Help the medicine go down with Dr. Cocoa

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It’s hard watching your child be sick. As a mother, it tugs at the core of my heart. I hate feeling helpless, not being able to wave my magic mommy wand and fix things right away. Like most moms I’ll do anything in my power to get the feeling just like new as soon as ...

Healthy Fast Food Options #HappyBalance

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I've gotten over the initial disappointment of summer ending and back-to-school coming into the picture. The constant busy week hustle has actually begun to even fill normal. It's funny because we tend to think of the summer time being the time to spend with family, but it's starting to seem like it's actually the opposite. ...

3 Simple Back to School Tips #HappyBalance

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It's amazing how fast the luxuries of summer can fade, only to be replaced by the sudden onslaught of organization and the need for structure. It seemed that the hours of the day were short enough during the summer, and now a majority of daylight hours are consumed at school for the kids and catching ...

Who’s on your team? #GoodNeighbor

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I’ll be honest… when I had my first child I had absolutely NO idea what I was doing. I think most new parents feel this way. My anxiety was increased by the fact that everyone…EVERYONE  felt the need to give me their unsolicited advice about what I should or shouldn’t be doing. I quickly learned ...

5 Things Your School Nutrition Director Wants You to Know

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Earlier this year, I was invited to attend the School Nutrition Association Conference in Boston. It was, to say the least, a very eye opening experience for me. I had so many questions I didn't even know I had, and while it was just a short experience (one day), really enlightening. Right after the conference, ...

Fisher Price Smart Stages Laugh &Learn Chair

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This post brought to you by Fisher-Price. All opinions are 100% mine. Recently I received a Fisher-Price Smart Stages Laugh & Learn Chair for my boys to try out.  One thing I can say for sure is that there has been a lot of laughing and learning in our house these last few days! Fisher-Price Laugh & ...

Pull-Ups and Potty Training

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I recently returned from a quick trip to beautiful Wisconsin and the first ever on-site event at the Kimberly Clark headquarters.  Kimberly Clark is located in Neenah, Wisconsin and the great people at KC make Pull-Ups training pants as well as many other products we all know and love.  I was so fortunate to travel ...

Healthy grab and go lunch kits make for #lunchingawesome!

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I try to make healthy lunches for my kids. I do. I even try to send them with non packaged, made by mom fresh items for lunch every day. But you know what? Some mornings- well, they are those mornings, and we've all had them... and making that perfect, from scratch healthy lunch just isn't ...

Fun ways to spark conversation with your kids

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How many of you have asked your kids a question and gotten a one word answer?   How many of you have carefully worded your question so that the response will clearly need more than a one word answer?   How many of you have kids who can still turn any question into a one word answer?   That happens here ...

Nutrition Support for Kids

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I'm writing this post about nutrition support for kids because I'm a PediaSure sponsored blog partner.     We all want what's best for our kids.  I have yet to meet a parent who doesn't. I can safely say that just about every parent I've come across in my life has wanted to offer their kids advantages ...