I am a huge fan of The Biggest Loser TV show. To me, it’s not just about a group of people losing a large amount of weight and competing for a prize. It’s about so much more than that.
I am overjoyed that the group behind this show has finally decided to take on the matter of child obesity. It’s a sensitive subject and, so far, they have handled it beautifully.
Our children watch our every move. We are responsible for the food we bring into the home, how many times we allow…Continue
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Like every other parent in America, I sent my kids off to school yesterday morning with a giant lump in my throat. The horrific events of Friday's mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School were at the forefront of my mind as I hugged each of my twins as tightly as I could. A small part of me even wished they were sick so they could stay safe at home with me. However,…Continue
Check these recipes out that will help your plants live longer: Pamper your Plants
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Check out this great beauty product I got to review! Just in time for getting the holiday glow!
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By Audrey van Petegem, Senior Editor
My husband surprised me with a 50th birthday party this summer. He invited all my friends throughout my many stages of life to come and share pictures of me when they knew-me-back-when. It was really fun to watch the slide show and reminisce about the good times with old friends.
There was one of me on my father’s sailboat that my…Continue
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Just a few weeks ago my children had their 2nd grading final exams. Now in only a few…Continue
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Is life making you stressed? Learn about the easy, do-anywhere 4-7-8 breathing technique that will help you get through your day. In her new book Life Is Your Best Medicine, Dr. Tieraona Low Dog weaves together the wisdom of traditional medicine and the knowledge of modern-day medicine into an elegant message of health and self-affirmation for women of every age.…Continue
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Sure, you know how to fight germs at home, but you may feel powerless to help keep your kids germ-free during school hours.
Take heart – SaniPortables, hand sanitizer packets are simple and small enough to slip in a backpack, can be a great way to help kids fight off illness-causing germs throughout the school year.…Continue
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Learn what Omega 3 Fatty Acids are, why they are good for you, and the best and easiest ways to incorporate them into your diet. In her new book Life Is Your Best Medicine, Dr. Tieraona Low Dog weaves together the wisdom of traditional medicine and the knowledge of modern-day medicine into an elegant message of health and self-affirmation for women of every…Continue
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Multi-vitamins are an important part of maintaining health, but it can be hard to know which is the right one for you. Dr. Low Dog explains a few of the things to look for when buying a multivitamin. In her new book Life Is Your Best Medicine, Dr. Tieraona Low Dog weaves together the wisdom of traditional medicine and the knowledge of modern-day…Continue
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Millions of children are sexually abused every year. Follow these 6 tips to keep your kids safe.
have read two powerful articles about child sexual abuse this week. Evolutionary Parenting published an article written by Anonymous about the power of our words and the effects they have when we find out that someone is sexually abusing our child ... you should check it out. The words are…Continue
Added by Stacy York on September 27, 2012 at 3:24pm — No Comments
How your pooch can teach you to be a better parent.
Our dog Duke has been so depressed this week. He's a lovable yellow lab who is always willing to run with the kids, chase a ball or go for a long walk by the river. Not this week. He lays on the couch, mopes to his bowl for his breakfast and then returns to the couch.
So, why is this week different? School has started and he is missing our daughter. He misses her so much that he sleeps in her room every night and jumps…Continue
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Why you should learn to speak your child's language, and not the other way around.
I find myself constantly talking about communication in my office. I always ask, "what is your tone of voice?" "What is your body language saying?" "How are you delivering your message?" "What is your child trying to say through his behavior?" "What are you trying to say through your behavior?" There is a constant discussion about communication.
Yet in my own life, I continue to make some…Continue
Added by Stacy York on September 27, 2012 at 3:15pm — No Comments
In light of the Bumbo Baby Seat recall, I am reminded of how much we worry as parents.
When our first-born child, Stella was only 2 hours old, I said to my husband, "You better
have a darn good relationship with her for her entire life. You may be the only
connection we have to her in her teen years." He just looked at me like I was crazy. In
his defense, I probably was a little crazy. I had just gone through labor. That said, I
clarified my statement to him…
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As we get ready for the return of school, it's important to remember the role that teachers play.
I have the wonderful opportunity of having many educators in my life. Several of my dearest friends are educators. Many of my colleagues work in the school setting. I knew at an early age that education would be important in my own life and pursued an education undergraduate degree. Although, I have never been a “teacher” in a classroom filled with kids, I have been an…Continue
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Children who have internal scars are often misunderstood.
Today was a bit of a tough day at work. I sat with a family who has weathered one of the worst storms that a person could ever imagine…childhood sexual abuse. Children, under the age of 5, traded for sex and video taped for porn. Now, a decade later, these children have to deal with their inner demons. No, they are no longer living with the people who did this to them. No, they have no contact at all with anyone from…Continue
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These very words set the tone for how we treat people. What are we teaching our children?
WARNING: I will be ranting today! I have some major energy in the above topic. So, if you are easily offended or sensitive, please stop reading now and return for a later blog!
That said, let’s chat about tolerance versus acceptance. I see the word “tolerance” everywhere…teach kids tolerance, we need to tolerate others, human resources departments that have tolerance…
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When you get mad at your kids, just remember this "no kill policy."
Then, I go on to explain: "Sometimes, especially in our families, we have really strong emotions that make us angry and want to attack the ones we love. Strong emotions can often times…Continue
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