Healthy Steps

    Healthy living is smart living! Whether you’re looking for healthy food or development tips for the family, you will find it here.

  • Tips for Moving Your Pets to a New Home


    Here are some tips for moving pets to a new home and making the journey less stressful for all concerned.

  • Flourless Banana "Pancakes"


    Sometimes I see a recipe and it's so intriguing, I have to try it.  We almost always have bananas and eggs on hand so I really wanted to try this flour-less banana pancake recipe.

  • For The Love Of Science: 6 Projects To Show Of Your Knowledge


    It isn’t just high technology that relies on science. Just about everything has some science that explains how it works. Providing kids with fun experiments will give them an appreciation of the principles behind even everyday events and make the world an

  • 25 Ways to Choose Joy When You’re Struggling


    Here are 25 strategies for choosing joy when things aren’t going well.

  • Blueberry Banana Bread - Dairy Free!


    My kiddos love moist, rich breads and muffins stuffed with fruit.  Anybody who reads my blog knows I'm always trying out new recipes and experimenting.  A couple of weeks ago I experimented with blueberry muffins.  

  • Five Ways to Make Brushing Teeth Fun for Kids


    Proper dental care is an important part of your child’s overall health. However, many children do not enjoy brushing their teeth. If you are tired of battles at tooth brushing time, give these fun ideas a try.

  • 5 Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe When They’re Playing Outside


    You want the kids to go outside, but you want to ensure they are safe. What are five things you have to deal with, and how can you keep them safe from these elements?

  • Five Ways to Add Humor to Your Child’s Day


    The experts at Kiddie Academy  point out the educational benefits of exercising your family’s funny bone year-round. “When children tell jokes, they are actually playing with language and vocabulary, making associations between words and concepts.

  • Fun Ideas to Get the Kids Outside This Summer


    Summer is quickly approaching, and the last thing you want is children who spend their entire vacation with their eyes glued to their computer, television, or video games. Get a little creative, and get them excited about going out to play in the fresh ai

  • 50+ Easter Gift Ideas for Nature Kids


    If you’re looking for Easter gift ideas that encourage time spent outside and in nature, look no further!

  • DIY Painted Canvas Shoes


    I'm very excited to show you these fun spring DIY painted canvas shoes. Lets get going...

  • 20 Things to do in Spring with Kids


    Spring is in full swing around here. Where we live the weather is nice just about all year, but in the spring we basically live outside. Here is a list of the top 20 ways we enjoy spring.

  • Impact of Violent Music and its Effect on Children


    Indeed violent music has detrimental impact on children, if not in the short term, most certainly in the middle and long terms. There are robust reasons to believe that children who are enchanted by, and have deep and abiding fascination for such kind of

  • 20 Playful Learning Easter Activities for Kids


    Written by amomwithalessonplan.comOriginally appeared on March 12, 2013. Looking for some Easter Activities for kids that will keep you playfully learning this spring? I thought you might be. Here are twenty fun (and of course easy) Easter activities.

  • Decreasing Parents Fear Around Technology


    I have been noticing that there is a lot of fear around raising children and teenagers in the technology age.

  • Preparing For Parenthood


    Are you having your first baby?  Congratulations!  I have some advice for you.  You're going to get a lot of advice during your pregnancy whether you want it or not, or sometimes just unwanted comments.

  • Spring Cleaning: Five Things You May Be Forgetting To Check


    The spring is a great time to open up your windows and get rid of the hidden dust and dirt that accumulates throughout the year. While nature is busy renewing itself, homes get a little bit of extra attention too.

  • Rainbow Veggie Pizza

    rainbow veggie pizza

    Try this “quick” way to make a healthy, colorful, veggie filled homemade pizza.

  • St. Patrick's Day Crafts For Kids


     St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner!  Lincoln was introduced to the holiday in school last week, and he's been talking about leprechauns! 

  • 50+ Spring Break Nature Activities for Kids


    Spring break is coming. Whether your kiddos are heading to day camp or hanging out at home, spring break is a great chance for some unstructured nature play, local exploring, even an outing to a nearby state or national park!

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