Happy New Year!

Wishing you a magical and abundant 2012!

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Two Fun Holiday Lists

I have long heard from friends who have been to India that a trip there will change your perspective on life forever. After watching the movie Slumdog Millionaire a few years back, it didn’t require a physical visit to India to understand what they meant. The dirt on the sidewalk and the daily struggle in […]

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Last Child on the Couch – Part 2/2

How 10 grassroots innovators are helping kids get active outdoors This week we pick up with the next five tips on getting your kids off the coach and into nature from a Backpacker Magazine article entitled “Last Child On The Coach”. I hope you find these tips as useful as I did! 6. Home Grown […]

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Last Child on the Couch – Part 1/2

How 10 grassroots innovators are helping kids get active outdoors After a holiday steeped in the good old tradition of eating too much, it’s time to help the kids (and the grownups! get off the couch and enjoy an active week to burn off all those extra calories. In our family it is not unusual […]

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An A to Z Guide to Healthy Eating

We’re just one day away from the biggest American food holiday, and you’re likely already thinking about your family’s Thanksgiving feast … and probably also how to enjoy some of the unhealthy options you’re about to encounter without overdoing it and how to keep your kids’ healthy eating habits on track during the holidays.   […]

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Playground Exercises for Busy Parents

It’s fall, and temperatures are starting to drop in NYC. As parents, that means we might soon start to have fewer days outside at the playground as we hole up a little bit more often for the winter. But before that happens, we can enjoy the brisk weather and even get some exercise in while […]

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Good News about Lice

Now that school has been back in session for about a month, the weather is getting cooler and your kids are spending long days together in close quarters, you might be seeing the first signs of health issues like colds and stomach viruses … or you just might be trying to find ways to prevent […]

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A Parent’s Guide to Wiggling Teeth

Losing baby teeth is a major rite of passage for your kids. And sometimes it can be scarier for you than it is for them! As our four-year old approaches the age when it’s going to start happening (experts agree that kids usually start to lose teeth at around six-years old), we’ve been reading up […]

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Better Posture for Working Parents

Whether you were able to take a vacation this summer with your family or you just enjoyed a few lazy days away from the office, now that the kids are back in school, if you’re a working mom or dad, you may already be starting to feel a little dragged down by the schedule change […]

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De-Stress Your Diet

When you’re a parent, your life revolves around keeping your children happy, safe and healthy. But I want to take a little time to talk about a very important topic:  YOU (and more specifically, your health – both physical and mental). Even though it might feel selfish sometimes to focus on yourself, your health and […]

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