Healthy Summer Travel Tips

Safe and Healthy Summer Travel Tips

“Are we there yet?” is a mantra that every parent who has taken their children on vacation has heard.  Welcome to vacation season!  It means taking a trip, taking in the sights, and eating at fantastic restaurants.  You and your family can forget about healthy living for just a few days and enjoy the local flavor.  You can just enjoy your time away from the cares of the world.  Right?

Summer is rife with situations that tempt you to go astray.  Long, hot days can make that ice cream extra appealing.  Plenty of commercials urge you to escape the heat with a refreshing, ice cold cola.  You’re likely to see a lot of hamburgers, hot dogs, and potato salads.  Many towns and cities hold fairs that serve fried foods slathered in ketchup, mustard, or powdered sugar.  Treating your family to these things every once in a while is fine, but on long family trips it can be difficult to keep your family safe and eating healthy.  Whether by land, air, or sea, traveling with children can be difficult.  Here are a few summer travel tips to help you keep your family vacation healthy and ailment free. (more…)

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Paleo Friendly Kid's Meals

Paleo Friendly Kid’s Meals

Providing healthy meal options for kids now a days can be somewhat of a challenge. With fast food chains and processed foods dominating the market, it easy to forget that we can provide our kids with healthy nutrient rich meals. An easy lifestyle change for the whole family is to go Paleo. What is Paleo you ask? Paleo is derived from the word Paleolithic. The Paleolithic era is a period in time in which cavemen and women survived on meats, nuts, and berries. The Paleo lifestyle essentially mimics that diet. What kid doesn’t want to eat like a caveman!? (more…)

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Building a Micro-Closet

Capsule Wardrobe 101: Building a Micro-Closet

Who hasn’t looked at a closet full of clothes on a busy morning, only to decide that you have nothing to wear? As it turns out, the solution to this perplexing problem might be paring down your possessions to the point that you really have nothing – or almost nothing – to wear.

It’s called a capsule wardrobe. A concept from the 1970s that was popularized by Donna Karan’s “Seven Easy Pieces” collection in 1985. While the number and types of pieces included might vary depending on the system you choose, the modern capsule concept is essentially the same.   (more…)

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