Avocado Kiwi Green Smoothie

Where do you land? The “green smoothie enthusiast” camp? Or the “that looks healthy but disgusting” camp?   We’re in the first camp! We LOVE green smoothies!     Why Drink Green Smoothies? There are things you eat because they taste delightful! There are things you eat because they are good for you. You’ll be happy to know that green…

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Why You Need Vitamin D (Even When You’re Outside a Lot)

Vitamin D — the vitamin that our doctors remind us to take all winter to help keep away the winter blues (or Seasonal Affective Disorder). It’s the vitamin for a mood-boost and a pick-me-up, right? Well, you’re not wrong, but there’s actually a lot more Vitamin D contributes to your well-being than just a mid-winter remedy for keeping away the…

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Mom Tips – Treat and Prevent the Stomach Flu

I’ve yet to meet a person who doesn’t dread the stomach flu. Since becoming a mom, I have spent my fair share of nights camped out in the bathroom with a throwing up child wondering if there is any way to treat and prevent the stomach flu. I’ve experienced firsthand what it is like to be peacefully sleeping one moment…

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Mom Tip – Healthy Travels

Preparing for a mini vacation to Florida brought to mind trips that were flops because of illness contracted during air travel. Our first vacation with an infant was quite a trial. I vividly remember the person hacking and coughing in the seat across the aisle from us. Of course we all picked up the germs and spent the trip with a…

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8 Natural Remedies for Ear Infections

I was waiting in line at the store the other day and overheard two young mothers talking about ear infections. It seems their children were experiencing the problem so many families deal with — chronic ear infections. The thing that struck me about the conversation was that both of these moms were concerned about the amount of antibiotics their children…

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The Importance of Protein During Pregnancy

Protein is a macronutrient that is extremely important. Understanding the importance of protein during pregnancy may increase your commitment to meeting your daily requirements!   Your whole body is changing; your uterus, your breasts, not to mention you’re growing a whole new organ, i.e. the placenta. Growing a fetus, which changes and develops by leaps and bounds on a weekly…

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