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Info: Jorie Mark is Vitacost.com’s Director of Marketing Communications and mom to three kids, ages 3 to 11.
4 Natural Ways to Clean Baby Toys

4 Natural Ways to Clean Baby Toys

Babies: they’re just so cute…and so, so unhygienic. Chew on a teething cookie, smear soggy cookie crumbs all over a toy, throw toy on the ground, pick up the toy and put it in their toothless little mouth—that’s all in a day’s work for a baby! The qu ...
Give Your Kids’ Diet a Mediterranean Makeover

Give Your Kids’ Diet a Mediterranean Makeover

Children who follow a Mediterranean-style diet—think nuts, grains, legumes, fish, fresh produce—are 15 percent less likely to be overweight or obese than kids who don’t eat typically these foods, according to a recent study conducted by researchers a ...
3 Ways to Trick Your Kids into Eating Vegetables

3 Ways to Trick Your Kids into Eating Vegetables

If your children yearn for vegetables the way mine clamor for candy, congratulations. But before you get too cocky, be aware that this phase may pass—my daughter cried at her first birthday party when she was asked to put down her broccoli spear to e ...
5 Ways to Know You’ll Be a Good Mother

5 Ways to Know You’ll Be a Good Mother

Some little person will be calling you “Mommy” one day—the question is, should you start saving now for his or her therapy bills, or should you be finding space on your shelf for those Mother of the Year trophies? Most, if not all, women who hope to ...
7 Classroom Rules You Should Steal From the Teacher

7 Classroom Rules You Should Steal From the Teacher

At my son’s parent-teacher conference last fall, I almost fell off my chair when his preschool teacher listed the following among his developmental accomplishments: he cleaned up his toys, ate and drank neatly and raised his hand rather than interrup ...
5 Healthy First-Day-of-School Traditions

5 Healthy First-Day-of-School Traditions

The first day of school is one of those butterflies-in-the-stomach, can’t-sleep-the-night-before kind of milestones, especially for children transitioning into a new school. One way to soothe frazzled nerves during this time is by establishing some s ...