50 Stocking Stuffers that Won’t Ruin Your Health

Here we are . . . just a few days away from the day around which the kid calendar revolves: Christmas. I’ve purchased all but three gifts (well really five, but two have to wait) and then there’s stockings. I usually do one of two things with stockings: over purchase…

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4 Tips for a High Quality Before School Breakfast

A recent study, conducted by Cardiff University in Great Britain, revealed a positive link between consumption of a quality breakfast and improved educational outcomes. What does that mean? Children who ate high quality breakfasts did better in school than those who ate poor quality breakfasts. Why does is have to…

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What to do with all that Halloween Candy?

It’s over. The costumes are put away. The kids’ make-up is (mostly) off and they are in bed. They may or may not have brushed their teeth. We’ll go with, “may.” Now the real battle begins . . . there’s candy in that there pumpkin. Lots. If you don’t have…

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Christmas Pageants Should Be Simple

I love children’s Christmas pageants. There’s always chubby angels, shepherds who want to do battle with their staffs rather than herd sheep and a baby doll Jesus that may or may not keep on his swaddling clothes. You can always bet something out of the ordinary will happen and the…

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Shopping, Thinking, Gluten Free, Breastfeeding and Forgetting Stuff

I have recently been mulling over whether or not I wasted a lot of time, effort and money is pursuing my second degree/Dietetics Verification Statement. Why? Because I am about to have baby number four and this has forced me to postpone applying for the required internship. This makes me:…

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