Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

At almost 3 years old, my son's patience and manual dexterity are improving by the day, so we've been getting into more crafting projects together lately. I thought this Easter would be a great time to try the naturally dyed eggs that I've been wanting to make for years now. He was involved in each step along the way and excitedly checked the progress as the eggs began changing color. Among other things, artificial food dye is strongly linked to hyperactive behavior in children. In Europe, food containing artificial coloring is required to have a label warning that it “may have an adverse effect on activity and attention in children”. So even if you don't plan on eating your dyed Easter eggs, it's best to limit your children's exposure as much as possible. 

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Coffee Alternatives For The Sleep Deprived Mother

Coffee Alternatives For The Sleep Deprived Mother

I’ve never been much of a coffee drinker, but after having a baby I welcomed the occasional pick-me-up after a sleepless night. A morning cup of coffee soon became a daily ritual and I knew deep down that it wasn’t serving me. Instead of making me an energized supermom, coffee was leaving me anxious, jittery, and much less patient. 

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Foods To Focus On In Each Trimester

Foods To Focus On In Each Trimester

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Pregnancy is such an exciting time, but it can also be a time full of uncertainty. Proper prenatal nutrition is essential for both you and your baby, but figuring out what to eat can be very confusing. There are so many decisions to make when you’re pregnant, but while you’re picking out baby names and decorating the nursery, it's important to make nutrition a priority as well. 

 

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Exercising Safely During Pregnancy

Exercising Safely During Pregnancy

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As a prenatal nutritionist, I felt confident about my knowledge of what to eat during my first pregnancy and excited to put it into practice to nourish my growing babe. I was much less confident when it came to what I ‘should and shouldn’t be doing’ physically though. I spent my fair share of time on Dr.Google, reading different things about heart rate limitations, lying on my back, inversions and other restrictions put on pregnant women. Just like the nutritional advice found on the internet, the contradictory advice only confused me further.

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Healthy Lunch Box Ideas For Kids

Healthy Lunch Box Ideas For Kids

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Packing a healthy and well-balanced meal for your little one’s lunch box helps them stay alert and keeps them focused throughout the day. Providing your children with nutritious choices will supply them with sustained energy and set them up for success. These easy and interesting lunch box recipes are sure to be a hit. 

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