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Get Kids to Eat Veggies by Offering More Veggies

It doesn't bother me to make a few different vegetables and then let my kids choose which ones they want. I find that when given the choice, they usually want some of both.
Posted 10/2/2012  10:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 21 comments   28,691 views
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The Problem of Childhood Obesity: How You Can Be Part of the Solution

What can we start doing today, right now, in our own homes and communities to help turn around the childhood obesity epidemic?
Posted 9/18/2012  6:00:00 PM By: Jen Mueller : 14 comments   15,506 views
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Maybe Your Way Isn't Always the Best Way

When I see someone with a different parenting style than mine, I try hard to understand instead of automatically assuming what they are doing is wrong.
Posted 7/24/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Jen Mueller : 70 comments   23,209 views
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Does 'Disney-Approved' Mean It's a Healthy Food?

The Walt Disney Company has been promoting healthier eating since 2006. Learn how Mickey and his friends are planning to help keep our nutrition in check.
Posted 7/16/2012  10:00:00 AM By: Tanya Jolliffe : 17 comments   14,407 views
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Getting Your Kids Excited About Healthy Foods

I let my kids help decide what we are going to plant in our garden, and they help take care of it. It's a great way to teach them something and develop healthy habits.
Posted 7/10/2012  6:00:00 PM By: Jen Mueller : 15 comments   18,966 views
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Quick & Healthy Family Breakfast Ideas

Need fresh ideas for healthy family breakfasts? Check out our top choices!
Posted 6/24/2012  10:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 26 comments   35,244 views
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A Fun Family Fitness Exercise

Try this fun fitness tip with your family today!
Posted 5/20/2012  10:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 15 comments   25,111 views
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Changing My Corner of the World, One Sidewalk at a Time

One of my biggest pet peeves is people who complain about things, but never do anything to change them. So I'm doing something, even though it's not easy for me.
Posted 5/15/2012  6:00:00 PM By: Jen Mueller : 129 comments   29,451 views
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How to Keep Up with the Kiddos--and Burn Off All That Energy

When young kids are bouncing off the walls with energy, how do you burn it off? And, how do you find the energy to keep up?
Posted 4/24/2012  10:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 11 comments   26,183 views
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Raising Strong Daughters

I'm very sensitive to how I'm raising my daughters. I want them to be strong young women who don't let the opinions of others determine their self-worth.
Posted 4/20/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Jen Mueller : 39 comments   26,301 views
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Kid-Friendly Car Snacks

Driving 1,000 miles with two kids is tough enough, but while trying to stick to healthy habits? Even harder, but not impossible. Learn how one mom does it.
Posted 4/10/2012  10:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 16 comments   28,293 views
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Are You Always Trying to do Everything for Everyone?

Iíve always felt like Iím the crazy mom who canít seem to find balance, while everyone else has it all figured out. That is, until I read the results of a recent survey.
Posted 4/6/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Jen Mueller : 36 comments   28,814 views
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Tips for a Healthier Spring Candy Fling

Each spring in addition to flowering trees and new baby chicks, candy temptations around every corner. Use these strategies to keep your candy fling in check this spring.
Posted 4/5/2012  10:00:00 AM By: Tanya Jolliffe : 29 comments   14,666 views
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Babies Are Smart From the Very Beginning

Babies are like sponges, soaking in everything around them. A new study that says babies might comprehend words and their meaning sooner than expected.
Posted 3/30/2012  6:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 19 comments   14,242 views
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Why You Should Drag Your Reluctant Teen to the Dinner Table

Dietitian Becky shares the benefits of family mealtime--and how to make it more bearable with your teenager.
Posted 3/22/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Becky Hand : 23 comments   17,003 views
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