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December 01, 2014

New Holiday Traditions

Fun activities to start with your family this year!

Ask a child what presents he received last December and he's probably forgotten – what kids do remember are the special holiday traditions their family does every year....more»
July 01, 2014

Local Farmers Markets!

Buying local from a nearby farmers market is an excellent choice for many reasons. One can...enjoy and savor sincerely fresh produce....support local farmers and artisans...meet and greet neighbors and friends....enjoy shopping in the fresh air and natural light...discover new foods and recipes...feel great about reducing one's carbon footprint...set an example for the next generation of shoppers, and the list goes on....more»
May 01, 2013

Spring Has Sprung in Indianapolis

2013 Orchard In Bloom happens May 3-5

To quote John Lennon, it's been a "long, cold, lonely winter" here in Indianapolis. Winter weather has persisted through much of March, with many kids spending their spring breaks with sleds and hot chocolate. ...more»
April 01, 2013

Veggie Kids

When your child decides to become a vegetarian

Picture this: your child comes home from school one day and declares, "Mom, I'm never eating another cheeseburger again!" What's your reaction?...more»
January 01, 2013

School Lunches, Childhood Obesity and New USDA Guidelines

The new standards parents need to know

You've seen the statistics: about 12.5 million children and adolescents 2 to 19 years old are overweight. Sadly, since 1980, the number of overweight/obese children and adolescents has nearly tripled, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While you may be taking steps at home to improve your child's nutrition, there are new efforts under way to provide healthier breakfasts and lunches at school....more»
October 01, 2012

Combating Childhood Obesity

Simple Tips for Raising Healthy Kids

It's common knowledge that obesity is a serious problem in the U.S., affecting roughly one out of every three adults....more»
October 01, 2012

Fuel for Toddlers on the Go

Healthy snacks for your growing child

Nutritious meals and snacks should be parts of everyone's balanced diet. However, ensuring toddlers receive adequate nutrition can require strategy....more»
September 01, 2012

A Golden Victory at the Olympics

Grandparenting at its best

I became an Olympic Games "nut-head" in Barcelona in 1992. I love the international competitions and all the drama associated with athletes producing their personal bests....more»
August 01, 2012

School Year Resolutions

Getting your family organized, healthy, and happy for the start of the new school year

A new school year hides just around the corner, expecting new schedules, new mindsets, new routines. You look around the house and see damp bathing suits, sandals, half-eaten sandwiches, and flavored ice wrappers....more»
July 01, 2012

Simple Switches to Spruce Up Any Home

Want to give your home a fresh look, but don't have the time or energy for a complete makeover? Ditch the daunting DIY projects. Think small projects to make a big impact according, to design bloggers from VeccoStudio.com, an online resource for simple, customizable DIY design projects....more»
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