Yoga for Kids: Dinosaurs and Outer Space Adventures!

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My kids are used to me throwing in workout DVDs. They get really excited and pull out the yoga mats even if no yoga mat is needed. They'll play along with "exercise" until they fatigue or get bored, and then they move along to do their own things. I'm not sure why "their own thing" always involves …
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How I Make My Kids Eat Their Veggies

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I wouldn't call my kids picky eaters necessarily. But they are quirky eaters, as I think most kids are. Some days they eat more than others, and they definitely have their preferences. Sandwiches are never eaten as intended, for example; instead they are dissected and eaten as parts. Sauce is often …
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Giving Back: How to Teach Kids to Give

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When you have more than one child, it can seem like your day is filled with negotiations. You're not only trying to get them to do what you need them to do --- put on clothes, pee in the right places --- but you're trying to teach them to be kind and decent humans to each other. That means sharing …
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How to Teach Water Safety at Bath Time

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It's far, far from swimming season, we know. (In fact, let us take a second to dry our tears.) But just because the neighborhood pool is iced over that doesn't mean you can't practice water safety all year long. I've always used bath time as an opportunity to teach water safety to my kids, so when …
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Who Fartleked? Funny Fitness Shirts for Kids

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We all need inspiration from time to time, don't we? Sometimes something as simple as putting on a fun piece of workout gear or getting new shoes can be enough to up our motivation ante. That's why we love Words to Sweat By. They've got motivational fitness jewelry and fun T-shirts and tons of …
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30 Thoughts You Have When Dealing with Overnight Tantrums

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Like Jennifer who has a boy of similar age as mine, I've been dealing with overnight tantrums lately (coincidence?). The kiddo will wake up and begin making a series of demands: he wants to sleep with us, he wants us to sleep with him, he wants to sleep on our floor. If he could happily sleep with …
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6 Winter Activities for Young Kids

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Winter is the worst, amiright? I've always been more of a warm-weather kind of gal. The only time I like the cold is when I'm on the mountains skiing --- which is to say, rarely. I'd rather be sweating than freezing; there isn't even a question. I especially hate the chill now that I've got young …
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