Healthy Winter Recipes

Winter has sunk its claws in us, and it’s here to stay for the next few months. When the cold weather comes, it’s important to take advantage of some of the in-season veggies. As you know, variety is the spice of life, so add a little variety in your family routine with these three winter…

Keeping Your Resolutions

Resolution time is here! One of the most common New Year’s Resolutions is to lose weight and stay healthy. However, it is also one of the hardest to keep. Making changes in your day-to-day life can be difficult, whether you resolve to do so on January 1st or any other day of the year.  If…

Giving Back as a Family

The holiday season is here, bringing joy and delight to so many. However, this time of year can be less than joyful for those less fortunate. One of the best things we can do for our children, is showing them how to give back to their communities. Here are 5 simple ways to give back…

Winter Break Survival Guide

The holiday season is full of cheer, and fun for all. However, this season also brings 10 days of school-free children looking for entertainment. Vacation can cause even the most capable of parents to wonder how they will survive. The easiest thing is to rely on TV, movies, and snacking on holiday leftovers. Unfortunately, these…

Educational Holiday Gift Ideas

The season of gift giving is here! Regardless of what you’re celebrating, there is plenty of shopping to be done. With so many options of what to get the little ones on your list, shopping can be a daunting task. Luckily, we’ve done some of the heavy lifting for you. Below are our favorite educational gifts…

The Truth About Turkey

On Thanksgiving, a beautifully roasted turkey is the centerpiece of the meal. Turkey is Thanksgiving! However, the question remains: is turkey really healthier than beef? Unfortunately, the answer is not that simple. When cooked with its skin, the amount of saturated fat (bad fat) in poultry, is actually comparable to red meat. While removing the…

Healthy Thanksgiving-Themed Snacks

Gobble, gobble! Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which means: fun turkey themed snacks for you and your kids! During this hectic holiday season, it is easy to get carried away with parties and overeating. With these healthy snacks, you and your kids can fill up on the healthy things first, so you can enjoy without over-indulging.…

Responding vs. Reacting

Oh no! Red juice was just spilled all over your brand new white couch. Now, your 5-year-old is staring at you with big puppy dog eyes, bulging with tears. Now what? Do you react or respond? Although we all may want to say we would respond, sometimes its not that easy. When difficult things happen,…

Halloween Safety

Chances are, your child is brimming with excitement at the prospect of trick-or-treating this year. However, it is important to consider safety during this festive time. Below are some great tips from the CDC to help ease your mind this Halloween season, whether you and your children are trick-or-treating or hosting a party. Trick-or-Treating Swords, knives, and…

Extra Candy? Fear not!

Halloween the holiday when fear is fun! But the scariest part of the holiday may be the volume of extra fat and sugar consumed by ourselves, and our children. Don’t get me wrong, having a treat on the holidays is great! After all, treats are what help make special occasions special. But moderation is key. The massive…