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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

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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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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Reasons to Have a Family Bucket List

5 Ways (and Reasons) to Create 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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Chuck the Chocolate Bunny: 10 Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas

Avoid the sugar high meltdowns and inevitable crashes and sluggishness by thinking outside the basket for this year’s Easter treats. Easter is a great time to give kids a basket of thoughtfully selected small items that will help them look forward to the spring and summer weather or provide them with refreshed craft, art or reading supplies....

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Teach Kids about Money

15 Ways to Teach Kids About Money at Any Age

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

7 Favorite Gardening Tools for Kids

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

10 Ways to Get Creative with Your Family This Weekend

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

My Top 5 Changes from 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

5 Ways to Become a Better Listener for Your Kids

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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