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5 tips for managing the Halloween candy madness

With spooky costumes, pumpkins and trick-or-treating, Halloween is an exciting time of year for many children. Of course, with every trick comes treats. And we know the effect that mountains of sugar can have on our little ones – it can get a little scary!

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Nutrition on the Road: 5 tips for your next journey

It’s been well over 10 years since my husband and I took our first road trip as parents, but I remember it like it was yesterday. We set out with a carefully planned itinerary and our generally happy one and a half year-old – and very quickly realized how unprepared we really were, and just how grouchy a hungry toddler could be.

Here are my top tips for a successful road trip (hint – it’s all about the snacks!)

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Slow down for summer

We all know life with young children is busy, and it can be easy to fall into a routine of rushing through the day, only to wake up and do it all over again. In the name of fitting it all in, quality time with our little ones is also often scheduled with structured activities like playgroups and classes. Why not unplug with a good old-fashioned family picnic?

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Gardening With Toddlers 1-2-3

With summer on its way, now is a great time to start a vibrant vegetable garden with your toddler. Whether you tend a pot or plot, you and your toddler can have heaps of fun digging in the dirt and learning more about food, where it comes from, and how delicious it tastes when you grow it yourself. Growing vegetables is a great way to foster a sense of responsibility and accomplishment in your toddler (not to mention, a great way to encourage them to eat more vegetables!). Here’s how to get started.

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