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Hydration in Hot Weather for Your Family

Hydration in Hot Weather for Your Family

By Jeff Wise July 24, 2023 | Hydration

Summer months are great, but this is the time of year when you need to be most aware of hydration in hot weather. Especially when it comes to kids. When the weather is hotter, it's easier to dehydrate. You're losing water through sweat, so more water consumption is necessary to...

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Emergency Prep While on Vacation

Emergency Prep While on Vacation

By Jeff Wise July 11, 2023 | Preparedness

Much goes into planning a family vacation, and emergency prep should be a consideration when making plans. In day-to-day life, it's always good to be prepared for an emergency. We don't usually anticipate something bad happening when we're traveling, though. But it's good to be prepared just in case. A...

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How Many Meals a Day Should Kids Eat?

How Many Meals a Day Should Kids Eat?

By Jeff Wise July 10, 2023 |

Nowadays, everyone has an opinion about how many meals a day should be eaten. There are numerous questions. How often should you eat? How much should you eat? What’s the most important meal? Although usually adults are worried about eating recommendations, these questions also apply to kids. Kids and Eating...

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LMNT Electrolytes Review: Totally Legit?

LMNT Electrolytes Review: Totally Legit?

By Jeff Wise July 06, 2023 | Hydration

We'd like to take a few moments to share with you a product we really love, so this is our LMNT Electrolytes Review. As our kids have been involved in sports over the years, they've been offered a lot of Gatorade. At the end of each baseball game, a designated...

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How To Prepare for Natural Disasters in an RV

How To Prepare for Natural Disasters in an RV

By Jeff Wise July 04, 2023 | Rving

How do you prepare for natural disasters while in an RV? Natural disaster safety and preparedness is important, no matter where you live or what disasters you may face. A natural disaster emergency plan is a little more challenging when you live or travel in an RV, though. RV life...

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Drinking Enough Water While Traveling

Drinking Enough Water While Traveling

By Jeff Wise June 27, 2023 | Hydration

Are you drinking enough water while traveling? On the road, it's important that you're drinking enough water. Dehydration can be an unpleasant experience, and it's easy not to drink enough water while you're traveling. No one wants to be miserable during a trip, whether it's for entertainment purposes or for...

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Avoiding Heavy Metals in Tap Water While Traveling

Avoiding Heavy Metals in Tap Water While Traveling

By Jeff Wise June 26, 2023 | Water Contaminants

When you're planning a family trip, do you ever think ahead about heavy metals in tap water? Probably not! You've got enough to worry about with packing, making reservations, etc. Who has time to think about heavy metals? Even though it's not at the top of your to-do list when...

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3 Reasons to Start Healthy Family Eating Now

3 Reasons to Start Healthy Family Eating Now

By Kristy Wise June 23, 2023 |

Healthy family eating is important to start early. But why? Recently, I saw a meme that said something along the lines of, "You breastfeed for two years and give your kid organic baby food, just to see them chowing down on Doritos and Mountain Dew when they're young adults." It's...

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The Best Food for Survival Kits

The Best Food for Survival Kits

By Jeff Wise June 22, 2023 | Preparedness

If you're putting together an emergency bag, you may be wondering what are the best food for survival kits. We talk often about the importance of having an emergency bag to be ready for a disaster situation. It's always a good idea to be prepared. You definitely want a bag...

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Natural Disasters and Their Effects on Drinking Water

Natural Disasters and Their Effects on Drinking Water

By Jeff Wise June 13, 2023 | Preparedness

Did you know natural disasters and their effects on drinking water could cause an increase in toxins? What is the link between natural disasters and toxins? It's not an aspect of natural disasters we commonly think of, but it is a major concern. For obvious reasons, natural disasters, like floods,...

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5 Items for Every Family Survival Kit

5 Items for Every Family Survival Kit

By Jeff Wise June 09, 2023 | Preparedness

There are 5 items to have for every family survival kit but let me ask you a few questions first. Do you live in a hazardous area? Are natural disasters likely to occur in your hometown? If so, you should have a family emergency supply kit. Different areas deal with...

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A Family History of Healthy Living

A Family History of Healthy Living

By Jeff Wise June 06, 2023 |

Family history is important. My mom often shares with me what life was like for her as a child. She was born in 1948 in California – a completely different time than the world we live in today. She lived in a small house built by her dad. They were...

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