Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger A yoga routine doesn’t have to last very long, and it shouldn’t if you have kids to look after. Your best bet to squeeze in some exercise is with a quick and simple yoga routine while your kids sleep. Here are some yoga poses you can do during your child’s [...]
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Posted by Laura Agadoni, guest blogger Summertime means active days and warm nights. But this season could also mean potential danger for the furry member of your family. These summer safety tips will keep your pet healthy and content while you relax over a barbecue or by the pool. Signs of Heatstroke When the weather becomes [...]
Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger One of the best ways to ensure that you and your family make healthy food choices is by shopping healthy. Buying clean foods and avoiding heavily processed, packaged items is easy when you plan ahead and go with a healthy grocery store shopping list. Here’s how to make sure your [...]
Posted by Steve Auger, guest blogger Finally! The warm weather is upon us, and people are heading out of the house to soak up some sun and get a head start on the summer. But hot weather brings dehydration, especially when you’re participating in sports and other outdoor activities. Make sure you and your loved ones [...]
Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger Most of us want the benefits of a yoga routine, but the same old space you practice in can sap your motivation. That’s why you should revive your workout outside. Outdoor yoga combines the health advantages of exercise with the freshness of nature. Studies reported by The New York Times [...]
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, [...]
Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger Last summer in Boston, I dined on a fabulous chilled watermelon salad after spending a sun-drenched morning on the bay. Now back in Iowa, I decided to create my own refreshing watermelon salad recipe. Enjoy on a sweltering summer day to make your meal cool and refreshing! Watermelon-Mint [...]
Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger As a kid, the hottest of summer days were cooled with a frosty snow cone from the local gas station. I remember the red, sticky syrup dribbling down my arms and cheeks, but I didn’t care; it was cold. Now when I want a treat, I skip the fattening, [...]
Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger My family loves warm weather. After a harsh winter, we can’t get enough of the outdoors. Warm turns to hot before long, though, and the children start complaining. Sometimes, the best way to handle the summer heat is to be ready with a few fun outdoor activities. Let’s Pool Our [...]
Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger Tooth fairy money is the first money kids earn, and the first real money lesson they learn. Why not make that first lesson about giving back? Encourage your children to give a little something back to the community by using what they receive from the tooth fairy to help [...]