We live in a world that values material possessions and achievement. It’s no surprise that we’re also overwhelmed and unfulfilled. In her New York Times best-selling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, Marie Kondo introduced the world to the philosophy of living with only those items that… Continue Reading ›

Good dental health starts well before your kids have teeth. Even sans those pearly whites, babies have gums that can develop gingivitis and other problems if you’re not careful. And because kids imitate the grownups in their lives, setting a good example for how to brush your teeth – and what tools to use –… Continue Reading ›

Bullying has become a significant problem, but it’s not a new one. About one in every three or four kids is bullied in the U.S. The fear that your child might be bullied isn’t an unfounded one, and it’s one shared among millions of parents. But there’s a flipside to the bullying debacle, a fear… Continue Reading ›

Following a healthy diet doesn’t mean having boring food choices. A lot of foods and recipes include healthy ingredients and are also quite tasty. For your favorite indulgences, it’s often possible to find an alternative food that satisfies your craving for something sweet or savory. If there’s not, a little splurge here and there likely… Continue Reading ›

Bullying isn’t a rare occurrence. About 25 to 33 percent of kids in America are bullied at some point during their school years – that’s one out of every three or four kids. This grim statistic might make you think twice about sending your kids out into the world, but that’s not a practical option…. Continue Reading ›

Good heart health depends on what you feed your body on a regular basis. While a major contributor to heart health is exercise, fuel – in the form of your regular diet – matters, too. You might know that the American Heart Association recommends lowfat dairy products and a diet rich in low-sodium, natural whole… Continue Reading ›

Lunch Ideas for Your Kids (That Aren’t Sandwiches) Sandwiches may seem like an easy lunch option for busy parents, but their simplicity comes at a price. While sandwiches provide a quick solution for getting kids out the door with enough food for the day, they can fall short of nutritional needs. Plus, they’re boring. Eating… Continue Reading ›