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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! (And Clif Giveaway!)

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!  (And Clif Giveaway!)

Happy Halloween everyone!  I hope your week was as frightfully delightful as ours was!  We started the Halloween festivities early with the first-ever “Black Light Party” at our local climbing gym, Inner Peaks.  Later on in the week we carved jack-o-lanterns into the pumpkins we’d painstakingly chosen from the pumpkin patch a few weeks prior – a Daddy pumpkin, a Mommy pumpkin, a C pumpkin, and don’t forget a tiny little pumpkin in honor of the little pink crag-sprout in utero!  Then we did the door to door family thing on Thursday in our neighborhood.  C dressed as Larry-boy, his…Read the rest of this entry →

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8 Tips for Greener, Healthier School Lunches (and GIVEAWAYS!)

8 Tips for Greener, Healthier School Lunches (and GIVEAWAYS!)

It’s back to school time!  Whether you’re anxiously anticipating, or dreading the day, it’s coming soon!  And with a new school year comes a new opportunity to educate your children about healthy lifestyles.  Whether your just looking to expand your repertoire in your already healthy-eater’s lunchbox, or need some ideas for your picky processed food lover, here are some strategies for maximizing nutrition and minimizing empty calories and waste.  1.  REUSABLE WATER BOTTLES:  Keeping your student hydrated is essential for brain function and concentration.  According to Registered Dietitian Kate Geagan, even just 2% dehydration can leave your child feeling sluggish!…Read the rest of this entry →

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8 Tips for a Happy AND Healthy Halloween (and a GIVEAWAY from Clif Kid!)

8 Tips for a Happy AND Healthy Halloween (and a GIVEAWAY from Clif Kid!)

Halloween is certainly a unique time of year.  When else can you get away with burying a plastic spider in the doughnut box at work, or walk around the neighborhood dressed like your Freudian fantasy of choice?  For many, Halloween represents a time of carefree fun and indulgence…but if you’re not careful, all those treats can add up to a few nasty tricks.  In the short-term, these tricks can manifest themselves on the scale or at the dentist, which may or may not be that detrimental, depending on the person.  However, in the long-term, how your family handles Halloween can…Read the rest of this entry →

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Meet Your Moment…a Giveaway from CLIF!

Meet Your Moment…a Giveaway from CLIF!

We’ve all had “moments.”  Experiences where time stands still, the rest of the world stops, and everything else fades into the background as that one moment comes vividly into focus.  It could be something epic that you share with hundreds of people, or it could be something personal that’s just between you and your Maker.  It could be a tender family moment, or a loud, joyous occasion.  Some moments define who we are as a person, while others are just a nice reminder of why it’s good to be alive.  I have “moments” all the time when I’m climbing –…Read the rest of this entry →

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Sentimental Snapshots: A Rainbow of Obstacles (and a GIVEAWAY from Clif)

Sentimental Snapshots:  A Rainbow of Obstacles (and a GIVEAWAY from Clif)

The other day Cragbaby and I enjoyed a beautiful, sunny morning at Belle Johnston Park.  Though technically in Pineville, not Charlotte, it’s only 15 minutes or so from our house, and is well worth the drive for a morning’s worth of playground fun.  What I like about this park is that it seems to have been designed for multi-generational enjoyment, not just the wee folk.  In addition to the many playgrounds, giant sand pit, swing sets, and riding toys situated within the acreage of open green space, there are porch swings and benches scattered about, perfect for outdoor lovers of…Read the rest of this entry →

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