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  • Post-baby Nutrition Tips FREE e-book!
    17/09/2019 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Post-baby Nutrition Tips FREE e-book!

    I’m so excited to announce availability of a FREE e-book created to support mamas in the 6-months after they’ve had a baby. It is a quick guide so you can read it while feeding your baby! The guide contains: nutrition tips for healing my three favorite SUPER easy recipes, and simple strategies for self-care You […]

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  • 7 Hacks for Making Cooking Easy & Fun
    08/05/2019 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    7 Hacks for Making Cooking Easy & Fun

    At the end of a long day of work, caring for kids and keeping up with life, the idea of getting a hot, home-cooked dinner on the table and eating it together is enough to make many parents melt to the floor. There are plenty of statistics around the decline of the family dinner, and […]

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  • 5 Actions That Put You in Control of Your Family’s Health
    08/05/2019 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    5 Actions That Put You in Control of Your Family’s Health

    Scheduling and attending health-related appointments, especially if you are a parent and coordinating for your children, can sometimes feel like a full-time job. If you’ve ever wondered why your family gets sick so often or when the last time you got your teeth cleaned, you’re in the right place to make some changes.  Taking charge […]

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  • 12 Things to Do for Screen Free Week
    17/04/2019 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    12 Things to Do for Screen Free Week

    Screen Free Week begins on Monday, April 29th and I couldn’t be more excited. Getting rid of screens for a week opens up our time, our creativity and our ability to bond as a family. In fact, doing a screen detox is one of the strategies we recommend in 52 Small Changes for the Family […]

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  • How (and Why) to Create a Family Bucket List
    17/04/2019 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    How (and Why) to Create a Family Bucket List

    Who among us doesn’t love to get the latest tech product, newest item of clothing, hottest toy? The pursuit of the latest material possession is a trap that kids and adults alike fall into. But studies show that if we are buying things, we might be putting our money in the wrong place. As time passes, […]

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  • Chuck the Chocolate Bunny: 10 Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas
    13/04/2019 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Chuck the Chocolate Bunny: 10 Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas

    Spring has arrived, and so have the promises of that pesky little bunny with his eggs full of chocolate and jelly beans! Indulging in a few delicious seasonal treats is always fun (Cadbury Eggs, anyone?), but a basket of giant chocolate bunnies and bags of sugary candy + a kid usually doesn’t make for the […]

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  • 15 Ways to Teach Kids About Money at Any Age
    01/04/2019 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    15 Ways to Teach Kids About Money at Any Age

    When we talk about health, financial responsibility might not be the first thing you think about. But in fact, studies have shown time and again that your financial health is directly tied to your physical health–and no wonder. Worrying about money can be a huge stressor.   It’s rare for a high school to require […]

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  • How Does Your Garden Grow? Our 7 Favorite Gardening Tools for Kids
    21/03/2019 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    How Does Your Garden Grow? Our 7 Favorite Gardening Tools for Kids

    There are many ways you can cultivate a connection to farming and gardening within your family. Helping children to understand where their food comes from helps to shape them into more well-rounded and informed eaters as they grow. With the advent of local farmers’ markets and more awareness around sourcing, eating locally grown food has […]

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  • 10 Ways to Get Creative with Your Family This Weekend
    21/03/2019 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    10 Ways to Get Creative with Your Family This Weekend

    Getting creative is a super important component of your family’s mental health. And if you’re like me, any tips from others on how to be creative with your kids is welcome! First, you don’t need to be an artist or musician in order to reap the benefits of regular creative pursuits. Researchers have reviewed studies that […]

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  • Get Organized and Reduce Clutter
    01/03/2019 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Get Organized and Reduce Clutter

    Minimizing and organizing: they’re so hot right now. If you’ve been bingeing Marie Kondo and making your thrift store piles, or simply sighing every time you open that junk drawer because who has the time to binge TV right now, this post is for you. In my upcoming book, 52 Small Changes for the Family […]

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  • 8 Tips to Keep Your Family Healthy All Season Long
    19/02/2019 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    8 Tips to Keep Your Family Healthy All Season Long

    Between daycare, holiday parties and brutal winter temps, it seems like someone in the house is always catching a cold. And before you know it, the entire family is hunkered in on the couch with a box of tissues. While flu season typically peaks between December and February, it can linger around until as late […]

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  • 10 Family-Friendly Recipes for Serving Whole Grains
    19/02/2019 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    10 Family-Friendly Recipes for Serving Whole Grains

