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Child and Baby

Power Snacks To Keep a Busy Mom Going

By Fredrica Syren As a mom of two with my own business, I find that life sometimes is super crazy.  Ok, let’s be honest here — it’s crazy almost all the time, and sometimes I seriously consider the Mexican border only 20 minutes away. Things that used to take priority …

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Surviving Holiday Travel with Kids

By Fredrica Syren I used to dread traveling during the holidays before I had kids, and now that seems funny to me since I don’t know what the stress back then was all about. Since becoming a mom and having to travel with little ones, travel stress has become a …

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Me, the Overachiever

By Fredrica Syren Because I told someone the other day that I bake all our bread each week, she asked if I don’t feel like an overachiever. It made me realize that I probably do make people feel really bad and guilty sometimes. Of course that is never my intention: …

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Bring More Green with Your Child’s Lunch — Green Lunchbox

By Chef Centehua Whether packing lunch for your child or yourself, reusable containers are a great way to make a difference in nutritional intake as well as the environment. It takes only a small initial investment and a little planning. When making the transition from pre-packaged or cafeteria foods, it’s …

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Making the holidays NOT about candy

By Mary Harper Still finding candy wrappers in your child’s bed and dreading the next dental visit? Here are some “lessons learned” from some real-life moms that will make next year’s Halloween fun and (mostly) sugar free. Healthy Halloween It’s was that time again… pumpkin patches, changing leaves, brisk walks …

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New Joys of Giving: Toy Swaps at Christmas

By Kim Robson Are there too many toys in your child’s room that are being ignored? How about the living room, family room, garage, basement, or attic? Do you have storage bins full of perfectly good toys that your kids have lost all interest in? Can’t imagine buying all new ones …

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The Joys of Cloth Diapers–Making the Leap to Green Baby

By Kim Robson and Fredrica Syren Let’s face it, diapers are no fun. It’s easy to be “green” when you are recycling clean bottles, but it’s a whole other issue when you’ve got a smelly mess on your hands. Still, parents interested in saving a nickel along with the environment …

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Welcome Noah!

On Sunday at 6:54 pm, our baby boy arrived. He weighed 7 lbs, 4 oz (3275 grams) and was 19.5 inches long (49.5 cm). We induced at 39.5 weeks and with the help of our friend (and acupuncturist) Jackie, it was an easy delivery. Noah is really healthy and came …

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Obama’s Nutrition Bill

In an effort to make children’s school lunches and dinners more nutritional, President Obama signed into law the Child Nutrition Legislation on Monday. You might have heard about it or even seen Michelle Obama speak about on TV as she is a huge supporter and joined her husband when this …

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