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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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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 detox is one of the strategies we recommend in 52 Small Changes for the…...

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Posted in Eco-Living, Family Health, Mind-Body, Motivation, Small Changes
Reasons to Have a Family Bucket List

Studies show that if we are buying things, we might be putting our money in the wrong place. Create a Family Bucket List to live a richer life together....

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Teach Kids about Money

When we talk about health, financial responsibility might not be the first thing you think about. But in fact, studies have shown time and again that your financial health is directly tied to your physical health–and no wonder. Worrying about…...

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Kid Gardening

Helping children to understand where their food comes from helps to shape them into more well-rounded and informed eaters as they grow. With the advent of local farmers’ markets and more awareness around sourcing, eating locally grown food has certainly…...

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Get Creative with Your Family

Getting creative is a super important component of your family’s mental health. And you don’t need to be an artist or musician in order to reap the benefits of regular creative pursuits. Researchers have reviewed studies that used art, writing, music…...

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52 Small Changes for the Family

I’m thrilled to announce today (3/12/19) is the launch of my new book, 52 Small Changes for the Family. This is the 3rd and latest book in my 52 Small Changes series, and I teamed up with family health practitioner…...

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5 Tips to Be a Better Listener

If you’ve lamented the loss of real conversation in your life, you wouldn’t be alone. Sherry Turkle, MIT communications professor and noted author, reminds us: “The world is more talkative now, but it’s at the expense of real conversation.” Cultivating…...

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Declutter with Decision Flow

Minimizing and organizing: they’re so hot right now. If you’ve been bingeing Marie Kondo and making your thrift store piles, or simply sighing every time you open that junk drawer because who has the time to binge TV right now,…...

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Kid-Friendly Whole Grain Recipes

Whole grains are an important of a healthy diet, but unfortunately are lacking in many of our kitchens today. In fact, according to a 2015 survey by the Whole Grains Council, only 31 percent of Americans always choose whole grains…...

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