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‘Tis the Season to Volunteer: Resources for the Whole Family

We are right in the middle of the holiday season. The season is likely filled with holiday movies, baking cookies, figuring out where to move your mischievous Elf, trips to see Santa, shopping for the perfect present and lots of Christmas music. You probably have a whole list of family traditions to carry on this […]

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That One Time We Took Our Kids Out for Dinner

I’ll admit that I am sharing this mostly so that I can remember what happens when going out to eat with two young kids.  Next time the urge strikes, I’ll come back and read this. Perhaps your family is going stir crazy on a Saturday afternoon after a morning full of cleaning and too much Mickey Mouse, Paw Patrol […]

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Toddler Eats: Easy Meals

I remember feeling so excited right before my son was about to start eating solids. I couldn’t wait to start offering him ALLTHEFOODS. At first it was simple, but I quickly learned that feeding my baby solids wasn’t as intuitive as I would have thought. It required some effort to think about the timing of […]

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Encouraging Physical Activity in Toddlers

{Disclosure: We are thrilled to partner with Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota to share helpful information about early childhood development for children ages zero to three. A host of additional early childhood resources are available on the Children’s website.} In my field of work we are constantly talking to parents about keeping their toddlers active. […]

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Woodbury Top Picks: Summer Edition

The Twin Cities is a fantastic place to live. There is much to see and explore all around the metro area. It feels like a lot of attention gets paid to the West ‘burbs- and that’s totally fine- but the East metro has a lot to offer too. I may be biased but I think Woodbury is pretty great. I grew […]

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National Nutrition Month®: Savor the Flavor for Eating Right

March is National Nutrition Month®. Each year, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics launches a themed campaign focused on educating the public on healthy eating. The theme for 2016 is Savor the Flavor for Eating Right.  Most of us know that what we eat is important- but how, why, when and where we eat are equally important! Eating right means enjoying food traditions and appreciating the pleasures, great flavors and social […]

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