Tag Archives: healthy

Being a healthy divorced mom

When my daughter was 18 months old I made the difficult decision to leave my husband. I moved to a new city and started over.  We had equal access, but she spent 60% of her time with me or sometimes … Continue reading

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How to increase your kids’ intake of fruits and vegetables with minimal effort

It was one of those busy days when breakfast was cold cereal and dinner was soup with grilled cheese. My daughter had refused the soup, and her lunch bag showed her container of fruit and veggies were untouched. Unless you … Continue reading

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Eating Disorders: It starts earlier than you think. Learn 10 simple tips to promote a healthy body image.

This week is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. To help raise awareness I want to start talking about eating disorders. Did you know that most kids who develop an eating disorder do so between the ages of 11-14? Although it … Continue reading

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Will my kids eat healthy at university or college?

It seems like yesterday when I was leaving home for university. I was so excited to be free from rules and parents – and be in charge of my own life.  The thought of a meal plan while I was … Continue reading

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Ready Set Go to Kindergarten: Growing A Healthy Body

This post is the first of a 5-part series about getting your preschooler ready for Kindergarten. Be sure to check out Paula’s other top 10 tips for getting your preschooler off to a good start. “Eat your veggies”, “Sneeze into your elbow”, … Continue reading

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Hey Mom & Dad … Where do babies come from?

Children are curious and ask A LOT of questions. Often where there is a child asking a question, there is a parent nearby who is patiently answering these questions. That is until they ask about … (cue horror movie music … Continue reading

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Winter Family Fun

The cold weather has arrived and it is at this time of year when you may want to curl up with a good book by the fire.  But anyone with kids knows that those quiet moments won’t last very long. … Continue reading

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