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5 Ways To Reduce Anxiety Without Medication

5 Ways To Reduce Anxiety Without Medication

  Anxiety can be a normal part of life.  But for some children and adults it takes over and wreaks havoc on their mind and body.  Leaving the individual paralyzed by fear and unable to focus on anything other than the anxious feelings, catastrophic thoughts and physical symptoms that have […]

5 Natural Ways To Establish Healthy Sleep Routines For Your Child

5 Natural Ways To Establish Healthy Sleep Routines For Your Child

  Sleep can elude the smallest of children.  Many parents struggle to maintain calm evenings in an attempt to give their little ones a restful sleep.  As a result, a time for relaxing and sweet dreams turns to nightmares for all involved.  Dear parents, don’t give up!  Developing […]

2 Simple Ways To Make Eating Healthy, Quick And Inexpensive

2 Simple Ways To Make Eating Healthy, Quick And Inexpensive

Most people would equate healthy eating with the notion that it will take heaps of time and money, therefore, they glide through a drive-thru in an attempt to avoid the inconvenience of cooking and the expense of shopping.  But I think that is where the […]

Maybe It Wouldn’t Be So Hard To Be A Modern Mom If…

Maybe It Wouldn’t Be So Hard To Be A Modern Mom If…

  Motherhood.  The topic I confess can be a bore.  It can be a subject of contention.  It can be a recipe for mayhem.  It can be the best of everything in your life.  It can make you feel as though you have lost whatever was left of […]

Peas: The Gateway Green Vegetable

Peas: The Gateway Green Vegetable

  Kale is all the rage these days.  It’s touted as a super food for its superior nutrition but the average kid isn’t going to bring a wilted piece of kale within five inches of his or her sweet little lips for two reasons usually.  One: it is […]

How The Arts Can Improve Your Child’s Emotional Health

How The Arts Can Improve Your Child’s Emotional Health

Tired from a night of intense practice, I sat on the dance floor with my friends and we laughed as we unwound the ribbons that curled around our small ankles.  As we pulled our feet from our broken pointe shoes and rolled back the thin layer of […]

Boys Vs. Girls: The Gender Differences In Depression

Boys Vs. Girls: The Gender Differences In Depression

Gender. Gender.  It seems it has become a complicated topic but one that is worthy of our attention.  While we like to think boys and girls are created equal (p.s.- they are), they do differentiate when it comes to the case of depression.  So turn on […]

How Snacking Behaviors Can Work Against Us

How Snacking Behaviors Can Work Against Us

Children like love snacks.  Ask any kid.  They don’t want breakfast, lunch or dinner.  Who wants a crazy thing like a meal when you can have… wait for it, wait for it… a bag of snacks!  We wonder why our children aren’t hungry at meal time and […]

The Truth Behind Moods And Foods 4 Kids (Q & A)

The Truth Behind Moods And Foods 4 Kids (Q & A)

What is the purpose of your blog? I am hoping to create a change in the conversation surrounding mental health especially for the sake of children.  I grew tired of the public discourse: anti-depressants or not? I didn’t see anyone writing about nutrition.  I didn’t see anyone […]

Why I Want My Kids To Fail

Why I Want My Kids To Fail

  Despite the best of intentions, modern parents are ushering their children by the droves into emotional mousetraps.  Caught between a parent’s own desire for enmeshment and rapidly shifting societal norms, children are left ill-equipped to navigate the spectrum of their own emotions.  The trends […]