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5 Tips to Help Kids Build Healthy Friendships

Developing intimate friendships in childhood is important, given the critical role friendships play in social and personal identity, social support, and physical and psychological well-being. Studies show healthy relationships can suppress levels of cortisol (a stress hormone) during stressful times,…...

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New Year's Resolutions

Make 2020 Your Best Year and Start to a New Decade

It’s hard to believe we’ve rounded the corner into another year, not to mention, another decade! After coming off a few weeks of holidays…Eating…Drinking…Merriment…many of us have been propelled into New Year’s resolutions as of January 1st. I’m not going…...

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Healthy Halloween on Charlotte Today

Although many parents are happy to let their little ones enjoy Halloween without any limits, if you’re a parent looking for healthier options for Halloween, there’s good news: tons of brands are providing healthier options.  First thing’s first, however. Before…...

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Waste Free Lunch

Reducing Waste at Lunch Will Save You Money

On average a school-age child using a disposable lunch generates 67 pounds of waste per school year. From a food perspective food wasted not only wastes families’ money, but wasted food generates 8 percent of human-generated greenhouse gas emissions. So wasted food is…...

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Online Safety Tips for Kids of All Ages

The proliferation of wireless technology, mobile devices and unlimited content weighs heavily on many parents’ minds. A 2013 research study by Common Sense Media found that 72 percent of children under age eight and 38 percent of children under age…...

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5 Actions That Put You in Control of Your Health

Scheduling and attending health-related appointments, especially if you’re a parent and coordinating for your children, can sometimes feel like a full-time job. If you can’t remember the last time you had your teeth cleaned or struggle to remember the name…...

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DIY Recipes for Green and Cleaner Spring Cleaning – WCNC Charlotte

With many harsh chemicals found in household cleaners, it is important to consider greener solutions for the health of you and your family....

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7 Hacks for Making Cooking Easy & Fun

At the end of a long day of work, caring for kids and keeping up with life, the idea of getting a hot, home-cooked dinner on the table and eating it together can be a real challenge. There are plenty…...

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12 Things to Do for Screen Free Week

Screen Free Week begins Monday, April 29th (2019) and I couldn’t be more excited. Getting rid of screens for a week opens up our time, our creativity and our ability to bond as a family. In fact, doing a screen…...

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Reduce Plastics in Your Life

5 Ways to Remove Plastic from Your Life

One of the most important things we can do for the planet AND our health is to reduce the use of plastic. The toll plastic takes on the environment is undeniable. According to the Center for Biological Diversity, plastic makes…...

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