Category: ’Healthy Living’

Why, hello, menses.

November 9th, 2013 by Dionna - 4 Comments

As I get older, after becoming a mother and celebrating my body, I am open and eager to find new ways to accept everything about my body, including my period. After all, it is part of what makes me who I am.

5 Ways to Extend Children’s Screen Time into Creative Learning Opportunities

October 8th, 2013 by Dionna - 18 Comments

Looking for a way to balance screen time with other fun learning experiences? Extend screen time off-screen. Here are 5 fun ways to take your child’s love of favorite shows or games and twist them into creative educational activities.

Tips to Help Parents Quit Smoking (and Stay Quit)

September 10th, 2013 by Dionna - 14 Comments

As an ex-smoker, I know how hard it is to quit smoking. And as a parent, I know how important it is. I’ve talked to friends and readers about what helped them kick the nicotine habit. Read our combined wisdom and become an ex-smoker today!

5 Ideas to Make Hiking Fun for Toddlers and Preschoolers

July 15th, 2013 by Dionna - 1 Comment

I want to pass on a love of hiking and the outdoors to our children. But in order to do that, I need to make sure our hiking adventures are fun for them. The interests and motivations of little ones are different from mine: whereas I wanted escape from a desk, my toddler might be more interested in the freedom to play in the dirt. Today I’m sharing 5 ideas to help make hiking fun for little ones.

Five Ideas to Keep Babies and Toddlers Safe from Choking

May 14th, 2013 by Dionna - 10 Comments

Ailia is the baby – and now toddler – for whom childproofing manuals are written. Her tendency to put foreign objects in her mouth has instigated three calls to Poison Control and one visit to the emergency room. Today I’m sharing some things that have helped us keep our mouther safe.


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