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Your Back-to-School Health Checklist

Your Back-to-School Health Checklist

Back-to-school isn’t just about school supplies, first day outfits and haircuts. Appointments need to be scheduled and everyone needs to be on the same page when it comes to the health of your child.
10 Pregnancy Super Foods For Moms

10 Pregnancy Super Foods For Moms

Moms usually know best, especially when it comes to food. If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times: “Eat your vegetables!” I never really understood the importance of eating my vegetables until I was well in adulthood and taking a health promotions class in graduate school. The truth is that fruits and vegetables can actually save your life. And what better life to save than your unborn child’s?
Five Tips for Choosing a Pediatrician

Five Tips for Choosing a Pediatrician

After your baby is born, you will visit the pediatrician often. In the first year, your baby will have seven well visits. Studies show that first-time parents may visit their child’s pediatrician up to 16 times before Baby’s first birthday.
10 Ways to Get Active Without Spending a Dime

10 Ways to Get Active Without Spending a Dime

Winter: a time of holiday celebrations, breaks from school and hot chocolate by the fire. Unfortunately, the winter months are also a time of year when it seems easy to forget about our health.
Kansas City Farmers Market Guide

Kansas City Farmers Market Guide

Kansas City is home to more than 30 farmers markets. They range from small markets selling exclusively organic produce to the City Market with more than 140 local vendors. You can purchase fruits, vegetables, plants, herbs, homemade soaps, baked goods and even live animals. If you are new to the world of the farmers market, this simple guide will get you started!
Snack Ideas, Easy as 1-2-3

Snack Ideas, Easy as 1-2-3

When you’re snacking, it can be tempting to skip the fuss and grab a bite on the go. Keeping healthy and convenient snacks at the ready helps you stay disciplined without sacrificing taste and enjoyment.
National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Ovarian cancer is a disease in which cancer is found in the ovaries. The ovaries, almond-shaped organs located on each side of the uterus, store eggs and also produce the female hormones estrogen and progesterone.
A Louse-y Situation

A Louse-y Situation

After school you are going through your child’s backpack, signing off homework, filling out a permission slip, when you find the note that all parents dread: “Your child has been exposed to lice.” While you already have begun washing every article of laundry in your home, here are some tips and information about lice and how to treat them.
Mastering Mealtime

Mastering Mealtime

As you rush home from an exhausting day, the last thing on your mind is cooking a healthy dinner for your family. The kids are hungry, the baby is crying, it’s already 5:30—and you have nothing planned for dinner. Desperate for a quick solution, you use the drive-through for a less-than-delicious and not-so-nutritious meal. Sound familiar?
Sun safety

Sun safety

When scheduling activities outdoors, avoid the hottest part of the day and plan to spend the bulk of the time in the morning and evening hours.
Simplify Your Life

Simplify Your Life

Are you feeling a bit scrambled these days? Are you hurried everywhere you go? Multitasking with every step to keep up? You're not alone. In today's world, finding a moment of peace can be tough, because we're busy running our kids to multiple activities and, thanks to smart phones and devices, we can't just leave our work at work anymore.
Make Working Out Work for You

Make Working Out Work for You

It’s no secret that we moms put most of our time and energy into our families while de-prioritizing ourselves. What if we redirected some of that focus back onto ourselves? What if we stopped making excuses and started re-prioritizing? Your goal may not be a six-pack, but physical fitness should be. Here are seven tips to make working out work for you:
Playing It Cool. Summer sports safety tips for kids.

Playing It Cool. Summer sports safety tips for kids.

For most children, the benefits of organized sports far outweigh the risk of injuries, but as caregivers, we must be alert to precautions we need to take to keep the children in our lives safe.
Making Changes One Behavior at a Time

Making Changes One Behavior at a Time

From strengthening relationships to achieving a healthier lifestyle, we all have behaviors we’d like to change to create a more satisfying life. But when we have families, establishing more positive habits can prove tricky. To get your family motivated, begin by focusing on one behavior at a time and make changes in a fun, collaborative way.
The Good and the Bad of Year-Round Sports

The Good and the Bad of Year-Round Sports

Newsflash: We live in a competitive society, a culture driven by success and winning. Well, obviously this isn’t news. But what parents may find alarming is how much our success-driven mentality is harming our children, particularly in athletics.
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