Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Pros and Cons of Gummy Multi-vitamins for Children

November 6, 2014 by Editor  
Filed under Good Eats, November/December ‘14

by Melissa Panchyshyn, MS, UW-Stout dietetic intern at the Eau Claire City County Health Department
There are a wide range of daily multi-vitamins on store shelves to choose from, including many different brands, forms, and flavors. Gummy vitamins have become quite popular for children who take a daily multi-vitamin. When choosing a vitamin supplement for your [...]

Yoga for Parents

September 12, 2013 by Editor  
Filed under Body, September/October ‘13

by Ingrid Schaller

It was a week of unexpecteds — the death of a dear friend, a child taken sick, the family van broken down — all layered over the nonstop everyday responsibilities of being a parent in a marriage in which my husband is frequently out of town. The idea of wedging yoga sessions into [...]

Green Pages » Jan./Feb. ‘13

January 4, 2013 by Editor  
Filed under Green Pages, January/February ‘13

New Co-op Develops in Durand
In April 2012, a group of individuals held a public meeting to gauge response and chose a steering committee to develop what would become Good Egg Food Co-op. This committee spent much time gathering information, wrote a mission statement, and decided what type of co-op model to utilize. Although the co-op [...]

Ayurveda is for Everyone

July 5, 2012 by Editor  
Filed under Healthy Family, July/August ‘12

Ayurveda, the Science of Life, provides a bright light of guidance for parents who are in the childbearing and rearing phase of life. Unless you live in ‘granola’ towns such as Asheville, NC or Boulder, CO, it may seem like you are swimming upstream to adopt a whole foods, organic lifestyle, but it is well [...]

Swap ’til You Drop

by Melissa Ida
As any parent knows, young boys and girls grow up too darn fast. In addition, they outgrow their clothes and toys even faster. Yesterday’s favorite building block set and mock jewelry kit get set aside for something newer, something different. The cute cargo pants and pink t-shirts bought only a few months ago [...]

Do Kids Need Yoga?

September 2, 2011 by Editor  
Filed under Body Boost, September/October ‘11

by Sandra Helpsmeet
We all hear lots about the benefits of yoga, but do kids need yoga?
The short answer is: Not so much, but maybe.
We need to distinguish a bit more the different aspects of yoga to really answer that question. For the purpose of this discussion, we will say that yoga has three aspects: the [...]

Kids + Essential Oils = A Happy Day!

September 2, 2011 by Editor  
Filed under Healing Paths, September/October ‘11

Summer has zipped by and now it’s back to school time for the kids. You’ve been gathering the notebooks, folders, pencils, and new shoes and clothes for what will hopefully be, a stress free start to the new school year. Though now you wonder, what can be done with the moodiness, attitudes, fears, and worries [...]

Green Kids

July 15, 2011 by Editor  
Filed under Good Earth, July/August ‘11

Use “Green Bucks”
For older children, the concept of “Green Bucks” helps teach them about two types of green: money and the environment. Similar to an allowance, Green Bucks are given to kids as a reward, but instead of being used on the latest toy, they represent a set amount of money that is donated in [...]

No More Take-n-Toss

March 2, 2011 by Editor  
Filed under Features, March/April ‘11

by Rebecca Gorski
A wise woman once told me that “everything we need has already been created. And not only has it already been created, but it’s all right here within our own community.”
Think about it. All the clothes, shoes, furniture, strollers, exersaucers, coats, window coverings, dishes, appliances…they have ALL been created, and someone right here [...]

Keeping Your Children Healthy: Preventing Childhood Obesity

by Dr. Brent Jensen, Sacred Heart Pediatrics
All children gain weight as they grow and develop. However, putting on more weight than is needed to support growth and development can lead to childhood obesity. Over the past 30 years, the number of children with weight problems in the United States has risen at an alarming rate. [...]