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Enjoy Spring with Your Child: Tips on Getting Your Family Outside & Active

Spring is here and it’s a great time for families with children to spend time outdoors and together. The Episcopal Center for Children (ECC), a nonprofit organization providing mental health and special education services to children ages 5-14 in the greater Washington, DC area, offers tips to help families.Being active as a family can benefit everyone. Adults need at...

3 Ways to Get Kids Moving Every Day

As a children’s karate instructor, it breaks my heart to see any child struggling to move during class. It’s difficult to watch a beautiful 7 year old who has a hard time running, jumping and playing because of they are overweight. When a child tells me “I’m too big to do that” while in 1st grade, I know we...

The 10 Best Tea Accessories

Nothing is more relaxing than a nice cup of tea.  It's good for your throat, good for your body, and just good for mind.  Sitting down to enjoy a cup of tea can be such a relaxing experience, and a vital part of anyone's day.  There are plenty of accessories on the market to help you make your tea...

Preparing to Start a Family

Deciding whether and when to start a family is an intensely personal decision, involving many factors involved. As your make this decision, it is wise to consider your health, finances, relationships, and how much you know about raising children. Your Health: Particularly if you are planning to start a family by becoming pregnant yourself (but even if you intend on...

Why I fear the bug – EV-D68

EV-D68
EV-D68 Enterovirus D68 (or EV-D68) is now in California. Yipee. While the horrors of ebola fill the media space (and don’t get me wrong, I pray daily for those suffering from ebola and the brave women and men caring for them in such dire circumstances), EV-D68 is what keeps me up at night. Because enterovirus (like EV-D68) is our doom...

Body Image, Fat-acceptance and Parenting

Body Image
 Body Image At my age, I am blessed most of the time with a peaceful perspective on my body image, grounded firmly in acceptance. I know that no matter what size or gender you are, media and social bombardment universally drive us all to doubt the way we look on a grandly distorted scale.Since about the age of 6, I've always...

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