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What really is the harm in eating processed foods?

What really is the harm in eating processed foods?

Food is everywhere. It nourishes our bodies, is a focal point for many celebrations and events, it can remind us of home when we are far away, and it helps guide our passing through the year and seasons. Food is a fact of life. Food doesn’t have the ability to be good or evil. However, there are some foods that should be eaten in moderation more than others. There are sometimes foods and there are all the time foods. Our diets, if balanced and full of variety, can enjoy both.

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Fun in the Sun! How to keep your child protected throughout their LIFE!

Fun in the Sun!  How to keep your child protected throughout their LIFE!

Everyone looks forward to the long, lazy days of summer. The warm weather calls for less clothing and more skin exposure. Children spend hours running and playing in the yard, park, pool, and beach with shorts, t-shirts, and swimsuits. Often, our children develop a tan on their exposed skin. Occasionally, when too much sun has been absorbed, they get sunburned. No big deal, right?

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Three simple steps to take charge when your children’s friends are driving you nuts

Three simple steps to take charge when your children’s friends are driving you nuts

Same Passport, Different Culture

A great thing about living abroad is our children become exposed to many different cultures. This makes them tolerant, accepting, and more global which will be fabulous traits for their futures. Yet, many times our children seek out friends who are the same nationality, speak the same language, or look similar to them. When these are the defining traits to start friendships, sometimes more important characteristics such as honesty, compassion, or fairness may be forgotten.

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How do I know if my child has a healthy weight?

How do I know if my child has a healthy weight?

Talking about the weight of our children can be difficult for multiple reasons. Cultural factors, family genetics, lifestyle habits, and many other dynamics influence our ability to evaluate weight objectively. Often times, it is difficult to judge weight in children because their bodies are growing and changing every day.

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