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Kristin van Vloten

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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, 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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