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Kids and Sleep: Just Like Mom and Dad

Kids learn from watching what their parents do. This isn’t rocket science, but researchers have found that the adage applies to sleeping, too. According to a new study by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the longer a parent sleeps, the longer their children will, too. Also, children slept longer when parents were more confident [...]

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Seems like a silly question, but I’ll bet a lot of people who say they are green might have trouble explaining what the term actually means. My definition of green — at least as it relates to a product or service — takes into account many characteristics. If it’s a product, I believe it should [...]

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When Big Girl went to preschool, I sent a snack for her every single day. EVERY day. I wanted nothing to do with the Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers that the school doled out. Thinking back, I was probably extremely forceful about it. Extremely. That’s why, when Little Girl walked into the classroom last week, the [...]

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I use food as a reward for my little girl. There. I admitted it. I’m doing something I absolutely shouldn’t do, and I don’t know how I feel about it. I was way more careful with my big girl. I never used food as a reward. Hugs and kisses, yes. A cup of yogurt or [...]

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I just emailed my local CSA — an organic farm called Golden Earthworm. I’ve been a member off and on for about five years. (The year before last I didn’t sign up in time and got shut out.) I wanted to make sure I’d be on the list again. Belonging to a CSA is sort [...]

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Just saw Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. (What would I do without my TiVo?) I love his ideas, of course. Kids should have access to real foods. Nothing processed or chemical-laced. And milk should not be defined as “white.” Since when is plain milk called “white?” But as I sat watching the show something struck me. [...]

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At the beginning of the year, my first-grader ate whatever I put into her lunch box. It came back empty every day. These days, however, I guess the honey wheat pretzels and animal crackers I’ve been sending aren’t cool. There have been many days her box comes back full to the brim minus the sandwich [...]

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I’ve been talking to Katelyn about marketing since she was barely able to talk. She’d be sitting there, all cozy in her cart cover, asking for all the colorful, fun-looking products. The ones with characters on the labels, and bright, garish labels. I’d explain how smart the marketers were; how well they had done their [...]

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