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Sleep 101 – how to get a good night’s sleep

Sleep 101 – how to get a good night’s sleep

“A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.” — Irish proverb But what happens if you are one of the estimated 1 in 4 adults or your child is one of the estimated 1 in 3 children who have difficulty falling and/or staying asleep? There can be little that is more frustrating than trying to fall asleep and not being able to, or falling asleep and then waking in the middle of the night just staring at the clock for what...

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Building a Balanced Lunchbox

Building a Balanced Lunchbox

Love it or hate it, it’s that time of year again - back to school and for many of us, it also means back to packing school lunches. Long gone are the days of throwing a PB&J sandwich, a Joe Louis and an apple in a bag can calling it a day. And don’t get me started on the bazillion containers to wash. Every. Single. Night. and the grungy lunch bag - gross, but I digress.  Our house doesn’t really get a break from packing lunches over the...

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Transitioning the family back into routine Part 2: Balance

Transitioning the family back into routine Part 2: Balance

As our lives are becoming more and more busy, I truly believe it is imperative that we regularly stop and examine what exactly it is that is making our lives busy. As we transition into back-to-school routine, now it the perfect time to do this reflective work. What's making us busy? Are we filling our time with activities that bring meaning and joy to our lives, are we filling our time with things we are told we, or our kids "should" be doing,...

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Transitioning the family back into routine Part 1: Sleep

Transitioning the family back into routine Part 1: Sleep

As summer comes to a close, many of us are preparing our selves and our families to launch back into early mornings, lunch making, homework, and extra curricular activities. Over the next couple of weeks, I will share my thoughts on how you can support this transition before the chaos sets in and everyone defaults to autopilot. This will be an exercise to create a family calendar that includes the things that are a priority for you and your...

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Back to School: How to Build & Maintain a Healthy Immune System

Back to School: How to Build & Maintain a Healthy Immune System

Back to school time can be an adventure, filled with excitement, nerves, and of course…germs. Within the first couple of weeks of the school year, my social media is blown up with stories and frustrations of kids coming home with this bug or that bug; from the common cold to the stomach bug. Having a child catch every thing that is going around and/or having these bugs run through every person in your house doesn’t have to be a given for this...

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