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How to Keep Your Child Active During Summer Break

How to Keep Your Child Active During Summer Break

  Remember when you were a kid dreaming of summer days spent hiking, fishing, and playing outdoors? Childhood looks a lot different today than it did 30 years ago. Today it is a rarity to see children and teens without their heads buried in their phones, iPods, and video games. With the increasing reliance on […]

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How to Introduce New Foods to Your Kids (5)

How to Introduce New Foods to Your Kids

During the school year, everything seems so harried, from school lunches to after-school activities. Conversely, there is something about summer that resonates a laid-back, peaceful feeling. Why not carry that easygoing feeling into your summer cooking as well? Barbecues and summer recipes as well as summer beverages just get more and more creative as the […]

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How to Shape Up Your Family This Summer (6)

How to Shape Up Your Family This Summer

  It can be fun to get into shape over the summer. Some say it’s easier because the weather seems to coax everyone outdoors and into fun activities. If you want to shape up your family this summer, here are some ideas. Cookouts With physical activities and healthy food, cookouts are a great way to […]

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Summertime Camping 101 (3)

Summertime Camping 101

  Does your family enjoy camping? Many consider summertime camping to be a requirement for the summer months. They know summertime camping equals summertime fun. If your family hasn’t gone camping in recent years, you may want to think about the following when you make plans: Where to go, what to take, safety concerns, costs […]

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5 Hiker Survival Skills (2)

5 Hiker Survival Skills You Can Teach Your Child in a Weekend

With the theatrical release of Reese Witherspoon’s Wild in 2014 and this year’s A Walk in the Woods starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte, there has been a surge in the popularity of long-distance hiking.  The Appalachian Trail Conservancy lists statistics of those who attempted a thru-hike of the 2,100-mile trail by decade, and the […]

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5 Ways to Get Your Teen to Stop Drinking (3)

5 Ways to Get Your Teen to Stop Drinking Energy Drinks

Are you concerned that your teenage son or daughter is drinking too many energy drinks? Between 30% and 50% of young adults say that they regularly consume these high-caffeine, high-sugar beverages. With health effects of energy drinks ranging from heart palpitations to dental decay, parents need sensible strategies to help their teens cut back. Help […]

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10 Quick and Easy (1)

10 Quick and Easy Toddler Snacks

Fruits and vegetables are ideal snacks for little ones. They’re packed with vitamins and antioxidants, and also contain useful amounts of minerals and trace elements. They also tend to be low in calories, protein and fat, which are all key components to support your toddler’s growth and development. Fruits and vegetables should feature at all […]

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