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Smart Ways to Boost Your Family’s Immune System

A healthy diet helps, but don’t overlook these other research-backed ideas.

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The Mind-Body Wellness Benefits of Tea for Parents

“We all need a little morning energy boost, midday pick-me-up, or evening relaxer every now and then, but not all are as beneficial to our overall health and wellness as tea.”

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6 Things Nutrition Experts Say to Always Buy & 4 Things to Leave Off Your List

We asked around for tips on what we should be stocking up on the next time we go shopping, and we got great feedback.

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Black-Owned Businesses to Support for Black History Month (& Beyond)

They caffeinate, feed, clothe, educate, mentor and entertain Chicago—get to know the black-owned businesses in your neighborhood.

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32 of the Healthiest Things You Can Buy at Trader Joe’s

Trader Joe’s makes it a breeze to keep your New Year’s Resolutions.

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Why People Born in November Are the Happiest (According to Studies)

November babies are a rare breed indeed. Find out what unique qualities your kiddo might have if she was born in the 11th month.

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Tips on Staying Positive During Social Distancing from 10-Year-Old Heart Transplant Recipient

Two-time heart transplant recipient, 10-year-old Olivia Donnelly, gives tips on staying connected while socially distancing.

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Mitigating Stress in Our Children Has Long-Term Benefits

“As Mahatma Gandhi said, ‘We must become the change we want to see in the world.’ Rather than chasing after our goals at the expense of well-being, let’s care for ourselves and each other. Let the healing begin now.”

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Books That Inspire the Love of Reading

“Not only does reading enhance a child’s imagination, but it also expands their vocabulary, grammar, and writing skills but most importantly, it develops a love of literature.”

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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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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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Connecticut’s Soda Tax Proposal Is a Healthy First in the Nation

This tax could earn the state some seriously sweet cash while making residents healthier.

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5 Health Topics You Should Always Discuss with Your Kids

These five topics are essential to discuss to help you connect with your children, build trust, and teach your children how to keep themselves healthy day-to-day.

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Go Ahead & Keep Drinking Your LaCroix

When it comes to flavored seltzer water, is there really such thing as too much?

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Superfoods That Should Be in Every Mom’s Diet

Here’s what every Super Mom (that’s you!) needs to be eating on the regular.

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Coming Back Home—Again

John Denver wrote the song “Back Home Again” to express the joy and comfort of being close to loved ones after a difficult time away.

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Why Outdoor Play Matters

I was never a fan of stories that started with, “When I was a kid…” but, here I am, starting my story with, “When I was a kid…”—because when I was a kid, things were different. Kids would play outside…

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Think Parental Stress Doesn’t Affect Your Kids? Think Again

Kids can pick up on parents’ stress and anxiety throughout their lives, thanks to the “mirror neurons” in their brains.

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I Think My Kid Has the Flu—Now What?

2018 is shaping up to be one of the worst flu seasons in over a decade—and here’s what parents need to know.

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All Those Extra Cups of Coffee Could Help You Live Longer, Study Shows

Here’s another reason to have that second cup of java in the morning.

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Your Favorite Holiday Recipes Don’t Have to Be Unhealthy

As we head toward the diet-wrecking days of Thanksgiving and Christmas, many people have already resigned themselves to the fact that any efforts towards healthy eating will officially be shoved aside until January. It’s the same old vicious cycle: We…

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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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Here’s One More Reason You Should Eat Chocolate Every Day

Eating your favorite chocolaty treat may help your brain stay young.

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The Shocking Results When You Stop Exercising for a Week

You already know that physical activity can significantly change your body. But here’s another reason you should give yourself and your Fitbit a daily workout.

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7 Healthy Grab-and-Go Snacks for Kids

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When you’re on the run, it’s easy to get lost in the chaos and forget mealtimes. Busy school weeks or holiday seasons can often lead to a lack of nutrition. Schedules don’t always work out the way we…

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10 Reasons You Shouldn’t Work Out to Lose Weight

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Take a guess at the #1 reason people work out.
To lose weight, of course. We all know that.

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Unfortunately, we also know that the majority don’t keep it up and don’t reach…

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8 Simplest Strategies to Prevent Breast Cancer

Being a mom life is not easy. Motherhood has twenty-four hours a day, seven days in a week responsibilities. These constant responsibilities put a pressure on our mental and physical health. As mothers, we tend to neglect our health unconsciously.…

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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

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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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Son-spired: Local Mom Makes Life Healthier For Us All

We asked this local mom how her son inspired a career change, a book, a restaurant and a whole healthy outlook on life. Get her secrets to healthy living in LA (and getting kids to enjoy it!).

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Score a Perfect 10 With the UCLA Women’s Gymnastics Team

Doesn’t it seem like just yesterday that we all fell in love with the fierce five and were cheering them on to Olympic gold? Surely, you and your kids practiced your “not impressed” faces in the mirror à la McKayla…

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Happy Mom Tip #45: Skip Those Christmas Cookies

I’m a big fan of high-fat foods; fat tastes good, after all. And research has shown that some types of fats, like Omega-3s, can calm us and even have antidepressant effects. But other studies show that trans-fats, or partially hydrogenated…

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Mother’s Day Events in Seattle

Whether you’re looking forward to elbowing your way through an all-you-can eat buffet (hey, it’s your day after all), or long to explore healthier options, make the most of May 11 by reading up on the following Mom’s Day outings.…

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