Happy Birthday to the National Park Service! Plan your trip to Virginia’s National Parks

The National Parks System began with the establishment of Yellowstone National Park in 1872. Then, on Aug. 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson created the National Park Service, and this year marked the 105th anniversary! The National Park Service is responsible for overseeing and protecting 35 national parks and monuments. In 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt… Continue Reading Happy Birthday to the National Park Service! Plan your trip to Virginia’s National Parks

Exercising with Kids

Exercise can relieve stress, prevent certain diseases, and keep you energized. However, sometimes it can be hard to keep an exercise routine when there are little ones around. Invite your kids to join you in these fun activities that get your heart pumping.

Including Kids When Cooking

Do your kids want to join in on making meals and snacks? Does the idea of a messy kitchen or failed recipe seem daunting? Whether young or old, here are three tricks that can make it easy to include kids in the cooking process – plus a bonus tip you won’t want to miss!

Organic vs. Conventionally Grown Produce: What’s the difference?

Walking through the aisles in a grocery store can be confusing, especially when thinking about the difference between buying organically grown food versus buying conventionally grown food. Among all of the different labels thrown on food packages, understanding organic versus non-organic is just another hurdle consumers have to jump over.  Whether you are shopping for… Continue Reading Organic vs. Conventionally Grown Produce: What’s the difference?

Summer is for Smoothies!

As summer plows ahead full steam and your little ones are invested in playing outside and soaking up all of the warm weather, it can be difficult to get them to slow down and take a water break – let alone a snack break! Incorporating smoothies into their summer adventures is an excellent way to… Continue Reading Summer is for Smoothies!

Eating for a Happy Planet

June 28th was World Nature Conservation Day, so it is fitting to find ways to give back to the Earth after all it has shared with us. Here are a few tips to shift toward nature-friendly eating habits. Tip #1: Buy Local Shop for groceries at local stores, farmers markets, or farm stands. Buying foods… Continue Reading Eating for a Happy Planet

Beat the Heat with Hydrating Foods

As we all know, summertime heat causes dehydration, which is never fun… or healthy. Prevent dehydration by having ac repaired and figuring out what causes ac short cycling. Drinking plenty of water is a great way to stay hydrated, but there are other easy ways as well, like eating your water through hydrating foods. Keep… Continue Reading Beat the Heat with Hydrating Foods