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The War on Vegetables

by naturalkidz on November 14, 2012

Article Written by Sara Stees Did you know that the average American kid only eats somewhere between 1-3 servings of vegetables per day? (Depending on which source you read.)  And that even includes those gregarious “vegetables” known as French fries! AUGH! Since my husband and I are vegetarians, we figured the odds would be tipped […]

Written by Tracey Black Going green can make a big difference for any family – helping to reduce waste, cut down on costs for disposable products and showing kids the value of reusing as much as possible. But it can be overwhelming to go green all at once. Here are a few easy ways to […]

Written by Kristin Mallon   T-minus 6 hours until a bouncing ladybug followed by a small (yet to be determined) superman inundate my living room with heaps of colorful candy. They’ll categorize, stack and finally count up their loot and see who came up as the transcendental trick-or-treat champion. While I love the lessons my […]

Written by ElizabethMonaghan As Halloween approaches, I’m haunted by voices from last year’s neighborhood party. “Umm, cute,” other parents said, looking perplexed as my 16-month-old son, William, danced around them. “What’s he supposed to be?” “A ghost,” I insisted, privately acknowledging that he looked like a deranged marshmallow. I’m the world’s least crafty mother, and […]

Five Foods to Improve Focus

by SaraVance on October 10, 2012

Written by Sara Vance Now that your kids are back in school, it’s time to ditch the “summer brain” and get ready to focus and pay attention in class.  These 5 foods can literally feed our brains, to help kids stay on task at school. 1. Fish One of the best sources of omega 3s […]

Written by Kristin Mallon   In May, the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability launched a new website, called Money As You Grow, which is an easy-to-navigate, graphically pleasing website designed to give parents a guide to educating their kids at home about money and personal finances.   It encourages parents to start with their kids […]

Natural Kidz founder, Kathryn Cloward, has a weekly radio show and this week her show highlighted Shira Lane’s film, Got the Facts on Milk? The Milk Documentary.  In the show Kathryn and Shira are joined by Julieanna Hever, and together the women discuss the data that supports the fact that drinking cows milk is not […]

Last year I noticed that my son liked to draw a lot.  He would often sit at his little table in the family room and draw on blank pieces of paper with his crayons.  Last Christmas I got him an art easel from Ikea, and he has spent many hours focused on creating artwork while […]

Many of our kidz are back in school already, and that means parents are back to helping with homework and making snacks! We have some great ideas to help you keep your kidz engaged after they come home from a fun day at school! Arts and Crafts: These fabulous KidzSack bags are made with 100% […]

This lasagna is a hit every time we make it! Even those in our households who aren’t vegetarian absolutely love this recipe! 1 can vegetarian tomato sauce 8 oz uncooked lasagna noodles (9 noodles) 2 tsp olive oil 1/3 cup finely chopped carrot 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 cups coarsley chopped fresh mushrooms 3 cups […]