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Five Books for Kids that Teach Sustainability

Posted on August 18th, 2014

Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger “What does sustainability mean?” . . . “Why is recycling important?” Answering some of your kids’ questions can be tricky, but reading can make these topics easier for them to understand. Make good use of summer reading time by encouraging books for kids to learn about conservation, and the importance [...]

How Youth Sports Can Introduce Kids to Fitness

Posted on August 14th, 2014

Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger Getting kids involved in sports from a young age can set them up for a lifetime of self-discipline and healthy attitudes. Youth sports and physical activities demonstrate the importance of exercise and how physical fitness can be fun, while building social skills and friendships all at the same time. As [...]

Creating Healthy Habits with Toddlers

Posted on August 4th, 2014

Posted by Kristin Lesney-Ruiz, Our Ordinary Life Now that our toddler is getting older she’s practically running the show. Everything is about independence and she thinks she can do it all herself! It’s important that we as parents allow her to grow and experience things on her own. Allowing our toddler to learn new things and [...]

Volunteering at Local Farms: What You Need to Know

Posted on August 2nd, 2014

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger The purpose of the local food movement is to close the gap between you and your food source. This means buying local, in-season food and finding ways to learn about the local farm that produces it. But after you visit your local farms and shake hands with some farmers, you [...]

5 Natural Ways to Soothe a Teething Baby

Posted on July 27th, 2014

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger When my baby was in pain from teething, I was ready to do just about anything to help. However, I wanted to stay away from commercial teething products that could be laden with chemicals. Instead, I tried some medicine-free alternatives for my teething baby, including the five listed below. Gum [...]

Healthy Homemade Baby Food

Posted on July 15th, 2014

Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger A balanced diet is important, but not just for you. An infant’s development depends on healthy baby food, and this is particularly true for their teeth. Homemade baby food can reduce your baby’s sugar intake, which is important in avoiding tooth decay. Foods that are high in sugar and starch, [...]