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Less Sugar Snacks for Toddlers

I realized quickly how hard it is to find foods for toddlers and kids that aren’t packed with sugar… Many foods for kids and toddlers are marketed as “healthy”, “high in protein”, “ natural”, “gluten free” or “ organic”. These labels are for marketing, and don’t necessarily mean the foods are actually healthy. Large volumes of sugar can be hidden by the “healthy” advertisements on the front of the package. Be sure to turn things over and check the actual ingredients. Save all those extra grams of sugar for the parties! 🎈

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simple ways to reduce waste in the home

There are so many little things that we can all do to help the environment, that take minimal effort to change. Overall, many of these tips will save money as well. Keep in mind, implementing changes in small steps will overtime add up to big lifestyle changes. When million or billions of people make small changes, this equals millions or billions of improvements. Which overall add up to massive change.

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8 healthy habits for toddlers

I want to share some healthy tot habits that have worked for my family, specifically as working parents…Creating good habits at a young age will not only set your tot up for success as they get older, but will help make mommies and daddies lives a whole lot easier in the long run. Even if it requires a bit of work to be consistent up front, the consistency will pay in the future!

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a nurse…an artist

The one thing that I did not know as a teenager, a college student or a young nurse, is people really can choose their own path in life. It requires creativity, problem solving, flexibility, work ethic, and a lot of self belief. A graphic designer is an artist, just as those engineers who create beautiful kitchen sinks are artists. A surgeon is an artist, just as a musician is.

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Getting the Family Outside…In Winter

If your not a big outdoors person in winter, it’s imperative to keep in mind the importance of outside time for kids, even tots and babes. Being outdoors is important for their health, growth and development. Guess what? The outdoors are important for parents health and mental wellbeing as well. So if you you’d like to avoid a bit of seasonal depression, go get a good pair of boots and a long coat…and get outside!

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