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Study Links Childhood Obesity and Sleep Deprivation children education family life fat loss fitness habits inspiration mental health parenting selfcare time management values weight loss Apr 26, 2013

Last night, around midnight, it was snowing, an unusual site in Kansas City in April. I went outside to enjoy the site and invited everyone else in the household to join me. It was coming down as fast as rain and my two dogs raced around the back yard as I laughed at their antics. I know the...

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Active Parents Create Active Children children education exercise family life fitness goals habits inspiration parenting selfcare sports support Mar 31, 2013

First and foremost in teaching physical education, we want our children to learn to love exercise. Once we have taught them a new skill, exercise or movement, it will take repeating it about 10,000 times before it becomes a habit that they can do with ease. So enjoy the moment and realize...

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5 Common Sense Tips to Avoid the Flu children education habits inspiration mental health nutrition parenting selfcare Feb 11, 2013

It's cold and flu season. It's an important time to take steps to up your immunity. Here are a few ways to slow down and take care of yourself physically. Each of these ideas only take a few minutes but they will help you feel better all day long. It’s easier to be patient and parent...

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Moms, Media, Mayhem, and Future Reward character children education family life fun habits inspiration mental health parenting time management values working moms Jan 09, 2013

Today's parents are not the first to grapple with media use but they are the first ones to deal with the massive increase in media availability. It's not just a TV in one room in the house anymore. By age three, one third of children in the U.S. have a television in their room. Videos can be...

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Parenting: The Great Uniter family life inspiration parenting selfcare support working moms Jan 08, 2013

Parenting is the great uniter. We share so many of the same hopes, dreams, frustrations and deep satisfactions. It amazes me to think how unifying the concerns of parenthood can be. Recently, I was watching  KCPT where Charlie Rose was doing a couple back to back interviews. The first...

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