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Fatherhood & the Challenge of Time

Fatherhood & the Challenge of Time
I've looked forward to being a dad for a long time. Even while I was still in college, I remember someone telling me I have a father spirit. That stuck with me, hoping that one day I would get to be a dad. I studied developmental psychology be...

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Back to School Immune Health for Kids

Back to School Immune Health for Kids
The September back-to-school period invokes a unique blend of feelings for both parents and children: excitement, anticipation, and butterflies, with novelty, planning, and growth all in the mix. More time indoors, crowded rooms of kids, and cool...

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Back-to-School Done Right with These 4 Children’s Products

Back-to-School Done Right with These 4 Children’s Products
It’s back-to-school season—that time summer-loving children dread and worn-out parents look forward to. (Are we right?) You’ve probably already shopped for pencils, composition books, backpacks, lunch boxes, and new sneakers, but how about back-t...

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Sunburn ‘Sicles: Red Beet Ice Pops

Sunburn ‘Sicles: Red Beet Ice Pops
For the kids and the kids at heart, try this electrolyte replenishing, oxygenating ice pop post-play. I’m fairly certain it’s well known that when we engage in physical activity, we lose important electrolyte minerals through sweat and exertion...

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Trail Mix That's School-Safe & Nut-Free

Trail Mix That's School-Safe & Nut-Free
This trail mix has kid-pleasing ingredients that are safe for school, daycare, and activities that do not allow peanuts or tree nuts. It is a well-balanced snack, offering a healthy dose of protein and complex carbs—the kind that supply signifi...

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3 Ways a Multivitamin Can Help Your Kid at School

3 Ways a Multivitamin Can Help Your Kid at School
Most people take a multivitamin for the same reason: to fill in the gaps in their diet. That’s why we give our kids multis; while our diets aren’t perfect, theirs are worse. But did you know that giving your child a well-crafted multivitamin ...

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Ready to Hike? A Little Preparation Goes a Long Way

Ready to Hike? A Little Preparation Goes a Long Way
The weather is warm, the earth is green again (finally!), and you can’t wait to get out into it. We know what you’re thinking: A hike will be perfect! You’ll be in the great outdoors, enjoying the company of friends and family or some blessed ...

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3 Ways DHA Helps Kids: A Review of the Latest Research

3 Ways DHA Helps Kids: A Review of the Latest Research
A new school year is just around the corner. For some kids (and almost all adults) this is a happy occasion. Other kids struggle more in school and may not be as excited to board that big yellow bus again. If only there was something that could h...

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Have a Healthy Father's Day

Have a Healthy Father's Day
Happy Father’s Day! Given my last name, the universe would simply not allow me to continue any longer without becoming a parent. And so, with the birth of our son Noah on May 1, while still finding my feet with this parenting thing, I’m takin...

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Spring into Spring Break

Spring into Spring Break
If you’re like a lot of parents, the thought of spring break coming up fills you with a sort of dread. It’s not that you don’t love your kids—of course, you do!—but you also don’t want to be bombarded with “I’m bored! What should I do?” the entir...

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Are Probiotics Unnecessary?

Are Probiotics Unnecessary?
Health advice changes frequently, which can be super-confusing if you’re trying to do the right thing. (Remember when eggs were bad and margarine was good? Yeah, us too.) Last spring, a widely publicized review cast some doubt on the value of tak...

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Elderberry for Winter Wellness: Research Roundup

Elderberry for Winter Wellness: Research Roundup
This time of year, it seems no matter where you go—grocery stores, elevators, public transportation—someone is sneezing or coughing. Not to mention preschool pickup! Did that kid really just wipe his runny nose with his hand and then grab the doo...

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