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Baoballz

August 14, 2019
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As much as it drives me crazy, kids seem to get a kick out of things that are spelled wrong. Is it rebellion? Freedom from parental oversight? Not sure. What I do know is that all my son’s beloved graphic novels have at least one ‘z’ where an ‘s’ should be. So, in that spirit, here is a recipe for Baoballz, with ‘z’. They use my son’s favorite form of social currency, Baobites (I swear, he uses them to trade…

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Family Recipes

Sunburn ‘Sicles: Red Beet Ice Pops

August 1, 2019
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For the kids and the kids at heart, try this electrolyte replenishing, oxygenating ice pop post-play. I’m fairly certain it’s well known that when we engage in physical activity, we lose important electrolyte minerals through sweat and exertion. To restore that fluid balance and help our muscles recover from exercise, beverages that contain these electrolytes are extremely important. Where do we get these electrolytes if not from Gatorade? Of course, filtered water should contain trace minerals that allow us to…

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Trail Mix That’s School-Safe & Nut-Free

July 25, 2019
trail mix

This trail mix has kid-pleasing ingredients that are safe for school, daycare, and activities that do not allow peanuts or tree nuts. It is a well-balanced snack, offering a healthy dose of protein and complex carbs—the kind that supply significant energy and fiber—plus some filling fats. With flavors and textures kids will love (including their new favorite, Baobites) it is sure to be a hit. It is also made with moms in mind: rich in electrolyte minerals and antioxidants, contains…

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3 Ways a Multivitamin Can Help Your Kid at School

July 10, 2019
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Most people take a multivitamin for the same reason: to fill in the gaps in their diet. That’s why we give our kids multis; while our diets aren’t perfect, theirs are worse. But did you know that giving your child a well-crafted multivitamin can offer concrete benefits too? Turns out, a daily multi helps your child in school in three important ways. A is for Attendance School can sometimes seem like a swap meet for the sniffles, especially in preschool…

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Family Health

3 Ways DHA Helps Kids: A Review of the Latest Research

June 28, 2019

A new school year is just around the corner. For some kids (and almost all adults) this is a happy occasion. Other kids struggle more in school and may not be as excited to board that big yellow bus again. If only there was something that could help your kiddo pay attention and think better! Good news, parental units: according to two new studies, that something is omega-3 fatty acids like DHA. If you’re expecting a little one, there’s even…

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Have a Healthy Father’s Day

June 13, 2019
Father's

Happy Father’s Day! Given my last name, the universe would simply not allow me to continue any longer without becoming a parent. And so, with the birth of our son Noah on May 1, while still finding my feet with this parenting thing, I’m taking my first Father’s Day to reflect on what becoming a parent somewhat late in life means to me so far. Trying to put it into words inevitably sounds a little corny or clichéd, but seeing…

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Family Lifestyle

Habit Hacks for Food and Snacks for Back To School

September 21, 2017
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Back to school time. An energy of anticipation is in the air. Getting ready, getting set. A new year(ish). Back to school is a great time, as we settle into fall routines, to tweak our habits for the better. Identify a problem, take concrete action. Repeat. We can do this in any area of life, but since its September, let’s model smart habits for the kids! The trick is to make tiny changes. Baby steps. I’ll tackle 3 problems with food:…

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How I Helped My Son to Be His Best Self

August 28, 2017
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My son got new eye glasses this summer and ever since, he can’t wait to go back to school so that he can show them to his friends! I’m happy about his enthusiasm. Honestly, I’m relieved! You know, it’s awful to get a resistant, anxious or embarrassed child to go to school when they don’t want to. I have it easy actually. Some girls in my son’s class cry daily. I’ve read that anxiety is sending twice as many children…

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Earning Back-to-School Badges

September 5, 2016
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Earning Back-to-School Badges Rapid changes are hard for everyone, especially youngsters, so making the transition from casual summer nights to a more regimented back-to-school timetable can be challenging. Make it easier by easing into it slowly. Try some of these tips, and make it fun by giving out ‘badges’ for completion! Reading Badge Start going to bed earlier each night in the weeks before school. Have little ones read in bed before sleeping. Not only will this make them feel…

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