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Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: Active Boomer Grandparents and Exercise

This is an unabridged version of a column I wrote for GRAND Magazine. This column is not the usual admonishment to seniors about the need to get off the couch and do more exercise. Rather, I want to suggest that there is a certain cohort group that may need to ratchet down their exercise – Active Boomer Grandparents (ABGs) – those grandparents who, for decades: have consciously eaten healthfully; have made exercise an integral part of their daily activities; are motivated to a great... read more

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Meet Kate Motz, Integrative Nutrition Coach and Healthy Eating Sponsor

Hello Mommybites Community! I am Kate Motz, mother to three amazing kids (ages 8, 9 and 11), owner of a wellness center, community volunteer and Integrative Nutrition Coach with 20 years of experience in the health and wellness industry. But … read more

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Supporting Your Baby’s Development – Why Music Matters: Teleclass Re-cap

Music can play a powerful role in our lives, and for babies and young children, introducing music early on can promote healthy brain development. The impact of music on the brain is becoming a ‘hot’ topic in science. This week, … read more

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Why Play is So Important

There has been so much researched and written about play, that I thought it would be a good idea to share some of the great resources on WHY children should play. Dr. David Elkind asserts, “If we encourage and facilitate … read more

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Teach Your Children About a Healthy Lifestyle

One of the most satisfying legacies we can leave our children is a commitment to health -and it’s never been more important. According to the CDC, nearly 1 out of 6 children is struggling with obesity. Cases of Type 2 … read more

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Raising Inclusive Kids

Knowing that one of my main goals as a parent is to raise my sons – above all else – to be kind to people, my mom sent me this great article on fostering kindness. In My Worst Nightmare – … read more

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Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: Grandmother Hesitant to Voice Concerns About Granddaughters’ Dietary Habits

I have a question requesting clarification on your column, “Aunt Has Issues with Her Niece”. This situation is real for me in regards to my daughter-in-law, Megan, and her two daughters, Laura (age 10) and Amanda (age 4). They recently … read more

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Breastfeeding Basics – Everything Moms Need to Know: Teleclass Re-cap

We recently held an informative, fun and illuminating teleclass for expectant and new moms, generously sponsored by Lansinoh and expertly presented by Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC), Gina Ciagne. Gina covered such topics as preparing for breastfeeding before baby arrives, tips … read more

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