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Gardening With Your Kids

Simple, kid friendly gardening tips for creating mini gardeners and planet lovers

Children are fascinated by the miracle that is a seed’s transformation into a green plant. Make your gardening hobby into a teaching opportunity for your kids to learn about the planet. Get them involved from the very start, even before the snow melts! Read to your kids about gardening and let them plan as you prepare for Spring! Then when it’s finally time to get your hands dirty, follow these guidelines:

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Yoga for Kids

Give your kids the gift of flexibility, focus, mindfulness and overall health by making yoga part of their regular routine

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If youʼve practiced yoga, you know the awesome feeling of being centered, relaxed and one with your body and mind after your asana. Kids of all ages can also benefit from this experience as their lives are busier than ever with demanding school work, a multitude of extracurricular activities, and over-scheduled social calendars. In particular, the physical stress of competitive sports can be taxing on growing childrenʼs bodies.

 

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DIY: Baby Food

Save money by making your own baby food that's healthy!

Making baby food at home is an ideal option to provide your little one with maximum nutrients from whole, real food ingredients. Avoiding binders, fillers, additives and preservatives present in commercially prepared baby food is important, as well as ensuring all nutrition requirements essential to growth and healthy development are met. Preparing your own baby food at home also ensures that the important enzymes, vitamins and minerals are present in food at the time of consumption. Often these nutrients are depleted in store-bought baby food, as the ingredients get heated to high temperatures in order to preserve and increase the shelf-life of the product.

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