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The Busy Parent’s Guide to Dinner

The Busy Parent’s Guide to Dinner

Here are some tips for how to get dinner on the table quickly and efficiently.

Healthy Living in Your 20s, 30s and 40s

Healthy Living in Your 20s, 30s and 40s

Turning 20 ushers in a decade of autonomy, of finally becoming an adult and making independent decisions. Being 20 also brings about a very different mental list of worries than, let’s say, being 40. People of all ages should include a yearly physical with their doctor, daily activity and good nutrition; however, there are a few things that individuals should consider during each decade.

Raid the Fridge

Raid the Fridge

Using what you have on hand to create a nutritous lunch.

10 Things You Should Do for Yourself in 2015

10 Things You Should Do for Yourself in 2015

If I could focus on one thing for this new year, it’d be the art of learning to take care of myself. Parents, but especially mothers, tend to deprioritize themselves. Picture a totem pole and try to visualize where you’d rank yourself on it. I bet you’d be somewhere closer to the bottom, right? With kids, spouse, extended family and friends higher up? Even the family pet might rank higher, and that’s an indicator something clearly has gone awry.

Kansas City Farmers Market Guide: 2014

Kansas City Farmers Market Guide: 2014

Kansas City is home to over thirty farmers’ markets. They range from small markets selling exclusively organic produce to The City Market with over 140 local vendors. You can purchase fruits, vegetables, plants, herbs, homemade soaps, baked goods and even live animals.

Tick Bites

Tick Bites

Though most tick bites are harmless and pose no risk of disease, www.CDC.gov offers precautions you can take to prevent possible exposure:

Know Your Numbers

Know Your Numbers

Knowing your numbers, in part, pertains to knowing your cholesterol. Surprisingly, cholesterol isn’t all bad. In fact, our bodies make all the cholesterol we need to keep us healthy.

Kids and Caffeine

Kids and Caffeine

About 73 percent of kids and adolescents consume caffeine daily, according to a 2014 study published in Pediatrics. And although there have been studies to calculate the prevalence of caffeine consumption in our society, the long-term effects that caffeine has on a child’s health have not been adequately studied.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

There are four recommended vaccines that preteens should get when they are 11 - 12 years old. Plus, it’s not too late to get any shots they may have missed.

School Lunch vs. Sack Lunch

School Lunch vs. Sack Lunch

Teaching children to eat healthily is easy when they are at home and only face the choices we stock in our own pantries and fridges. Away from home, things become a little trickier.

Flax and Chia Seeds

Flax and Chia Seeds

Flax seed and chia seeds have been showing up in the news, on our grocery store shelves and in our everyday recipes.

Summer Safety

Summer Safety

Summertime! Time to send the kids outside to wear themselves out! For parents with younger children, which season takes more time to get the kids ready to play outside is debatable.

Destination: Healthy Vacation

Destination: Healthy Vacation

With summer vacation in full swing, many families are taking that much needed vacation. Although it is certainly time to relax, let your hair down and maybe sit by the pool, no one wants to come home from vacation sick or injured.

Healthy Skin Care

Healthy Skin Care

A skin care regimen with young children is fairly simple and basic, but as they grow, challenges may arise. However, teaching our children the importance of a good skin care regimen does not have to be difficult. Here are some tips for educating your children to deal with their acne.

Dental Health

Dental Health

Dental care, of course, prevents problems such as tooth decay, but the latest research suggests that gum disease can lead to other problems in the body, such as heart disease. Fortunately, there are ways to keep teeth strong and gums healthy from birth to old age.

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