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Bedtime Snacks That Promote Sleep

Bedtime Snacks That Promote Sleep

Did you know that certain bedtime snacks can promote better sleep? It’s true – foods that contain tryptophan, an amino acid that has a sedative-like effect on the body. Tryptophan can be found in many common foods, including dairy products, eggs, soy, turkey, chicken, fish, cheese, oats, wheat, legumes, leafy greens, nuts and seeds. (Here’s the […]

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Skiing With Kids: How To Have Fun With Your Family on the Slopes

Warning: Skiing with kids can be one of those activities that parents do with their children that leave everyone wondering whether or not they are actually having fun. But I’m here to tell you that skiing with kids can be fun. “Fun” in the way that going to the beach with children is “fun.” Or […]

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The Quiet Hour: Taking Back Time

My oldest son has always been an early riser. He regularly wakes up between 5 and 6am. Still. Every day. He is 6-years-old. I have gone through many stages with my feelings regarding this fact. Disbelief, anger, passiveness, anger, frustration, anger, acceptance and – did I mention anger?   I felt furious that this kid […]

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