Wellness

8 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

Posted January 8, 2012 by Kelli Robinson

The winter blues are common this time of year. What are some ways you can beat the blahs and enjoy the months until spring arrives?

10 Tips for Better Child Behavior in the New Year

Posted January 1, 2012 by Maggie Wells

Do you wish life with your children was just a little bit easier? Are you exhausted at the end of the day because of their behavior? Have you never heard anyone remark in a line at a store how well-behaved your kids are? There's a reason.

How to Not Gain Weight Over the Holidays

Posted December 16, 2011 by Nancy Flanders

The holidays are here and if you aren't careful, they will bring a few extra pounds with them. Avoid the holiday weight gain this year and help yourself to a healthier new year.

Why It's Okay to Not Breastfeed

Posted October 21, 2011 by Kelli Robinson

You won't hear this from many people, but it's okay if you choose not to breastfeed. Here's why.

The Hoopla Over "Is Your Child Gay?"

Posted October 19, 2011 by Maggie Wells

In the last few weeks, there's been quite a lot of talk about the possibility of (gasp!) gay children. What is the fuss really about?

5 Reasons the hCG Diet Is Perfect for Couples

Posted October 4, 2011 by Mary Davis

The hCG diet is a very strict, low calorie program. Going through it with a partner is a smart way to lose weight in a more convenient, encouraging, and cost-effective way.

Shedding Baby Fat With Swedish Diet

Posted September 19, 2011 by Maggie Wells

Interested in losing a few pounds of baby fat painlessly while trying to get in that new mindset of fitness? Swedish Diet might help you.

Moms Into Fitness 60 Day SlimDown: A Review + Fitness Tips For Moms

Posted September 6, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Check out a review for the highly effective 60 Day SlimDown exercise and nutrition program by Lindsay Brin of Moms Into Fitness. Read through for some quick tips from Lindsay about getting weight off post-baby, and getting fit!

6 Tips For Enhanced Communication In Your Relationships

Posted August 31, 2011 by Lori Kerrigan

Where is the time and energy to communicate with your loved ones in a genuine way? Here are six tips for better communication when the hustle of life gets in the way.

Taking Care of You: 6 Outside-the-Box Date Ideas for Parents

Posted July 26, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Can't do a regular date night? Can't make it work in the evening? No problem. Check out these ideas for creative ways to connect with your spouse, and get that much needed quality time.

Ready for Meatless Mondays? 5 Tips for Going Vegetarian

Posted June 5, 2011 by Katrina Simeck

Dedicate one day a week to meatless meals to improve your family's health.

April Education Roundup: Is Your High School Graduate Ready to Move On?

Posted April 11, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Whether your soon-to-be high school graduate is headed to college, or just headed out the door, take advantage of these resources for parents and young adults who are about to make a big change.

7 Ways to Naturally Clean Your Home

Posted March 14, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Use common household products and simple tools to avoid harsh chemicals and nasty ingredients in many home cleaning products, and feel comfortable about letting your kids pitch in!

Home From the Hospital: Practical Tips for C-Section Recovery

Posted February 28, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Are you planning a C-section? Have you had one? Read through these tips to help make the transition from giving birth to getting back to real-life a little bit easier.

Education Roundup: Dental, Heart, And African American History Month

Posted January 31, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Hearts, health, and history: the month of February covers a lot of ground, but do not worry — the work is done for you. Browse through the resources available to you to teach your children about heart health, dental health, and African American history.

Questions to Ask Your Pediatrician About Your Child’s Development

Posted January 16, 2011 by Rhonda Franz

Your child's regular checkups with the family doctor or pediatrician may be a good place to start when learning about your child's development. Use the general information here to help you ask informed questions of your child's doctor.

10 Ways to Take 10 Minutes for Mom

Posted December 27, 2010 by Alyssa Chirco

Moms work hard taking care of everybody else, but we often find it difficult to make time for ourselves. Check out these 10 relaxing and rejuvenating activities that you can complete in 10 minutes or less (which means you'll still have time to fold the laundry).

Tips for Going (and Saving) Green This Holiday Season

Posted December 5, 2010 by Katrina Simeck

The holidays are a season of giving, but it can be difficult to keep consumerism in balance with environmentalism. How do you spread holiday joy without increasing your carbon footprint and emptying your wallet? Read on for creative tips for greener holiday gift giving.

Thanksgiving: Tips for a Healthy, Happy Eating Experience

Posted November 21, 2010 by Deeanna Frankli...

If you're a foodie, then your favorite holiday will soon be here: Thanksgiving. The one day of the year where we finally give good food the devotion it deserves. Here are a few simple steps to make this a healthy, happy one.

Have a Happy, Healthy Halloween

Posted October 26, 2010 by Rhonda Franz

Start a new tradition this year by making your Halloween (just a little) healthier than in years past. Incorporate ideas from the Action for Healthy Kids.

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