Maranda Riek

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37 Energy Bites Recipes for On-the-Go Snacking

Whether it's first thing in the morning or midafternoon, we all need an energy boost at some point during the day. Coffee is one solution; a sugary …

Crash Course: 8 Ways to Discipline Your Kids

Whether you’re a parent or babysitter sometimes you need a go-to trick or two—or three— when it comes to discipline. All families develops their own …

Increase Your IQ: 5 Things You Should Be Doing Every Day

Young children develop, learn, and change daily. Adopt a 4-year-old learning style to build your intelligence at any age.<p>If you want to witness the magic of the human brain in action, play the matching game with a 4-year-old–you know, the classic game where the tiles are arranged face down and …

Creativity

The Science of Eating

Do you know why you eat?<p>We eat because we are hungry. We eat for energy. You might know some of the reasons we crave certain foods, but most of our food decisions come from hidden forces.<p>In fact, food psychologist Dr. Brian Wansink has found that we make more than 200 food decisions each day but we …

7 of the best family trips to take with kids aged 2 to 7

Want to give your little ones their first big travel adventure? These great trips are perfect for young families<p>1. Mayan marvels in Guatemala & Belize<p>…

Daily Meditation: Sacred Words

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation centers around an ancient Buddhist chant, "Om mani padme hum." The phrase roughly …

Daily Meditation: The Power Of Thought

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features a passage written by the English poet John Donne. His words remind us of …

Enjoy the Little Things: 11 Ways to Make Everyday Life Sacred

<b>“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” ~Robert Brault</b><p>One of the things I love about the …

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