit makes dessert special by adding color, flavor, and nutrition! Delight your kids with these 20 healthy fruit desserts that are simple to make, too.  You’ve just cleared the dinner dishes, and now your kids are clamoring for dessert. What to serve, what to serve? Read on to learn the four reasons we love […]

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