Parenting Stress

Parenting in a Time of Uncertainty and Stress

How is the election impacting your family? We seem to be in a time of unrest and uncertainty, and the current mood of negativity can be disturbing, especially for children. Kids are like sponges, and they are adept at tapping into the collective fear around them. They can sense the unrest, even if it’s not …Read More

Children Need Fats to be Healthy

By Jane Sheppard Pay little attention to the pervasive hype about low-fat diets. Children need fats in their diets to be healthy. Healthy fats supply nutrients that are essential for growth and are necessary for energy as well as the absorption and metabolism of some nutrients. Fats are vitally important to the brain, which is …Read More


Transforming a Flawed Belief into an Extraordinary Life

A story about transformation, love, community, and wedding bliss For most of my life I believed I was unlovable. I created this belief as a child, and over the years it became deeply ingrained in my psyche. I “knew” there was something wrong with me, that there would never be a man who would want to create a …Read More

Kids Beds Organic Mattress

Kids Beds are a Source of Chemical Exposure

Is the Toxicity of your Kids Beds a Concern? How to Choose a Safe Non Toxic Organic Mattress If you’re shopping for kids beds, price and comfort may be your top priorities. But have you thought about the toxicity of a typical mattress? Kids spend a lot of time in their beds, and during that time …Read More

eco friendly green products

The Eye-Opening Truth about Eco Friendly or Green Products

Eco Friendly or Green Labels Don’t Mean Much You’re doing your best to be a conscientious consumer—reading labels, recycling, buying organic foods and eco friendly or green products for your home. Looking for these “earth friendly” labels feels like an easy way to do the right thing. But beware – not everything that says “green” …Read More

picky eaters

Your Child Won’t Eat Your Healthy Meals?

The Biggest Mistake You Can Make and How to Encourage Your Child to LOVE Healthy Food excerpt from Healthy Food and Nutrition for Kids by Jane Sheppard Is your child super-selective in what he or she will eat? Are you worried about your picky eaters getting enough healthy food? Many kids are very selective, and …Read More