Recently Perri Klass, MD blogged for the New York Times about the “Endless Barrage of Hard Sell” aimed at our children though marketing messages. The post underscores the reasons I’ve found myself having conversations with my young sons lately about commercials: what they are, and what they’re trying to accomplish. I want them to understand that just because they see and hear … [Read more...] about Little Consumers, Big Marketing
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There are several factors that affect how many calories an individual should consume on a daily basis, including age, weight, height and activity level. Based on the variables, it might be difficult for a mom to plan a meal that fits everyone's needs. One way to overcome meal-planning issues is to understand the basic calorie need for certain ages and activity levels.Promote … [Read more...] about How Many Calories a Day Should We Consume?
Welcome!It is a lot of fun to share a few health benefits of the featured foods in the recipes. Psychologically, it makes you feel good about what you are eating, at least it does me anyway and the jury is still out on how weird I am ;-) Please bear with me while I tease you with some nutritional mumbo jumbo. Beets contain betalains which provide antioxidant and … [Read more...] about Roasted Beet Salad Recipe
Home sales in the U.S. are skyrocketing as interest rates remain at historically low levels. In fact, Zillow expects nearly 7 million existing-home sales this year—the most since 2005. With so many prospective homebuyers on the market, you too may be wondering if it’s time to take the plunge into homeownership. Before you begin hunting for houses though, here are a few … [Read more...] about 3 Financial Moves to Make Before You Buy a Home
In times of uncertainty, love prevails and that explains why more people than ever are looking forward to celebrating this Valentine’s Day. In fact, a survey from the National Retail Foundation found that nearly 73% of consumers who are planning to do something on this annual holiday dedicated to love feel it is important given the current state of the pandemic. If you’re … [Read more...] about 5 Budget-Friendly Valentine’s Day Ideas at Home