Category: Week 2

Let’s Move! Getting Your Kids Active

Are you having trouble getting your kids active to live a healthier lifestyle? First Lady Michelle Obama has a solution. The campaign is supported by a U.S. government program called the Childhood Obesity Task Force. The goal of the initiative is to solve the “problem of obesity within a generation.” This means returning to a…
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Stuffed Mushrooms with Crab and Artichoke

This recipe is not only delicious and inviting but also packed with nutrition. Mushrooms are packed with nutritional value and to many considered a super food. They are a great source of fiber and protein (good for vegetarians). They provide many important nutrients, including B vitamins, selenium, potassium, copper, and vitamin D. The best news…
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Become a Savvy Shopper with Shopping Apps

Getting the best deal comes with a hefty price your time! All the research and shopping-around takes time from your busy schedule. Recent research suggest that technology could be a time savings solution. Greystripe reports that 66 percent of moms use smartphones when shopping. And BIA/Kelsey research says that 97 percent of all consumers use…
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Easy Baked Apples and Ice Cream

Do you plan to go apple picking this fall? Whether you pick you own apples or buy them from the store, there is a yummy treat you’ll want to try this fall. October is National Apple Month, so celebrate with a Mindful dessert recipe for baked apples and ice cream. This wonderful fruit is packed…
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Apps to Help Increase Your Brain Power

Eating the right foods and participating in playful activities have been proven to increase your brain power. Now there are many apps (for cell phones and tablets) that can do the same. Our brain’s grey matter is like an information center where the computation of hearing, seeing, and speech resides. White matter’s like a series of…
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Thinking of Adopting a Furry Friend?

Adopting a furry friend is a lifelong commitment.  It is not a spur of the moment decision. Foremost, you need to consider your lifestyle, then the time you are able to commit to the pet, its energy level, grooming needs, as well as any health issues inherent to the breed(s). Here are a few tips…
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Yummy Brie and Biscuit Dip

If you are looking for a delicious and easy hot appetizer look no further. This brie cheese and cranberry biscuit dip is the perfect appetizer for your next party. Cranberries are tasty, and a deep, beautiful, rich color that are loaded with nutrition. Cranberries have many health benefits including boosting your immune system, improving your…
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Light Drinking Increases Your Death Risk

Just Two Daily Drinks Increases Your Risk of Death A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis reveals drinking a daily glass of wine may not be so healthy. The researchers analyzed data from more than 400,000 people ages 18 to 85. Their research found that consuming one to two drinks…
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Celebrate Fall with Apple Month

For centuries, apples have symbolized love. And it’s our love for these delicious fruits that have made October, the peak of harvesting season, National Apple Month. Apple Facts We’ve been celebrating apples in America since 1904, with a National Apple Week. And in 1996, the week was upgraded to National Apple Month. Tree Top statistics…
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Fun Fall Activities

Research shows our children are more stressed than ever these days and this put too much pressure on the family unit. One of the best healing balms for family stress is play. Trying to incorporate play into daily family activities can make a great difference and, fortunately, this is a great time for fun fall activities.…
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