    Whole grains are the foundation of a healthy diet, but unfortunately are lacking in many of our kitchens today. In fact, according to a 2015 survey by the Whole Grains Council, only 31 percent of Americans always choose whole grains over unhealthy refined grain products. So what’s the fuss about, anyway? Unlike stripped down refined […]

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  • Stop Mealtime Meltdowns in Their Tracks
    19/02/2019 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Stop Mealtime Meltdowns in Their Tracks

    If there’s any such thing as a universal parenting experience, mealtime meltdowns are it. Whether it’s a hangry kiddo who’s losing his mind faster than you can get food on the table, a child who absolutely refuses anything with nutritional value or one who suddenly strikes against food she once loved, we’ve all been there. […]

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  • Recipes for Eating the Rainbow
    05/02/2019 - healthymamasforhappyfamilies 0 Comments
    Recipes for Eating the Rainbow

    A study by the Centers for Disease Control shows that 60 percent of children and 18 percent of adults aren’t getting enough fruit each day, and worse: 93 percent of children and 83 percent of adults are deficient in veggies. According to new research, the USDA recommendation of four to six servings of produce each […]

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  • 10 Ways to Enjoy Nature in the Winter
    24/01/2019 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    10 Ways to Enjoy Nature in the Winter

    In most parts of the country (especially here in the Northeast), winter isn’t a time that’s synonymous with the best time to get outside and explore. We long for warm summer or brisk fall days where we can enjoy all the natural beauty, and a grayer, leafless landscape often doesn’t appeal. But to slough off […]

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  • Create a Scent-Scape to Shift Your Mood
    17/01/2019 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Create a Scent-Scape to Shift Your Mood

    Many of us have gotten a whiff of a scent and been transported back to a memory or moment in time – and the associated emotions. But have you ever thought about how you can create scent in your space that helps improve your mood. Many of us customize our homes or workspaces to be […]

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  • 10 Tools to Help Your Family Start Meditating
    08/01/2019 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    10 Tools to Help Your Family Start Meditating

    It seems like every time a high-performing mogul recounts their daily routine lately, meditation is a part of it. Meditation has officially entered the mainstream, and proponents tout everything from increased focus and calm to a deeper feeling of well-being. Studies have shown that meditation is great for managing stress, to treat anxiety, depression and […]

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  • The Secret to Less Sugar: Crowd It Out
    30/12/2018 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    The Secret to Less Sugar: Crowd It Out

    If you’re a parent, you probably fight a daily battle with sugar. Most of us can attest to the noticeable effects of sugar on our kids’ behavior: “bouncing off the walls.” Study after study has demonstrated the negative side of added sugar: elevated cholesterol, liver inflammation and type 2 diabetes are on the rise among […]

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  • Goal-Setting with Kids: How to Make It Work
    30/12/2018 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Goal-Setting with Kids: How to Make It Work

    With New Year’s fast approaching, many of us are thinking about the fresh start of New Year’s Resolutions. You’ve probably heard the statistic that about 80% of resolutions fail by the second week of February. Nonetheless, the new year is a great time to start talking to your kids about setting–and keeping–goals, and to allow […]

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  • Kindness Challenge: 10 Acts of Kindness
    17/12/2018 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Kindness Challenge: 10 Acts of Kindness

    Being kind to others feels like a no-brainer, and research supports that instinct. Being kind doesn’t just feel good, it’s also good for your health. It has been shown to lower blood pressure, boost joyfulness, reduce pain, improve healing and increase acceptance by peers (otherwise known as popularity). Acts of kindness improve bonds and social […]

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  • 11 Funny Books to Read with Your Family
    03/12/2018 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    11 Funny Books to Read with Your Family

    One of the easiest changes you can make when it comes to health and happiness with your family is laughing more. It costs nothing, takes little time, and who doesn’t love a good laugh? In my forthcoming book, 52 Small Changes for the Family , I’m talking about some of the changes you can make […]

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  • Sleep Tips for the Busy Mom
    07/04/2014 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Sleep Tips for the Busy Mom

    Sleep deprivation sucks. When I’m tired, I lose patience, have less mental clarity and overall I’m just not very fun. In 2010, a survey done in the UK revealed that parents lose an average of 6 months of sleep during the first 24 months of a child’s life. Woah – that’s a crazy amount of lost […]

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