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  • Immune Supports and COVID19
    13/04/2020 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Immune Supports and COVID19

    There are a lot of questions surrounding COVID-19 and many people are wondering what they can do to support their immune system. Well, I have some great news! What we put into our bodies plays a huge role in how our immune system is able to function. This helps keep us healthy & well physically, mentally, […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Book Launch! Five Favorite Tips from 52 Small Changes for the Family
    21/03/2019 - healthymamasforhappyfamilies 0 Comments
    Book Launch! Five Favorite Tips from 52 Small Changes for the Family

    I’m thrilled today to announce the launch of my new book, 52 Small Changes for the Family (available NOW on Amazon!).  This is my first book, and I teamed up with bestselling author Brett Blumenthal to add my family health expertise to her winning concept of making a small change each week to create a […]

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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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  • 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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  • 08/01/2019 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Winter Wellness For The Whole Family

    Keep your family healthy this winter! Let’s face it – winter illnesses can really be a drag for both kids and adults. Strengthening your family’s immune system is one sure-fire way to ward off colds and flu this winter season. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to care for yourself and your family using nourishing […]

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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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  • Chocolatey Strawberry Smoothie
    18/12/2018 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Chocolatey Strawberry Smoothie

    This recipe is one of my favorite ways to add extra greens into my family’s diet!  Ingredients (serves 1): 4 frozen strawberries 2 TBS chocolate hazelnut butter 1 C coconut milk (unsweetened) 1/2 C frozen chopped spinach 1 tsp organic raw honey 1 C filtered water Directions: 1. Put all ingredients in a blender. Blend […]

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  • Spring into Smoothies
    02/04/2015 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Spring into Smoothies

    Oh, how do I love you, smoothies. Let me count the ways. I love that I pack in nutrition even on picky eating days. I love the pretty colors of the yummy fruit and greens. And, that my family slurps them down while staying nice n’ lean.I love how my son wants to press the blender button.And, […]

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  • Ugh, The Dinosaur Camelbak Has To Go
    11/03/2015 - Danielle Shea Tan 33 Comments
    Ugh, The Dinosaur Camelbak Has To Go

    Latest studies show chemicals used to replace “BPA” are worse for our health than BPA. My friends over at Mommy Business alerted me to this news in a recent blog post and I had to share with you. While thankful for the critical information, I’m grumbling over what happens next – finding a suitable replacement […]

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  • Unhealthy ingredients in your “healthy” convenience foods
    19/02/2015 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Unhealthy ingredients in your “healthy” convenience foods

    I’m kind of a lunatic when I find a new REAL food that comes in a package a.k.a. convenience for a busy mama! Last week, at the grocery store, I discovered So Delicious pulled the carrageenan out of their coconut milk. Yahoo!!! You should have seen me. I literally screamed at the top of my’ lungs and catapulted into the […]

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  • Fitting exercise into a busy family life
    14/01/2015 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Fitting exercise into a busy family life

    It’s the million dollar question for most moms, “How do I fit exercise into a busy family life?” I know you’re all begging to learn the secret trick that mamas who exercise aren’t sharing with you (those bitches…) For the love of god, where on earth do these moms find the time to run half […]

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  • 9 Fruits and Veggies A Day Makes for a Healthy Mama
    07/01/2015 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    9 Fruits and Veggies A Day Makes for a Healthy Mama

    However insane or ridiculous it might sound, it is possible to consume 9 servings of produce each day. Add kids, a job, hobbies and life to the mix and, well… it’s a bit more challenging, but still possible. You might be wondering “why on earth do I need NINE servings of produce daily?” I get it. […]

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  • 01/12/2014 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Preparing for Healthy Holiday

    Happy Holidays. That’s a command – not a statement. “I love it when the holidays hit and I’m so stressed out from purchasing gifts, cleaning, decorating and cooking!” Said no mom. Ever. The holidays are supposed to be wondrous. Families gather, delicious food is shared and bountiful blessings are bestowed on those who seek the […]

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  • 24/11/2014 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Bust Out of Bread Boredom

