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What Parents Need to Know about Nutrition & the First 1,000 Days

Here’s what you need to do to make sure your kids are getting the proper nutrients they need during those first crucial years.

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Why September Babies Are More Athletic (According to Studies)

Here are a few unique traits that make babies born in this month special.

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Why People Born in August Are Strong-Willed & Other Fun Facts

And other cool things about end-of-summer kiddos.

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7 Reasons Why More Outdoor Time Will Make Your Kids Better People

American kids see more screen than green these days. Here’s what to do about it.

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Babies Born in July Are Good Leaders (& Other Interesting Facts)

Know someone born in the 7th month? They’ve got a few big advantages.

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Why People Born in June Are More Social (& Other Fun Facts)

They can be a handful at times, but babies born in the sixth month are also creative, forgiving, and cheerful people.

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Why People Born in May Consider Themselves Lucky (According to Experts)

Here’s why people born in the fifth month are such a hearty lot.

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As a Pediatrician, Here’s the Best Newborn Advice That I Both Give & Take

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I give medical advice to new and expectant parents all day long as a pediatrician. When I had my own baby, though, I learned some more personal lessons about having a newborn. Some were practical, some were about…

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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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Give Your Kid’s Immunity a Boost with These Easy-to-Eat Foods

“Functional Nutritionist and busy mom, Glaudia Galate, believes healthy eating should be simple and enjoyable. Here are the foods she recommends to support our kids’ immune systems.”

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I’m a Dietitian & This Is Why I Feed My Child Seafood Twice a Week

“Over the years, more and more data has come out that highlights just how impactful two servings of seafood per week can be to little ones—enough to convince me that it is a must-have in my home.”

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5 Ways to Help Ease the Transition from Summer to Back to School

Starting school after a summer of fun can be difficult, but these five helpful tips can help ease the transition.

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Why Outdoor Play Is Vital to Your Child’s Development

The unexpected and lifelong benefits that playing outdoors gives your child.

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Last-Minute Gifts Any New Mom Will Love

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and while some have already picked out that perfect present, others may still be wondering what to give the new mom in their lives.

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This Simple Solution Will Help Keep Teens Mentally Strong

Supporting your teen through the tough years they are experiencing is extremely important. Here’s one easy way to help them.

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9 Key Nutrients You Need During Pregnancy & Yummy Recipes!

We’ve got the scoop on the most important nutrients you should be getting during pregnancy, plus easy recipes to add them to your meal rotation.

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The Newest Major Food Recall Is for the Dogs (Literally)

This latest recall is for all the fur babies of the doggo variety out there.

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Got a Tot? Reach for Yogurt

This post originally appeared on happyfamilybrands.com and is written by Angela Nolan, RD, LDN, CBS
When it comes to feeding your child, it’s important to provide nutrient-dense foods that will fuel his body with the nutrition he needs to support…

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#HappyFamilyFirstFoods Photo Challenge

Here are some of our favorite photos from the #HappyFamilyFirstFoods photo challenge! Did your photo make it in?

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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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Cool Comforts: The Best Outdoor Pools to Beat the Heat

Feel like you’re melting? Grab your swimsuits and floaties and check out one of these watering holes. 

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How Spring is a Tool for Mindfulness for Our Children… and Ourselves

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And suddenly, in a flash, that stress is gone.
Oh, I love this time of year. The blossoms are coming, there are buds on the trees and that past frustration and stress of my son being stuck in…

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The Benefits of Shoveling Snow

Many parts of the country get a lot of snow. We’re talking five months of cold weather, sleet, ice and snow. In Michigan we have had snow in October and we have had snow in late April. So when you…

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How to Hygge

Photo: Hillary Harvey
My friends’ house in the woods sits upon a hill, tucked between the ridge of a farm and the ridge of the mountains. Recently, when I went to photograph it for their sale listing, it had just snowed…

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Riverfront Paths & Hidden Staircases: The Country’s Best Urban Trails

You don’t have to leave the city to get your hike on. Explore one of these cool urban trails instead.

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The 12 Parents You’ll Meet at the Playground

Use this handy dandy crib sheet for navigating the playground. We bet you’ll come away with a few new mom friends!

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New & Cool: Juicing for Pregnant & New Moms

Sip, sip, hurray! Organic prenatal juices have just hit the market. Get the inside scoop here.

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Beyond an Apple a Day: 10 Germ-Busting Tips for Cold and Flu Season

Here are 10 simple ways to stay healthy during cold and flu season that may have never crossed your mind.

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Flu, H1N1 and Winter Wellness Tips

Flu Season’s Here! Be Prepared, Not Scared
Winter brings with it a barrage of bugs, from simple colds, to the full-blown flu and the H1N1 variation. Here are a few tips to keep you and the kiddos healthy season beyond…

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