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Healthy Pregnancy with Acupuncture

by Jackie Bensinger, L.Ac. New patients often will call wanting to know if acupuncture is safe to receive while they are pregnant. Absolutely. When acupuncture is administered by a licensed practitioner, it is more than safe. Acupuncture actually assists in creating a healthy, more comfortable pregnancy. From the first trimester …

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Bill Would Expand Fertility Coverage for Veterans

By Fredrica Syren I know many who have turned to fertility treatment in order to have their dream of a baby come true. For some, however, the expense can be overwhelming and sometimes not even an option. There are some veterans severely injured on duty, their best hope for having …

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Teaching Kids About Growing Plants

My kids absolutely love being in the garden and helping me gardening and taking care of our vegetable garden. They also, just like me, like to “stalk” my neighbor’s who have an specially nice garden in the front yard where we can watch what they are doing. I found this …

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The Joy of Traveling with Kids

Fredrica Syren Now, if you did not detect the sarcasm in the title and you think this is an article about how perfect our 18-hour journey to Sweden was, you might want to stop reading. I guess that, on one hand I can tell you that I’m lucky to have …

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Tips on how to get your kids to eat healthier

As a mom I constantly work on ways to get my kids to eat healthy. It’s a struggle but one I’m not willing to give up on since I know I’m setting up my kids to be healthy and to make good choices for the future. I found a great …

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Happy Green 4th of July!!!!

Even though we’re not in the US celebrating 4th of July it’s still on our mind. As we celebrate this beautiful country we home lets be responsible while doing so. Please bring home trash, use plastic plates and cups or bio gradable ones and before you light up that BBQ …

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Workout with Kids

By Fredrica Syren Ever since becoming a mom, I have found that getting my exercise in is a bit of a challenge. Since the birth of my second child, it has been almost impossible to get my workout done without taking away time from the kids. I could feel the …

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Picky Kids Menu

By Fredrica Syren Once in a while we enjoy taking our children to a restaurant. My kids are very good when eating out because they have good table manners, they don’t make too much noise, and they eat pretty much everything. However, I’m outraged and appalled at the limited food …

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Farm to School–Connecting Kids To The Food

By Chef Centehua The farm to table movement is now expanding into farm to school, and this is very timely. This push includes a collaboration with farmers, ranchers, fishermen and other USDA-valued operations. While many kids know their times tables, and know how to read and write, they do not know that milk comes …

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Parents, Please Remember the Sunscreen!

By Fredrica Syren I remember as a kid spending long days in the sun while by the lake and even on vacations in Turkey or Spain. As a blond little girl with pale skin, I always was at risk of sunburn and I did often. Back then, no one ever …

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