3 low sugar summer treats

I admit, I’m one of those health-nut moms.  To be honest, I used to be somewhat shy about that (not really sure why), but I’m getting used to the identity.  What’s so shameful about wanting to be healthy and raise healthy kids?? My kids are really healthy – I want to say something like “I’m blessed”…

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3 Fundamentals for Health

I was honored to present last week at the 4th annual Compassion Fatigue Care 4 You conference. This is a yearly conference put together by Compassion Fatigue Solutions which is an organization that helps those in helping professions manage what is known as “compassion fatigue”. The conference had little to do with children, but it…

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10 ways to raise unhealthy eaters

We all love our kids.  We want them to be happy, healthy, and resilient.  We do the best we can by them day in and day out. When it comes to food and feeding, many of us fall into the same traps.  We rely on age old strategies to get our kids to eat, we…

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The microbiome – (video)

If you’ve ever met me, taken one of my workshops, heard me speak, or read any of my writing, you’ll know that I’m gut obsessed. If I could teach parents just one thing about how to raise resilient, healthy kids it would be how to support their digestion The microbiome of the body – that is,…

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Child obesity… and WTF?!… I guess I don’t get out much

What’s the real cause of the child obesity epidemic? ….And let’s just get to work and stop it…. I’m trying to keep my anger about our toxic food environment under control. I really am.  I’m trying to just plug along, smile, and do my little bit to make the world a better place.  But this…

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Why Is My Kid Such a Picky Eater?

Post #4 in a series of 4 for managing picky eaters!  This is the final one for now. All of the advice so far has had to do with social dynamic issues that can be underlying picky eating.  Now in this post I’m shifting gears to talk about physiological concerns that can be part of…

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Picky Eaters – Tip #3 (video)

Now for tip #3 for managing picky eaters! In a previous post I started explaining my approach to picky eaters and how I approached our picky eater when he was 3.  He’s now 4 and things are going much, much better. The first post was all about food battles and how to avoid them (and why).  The second one…

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Tricks to get kids to eat

  This is post number 2 about managing The Picky Eater. When my middle child was three he went through a very picky stage which allowed me to actually test out some of the recommendations I give other parents.  Guess what? They worked.  He’s four now and these techniques work to avoid a simple “phase”…

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Got picky eaters? Here’s how I manage mine (video post)

Tip #1 for Managing Picky Eaters I have three children.  My three year old, I used to  characterize as “one of those picky eaters”. This post is part 1 of a series in which I want to share some of the things I did in this situation.  He’s not nearly as picky any more.

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Technology Gone Bad

Guest Blogger Kristen Ragno is writing today to let you know what you need to understand about GMO foods and your kids.   Quietly, in the late 1990s, a variable was introduced into our food system that is now being scrutinized as a health and environment game changer. As if it were merely a product…

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