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Great healthy living and parenting routines to start this year!

Our Top Ideas for Living Better this Year

Happy New Year guys!  Along with making one of our recommended family resolutions and celebrating with these ideas for the kids, I’m also ringing in the new year with a pre-natal massage. (Way to start the year off – am I right?)

In case you’re also looking to start off on the right foot, I thought I’d provide you with some of our best resources on living happier and healthier in the coming year.

In no particular order, here are our top 6 ideas

happy drink morning pick me up

First things first, no more skipping breakfast! Start your days with this clean eating, healthy livin’, rise and shine beverage with Coffee AND chocolatey goodness that we like to call our “Happy Drink“…

No more skipping breakfast - oatmeal done 5 ways

…then supplement with one of our 5 Easy Oatmeal Recipes.  With no-cook fridge oats, baked to-go oats, DIY instant packs and more, there’s something here for everyone.

How to raise a health nut

And while we’re talking health, check out our 9 Sure Fire Ways to Raise a Health Nut (written by our favorite team of nutritionists).

yogic sleep - 1 hour is as restorative as 3 hours of regular sleep

Equally as important to your health as good nutrition is getting good sleep.  How about kicking your rest up a notch this year and trying out “Yogic Sleep“.

It’s a practice that can help with stress, insomnia, anxiety, and more and it’s said that 1 hour is as restorative as 3 hours of regular sleep.

Tips from a professional photographer on how to get yourself in the photo with your kids

Now that you’re feeling and looking good, make a concerted effort this year to get in the photos alongside your family.  Your kids will thank you for the mementos when they’re older!  One of our resident professional photographers, Kristin, shares her tips on how to get it done.

happy Family habit #8 - create a chatting spot

Last, but not least, this year look for small ways to connect with your kids everyday.  One of our favorite ideas, creating a chatting spot, was Happy Family Habit #8 in 2013 and a big hit.

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