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A Realistic Guide to Working From Home With Kids

Among the many upheavals coronavirus has caused, shelter-in-place orders and school closures have forced many parents to work from home—maybe not for the first time ever, but likely for the first time without any hope of childcare relief. When schools, babysitters and playgroups are no longer an option, WFH parents are having to figure out how to balance more than usual (Nurture Life parents included!). We can all agree that…

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How to Create a Sense of Normalcy for Your Kids During Coronavirus

A normal routine—just a few weeks ago, most parents would know exactly what that meant for their family. From scheduled school or daycare dropoff to established mealtime expectations, we all had our rhythm, even if it didn’t always go as planned. But with COVID-19 and newfound expectations for social distancing, families everywhere are being forced to not only alter, but completely upend their standard routines. Schools have closed, public places…

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Sugar Replacement: What’s Up with Sugar Substitutes?

From drinks, candies and desserts to canned foods, dairy products and even baked goods, you can find sugar substitutes on nearly every aisle of your local grocery store. Even products that advertise “no aspartame” or “no [other sugar substitute]” may have just substituted one artificial sweetener for another. Is this sugar replacement really any healthier? So exactly what are these sugar substitutes that you see everywhere? Are artificial sweeteners something…

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What to Keep in Your Kitchen for Picky Eater Emergencies

Picky eating can often feel like a battle, but there are days where your kid’s normal levels of head-shaking, sealed lips and mealtime tantrums seem to shoot off the charts. So what do you do when your little one is hunkered down and ready to refuse everything?  Start with the list below! As parents ourselves, these are the items that we recommend (and keep stocked in our own kitchens) to…

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Change Your Picky Eater’s Mind About These 7 Foods

Finding food for picky eaters can feel like a never-ending quest, but the solution may be right in front of you! Even ingredients that seem “too grown-up” can be made into something your picky eaters will like—all it takes is some preparation and a healthy dose of patience.  Find your family’s next go-to food for picky toddlers and kids of all ages with the seven wholesome ingredients below! 1. Zucchini…

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How to Raise Kids Who Don’t Need “Kids Meals”

The next time you visit your local grocery store, take a minute to look around at the kids food options. You don’t have to look very long—a quick glance will show you what’s on offer: the same five or so ingredients, cooked into the same three dishes. If this sounds familiar to you, it’s all too familiar to us, too! An entire industry is devoted to selling parents on the…

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