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Changing My Corner of the World, One Sidewalk at a Time

One of my biggest pet peeves is people who complain about things, but never do anything to change them. So I'm doing something, even though it's not easy for me.
Posted 5/15/2012  6:00:00 PM By: Jen Mueller : 112 comments   18,091 views
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How to Keep Up with the Kiddos--and Burn Off All That Energy

When young kids are bouncing off the walls with energy, how do you burn it off? And, how do you find the energy to keep up?
Posted 4/24/2012  10:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 11 comments   16,682 views
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Raising Strong Daughters

I'm very sensitive to how I'm raising my daughters. I want them to be strong young women who don't let the opinions of others determine their self-worth.
Posted 4/20/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Jen Mueller : 38 comments   18,187 views
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Poll: Have Your Children Lost Weight Along With You?

How do you create habits that your children can carry on for the rest of their lives? According to a new study, the best strategy could be leading by example.
Posted 4/10/2012  6:00:00 PM By: Jen Mueller : 15 comments   13,438 views
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Kid-Friendly Car Snacks

Driving 1,000 miles with two kids is tough enough, but while trying to stick to healthy habits? Even harder, but not impossible. Learn how one mom does it.
Posted 4/10/2012  10:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 12 comments   15,714 views
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Are You Always Trying to do Everything for Everyone?

Iíve always felt like Iím the crazy mom who canít seem to find balance, while everyone else has it all figured out. That is, until I read the results of a recent survey.
Posted 4/6/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Jen Mueller : 36 comments   15,354 views
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Tips for a Healthier Spring Candy Fling

Each spring in addition to flowering trees and new baby chicks, candy temptations around every corner. Use these strategies to keep your candy fling in check this spring.
Posted 4/5/2012  10:00:00 AM By: Tanya Jolliffe : 29 comments   10,856 views
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Babies Are Smart From the Very Beginning

Babies are like sponges, soaking in everything around them. A new study that says babies might comprehend words and their meaning sooner than expected.
Posted 3/30/2012  6:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 16 comments   9,756 views
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Why You Should Drag Your Reluctant Teen to the Dinner Table

Dietitian Becky shares the benefits of family mealtime--and how to make it more bearable with your teenager.
Posted 3/22/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Becky Hand : 23 comments   8,906 views
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Does Healthy Cooking have to be Complicated?

Someday Iíd love to learn to really cook, where I can throw together a bunch of random ingredients in my refrigerator to create a delicious meal. But Iím not at that point yet.
Posted 3/16/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Jen Mueller : 21 comments   8,584 views
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Get in the Kitchen

One of the biggest obstacles in achieving a healthy lifestyle may be in the kitchen, but with a little planning and help that can all change.
Posted 3/12/2012  10:00:00 PM By: Jerome Merlau : 25 comments   8,289 views
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What Kind of Example Are You?

Whether we realize it or not, the way we live and embrace our life is the example our children grow up with, which can have an effect on their lives as well.
Posted 3/5/2012  10:00:00 PM By: Jerome Merlau : 22 comments   8,222 views
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Early Snacking Helps Avoid Later Weight Issues

We are big snackers in my house, so I was happy to see results of a new study regarding snacking and weight gain in young girls.
Posted 2/17/2012  6:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 17 comments   18,278 views
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Diet Friendly Dining: Quaker Steak & Lube

This out of the ordinary wings restaurant is growing in popularity and accessibility. Find out why the dťcor and food is so appealing.
Posted 2/6/2012  10:00:00 AM By: Tanya Jolliffe : 21 comments   24,913 views
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Letís Move! and Physical Activity: Nominate a Champion of Change

Are you or someone you know promoting a healthy lifestyle in your community? Tell us more!
Posted 1/20/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 4 comments   7,559 views
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