    What if I told you that shutting out the sandwich is actually a good thing? The truth is bread – in all its fluffiness and yumminess – is processed by the body like sugar. Yup. sugar. Those yummy little whole grains are pulverized into flour to make bread. And, flour is essentially sugar to the […]

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  • Positive Prenatal
    09/11/2014 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Positive Prenatal

    You’re pregnant! Congratulations. This likely means you’re either glowing like the sun or riding the wave of morning sickness. Either way, now is the time to make those all-important nutritional decisions that will fuel your body and your baby’s mind. You’re a healthy mama already, so this isn’t going to be hard. But what you […]

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  • Halloween Haunt: When Gooey Candy Makes You Shudder
    19/10/2014 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Halloween Haunt: When Gooey Candy Makes You Shudder

    October 31st is just around the corner. And if having all that candy around the house is a tad bit frightening, you’re not alone. You see statistics say that sugar is four times more addictive than cocaine. That’s pretty powerful stuff considering sugar is in everything from butternut squash to burritos. And the worst part […]

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  • Prevent sick days with food
    08/09/2014 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Prevent sick days with food

    It’s back to school time! This year my son joins the ranks in elementary school. We’ve been so excited for this transition because my son loves his nature based school. But, like so many moms out there, I can’t help but dread the constant exposure to icky germs.Kids are so sweet. But, man do they spread […]

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  • Magnesium: Because a kid has got to poop
    30/05/2014 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Magnesium: Because a kid has got to poop

    Doesn’t it just break your heart when your little one can’t poop? Of course, it does! That’s why we do whatever it takes to remove the short term pain so our kids can have bowel movements. You’re probably familiar with Mirilax, Milk of magnesia, castor oil or colace. These are the most common stool softeners […]

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  • Celebrating healthy mamas everywhere
    12/05/2014 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Celebrating healthy mamas everywhere

    Committing to raising a healthy family is a HUGE job! Like me, I’m sure you have a long list of actions you’re willing to take to raise a healthy family. For me, it means: Fewer vacations – Allocating less money to vacations and more money to fresh, organic foods and products for my family Less time – Spending extra time […]

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  • It’s A (Booby) Trap!: The Unexpected Benefits of Nursing a Toddler
    04/05/2014 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    It’s A (Booby) Trap!: The Unexpected Benefits of Nursing a Toddler

    Is he off the boob yet? “Noooo, Dad. He’s still nursing.” This conversation has officially become the norm for my dad and me these days. I love my dad – he’s a wiseass and a teddy bear. While he’s half joking when he asks this question, I know he’s also judging. Actually, he’s more like […]

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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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  • No Cow, No Problem: Dairy-Free Calcium Sources
    31/03/2014 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    No Cow, No Problem: Dairy-Free Calcium Sources

    When deciding to write this post about dairy-free calcium sources, I immediately thought of a favorite children’s book by Sandra Boynton titled “Are You a Cow?” To most this is a silly question, but to certain nutrition experts this question is pertinent. There’s much debate over whether cow’s milk should be part of your diet […]

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  • 5 Simple, Frugal Ways to Pamper Yourself
    24/03/2014 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    5 Simple, Frugal Ways to Pamper Yourself

    We go and go and go. Make breakfast. Pack lunch. Throw in laundry. Drop off the kids. Head to the office or back home. Prep dinner. Pick up the kids. Prep snack. Make snacks. Swap laundry. Play with kids. Cook dinner. Bath time. Bedtime routine.Clean kitchen. Pick up toys. Fold laundry. Rinse. Repeat. Sound like […]

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  • Moms and heart disease
    24/02/2014 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Moms and heart disease

    February, it’s the month of loooovvee and America’s Heart Month – two good reasons to consider the health of your heart. Like most Americans, I’ve thought of heart disease as a man’s disease. I often worried my mom may get diabetes or cancer as she aged, but I never considered the possibility that she’d get […]

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  • Make snack time matter
    10/02/2014 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Make snack time matter

    Kids who eat in between meals consume an average of 1-3 snacks per day. That totals to almost 1100 snack times each year! Imagine which new foods you could introduce and what unhealthy habits you could break in that amount of time. Studies show it takes 10-15 introductions for a child to be comfortable with a […]

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  • Why do we stuff our faces on thanksgiving?
    21/11/2013 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Why do we stuff our faces on thanksgiving?

