Bring On The Flavor! Positive aspects of a varied diet during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

One of the best ways we can expose our children to a variety of healthy foods is by eating them during pregnancy as well as while breastfeeding. Julie Mennella, a biopsychologist at Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philidellphia, has been one of the leading researchers investigating the effect of early exposures on the development of taste . Since 1991, she has published a range of studies from the affects of maternal garlic intake on breast […]

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Why I Talk with My Kids About Race

What do white folks mean when we say we “don’t see color” when it comes to race? Or when we tell our kids “we are all the same”? I can recall these sorts of proclamations made by the adults in my life—parents, teachers, family friends—and how they quickly taught me to pretend not to see what I was really seeing about others, as well as what I was internalizing about my own whiteness. The silence […]

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Can We Slow Down Time?

Recently I have been noticing a trend on social media that has been making me wonder. I see photos with a hashtag; slow down and many versions of this: #slowdownbaby, #slowdownlittleone #slowdowntime.  I was thinking it was appearing a lot and thought well before I write about this let me see, I was shocked with a very quick search when I found over 30 different versions of this hashtag on Instagram, with quick math of […]

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Three Ways to Be a Better Parent

It’s a fact: parenting is hard work. Whether you’ve been doing it for decades or days you’ve probably already been turned on to the fact that this is one of the most difficult, if not the most difficult, jobs you’ve ever had to do. The long hours, the demands, the pressure of making the right decisions for your precious little humans – it’s a lot! If you’re like the rest of us, your patience can […]

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You can’t give what you don’t have. You can’t teach what you don’t practice.

As much as we would all love our words to take root and create actions, and attitudes on the part of others, they rarely do on their own. The old adage that “Actions speak louder than words.” is very true. Our behaviors, habits, and choices are especially prone to be passed down to our most captive audience – our children. These are easy to spot when we hear our little ones repeat our words or […]

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Mama, Your Ears Are So Big!

All of sudden, after the birth of your first baby, you are a parent. The day before you weren’t and now here you are with the greatest, most challenging job that exists. You’ve been warned about all the things that will happen, good and bad, from friends, family and especially strangers. You’ve been told strange and daunting tales of never sleeping again, committing to years without time alone (including bathroom time) and what can and […]

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Travel with Children

The season has arrived for summer vacation and this year the trip is taking you international. How are you going to handle a 6 hr flight from your airport abroad with a little one? Here’s how:  Break down the flight travel time into 15 minute increments. Mentally dealing with 15min is doable.  4x15mins = 1hr With a 6hr flight, you have 24 increments of 15mins. You can do this! Keep your kiddo(s) occupied. For each […]

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Sibling Rivalry

I If you are expecting another child or you already have multiple children, then you have two wishes for them: to be good friends and to not fight all the time. Good luck. However, there are several things you can do to facilitate a great relationship between them and fewer headaches for you. The most important technique (and maybe the most overlooked) is to not pit them against each other. You want to build them […]

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Fast Food For Dinner.

Not that kind of fast food, Silly! Fast food, as in food that you don’t have to spend hours on. Fast food that comes together in minutes so you can spend more time doing what you really want to be doing. Here is a short list of the fast food you can pull together in minutes: * Breakfast Tacos- Scrambled eggs sautéed with spinach and a green onion, topped with avocado and salsa. Wrap in […]

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Picky Eaters Survival Guide

Greetings Parents of Picky Eaters, Do you struggle to get your child to eat a variety of nutritious foods? Do you have 3 or 4 “fallbacks” that you find yourself relying on way too often? Are you tired of laying in bed trying to come up with creative solutions to make your child eat? Then this class is for you. My name is Katya, I’m a certified Holistic Health Coach, and I want to teach […]

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