Helpful Tips for Reaching Health Goals as a Parent

By Rita Chavez   Recently, I enrolled my 5 year old daughter in hula classes and am considering enrolling my younger daughter in swimming lessons, and it really got me thinking about how I could enhance my own health.  I really didn’t set any health and fitness goals last year because I just wanted to focus on adjusting to becoming a mom of two during my second daughter’s first year.  Now that she is a year old, I wanted to set down some real health goals, both physically and emotionally.  Since becoming a parent, I have learned that many things...

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New Year’s Resolutions-How to keep them past January

By Mary Beth Gibson   The New Year. It’s like life’s reset button. The hectic pace at the end of the year finally eases up, and the month of January seems downright quiet compared to December. Whether you believe in the concept of a “resolution” for the New Year or not, more than likely you’ve thought about a few things you’d like to do differently this year. At the very least you have some hopes and goals for the year. Now that we’re a month into the year a significant number of us have already slipped up or even given...

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Five Creative Snow Day Ideas

By Jennifer Lindquist Growing up in Montana, snow days were a myth I read about on the news. Something that happened only once in my thirteen years of primary and secondary schooling. When we first moved to the East coast, I was surprised to get a notification on my phone that school was cancelled due to snow. Now whenever I see snow clouds, I find myself refreshing school browsers and checking the weather status four times a day hoping for a snow day. My daughter and I love to play in the snow. We love to sled, are learning to...

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