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Tackling Children’s Appetite Key to Overcoming ‘Obesity Gene’

Children with a hearty appetite may be genetically predisposed to obesity, yet healthy eating habits could help to prevent weight gain, according to new British research. With a third of British youngsters now…

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Same-Sex Parenting Deserves Same-Recognition: Interview With Lesbian Moms, Sami & Amanda Nicola

The ongoing ‘marriage equality’ debate is one that continues to completely baffle me. Personally, I cannot understand why some individuals look beyond the simplicity of “love,” the strongest possible emotion that we as…

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5 Cool Crowdfunding Campaigns for Children’s Fashion

For many of us, fashion is a form of art, beyond being the means to express ourselves. For children, fashion is more than most people realize: it’s role is educational. The way children…

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Mindfulness Training Helps Reduce Stress for Teachers

How teachers cope with demands in the classroom may be made easier with the use of “mindfulness” techniques, according to new US research. Learning to pay attention to the present in a focused…

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How to Help Your Child’s School Be Greener & Less Toxic

This is a special guest post from Honestly…The Honest Company Blog. You can view the original blog post here and learn more about The Honest Company at Honest.com. Back to school season is…

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Back To School – A Time to Create Green Traditions

Some of my favorite memories from childhood include starting the new school year off with new ideas, clothes and supplies. I couldn’t wait for the annual tradition in our house. According to Wikipedia,…

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Eco-Friendly Ways to Package Your Kid’s School Lunch

  Packing your child’s lunch allows you to save money, control what your child eats and help influence his dietary habits, all while avoiding the notoriously bad fare in school cafeterias. The traditional…

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Mommy Networking

Walking around the city with my baby, I now pick up other Mommies. We eye each other with a kind of curiosity. I’m not shy so often I’ll initiate conversation and most moms…

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When Tragedy Strikes: A Mom’s How-To

As parents, the essence of our job is to protect our children. To shield them from the harsh realities of life as best we can.  But in today’s crazy world, you can’t so…

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Getting Away For a Day…Kinda.

For months, I’ve felt worn out. It seems that since late pregnancy I haven’t had a full night’s sleep and even though I’ve taken yoga, had some massages, and of course a manicure…

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