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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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Hemp Desserts

Indulge in Superfood hemp seed desserts!

You don’t have to be a hippie to love hemp. Recently making it’s presence known as a superfood, hemp is one of the highest plant based protein sources and has made appearances in smoothies, power cookies, in salads, on top of yogurt, cereal and even mixed in with mashed potatoes.

With a nutty yet versatile flavor, hemp seeds also make great additions to desserts, providing protein, fiber and healthy fats. Because they contain these macronutrients, hemp seeds also help stabilize blood sugar levels and help to slow the release of sugars into the bloodstream, avoiding energy spikes and crashes.

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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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