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  1. I concur, this was a great post! makes a complete overhaul a lot less daunting, with small, manageable steps.

  2. This is a GREAT post! Just do some little changes to get in the right mindset. Cutting up fruits and veggies and putting them out before dinner really works for my family. They tend to consume more good stuff this way and then I don’t worry when they don’t eat as much of the good stuff at the dinner table. Love it. Thank you!

  3. I have a pretty big family and it’s hard to keep them healthy. We have always kept up with our routine visits to a family practice clinic, but I know there’s more to being healthy than that. I like the idea of having fresh veggies visible and available as I feel as though my kids eat whatever is in front of them. This is some great advice!

  4. Hey Monica! We live in San Clemente but have a place not too far from you on Oahu and we go there twice a year for three weeks or so. Our next trip is in October. We’d love to visit your church. We’ve gone to the church at North Shore Christian Fellowship during previous trips. If you can pass along any information that would be great and I’d love to meet you in person. We go there primarily to surf but also just to get away. I think my email will show up here but if not, it’s [email protected]. I’m on Instagram as graysfour and Facebook.

    1. Hi Jen! Thank you so much for leaving a comment! 🙂 What nice areas you go between– I love it!
      Yes, we go to The Mission church, which was planted 7 years ago off of North Shore Christian Fellowship. Here’s the website: https://www.themissionnorthshore.org We love it. Hope to see you there, and keep in touch as your visit gets closer! Much aloha-

    2. Monica is right, their north shore church is great. We go each time we are there. You will enjoy the preaching and teaching.

  5. I love all of the tips here. I started having the kids pick one new food a month to try. They pick it either in store or in circular. We research how to prepare it and then try it. After years of this, they are never afraid to try a new food. We call them the “food experts” and “food adventurers.”

    1. DJ, now THAT is a great idea! I love it! Way to make it a real event too, brilliant. Thank you for commenting–I am inspired to try this with my boys! Aloha-

  6. My husband and I are also fans of the cup of tea in the evening- it’s a lovely way to mark the start of the evening together.

    1. Yes, I agree! I need to work on getting kids to bed earlier so I can enjoy some time with my husband after kids are down! 🙂 Much aloha and thanks for stopping by!