The Hippo Kitchen

Local Focus: The Hippo Kitchen

The Hippo Kitchen is a cute name with a very serious mission. Named for a quote from Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”, Hippo Kitchen was founded with the goal of bringing healing, nutritious foods to patients undergoing cancer treatment in the world renowned Texas Medical Center…

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Big Kid Bed

Is Your Child Ready for a Big Kid Bed?

As parents, we all know the importance of sleep. No matter the age of your child, you realize that their entire day can be thrown off because of a rough night’s sleep, lack of a nap, or generally just trying to find the happy balance of enough sleep (for every family member) with an infant….

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Making the Switch: The benefits of cloth menstrual pads

While your period may come with cramps or bloating, it is part of the process that helps create life. How cool is that? Unfortunately, we tend to focus on the less pleasant parts of menstruating and forget to take care of our bodies that are hard at work. As women and moms, we’re often too…

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Vaccination: Let’s put the judgment to rest.

Vaccination: Let’s put the judgment to rest

Any debate can get ugly. The vaccine debate just did. Recent stories in the mainstream media stories – including articles published by USA Today and The Washington Post – dish out the blame, accusing parents who don’t vaccinate of being “hysterical,” “hostile,” “irrational”, and a threat to public health. Horror stories abound, featuring babies and…

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Yoga Fun for Families

Yoga is one of the few practices one can cultivate and refine over a lifetime. It is possible for an individual to begin their yoga journey in-utero – through their mother’s prenatal practice – and continue their experience as an infant, toddler, child, teen, and into adulthood. Yoga is always relevant. This lovely practice has…

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The Best of Both Worlds: Natural Birth in a Private Suite

…Featuring the Karmanos Center for Natural Birth “Your body knows how to do this… your baby knows how to do this…” These are the words I find myself hypnotically saying at almost every birth, as I watch a mama dive deep into herself to bring her child into the world. Your body, when left alone…

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A great list of WHY and HOW to swap conventional cleaners for simple, affordable DIY versions.

Safer Spring Cleaning

Every day, many of us spray, wipe, and clean with products that contain impossible-to-pronounce ingredients and impossible-to-identify chemicals. These cleaning products do the job they were designed for, but what about potential health and environmental impacts? Is a smudge-free window worth a wheezing toddler? Does a fresh smelling living room outweigh a potential outbreak of hives?…

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7 Ways to Help Sensitive Children Flourish

Contaminants are found everywhere in our environment: in our food, water, air, and inside our homes. Unless you live in the wilderness, it’s difficult to avoid them.  As we continue to bring modern technology and pollutants into our home, we continue to expose our children to invisible toxins affecting their physical, mental, and emotional health. …

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The Health & Environmental Benefits of Grass-Fed Beef

With Earth Day upon us, households are rethinking their carbon footprint. Most families think of how gas consumption or non-renewable resources affect the environment. But what about grocery store staples like a pound of ground beef?  Let’s take a look at how this simple purchase affects the environment and ultimately what impact it can have on…

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Growing young yogis

Growing Young Yogis: The Power to Increase Overall Wellness in Kids

From the moment they are born, children emit a bright and beautiful light. We strive to strengthen that inner light with each interaction, helping them establish both a firm sense of self and the ability to meet challenges in their lives with strength and grace. Introducing a mindfulness practice such as yoga can benefit children…

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