    Ever wonder why most of us overindulge on Thanksgiving? I know some of you are thinking  “we’re all just a bunch of gluttons at heart” while others (like my Uncle Mike) are cackling out loud “it’s fun to stuff ourselves on such a glorious holiday!” I can definitely agree with this thinking on some level […]

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  • Natural medicines – for tree-huggers, Moms or both? 
    23/10/2013 - Danielle Shea Tan 1 Comment
    Natural medicines – for tree-huggers, Moms or both?

    I grew up pretty skeptical of natural remedies. My doctor never recommended them and my parents weren’t exactly the earth-lovin’ hippie types that come to mind when you think of herbal medicine. It wasn’t until I faced Lyme disease and the resulting chronic GI & nervous system issues in 2006 that I finally gave natural […]

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  • It’s Kale Season!
    24/09/2013 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    It’s Kale Season!

    Maybe I’m a dorky health nut, but I love kale season! When the crisp fall air rolls in all I think about is the abundance of kale arriving in my CSA box. Kale wasn’t something we ate growing up. We obviously missed the nutrition message in those reruns of Popeye because leafy greens just weren’t […]

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  • It’s Like Christmas for Healthy Home Cooks
    17/06/2013 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    It’s Like Christmas for Healthy Home Cooks

    Oooo, I’m amped up with excitement. It’s like Christmas for chefs, foodies & healthy home cooks alike. The energy buzz is palpable. For the past few weeks, whenever I see friends and fellow members around town, we flash tooth-filled smiles and remind each other that summer’s about to start. Last week, our summer CSA started! […]

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  • 5 Simple Tips to Avoid Post Vacation Exhaustion
    24/04/2013 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    5 Simple Tips to Avoid Post Vacation Exhaustion

    Sand? Trees? Snow? Whatever you fancy, vacations are supposed to be fabulous. When I have a vacation to look forward to, I just have much more pep in my step. Don’t you? The only problem is all too often, I hear my clients say “I need a vacation from my vacation.” What?! That doesn’t make […]

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  • Can You Really Bedazzle Water?
    18/04/2013 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    Can You Really Bedazzle Water?

    I know. I know. You saw the title of this post & thought, water, again? #@!!%  I’m thinking the same thing as you, Mama. In the past two days alone, I’ve read over 20 articles & book chapters by medical professionals about resolving specific health concerns (e.g., rosacea, high blood pressure, IBS, GERD, arthritis) by simply drinking more water. We’ve […]

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  • A Delicious Solution to Migraines
    15/04/2013 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    A Delicious Solution to Migraines

    Migraines just plain SUCK. Apologies for the foul language I’m normally not so crude  (Ha! Just checking to see if you’re really paying attention). No, but really, they are just plain horrible. I remember the first time I ever experienced a migraine. Winter 2006, 9pm, Chicago, IL. Yup. That darn thing knocked me d-o-w-n.Until recently, […]

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  • So You’re Sick, Now What?
    16/01/2013 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    So You’re Sick, Now What?

    Since writing my first blog post, I’ve received several questions on what to do if prevention tactics fail and you’re infected with the cold or flu. With a history of asthma and Lyme disease, this mama is all about warding off sickness ASAP, so I’m happy to elaborate. Though I’d love to start this post by […]

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  • How to Skip The Sudafed, Mama
    07/01/2013 - Danielle Shea Tan 0 Comments
    How to Skip The Sudafed, Mama

    Mommy & daddy are frickin’ sick. Yes, after maybe 3+ years of not catching a cold or flu in the winter, I’m sick and I’m pissed about it. I broke two of my own golden rules of staying healthy (see Tip #1 and #4) and ran myself into illness.  As much as I love Charlie Brown, […]

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