Make Better Salads and Improve Skin with These Ingredient Combinations

Want to make better salads that will digest well and give your skin a radiant healthy glow? You’ll love these tips from Certified Clinical Nutritionist Lauren Talbot’s book, Clear Skin Detox Diet. I was recently sent a copy to review and I was immediately surprised by it. This is not a fad book with fantastic food photos and recipes made with ingredients that are hard to find. Nope. It’s an easy read manual that includes simple recipes and practical advice. The book is chalked full of nutritional information, education about skin cells, digestion, and even toxins in conventional foods. Lauren writes in plain English and offers sound advice for the average person. If you have acne, dermatitis, eczema, or signs of premature aging, you’ll want to check out this book. (…)

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First Communion Booklets that Teach the Order of the Mass

Learning Order of the Mass for first communion is tough. There is a lot for a child to understand about the traditions, symbolism, and prayers of a Catholic Mass. Each year in parishes around the world children are studying the Order of the Mass for first communion. Recently Healthy Family got in touch with a wonderful company based out of North Carolina called Holy Heroes. If you are a regular reader you may have seen an earlier post we did about Holy Heroes free Lenten activities for kids program. The company has published an Order of the Mass for First Communion Booklet. On one side of this book the Prayers of the Mass are taught, and on the flip side of this book Holy Heroes includes 24 pages of “Best Loved Catholic Prayers” for children. (…)

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Toddler Tantrums: Terrible Twos Help for Parents

If you are in need of terrible twos help you are not alone. We’ve all been there. My husband and I have four kids. Believe me, our house has seen its share of toddler meltdowns over the years. But our attitude towards those tantrums has mellowed quite a bit. We’ve learned to keep calm and carry on. We’re more confident and better able to roll with it. I am much more relaxed about those tantrums when they come. You can be too.

You can’t stop toddler tantrums, but there are effective ways to handle them that will make those uncomfortable moments short-lived and less frequent. I think it helps to see the world from your toddler’s perspective. Thankfully, there’s a great resource available now for parents wanting some terrible twos help. Tovah P. Klein, PhD, who’s the director of Barnard College Center for Toddler Development and the Associate Professor of Psychology, has written a guidebook for parents on how to raise happy toddlers. (…)

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Jerk California by Jonathan Friesen is about a teen with Tourette Syndrome

Jerk California’s main character is a rural Minnesota boy named Sam Carrier, whom we meet in his senior year of high school. His tics have made him a social outcast by his peers and a source of pity by many adults. Surprisingly, his disability is not the focus of the story. Sam lives with an abusive step father and a mother that doesn’t know how to help him. Sam meets Naomi, a popular and very beautiful girl from a nearby school. (…)

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A Visit with Zoolidays Illustrator Rolandas Kiaulevicius

Our boys received a wonderful gift this year for the holidays- a beautiful hardcover copy of Zoolidays, Written by Bruce Glassman and illustrated by up and coming artist Rolandas Kiaulevicius. If that wasn’t enough they also got tickets to a wonderful show about that book and more called GIRO. This (…)

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