Natural First Aid Kit

Natural First Aid Kit

Summer is a great time to explore and experience nature. Minor bumps and bruises can be part of the adventure so being prepared can prevent a fun family vacation from ending early. A well-stocked first aid kit that is easily packed in the car or a backpack is essential when heading out this summer. Here are a few suggestions to consider for your family’s first aid kit:

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Our six secrets for stress-free travel with children

Our six secrets for stress-free travel with children

Travelling with children can be stressful, especially on long road trips or if you're stuck in an airport. I've travelled long distances with my daughters since they were six weeks old and we have certainly had our fair share of meltdowns - admittedly, I've had my moments too - but it never ceases to amaze me that at least one fellow passenger comments every time about how relaxed we all seem to be. But with help from experts like Dr. Pamela Smith, ND and lifestyle and wellness expert and nutrition coach, Michal Ofer, and the Moms at Calmmother I know we're in good hands.

Here are our top six tips to help make traveling with children stress-free regardless of whether you're on a road trip or an airplane with a newborn or a five year old (or both!).

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5 important tips for maintaining health while traveling

5 important tips for maintaining health while traveling

Traveling, whether during the summer or winter months, can take its toll on our immune system. Even an expected fun-filled family vacation can be a bit stressful which can leave our immune systems vulnerable to pathogens in the environment. In practice, I have found this time of year a busy season for colds and flu’s; families are just as run down now as they are in the wintertime with activity changes, eating patterns shifting, and later bedtimes. 

Below are five tips to ensure you and your family stay healthy this summer.

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Travel tips to keep you nourished

Travel tips to keep you nourished

Summer vacation is finally here with many planning to travel by land, air and sea. For many of us, enjoying well-earned rest and relaxation with family and friends while on holidays also involves leaving our healthy eating habits at home. Family events, long days traveling, sightseeing and access to foods not normally available can leave us throwing nutritional caution to the wind, enduring the consequences later. But this is not the inevitable! It is possible to maintain some nutritional structure while still relaxing and enjoying your vacation. A little planning and a few easy-to-follow rules will ensure everyone is at their best both during and after the trip.

Here are a few tips to help keep you and your family nourished when you are on the go, including if a family member is struggling with an allergy, sensitivity or is on a therapeutic eating plan.

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