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Updated: June 26, 2019

Eating Healthy: 11 Food Rules for Families

Child Eating Vegetables

Eating Healthy is on almost every adult's New Year's Resolution wish list, accompanied by a resolution to feed your family healthier. As far as resolutions go, it can be one of the easiest to keep. After all, it's not that specific of a goal, and after a few weeks of consciously making healthier choices, these choices become habits. Especially if those choices are simple, sustainable, and easy to remember.

by: Katy Abel

Picky Eaters: Born or Made?

Picky Eaters: Born or Made?

To Eat or Not to Eat? That Is the Question
Once upon a time there lived a storybook badger named Frances, who would only eat bread and jam. Bread and jam for breakfast, bread and jam for lunch, bread and jam for supper. Her mother triedto interest her in eggs, sunny-side up, or a delicious plate of spaghetti and meatballs, all to no avail.Finally, Frances' mom gave up and gave in, serving only bread and jam to her fussy child until one day even Frances was forced to admit that there can indeed be too much of a good thing.

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Updated: November 22, 2021

10 Completely Natural Ways to Induce Labor

Naturally Induce Labor

When you're past your due date, you'll do just about anything to get things moving. While there is no magic switch for inducing labor, some overdue moms want to induce labor naturally. Of course, you should always check with your doctor first because each momma is different and you want to be sure you're not doing anything that would harm you or your baby. Your doctor may have some ideas for labor induction as well. Everyone has a common goal here!

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Updated: April 22, 2022

Foods to Never Feed Your Baby (3 Months of Age to 1 Year)

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According to the CDC, you can start introducing solid foods to your baby at around 6 months old. As long as they are receiving a balanced diet and a variety of nutrient-enriched foods, most vegetables, fruits, proteins, and grains. When it comes to more allergenic foods, it is best to introduce them after other baby-friendly foods. Always consult your pediatrician with concerns.

by: Kristine Petterson

Parenting Mindfully When Life Spirals Out of Control

mindful parenting when things seem out of control

My yoga teacher Tiffany Wood loves to say, “You may not be in control of every situation, but you can always take charge.” It took time for this teaching to sink in, and becoming a mother gave me a whole new perspective on being out of control. Parents are handed a tiny human with their own agenda and pretty strong opinions out of the gate. It’s physically and emotionally exhausting and it only gets harder when your child is old enough to look you in the eye and shout, “NO!”

Updated: August 16, 2021

Helping Your Kids Through Puberty

Helping Your Kids Through Puberty

Whoever said "appearances don't count" never shared a home with a child in the throes of puberty. Carefree kids suddenly become bundles of self-consciousness between the ages of about 10 and 15. As the mother of a 12-year-old, I've seen my daughter and her friends agonize over body size, shape, hair, complexion, and clothes. At the same time, their moods and energy levels rise and fall with fluctuating hormone levels.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

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Nondrug Options for ADHD

Boy, Meditation, Yoga

Herbal therapy; vitamins & supplements; homeopathy

Herbal Therapy

Among the herbs suggested for treatment of ADHD are St. John's wort, echinacea, gingko biloba, and ginseng. It is best to undertake herbal therapy under the guidance of a naturopathic physician, since herbs can have their own side effects if misused.

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The Value of Family Routines

The Value of Family Routines

One of the most valuable things you can do is to provide your children with a stable, nurturing environment. Children like security, and one of the ways they feel secure is to have things they can count on. It's not surprising that they like to read the same book over and over again and have the same bedtime routine. You can, as parents, give them many things they can count on.

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rethink

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What to Save

Here's a short list of household waste items that make good crafts materials. Then use the list in a series of suggestions for ways to use them: From Trash to Crafts. I'll bet you and your family can think of a gazillion more!

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Updated: April 25, 2022

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Holiday Bash on a Budget

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Decide on a menu and decorations

Holiday menu planning for a crowd can be tricky. If you decide to have a potluck meal, your work will be much simpler than if you're cooking a full dinner all on your own. However, you should coordinate the menu with your guests. (You don't want a table filled with nothing but salads!) Once you have a sense of what people are bringing, you can prepare a few complementary dishes. Your kids will enjoy helping you in the kitchen. Children are often especially willing to help prepare desserts.

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Updated: March 15, 2019

How to Enjoy the Holidays Like a Kid Again

mom and daughter watching santa in sky

Special childhood holiday memories have a way of staying with us like no other. Whether it’s presents under the tree, lighting a family menorah, delicious holiday treats, or special winter pajamas, those memories are still visceral for us - even now in motherhood. It’s easy to remember the pure magic and uncontainable excitement of those childhood holidays, though those memories can seem more like a lingering dream with each passing year.

Updated: March 9, 2022

Can You Breastfeed an Adopted Baby?

Breastfeeding Adopted Baby

Breastfeeding is an amazing gift that a mother can give to her child. Not only does breast milk provide infants with crucial antibodies for fighting off future illnesses, but these feedings can be a fantastic bonding experience for mother and child. Unfortunately, many adoptive mothers feel that they have to miss out on these benefits since they are not the ones giving birth. This leads many to question "can you breastfeed an adopted baby?" We have a surprising answer.

Updated: February 12, 2020

St. Patrick's Day Overload: How Much Is Too Much?

St. Patrick's Day Shamrocks

When you were a kid, St. Patrick's Day likely felt like nothing more than a small blip on the radar — a bit of fun drawing shamrocks and wearing green in between making President Lincoln hats and dying Easter eggs. If you were Irish, maybe you also ate corned beef and cabbage that night. Now, however, the day seems to have morphed into a holiday that requires hours of prepwork to come up with detailed recipes or intricate creative projects. Sound familiar? Here are a few signs that your family's St.

Fending Off Preschooler Food Fits

Fending Off Preschooler Food Fits

Now that he can better communicate his eating preferences, your child may hassle you more than ever about eating. Children who regularly refuse food at mealtimes or demand diversions such as television and toys in order to eat are prone to what I have come to call food fits: They use food to gain attention and to manipulate their parents and caregivers. When adults chronically cave in to crying, screaming children, they perpetuate this behavior. Children crave attention of any type.

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Encouraging Good Eating Habits in Toddlers

More tips for toddlers

  • Children this age generally dislike green foods and foods with strong odors. To a toddler, a sprinkle of parsley ruins a serving of buttered noodles—otherwise a sure winner. Advise your server of this every time you order any meal in a restaurant. Think plain.

How to Know Whether Your Parents Need Help

How to Know Whether Your Parents Need Help

Sometimes, the fact that your parents need your help is painfully obvious. Your dad has a stroke; Mom falls and breaks her hip. You go to visit and find that the house is a mess and there's no food in the refrigerator.

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by: Rebecca Desfosse

7 Best Children's Books About Food

7 Best Children's Books About Food

Do you have a picky eater on your hands? Reading books about food together can help inspire a love of foods and eating in your child, and even get them on the right track of healthy eating. Luckily, you can find dozens of amazing books from some of your favorite authors (and new ones, too!) to share your love of healthy eating with your child. Here are seven of the best children's books about food (especially for picky eaters, ages two through eight):

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What to Feed Your Baby

What to Feed Your Baby

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If you make your own baby food, always cook it thoroughly, especially meat, poultry, and fish. Never feed raw or even softcooked eggs to your baby. (Indeed, most pediatricians would advise you to hold off on eggs altogether until after your baby's first birthday.)

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