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Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep?

Getting enough sleep is critical for your child to be able to think clearly, complete complex tasks, and enjoy everyday life. The National Institutes of Health links insufficient sleep with reduced short-term memory and learning ability; negative mood; inconsistent performance; poor productivity; and loss of some form of behavioral control. Check out our age-appropriate tips on ensuring your child is getting enough sleep.

Healthy Meal Prep

Coming home after a long day at work can make cooking a healthy meal a real chore. Before you opt for a frozen meal, try preparing meals for the week on the weekend! We’re all guilty of throwing away the bag of soggy salad mix forgotten in the back of the refrigerator, but preparing your meat and produce early can save time, money, and your favorite foods!