Articles Tagged “children”

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    Skim Milk Linked with Obesity (and Scary Secrets about How It’s Made)

      According to a recent study, low-fat dairy products, namely skim milk, contributed to a higher obesity rate in children. First thought to help children avoid weight gain, many doctors suggested that parents give their children skim milk instead of whole milk. Makes sense, right? Lower calories and less fat means skinny kids! But as […]

  • 5 Cheap, Fun Things to do with Kids

    Growing up in a consumer society, we often associate fun with having to spend money. When posed with the question “so what should we do?” many only consider going shopping or eating out. But if you’re trying to save money, these choices can be quite limiting. Fortunately, there are many low cost and even free […]

  • Stop the Cycle

    As controversial as this commercial may be, it’s pretty powerful. We must stop the cycle of obesity, starting right at our own dinner tables! What do you think about this?

  • 6 Life Skills I’ll Teach my Children (When I Have Them)

    1. The Art of Simplicity It’s funny how many life lessons I’ve learned through cooking. Take, for example, a true Italian dining experience. Most famous Italian chefs would agree that our food should be simple, and shouldn’t be masked by too many flavors or spices. It’s authentic, it’s simple, it’s not pretentious—it is what it […]

  • 6 Life Skills I’ll Teach my Children (When I Have Them)

    6. The Art of Perseverance I don’t know about you, but one thing that’s frustrating to be around other people’s kids is when their parents insist on solving all of their problems for the kids. The kids try to solve a problem, and parents jump in to solve it for them. I see a lot […]

  • 6 Life Skills I’ll Teach my Children (When I Have Them)

    5. The Art of Progression After 18 years of school, I was burned out on learning. School wasn’t something I wanted–it was something I had to do. But the longer I’m out of school, the more I miss and value learning, and the older I get, the more I value wisdom. I want to learn […]

  • 6 Life Skills I’ll Teach my Children (When I Have Them)

    4. The Art of Coping From minor inconvenience to tragedy, the inability to cope with troubles can leave us anxious and depressed. The death of a family member, a low bank account, a fight with a best friend, or even something insignificant like realizing that my coffee cream has soured–it all needs an element of […]

  • 6 Life Skills I’ll Teach my Children (When I Have Them)

    3. The Art of Authenticity Pretension is our enemy. And insincerity is exhausting, don’t you think? Isn’t it painful to be around fake people? It is for me, anyway. Don’t be afraid to let people see the “real you”, whatever that may be. If they don’t like it, then they’re not worth your time and […]

  • 6 Life Skills I’ll Teach my Children (When I Have Them)

    2. The Art of Savoring A few years ago, I worked at a summer camp. On my short breaks from the long days, I spent time planning for and anticipating my upcoming 2 trips: a road trip around the USA for a month in a van, and a few months with AIDS patients in Ethiopia. […]