Category Archives: Parenting Tips

Compliment Your Kids – 5 Simple Things

Even if you are not a “Words” person, everyone loves to hear compliments, recognition and appreciation for either looking nice, doing something well and being thoughtful. This can mean even more if it comes from someone you really care about, so imagine how our kids feel when we compliment, recognize and appreciate them. The words…

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Simple Tips to Restoring Energy

If you’re tired all the time, a change in what you eat (diet) or what you do all day (activity pattern) may be all you need to turn things around 180°. You won’t be able to do everything on this list all the time — you’d tire yourself out trying to get more energy —…

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Healthy Eating Basics

You would have heard the saying “we are what we eat”. What we eat and drink will give our bodies the nutrients it needs and our health will reflect this. The other saying you would have heard of is “garbage in, garbage out”, this is a computer terminology but this is also reflective in the…

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Tired and Grumpy Kids

When we have tired and grumpy kids (ie. are simply emotional and tired) the first thing we can tend to forget is to pay attention to their internal nourishment. Whenever my girls spend time away from home even for a night I can always tell want kind of foods they have eaten and how much water…

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Kids Birthday on a Budget

It is very common for parents to want to do something special on their kids birthdays. People often think this means birthdays are expensive events, but sometimes it is hard to find the money for such things. The good news is that special day doesn’t have to mean hundreds of dollars. Kids can still have an…

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Easy After School Snack Ideas

Easy after school snack ideas can be stressful to find, often my kids will get home hungry, will open the fridge and/or cupboard and say the often said words “there’s nothing to eat!!” I’m sure you can relate. I hope you enjoy these little ideas. Easy After School Snack Ideas #1 Apple turtles These cute…

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Grain Free and Dairy Free Pancakes

Grain Free and Dairy Free Pancakes (Coconut Flour Almond Meal Pancakes) Ingredients ½ cup coconut flour 1/3 cup almond meal 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder 4 organic, pastured eggs 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted 1/3 cup milk or coconut milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract a pinch of sea salt 1-2 tablespoons organic, butter Your choice…

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Tips to Family Devotions

Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Family Devotion time is a great start to include God in your home and teaching your children “in they should go”. Family devotions is specifically a time set aside from the busyness…

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Committing to a Healthy Lifestyle

How have you been going with committing to a healthy lifestyle? It’s interesting that we can change when we have a reason for our commitment. For example, your kids are active and really want to get out and go for a walk or a swim at the beach but because you are overweight and get…

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Dinner Table Talk with Kids

The table is where we mark milestones, divulge dreams, bury hatchets, make deals, give thanks, plan vacations, and tell jokes. It’s also where children learn the lessons that families teach: manners, cooperation, communication, self-control, values. Following directions. Sitting still. Taking turns. It’s where we make up and make merry. It’s where we live, between bites.”…

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