Tagged: family

Getting Kids Moving and Competing with Video Games

It’s redundant to explain that kids are falling short of the mark with regard to their physical fitness, but a look at the data paints an eye-opening picture: a whopping 80% of kids aren’t getting enough physical activity. The culprit is obvious—screen time is eating up much of our kids’ time. The fastest growing and […]

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Are Your Holiday Expectations Realistic?

So we are off today with our list of things we hope to accomplish by year’s end! Buy some groceries for a special meal, some last minute packages to prepare for the mail, and some treats for a get together with neighbors! Does this sound like something that you are doing just about now?! But […]

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It’s OK to Have a Traditional & Somewhat Unhealthy Thanksgiving

As you are making your grocery list and reviewing old recipes and maybe some new, I have a quick tip for you to make Thanksgiving a wonderful day to remember. Even if that does mean preparing a few traditionally unhealthy Thanksgiving recipes that your family loves.

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The Ample Rewards of Being Healthy

We love to think of rewards as tangible things. A bike, a car, a new purse, or maybe even a meal or a snack. What we don’t often think about, is that the rewards of being healthy usually aren’t the tangible prizes we like to think.

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Playroom Time at Elite is Great for Your Kids and You!

For those of you who are parents, you have most likely used the playroom at Elite at least one time or another while you grab a quick workout or play with your tennis league. As a mother of 2 kids, I was thrilled to discover that Elite offers FREE childcare while at the club as well as […]

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Summer Survival Tips for a Stay-at-Home Parent

As a mother of a 2 year old boy and a 6 year old girl, my life is constantly being pulled in different directions.  It is an endless quest to find balance and order especially when school is out and schedules become irrelevant.  This is my 3rd Summer as a stay-at-home parent with two children and […]

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Eat These Foods to Fight Summertime Cold or Flu

We don’t expect to get the flu or a cold during the summer, but according to reports from the CDC, Center for Disease Control, we are just as liable during the summer to get the flu and colds due to the ongoing supply of microorganisms in parks, swimming pools, and yes, at home. So, in order to be […]

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How to Deal with Picky Eaters

Our kids will always make us swell with pride. Because they are ours in the making. But, in the throes of growing up to be good-eaters, we can count on having our hands full! So, here’s some tips on how to deal with picky eaters.

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Everyone Wins When Kids are in the Kitchen

One the best parts of my childhood on and near the Kansas farm country was the incredible education I got when visiting relatives who grew and harvested so many good foods. We would all gather when it was time to put these foods away for winter. Often, we would prepare things for the root cellar they had in […]

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What Kids Really Want from Parents, Teachers & School Lunch

Classroom surveys of kids reflect some interesting attitudes on their part about what they really want from those around them—teachers, parents, and school lunch providers. We should empower them to make the right nutritional decisions.

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