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How to Pack More Veggies Into Meal Time

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You know you should pack more veggies into your, and your family’s, mealtimes. After all, vegetables are some of the most nutrient-dense foods you can consume. The minerals, vitamins, fiber and phytonutrients in vegetables promote metabolic efficiency, mental and physical wellbeing and reduce your risk of chronic disease…. More

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First-Aid Kit Must-Haves

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You’ve seen them in corporate offices, the school nurse’s office and even in home kitchens. But what are the essentials you should pack in your First-Aid kits? Dr. Susan Gaeta, a Houston, Texas-based internist, notes that “A proper First-Aid kit isn’t just about Band-Aids and aspirin,” and adds, “include different items that might be useful the event of an emergency or a natural disaster.” Invest in a few heavy-duty zip-top tote bags or backpacks and keep one at home and one in each of your family vehicles…. More

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What to Pack in The Ultimate Toddler Carry-On

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Remember those carefree days when you and your sweetheart could just hop in a car or on a plane and take some time off? Now, with one or more children or babies in tow, deciding what to pack for your trip can be overwhelming. But you don’t have to panic! Jennifer Lundy-Aguerre (MFT), from La Mesa, California-based Positive Change Counseling Center, stresses that it just takes a little planning to beat those what-to-pack blues. “By carefully considering your child’s favorite foods, toys, and games, you can pack to make the journey almost as enjoyable as the destination,” she says…. More

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Our Favorite Reads for Fall

by Jillian Gordon of "Mamapedia"
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Fall is officially here! Which means more time with family and (hopefully) more fun. From communication techniques to laundry hacks, we’ve gathered up our favorite posts from September for your go-to-guide as we approach the holiday season…. More

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Discipline Techniques for Ages 4-7

by Pam Martin of "Mamapedia"
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Merriam-Webster defines discipline as training that corrects, molds, or perfects the mental faculties or moral character. Many people mistakenly equate discipline with punishment, but they are not the same thing, and they have quite different results for both children and parents. Punishment is punitive, and it changes a specific behavior, but often only when the punisher is present. An article by Michigan State University Extension explains: using a positive discipline approach still necessitates that the parent or caregiver be consistent and firm, but at the same time teaches children what is proper and expected; trains and equips them with the knowledge, skills and abilities to make appropriate choices; and guides them in making those choices using consistent, loving, respectful and age-appropriate consequences…. More

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