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Tips and Tricks for Eating Together and Staying Together

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Meal time has always been a comfort time for me. My family comes together for dinner every night, whoever is home, to take a break from the homework, housework, and other activities that absorb our daily hours. It is a good way for everyone to keep tabs on what other…

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Healthy Eating: How to Teach Teens Healthy Eating Habits

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Teaching kids to make healthy eating choices can be tough; just try enticing your teen with a carrot stick or broccoli florets. YUCK and NO WAY! Healthy snacks are not cool. They would rather grab fast food out. So how can we encourage our teens to eat healthy? How to…

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Recipe: How to Make Yogurt Cheesecake

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Two years ago my son picked the biggest key lime cheesecake on record to celebrate his birthday. He raved about the dessert, although I questioned if it was the taste or the sheer size of creamy goodness that left its mark. The following year I made from scratch a…

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Talking to Your Kids About Addiction

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Addiction can rip apart even the strongest of families. An older brother or sister that younger siblings look up to can quickly become someone they no longer recognize. The addict may become untrustworthy, leaving the younger children confused and disappointed. The addict's behavior may cause turmoil in the family, and…

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Putting Me First: Week 4 as a Mom Home from a Live-In Weight Loss Camp

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Weight Loss—It’s 5 o’clock in the morning here and I have been up for an hour. I climb back into my very own bed with my computer and my yerba mate to blog. I have been back home this week. It is week four of my weight loss…

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Happy Couple: Exposing Your Children to a Healthy Relationship

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Making time for your spouse after dishes, carpools, dinner, more dishes, and laundry. By the time the tasks of the day are finished, there’s barely any time left to put up your feet and catch up on the Real Housewives of Orange County. Many busy moms crave those precious moments…

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Prioritizing: Timing Is Everything

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Priorities—If motherhood has taught me anything, it's that my life now moves at a different pace than it did when I didn't have kids. Before I had kids, it was really hard for me to understand why a mom couldn't manage to take a shower each and every day.…

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Wheying in on Oatmeal

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If you've set a health goal that needs refinement, one tiny step towards an overall healthier eating resolution would be to eat breakfast. Many Americans still don’t eat breakfast, despite dozens of studies that show that regular breakfast eating is associated with better health, better eating patterns and healthier weight.…

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