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Featured, Functional Foods, Membership Only Content, Nutrition

Functional Foods: Kefir

With thirty different strains of good bacteria, this fermented milk drink has been supporting vibrant health for thousands of years. Made from animal milk and a starter compound of bacteria and yeast, it contains a complex and beneficial microbial brew. Its name is even derived from the Turkish word keyif, which means “feeling good.”

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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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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, Featured, 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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Podcast Ep 46: Raising Healthy, Happy, and Body Positive Kids with Jenn Messina, RD

Diet culture not only impacts how we see ourselves but also how our kids see food. As parents, we’re constantly influencing our kids’ eating habits and their future relationships with food without even realizing it. If you want to empower your kids to be happy and healthy, grow up feeling confident in the skin they’re in, and live life to its fullest potential, this is the episode for you!

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