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Starting The Day On Track

With the school year just around the corner, I've gotten a number of requests for healthy breakfast recipes and tips for starting the day smoothly. The most important thing is preparation. If you plan in advance you will succeed - I promise! Whether you're trying to follow a healthy diet, fuel your kids or just... Continue Reading →

Our children need us to be the change

Today is a hot button issue - Childhood Obesity. It breaks my heart to see the childhood obesity rates continue to rise. As I’ve mentioned before, I am an advocate for health at every size and that obesity itself isn’t always an issue. Obesity is multifactorial and there is always a wide range of weights... Continue Reading →

6 secrets to raising the happiest kids in the world

Dutch Secrets to Happier Kids Turns out the Dutch have the happiest kids in the world! What's the secret? I'm always interested to learn how to be a better parent and I thought I'd take a look. Here are the general points (read the article for more info): 1. Babies get plenty of sleep -... Continue Reading →

Zones of Regulation

I'm not going to lie - I learned about this when trying to figure out how to be better parent and help my oldest son regulate his feelings better. But honestly, adults need this too... Many people go through life and don't acknowledge how they are feeling unless it's a big feeling (excited, enraged, shame),... Continue Reading →

What do your kids need from you?

I heard this question yesterday and it really made me think - What is it that your kids need from you? Obviously the basics - love, affection, food, water, shelter, safety. But when you really think about it, what do they actually need from you? What is your purpose in their lives right now? It took... Continue Reading →

A morning in the life of a working mom

I wake up at 4:30 in the morning so there’s enough time to exercise, drink a little coffee and get ready *hopefully* without any little children distracting me. I successfully make it through my morning routine and I’m actually about to leave 10 minutes early for work. I've been 10-30 minutes late everyday this week.... Continue Reading →

12 hours with 3 kids, ages 4 and under….

I decided I should post some of my parenting moments in a place more easily referenced than facebook. Here is a glimpse into my world in July.   12 hours with 3 kids, ages 4 and under.... Somehow the stars align and ALL 3 kids are sleeping (for now) at 8pm. It’s actually not that... Continue Reading →

Food Restriction is Not the Solution

A recent study showed that parents of overweight/obese kids were more likely to restrict food while parents of normal weight kids were more likely to be in the "clean plate club." While I personally don't agree with either, this is a very useful insight - while the parents of heavy children have good intentions, there... Continue Reading →

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