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Five Healthy Habits for Keeping Your 2015 Resolutions on Track

It’s a new year, which means the chance to start fresh and add healthy habits to your regular routine. We’ve all made the big resolutions – lose 20 pounds, workout every day, re-organize your entire life…you know the type. Resolutions…

Meet our favorite Michigan apples!

Apple orchards across Michigan opened in September, making fall the prime time for apple picking! We all know and love Red Delicious from brownbag school lunches, and Honeycrisps have become a popular, sweet snack across the state.  But how familiar are you…


Fitness classes debunked: Are the new trends in workouts worth the hype?

Many neighborhood gyms have been amping up their offerings with entertaining and effective fitness classes. Nothing wrong with putting a fun, new twist on your workout! But, with these new classes come unique names, which can often be tough to…


A week’s worth of easy lunch recipes

For many parents, the last thing we have time for is packing a lunch. But we’re here to say, don’t give up just yet! Of course, there are standby favorites like PB&J, but if you’re looking to mix it up, here’s…


Back-to-School: Backpack health

More than 1.5 million students across Michigan are heading back to school next week, and probably with an over-stuffed backpack. What many parents may not realize is that a heavy backpack can lead to serious back, shoulder, and neck pain….

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How to buy a lunch box that pleases everyone

While you care about what goes into your child’s lunch box, most kids only care about how it looks. From the kindergartener who demands a cartoon-themed container to the high school “fashionista” who insists on a Vera Bradley tote, kids…



Back to School: Getting back into a sleep schedule

With many Michigan schools beginning soon, it’s important to help kids return to a normal sleep routine and start the school year off right. To give your kids the best start, don’t wait until the last minute to adjust their…

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Yoga poses for pain relief

Next time you want to reach in the medicine cabinet, try grabbing your yoga mat instead! Yoga is said to relieve many aches and pains through fluid movement and meditation. Its seamless transitions allow swollen or otherwise painful joints to…


Gardening 101: 5 herbs to incorporate into your diet

Beyond just adding flavor (sans calories we might add), herbs come with lots of natural benefits.  From fighting off memory loss to settling a stomachache, herbs pack quite a punch when it comes to keeping us healthy. Best yet, they…