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10 Truths About Raising Two Under 2

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On a hunch, I took a pregnancy test while my four-month-old daughter napped. It was positive. I immediately ran down the stairs and shoved the test in my husband’s face. “Look at this!” I yelled at him. “Do you see this?” I know my voice was half-excitement, half-panic. I think it actually took hubby three days to respond…. More

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7 Healthy After-School Snacks

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Your kid gets off the school bus and heads straight for a bag of chips or box of cookies. This is a mistake, as your child’s afternoon and evening benefits from a quality snack after a long day of learning.

“As the day progresses, blood sugar has a tendency to spike and drop in a repetitive pattern,” explains Melissa Caiyem, Holistic Nutritionist and Nutrition Program Coordinator for Life Time Fitness in Colorado Springs. “Sustaining blood sugar levels helps a child focus, supports memory retention, avoids mood swings, helps immune function and maintains overall wellbeing.”… More

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Empowering Women Through Fashion

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I came into a store to look at a t-shirt that has the simple word “loved” on it. A friend of mind told me that a woman who is blind makes the shirts, and I was intrigued.

Turns out that the shirt is so much more than that. Mary, a blind woman who lives in Cambodia, makes these shirts through the organization Sak Saum, whose mission is to rescue, restore, rehabilitate, and transform the trafficked people of Cambodia. The Marketplace’s director, Marisa Sellman, partners with Sak Saum to bring their goods into her store so that she can help them empower women…. More

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How to Get More “Me” Time

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With a new-or not so new-baby at home, making time for yourself is not easy. Add to that your spouse, your work, any other children and just life in general and you might even start to feel invisible. But believe it or not, you can carve out some quality time for yourself. Manyesha Batist is a Denver-based life coach with two children and says, “As a mom, our life revolves around others, but it’s impossible for us to be the best mom or person we can be if we’re not experiencing adequate rest and playtime for ourselves. These two factors must be a priority for us as individuals. When they’re not, we burn out and fail to really enjoy one of the best times of our life—our kid’s growing-up years!” (www.manyeshabatist.com). Here are a few more tips to honor yourself and to remember who you are!… More

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