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by Administrator | April 17, 2015 | Ideas | Nutrition | Work/Life Balance

By Maryann Jacobsen It’s officially spring – the time many people spring clean their houses to start over fresh. But there’s another type of spring cleaning that’s even more helpful: overhauling family meals. That’s right. Dissecting all that goes on at meals can help you get rid of what isn’t working and add more of [...]

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by Administrator | March 31, 2015 | Ideas | Nutrition | Work/Life Balance

By Sally Kuzemchak of Real Mom Nutrition As a home cook, I’m a little bit lazy and a whole lot frugal. If there is a way to save money or time, I will try it. Not every effort is successful, but once in a while I stumble upon a kitchen trick that’s a real keeper. [...]

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by Administrator | March 5, 2015 | Nutrition | Work/Life Balance

I’m so over trying to get my three kids to eat kale. How about we agree that some foods—no matter how many times we offer them—aren’t going to get any love. And, no, I’m not going to hide the leafy, veiny greens in a shake, popsicle or brownie. I’m just going to move on. Yes, [...]

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by Administrator | February 27, 2015 | Work/Life Balance

By Kerry Rivera Three kids 10 and under. Two working parents. One crazy, golden retriever. Every day we choose to accept the challenge to get out the door, on time and without screaming at one another. Yes, we are not battling sleep-deprived teenagers … yet. But I have to say our track record is good. My [...]

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by Administrator | February 18, 2015 | Nutrition | Work/Life Balance

February is Heart Month and the time of year that we remind parents how important it is to be raising their children in a heart-healthy environment. Research shows that healthy and active parents raise healthy and active children. However, busy parents may consider it to be too difficult to find the time and energy to [...]

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by Administrator | November 21, 2014 | Holiday Activities | Work/Life Balance

By Kerry Rivera   “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” That is how the holiday song goes, yes?! “With the kids jingle-belling And everyone telling you Be of good cheer It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” For families, the holidays are certainly a special time, and children of all ages delight [...]

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by Learning Care Group | May 28, 2013 | Work/Life Balance

One of our own favorite moms, Harmony Faust, recently became a mother to the adorable Henry, and she’s learned very quickly some of the trials and tribulations of being a parent. Check out her “Mom”ent to see why being a mom is sometimes more of a “poopy” job than one expects. My friends with babies [...]

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by Dr. Heather Wittenberg | May 20, 2013 | sites | Work/Life Balance

Being a Mom is challenging. Up-all-night-on-barf-patrol, breaking-up-sibling-squabbles, finding-a-bathroom-for-a-potty-training-toddler – challenging. Being a Mom is also miraculous – baby’s-sweet smile, first-steps, watching-them-sleep miraculous. But the Mom moments that keep me going during long, challenging days are the silly ones. I was having one of those challenging days. It started out with an important meeting around a [...]

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by Melissa Taylor | May 14, 2013 | Work/Life Balance

School plays, a trip to Disney World®, and mountain vacations fill our photo albums. But none of those are the moments I cherish as a mom… not by a long shot. The most meaningful moments of my parenting were years in the making and captured only by my heart. From birth, my daughter Annika hated [...]

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by Hollee Schwartz Temple | May 8, 2013 | sites | Work/Life Balance

It’s painful to see your kid struggle. And yet one of my favorite recent “mom moments” resulted from a setback that my younger son experienced. The setting was my living room, where a handful of kids were participating in a low-key piano and voice recital for a group of friends and family. “Hank,” as the [...]

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