Health Tip: Get Your Goji!

How much do you know about the bright red superfruit goji berries? Did you know they’re nicknamed “red diamonds” due to their high nutritional value? Goji berries, also known as “wolf berries,” come from China and the Himalayas, and have been around for millennia. In the West, however, some of us are just discovering the […]

Tons of Tips for Fast, Healthy, Delicious School Lunches

Tons of Tips for Fast, Healthy, Delicious School Lunches

You want the kids to eat well, but when it comes to school lunch, you have to consider a few more factors; time, convenience, sufficient nutrition to get them over that midday hump, and the right combo of presentation and yummy foods to ensure they actually eat it. After all, you have no control over […]

From Yard to Organic Garden – Tips and Pics

As food recalls mount and we continue to discover our food is too often the cause of illness, demand for organic food is increasing, as is the price. Good news is if you have a yard — front, side, or back — you can grow your own organic garden! It’s not just a growing trend, […]

10 Inspiring Life Lessons from a Brave Mom

In the past three years, my family and I have suffered the loss of our son due to stillbirth and the stress of my cancer diagnosis. Together, we have gotten through some of the most challenging moments imaginable. Throughout our jarring journey, we have discovered volumes about ourselves, each other, and life lessons that have […]

Jammin’ Jar Salads

Fast, fun, delightful, and delicious jar salads! A sneaky and salubrious way to refresh how kids see fruits and veggies! Making jar salads is a cool developmental activity for children. They wrap their senses around those beautiful colors, textures, aromas, flavors . . . and learn all about that palatable produce! They can layer each […]

33 Tips for Raising Happy Kids

If we strip it all down to the parenting essentials, we just want to keep our kids alive and not mess them up . . . too much. And, if we can manage to raise them into happy, healthy adults, then that’s beyond icing! That’s what Dr. Seuss would call “Beautiful schlopp with a cherry […]

Reclaim Bedtime!

Reclaim Bedtime!

Does napping help or hurt your toddler’s sleep routine? How can you balance potty training and bedtime? And what can you do about toddler sleep disturbances? Reclaim bedtime with tips from sleep coach Deanna Lorusso.

Finding Balance in Parenthood

Finding balance in life can feel like standing on one foot on top of a ball in water: a lot of falling down and trying not to drown. And for parents, it’s that plus kids and a peanut gallery of parenting critics. Inspiring image, I know. But there’s hope. There are certain types of players […]

Where You Live Affects Your Brain, Your Child’s Brain

Where You Live Affects Your Brain, Your Child’s Brain

Does the place you live cause you and your family added stress or leave you wanting for more adventure? And if you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? According to the Meyer-Lindenberg study published in Nature, our very brains are affected by where we currently live, and our children’s brains are […]