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Want to Win at Parenting? Try These Tips

I recently discovered three parenting tips that are totally working for my family and I thought it would be worth sharing in case they can help another mom or dad feel like they are winning at this parenting thing too.

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Why Being Outdoors in Winter Is So Very Good for Kids

“Even through a quick stretch to delight in nature when it’s terribly cold out, we grow more resilient when we learn to manage challenging conditions—something we’re finding kids struggle with more and more.”

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The Secret to Motivating Your Child to Exercise

“It’s important for parents to also exercise, so they can serve as good role models and ‘practice what they preach.’ Find activities the family can do together such as bike rides, walks, trips to the beach, or even sports.”

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The Real Impact of Playground Time on Child Development

Turns out playgrounds offer a host of benefits for kids that go beyond a little physical activity.

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The Surprisingly Dark History of Baby Food

“Contrary to popular belief, kids are not born picky eaters. The more we focus on training their palates to accept a variety of flavors, the more kids can learn to enjoy bitter, tangy, earthy and savory foods that ease their transition to table foods and family meals.”

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This Toy Invention Is Changing Kid’s Lives

What started as a simple, fun ride-on toy for kids has unexpectedly morphed into a mobility device and a business that is helping children with special needs thrive both physically and emotionally.

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Beyond PB&J: 16 Bay Area Cooking Classes for Kids

Get the kids to tune up their knife skills and take the kitchen duty off your list!

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Why It’s Okay to Be Bored & How to Encourage Solo Play

There are a few things you can do and say to encourage solo play. Here’s why that’s important.

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Pediatricians’ Group Comes Out in Force Against Sugary Drinks for Kids

The American Academy of Pediatrics weights in with the American Heart Association.

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6 Research-Backed Ways Parents Can Help Kids Form Healthy Habits

While it’s never too late to start making healthy changes in your family, but the earlier your kids learn healthy behaviors, the better.

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I Wouldn’t Get Rid of the Dog When I Got Pregnant, because Science

People have different opinions about whether having a pet for children is a good idea.

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Most Parents Don’t Know How Much Sugar Their Kids Really Eat, Study Finds

Do you know how much sugar your kids eat? You might be surprised.

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Baltimore Just Became the First City to Ban Soda From Kids’ Menus

With rising childhood obesity rates a growing concern in the United States, one city has taken a step towards reducing kids’ sugar intake.

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US Kids Have An Obesity Problem—& It’s Not Getting Better

It’s not enough to simply add healthy choices to their diet.

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working moms

8 Powerful Reasons Why Working Moms Rock

We’re not trying to be Super Woman—but we are pulling double duty to provide for and take care of our families.

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8 Kids Who Stole Our Hearts (& Blew Our Minds) in 2017

Want something awesome done? Just ask a kid!

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Foods and Habits That Can Help to Lower Your Child’s Cholesterol Levels

As parents of young children, the concern about what our kids eat is a thing we deal with on a daily basis. When they’re still in the toddler/preschool stages, we have a lot more control over their food and drink…

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5 Healthy Living Tips for the Entire Family

Did you know September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month? Here we offer the following tips to help families incorporate healthy eating and regular physical activity into their lives. The following tips will not only help families live healthier together…

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Top Tips for Raising Nature-Loving Kids

In this day and age of computer games, cell phones and lots of “screen time”, many parents worry that their kids are simply not getting enough exposure to the outdoors and nature.  The good news is there are ways that…

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The Best Ways to Raise Nature-Loving Kids

Redtri: How to Raise Nature-Loving Kids
In this day and age of computer games, cell phones and lots of “screen time”, many parents worry that their kids are simply not getting enough exposure to the outdoors and nature.  The good…

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10 Bedroom Designs For Your Sporty Kids

Are you having troubles waking up your child in the morning? Chances are, they are not getting adequate sleep at night. Studies show that sleep deprivation in children is linked to poor performance in school and health problems such as…

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Ready, Set, March! The Big To-Dos in NYC This Month

In like a lamb? As if. Things are rockin’ from start to finish!

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Get App-tive: Healthy Living Apps for Active Families

Consider this winning combo: apps that combine your family’s love for all things tech and fun ideas to get moving.

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Meet Blue’s Clues Co-Creator Traci Paige Johnson

Meet a New York City Mom with both bark and bite! In 1996, Traci Paige Johnson co-created the Nickelodeon hit, Blue’s Clues (and performed Blue’s voice, too!), and this spring, she’s coming out with a brand new app, Yummiloo, to…

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Yummi Mommy Traci Johnson: From Blue’s Clues to Rainbow Power

Meet a New York City Mom with both bark and bite! In 1996, Traci Paige Johnson co-created the Nickelodeon hit, Blue’s Clues (and performed Blue’s voice, too!), and this spring, she’s coming out with a brand new app, Yummiloo, to…

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Being Grand in the Bay: Keely Grand

After witnessing her Mom’s struggle with breast cancer at a young age, Keely—a fitness and wellness specialist and owner of Be Grand Fitness—turned that experience into a mission of healthy food, appropriate exercise and a balanced life.

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Community Garden Roundup

What Your Little Sprouts Can Grow
Want to help your kids get closer to the earth? Why not have them get down and dirty, doing work in it? Community gardening is a great way for families to nurture their own…

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