How to Pack Healthy and Kid-c School Lunches

Lots of parents hate packing school lunches for their kids, especially if their kids are fussy eaters. It's difficult to get proper nutrition into a tiny human who would rather exist solely on mac ‘n' cheese and chocolate milk. With so much information out there, and so many other parents potentially judging your choices, it’s…

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Top 6 Teas That Will Help Moms Sleep Faster and Better

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Some new parents are shocked to find that instead of falling asleep the minute their head hits the pillow, they suddenly can't get to sleep at all. Whether they have insomnia or are suffering from stress, giving them trouble sleeping, they can benefit from some teas that can actually help them sleep better and faster…

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Simple Diet Changes that are Useful

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Dieting does not require drastic changes in what you eat. You can start with something small until you are comfortable in doing something more. It is better for you to have simple changes first that are attainable, instead of moving drastically, and not sustaining what you started. Switch to whole-wheat bread If you love bread,…

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Carrot Cake Baked Zoats and 5 Whole30 Tips

It's been 3 weeks since I finished my {almost} Whole30, and I've done surprisingly well at maintaining the habits that I built during that challenge. I'm especially proud of myself for spending a week in Florida with my parents and sister and staying within a normal fluctuation of 2-3 pounds, especially since food is our…

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On completing an almost-Whole30 and creating sustainable habits

One of the goals I set for 2017 was to complete another Whole30, and I decided to jump in with both feet on January 1st (as did, it seems, half of the people I know!). This time, I decided not to make a big deal or talk a lot about it on social media because I…

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The surprisingly easy way to get kids to try new foods

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Sean and I both grew up as picky eaters, and this trend continued into the early years of our marriage and parenthood.  The list of foods we enjoyed was limited, not exceptionally healthy, and short on veggies.  Over the past four years, my tastes have expanded considerably, thanks at least in part to a few Whole30s and…

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250+ Instant Pot Recipes to Get Your Pressure Cooker Out of The Box

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Do you remember the old fashion pressure cooker?  It was a great way to speed up the time to get a meal on the table.  But there were problems.  You had to watch it closely to reduce the heat at the right time and know when to release the pressure.  If not, you could have…

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Baked oatmeal any way you want it

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Because of our kids' dairy intolerances (which, thankfully, they all seem to eventually outgrow), we've had at least one person in our family on a dairy-free diet for pretty much the past 12 years. Finding dairy-free recipes online has gotten so much easier with the popularity of the paleo diet, and I'm pretty good at making…

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