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Building Communities

Building Communities

Relationships. Shared experiences. Common goals.  Support. Community. I desire it. I covet it. Like most people, I remember feeling on the outside when I was a kid. Not the kind of outside that comes from not having friends – I

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School Lunches – Let your kids pack for themselves!

How to Pack Your Lunch

Back-to-school. That’s crazy, right? My kids have already started and most kids in San Antonio will be back in school by the beginning of next week. Getting back to school has many challenges – new bedtime (and wake-up) routines, making

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Depression – An Overview and Resources

Depression

For more serious issues, like this one – Childhood Depression – I’ll keep it simple and straight forward.  I’ll connect you to good research and interesting experts and leave out any commentary. If you want a more emotive glimpse into

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College Safety Tips

Do you have a kid heading off to college? College safety is likely on your mind! Here are some helpful tips on staying safe in a new environment. Trust your instincts If something feels wrong, it probably is. Trust your

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Building Community through Volunteering

Need ideas for getting your kids involved in the community?  Here are a few volunteering opportunities broken down by age group. Elementary School Walk animals at a no-kill shelter Sort food at the local food bank Help wash, fold and sort

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Are you stressed out?

Stress Mangement

Here are a few thoughts on managing stress… Nothing earth shattering, but good reminders.

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Healthy Muscles for Kids – What does that really mean?

Help Kids Build Healthy Muscles

What does it mean for kids to have healthy muscles? Before puberty, kids can’t develop substantial muscle mass – they just don’t have the hormones needed to bulk up.  So, if you want your kids to have healthy muscles, focus

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Get Your Kids to Eat Veggies

10 ideas on getting your kids to eat veggies
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Eat sardines. Exercise. Don’t smoke.

What do the following have in common: sardines, exercise and not smoking? They all play a role in building healthy bones.  So sardines aren’t the only option and there is more to it than adequate calcium intake, exercise and not

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I like to move it, move it…

Exercise, healthy kids

  Have fun.  If an organized sport is no longer fun, it’s time to try something else.  Another sport or something less traditional – Wii or Xbox Kinect, have an impromptu dance party or introduce yoga. Play with your kids.  

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