Category: Mindful Family®

Stress Busting School Lunches for Happier Kids

A healthy lunch can make all the difference at the office and they’re also important for our kids’ health as well. With more than one-third of American children and adolescents being overweight or obese, it’s important for us to be concerned with what our children eat. Packing our kids a homemade lunch can help lower…
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Prevent Summer Brain Drain

Summer brings joy to millions of American children due to one simple fact: no school. Unfortunately, these long summer breaks that kids love are troubling to their education. Without academic engagement, our kids are likely to experience summer brain drain. During the summer, children can lose one to three months worth of learning. While reading…
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Food Poisoning: A Summer Health Challenge

In recent years, we have been experiencing unpredictable weather. In some American regions there have been unseasonably hot and humid summer weather. And temperatures are likely to continue to rise upwards this year. With temperatures in the mid-90’s and upwards, there are more opportunities for food spoilage than ever before. Food poisoning becomes a summer…
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Be a Role Model To Your Daughters

“Do you REALLY think it’s possible to prevent someone from getting an eating disorder?” Being a role model for your children is one way of teaching them self confidence. Fifteen years ago, I thought eating disorders were too complex for anyone to make a serious dent on the front end and thought the most I could…
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Ease the Back to School Stress for Kids

We help our children prepare for the first day back to  school with the right supplies and the right clothes, but being in the right state of mind is even more important. Back to School Stress is common among many of children, and it can greatly affect their health. There are many school-related triggers that…
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Fun Family Reunion Tips

Are you planning a family reunion this summer and feeling a bit overwhelmed? Don’t worry! These helpful family reunion tips may be just what you need. Games Keeping multiple generations entertained at once can be a challenge at family reunions, but having fun games planned can make a world of difference. Plan a family Olympic…
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4 Apps for Summer Weekend Fun!

Do you need some ideas for a weekend adventure? These apps may be just what you’ve been looking for! With a simple tap on your smartphone, you can find cool things for you and your family to enjoy in your own town as well as safety tips for your weekend excursions. Check out these apps for…
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Quick Tips to Be a Happy Parent

Welcome to a typical parents’ morning. It begins when your toddler leaps onto your bed at 6 a.m. You try to be happy to see them, but all you’re really thinking is, “Go away. I need my sleep”. Next, comes breakfast. The daily recipe of spilled milk and Cheerios that somehow finds it way to…
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Get Outdoors and Enjoy Ecotherapy

Getting out in the great outdoors can have tremendous effects on your health. This summer why not enjoy ecotherapy in order to improve the health of your entire family. Ecotherapy is about getting outdoors and becoming active in a natural environment as a way of boosting mental and physical health. In fact, according to a…
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Just “Beachy” Craft Ideas for Summer Fun!

There is nothing like a day at the beach with the smell of the fresh sea air and the sand between your toes. Many children collect seashells to hold on to their memories long after they have left the beach. But afterward, what should you do with the shells? Here are some children craft ideas…
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