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Take guess work out of packing lunch

September 1, 2016 The new school year can bring some very stressful times when it comes to packing lunches and after school snacks. We want to make sure our kids are getting the best nutrition possible. more »»

Take care of YOU!

May 9, 2016 There is a children’s book called, “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” by Laura Numeroff. If you are unfamiliar with the popular children’s book, it’s an account of a boy giving a hungry mouse a cooki. more »»

Airplane travel tips

May 9, 2016 Summer is approaching, which might mean airline travel for you and your kids. This is something I’ve done many times. more »»

From bland to bam!

March 7, 2016 Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month? The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics created the campaign to focus on the importance of eating healthy and being physically active. more »»

The importance of being silly

March 7, 2016 I‘ve always had a wacky side. more »»

Equal partnerships, communal motivation

February 9, 2016 It still boggles my mind that around 50 percent of all marriages will end in divorce. Being on my second marriage, I can understand how these things happen. more »»

Hot chocolate anyone?

February 9, 2016 There’s a chill in the air and snowflakes are falling outside my window. My first instinct is to curl up in a warm blanket, grab a good book and a big cup of hot chocolate. more »»

Resolve to be the best you

January 14, 2016 The gifts are strewn throughout the house, there are half-eaten cookies all over the kitchen and you look at the remnants of another Christmas gone by and sigh. Or maybe that’s just me. more »»

Help with healthy habits

January 14, 2016 Starting off a new year always comes with resolutions. It was reported that last year’s top resolutions dealt with health and wellness. more »»

Keeping holiday traditions

December 7, 2015 Christmas is by far my favorite time of year. I love spending time with family and friends and sharing recipes that are important to me. more »»

Power of positive thinking for you, your kids

May 26, 2015 It may seem too good to be true: Think positive thoughts and you can feel more positive. But it is true. Your thoughts form your character and how you view your world. You are what you think you ar. more »»

Helping the anxious child

April 13, 2015 Much to my chagrin, I am a 43-year-old nail-biter. Sadly, I have bitten my nails most of my life. more »»

Successful single parenting strategies

March 12, 2015 My son wasn’t the only one tossing a mortar board last June. We both had so much to celebrate. He graduated from high school and I survived Motherhood: The Opening A. more »»

Minimizing sibling abuse

March 12, 2015 If your childhood was anything like mine, it involved frequent fights with a sibling. My older brother and I name-called, teased, bullied and sometimes even physically hit each other. more »»

Getting past the past

January 19, 2015 We all do it from time to time. Some of us have set up shop there, while others just pay it a quick visit now and then. But The Past isn’t where you belong. more »»

Make healthier choices at holidays

December 11, 2014 Last year, at a visit with our family’s pediatrician, I was shocked to hear her tell my 4-year-old daughter, Amelia, that her BMI (body mass index) was too high and that she needed to start making... more »»

Alternative to Candy at Halloween

October 13, 2014 Recently we started handing out small “trinkety” items in lieu of candy at Halloween. more »»

Setting a green example

April 7, 2014 Whatever happened to Woodsy Owl? I remember being positively influenced by this planet-preserving cartoon bird back in grade school. more »»

How to alleviate sibling rivalry

March 3, 2014 While pregnant with our second child, my husband and I did our best to prepare our 2-year-old for a new addition to the family. more »»

Dangers of RSV

February 4, 2014 When my second daughter was only 5-weeks old, she caught a cold from her older sister who had recently begun preschool. more »»



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