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Family, Membership Only Content, Parenting + Kids

Five Tips for Forming Your Healthy Blended Family

Whether you call them stepfamilies, blended families, or simply modern families, it’s clear that diversity is increasingly the norm when it comes to family arrangements.  The Pew Research Center reports that for 40% of U.S. families, at least one partner has a child from a previous relationship, far different from the mid-1970s when my widowed dad married my stepmother. 

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Featured, Nutrition, Parenting + Kids, Podcast

Podcast Ep 50: Healthy Beauty with Joy McCarthy

Mom-preneur Joy McCarthy, founder of Joyous Health and author of 3 books on the topic of natural health, is our guest on today’s episode, which is brought to you by Life Choice’s Professional Therapeutic Medicine featuring their Fermented L-Glycine formulated by Dr Eldon Dahl. 90% of conventional products contain the “toxic 10,” and Joy’s motivation to create natural products was driven by her desire to eliminate these chemicals from her life, and the life of her young daughter.

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Family, Featured, Membership Only Content, Parenting + Kids

Big Thirst: 3 Eye-Opening Statistics About Children and Anxiety

If your child struggles with anxiety, you are far from alone. It’s a heartbreaking issue: far too many children are impacted by anxiety. But, defined loosely as difficulty coping calmly with situations that most other people find easy, it’s a pattern many parents will recognize. While it’s a common problem, giving anxious children tools for coping is sadly relatively uncommon. As the statistics below will demonstrate, anxiety in children is a phenomenon we’re learning to recognize but still slow to treat.

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Family, Featured, Membership Only Content, Parenting + Kids

Why ‘Potential’ is a Dangerous Word for Parenting

Imagine having friends over for dinner. You have been preparing this meal for hours, shopping for the ingredients, prepping the meats, chopping vegetables. As you begin the dinner, one of your guests says, “Um, is this your best effort at cooking? I think you have more potential than this. Next time we come for dinner, please cook to your full potential.” Absurd, right? Well, regretfully, we do this to our children all the time…

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Nutrition, Parenting + Kids, Podcast

Podcast Ep 49: Evolution of the Natural Health Industry with Deane Parkes

In this episode, you’ll hear about the role that Deane, a natural health hall-of-famer, has played in influencing this change, and what his fascinating journey through the natural health industry has looked like. We also discuss some of the major trends that are taking place in natural health, and what you can expect from the future. Deane has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, and has an unending passion for this field which is so vital to the physical, mental, and emotional wellness of people across the world!

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Nutrition, Parenting + Kids, Podcast

Podcast Ep 48: Jessica Terhaar on The Power of Probiotics

Today I am joined by Jessica Terhaar, Director of the International Probiotics Association, who is here to share how probiotics impact our health and why we should all pay more attention to them.

Tune in to hear some life-altering suggestions to combat bloating and digestive issues, gain some fascinating insights into the superfoods you know, and be introduced to some amazing new ones.

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Family, Featured, Membership Only Content, Mindfulness, Movement, Parenting + Kids

Breathing Room: Practicing Mindfulness With Kids

Back to school can be a time of anxiety. So here are kid-friendly ways to de-stress together.

There’s no way around it: children in 2021 have many reasons to be anxious. And back to school can be a particularly tough time for some kids. But, unfortunately, if you’re a parent to a sensitive child who experiences a lot of fear and nervousness around transitions, it can be hard to know how to help.

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Family, Membership Only Content, Parenting + Kids

Whole Home: Creating an All-Natural Children’s Craft Space

Arts and crafts deserve their own dedicated space. Here’s how to make yours as attractive and functional as possible—naturally.

If your child is going to be drawn into their craft space, you’ve got to make it feel like it’s all theirs. Decorating with their favourite colours is a great way to make the space inviting. Use low- or no-VOC paints to transform shelves, jars for holding supplies, and walls.

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Membership Only Content, Nutrition, Parenting + Kids, Podcast

Podcast Ep 47: Superfood Hunting with Jerry Zeifman

If you’re listening to this podcast, chances are you know what it feels like to hunt for good food and produce that you know will leave you feeling your best. If that resonates with you, you’ll love today’s conversation with superfood hunter, Jerry Zeifman!

Tune in to hear some life-altering suggestions to combat bloating and digestive issues, gain some fascinating insights into the superfoods you know, and be introduced to some amazing new ones.

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