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Month: February 2020

Benefits of Karate for Kids

Benefits of Karate for Kids

Noah has been loving his first week of karate!! Brendon and I are just so excited that he is excited. Noah is naturally very intuitive and my day dreamer. He loves making creative stories with Legos, having time to relax and think, and loves being active in less structured ways. Even at 4, he didn’t want to do any team sports at school. I’m so proud he knows what he does and doesn’t want, but it was so interesting since…

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Why Fit In When You Can Stand Out?!?!

Why Fit In When You Can Stand Out?!?!

Why try to fit in when you can stand out?I saw a meme on IG the other day that struck me to my core, and to be honest, it has been on my mind ever since. It said, “When we try to teach our children how to ‘fit in’ to society, we inadvertently send the message that conformity has a higher value than authenticity, in effect, priming them for a life of mediocrity and unhappiness, as nobody ever feels like…

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Why Women Should Not Consume Large Amounts of Soy During Preconception

Why Women Should Not Consume Large Amounts of Soy During Preconception

I would not recommend soy as a common food in woman’s diet, especially during preconception. Soy is an inflammatory food along with other foods such as gluten, dairy, sugar, and caffeine. Also, there are foods that are more nutrient rich to support fertility and the growth of a healthy baby. For an optimal pregnancy, one should eliminate this food as much as possible. Inorganic soy especially can raise estrogen, which would create an imbalance in fertility hormones. Excess estrogens, especially…

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