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Have a happy and healthy HALLOWEEN!

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Day 28: Loads of Candy

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Halloween and the upcoming holidays sends loads of candy your child’s way. There’s many theories on what to do with all that sugar. One is to give it away after a week, give it to charity, or let the kids … Continue reading

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Day 26 : Eat something that’s alive with every meal

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What’s alive on your plate? Continue reading

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Day 25: I Love You

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Saying “I love you” breaks a barrier that brings us all back to what family is all about and that… we really, love each other Continue reading

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Day 24: When to Quit

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Day 23: Scary Food

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Liven up any party with healthy snacks. Click on the photos to go directly to the recipe or click here to see more.

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Day 22: The Polite Advocate

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Teach your kids kindness and manners and teach them to be their own advocate. Continue reading

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Day 21:: Have Some Halloween Fun

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Have some fun during the holidays. I will never grow out of Halloween or any other holiday for that matter. It bring friends and family together and makes us smile. Keep it simple, relax, get creative, and enjoy! Halloween is … Continue reading

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Day 20:: Be Inclusive Not Exclusive

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Kids playing in 3′s can always have more arguments than kids playing in 2′s. Someone’s always left out, feelings hurt, the list goes on. But, when kids are getting together for a party, special occasion, or holiday, be careful to … Continue reading

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Day 19: Lean Ground Turkey vs Lean Ground Beef

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Get your kids use to the taste of turkey instead of beef. It’s high in protein, “extra lean” is of course lower in fat, and you can add all the things you would to a regular beef burger to pump … Continue reading

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Day 18: Getting There On Time

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Whether it’s getting to school, heading to the bus, or anywhere, there are two important elements that are imperative on getting your kids somewhere on time. Figure out what time you have to leave, not what time you have to … Continue reading

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Day 17: Who Got The Money?

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Mom… Can I have this? Please….? It seems if it’s your money, it’s easily spent, if it’s their money, they will budget and buy only what they really want. If you’re going on a family vacation, have them bring a … Continue reading

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Day 16: It’s Like Any Relationship

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Build a relationship with your kids, talking with your kids Continue reading

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Day 15: Getting All of Your Colors

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Yesterday I talked about the new “My Plate” program and just what your child’s plate should look like nutritionally. Now, one more note on that. In our family we call it “Getting all your colors” Make sure your child’s plate … Continue reading

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Day 14: My Plate Pyramid

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Genius. Simply genius. The food pyramid was always confusing. I could see what I needed to eat more of, and less of but what did that look like per meal?  They now put it all on a plate so we … Continue reading

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Day 13: Tasty Flowers

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Whenever we receive a basket of Edible Arrangements my kids devour it within no time. Something about the pretty display of fun that gets kids eating fruit. We always have every kind of fruit in our house that’s in the … Continue reading

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Day 12: Finding Kind

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What do you do if your child is being bullied? What does bullying look like? Continue reading

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Day 11: TRUST

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Day 10: Caring

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Teach your kids to care and teach them to care for animals. Caring for animals is a basic respect for another life. I’m an animal lover so I don’t want to go completely overboard on you here but I hate … Continue reading

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Day 9: Bad Words at the Table

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I have this saying “If you can’t read it, don’t eat it.” I’m a label reader and I try to keep it natural. But, if labels aren’t your thing then just watch out for one simple word in your food … Continue reading

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Day 8 : Homemade Granola Bars

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Healthy kids in 31 days: Healthy granola bars Continue reading

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DAY 7: Hearing Loss

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The number one cause of hearing loss is excessive noise and the duration of that noise. Once your hearing is gone, it’s irreversible. So many times I’ve gone to concerts and my ears rang all night after that. Yes, that’s … Continue reading

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DAY 6: Hide the Veggies!

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Of course you know, Jessica Seinfeld has a great blog “Do It Delicious” and cookbook that shows you how to hide healthy veggies inside your kids’ meals. I’ve checked that book from the library many times and it has got … Continue reading

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DAY 5: Slip-Slap-Slop

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DAY 4: Who’s the Manager?

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I guess I singed up for the manager position the day I gave birth. Throughout your child’s life you’re the time keeper, accountant, tutor, chef, house cleaner… and the list goes on. The business plan is to slowly delicate your … Continue reading

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DAY 3: Cook With Your Kids

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Measuring, chopping, kneading… If your child helps you make a meal you’ll be surprised how healthy they’ll eat. It’s your chance to explain why you put certain things and a variety of ingredients into the recipe. And of course, cooking … Continue reading

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DAY 2: Bad to the Bone

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Bone density concerns are not just a heads up to seniors. Throughout all stages of your life it’s important to get a fare amount of daily activity that includes high or low impact exercise. You may know that a big … Continue reading

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DAY 1: The Power of Suggestion

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Healthy Kids in 31 Days

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Starting October first, I’ll be writing for 31 days on a topic that’s very near and dear to my heart.  Ideas for raising nutritionally healthy, organized, mentally strong, and caring kids. Each day, I’ll post a small step that you … Continue reading

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