Realistic Health Resolutions and Goals
    November 22, 2013
    Setting Realistic Health Resolutions and Goals

    Many people are already making their New Year’s resolutions and thinking, “this time I’m going to stick with it.” So often however, our resolutions go the way side within a few weeks. In one s…

    Children Stress Free Christmas
    November 21, 2013
    8 Tips for Keeping Your Children Stress Free This Christmas Season

    Holiday season is right on top of us. Even though stores were playing Christmas music and putting out Christmas decorations before Halloween, it isn’t officially what I would consider “Christmas…

    Holiday Leftovers
    November 20, 2013
    10 Tips for Using Holiday Leftovers

    A feast is always one of the highlights of the holiday season. We go all out planning, cooking, and yes, eating the feast. But when it’s all done and the table has been cleared, what do we do with a…

    Avoiding Overeating
    November 19, 2013
    Tips for Avoiding Overeating During the Holidays

    Here come the holidays and with them comes food, food and more food. If you believe the old saying, “through the lips and onto the hips”, you’re probably already stressing out over how you’re …

    Holiday Meal Planning
    November 18, 2013
    Steps for Holiday Meal Planning for the Family

    The holiday season is almost right on top of us. For many of us, that can evoke an immediate sense of panic. What are we going to plan for the all-important meal? How do we plan for it and not stress …

    After-School Hunger
    September 6, 2013
    Beat the After-School Hunger

    Your kids hit the front door after school and what is the first thing out of their mouths? “I’m starving!” And it’s said with enough enthusiasm that you would think they hadn’t eaten all day…

    Avoiding the Lunch Box Blues
    September 5, 2013
    Avoiding the Lunch Box Blues

    If you have school age children, then you probably know all about the smashed banana or sandwich in the bottom of the lunch sack. It doesn’t take long before kids start to get tired of the same old …

    Rise and Shine for Breakfast Time
    September 4, 2013
    Rise and Shine for Breakfast Time

    We all know they say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? Then why are approximately 8-12 percent of school age children skipping breakfast? By the time kids hit their teens, a…

    Nutrition School Performance
    September 3, 2013
    Nutrition and School Performance: Does it Really Matter?

    Back to school season can be a struggle for many parents. Trying to make sure that our kids get healthy meals and snacks throughout the day can seem almost overwhelming. Why is it so important? Well, …

    Meal Planning During the School Year
    September 2, 2013
    5 Tips for Meal Planning During the School Year

    For most of us, school has either started back up again or will be starting in the next few days. That means evening homework, sports activities, band activities, etc. You know, all the things that go…

    Blending the Family Color
    July 5, 2013
    Transracial Adoptions: Blending the Family Color

    What is transracial or transcultural adoption? In a nutshell, it’s the placement of a child from one culture or ethnic group with adoptive parents of a differing culture or ethnic group. My family a…

    Older Children Adoptions
    July 4, 2013
    Older Children Adoptions

    Have you heard the saying “parenting isn’t for wimps?” Well, that’s especially true for parenting a child that you’ve adopted as an older child. Older child adoption brings on a whole set of…

    Adopting From Foster Care
    July 3, 2013
    Adopting from Foster Care

    Parents who want to adopt have to make choices. Infant or older child, domestic or international, private or foster care are among many decisions they have to make and each is a very personal decision…

    Honeymoon Period is Over
    July 2, 2013
    Adoption: When the Honeymoon Period is Over

    Have you heard of the “honeymoon period” that often comes along with adopting an older child? It’s the time when the child is first placed in the new home and things can seem “good” and peac…

    So You’re Thinking About Adopting
    July 1, 2013
    So You’re Thinking About Adopting?

    You’re thinking about adopting but not sure if you are really ready.  First, I’d advise you to ask yourself why you want to adopt. There are many different reasons that parents decide they want t…

    Irish Banana Split Green Smoothie
    May 17, 2013
    Irish Banana Split Green Smoothie

    [star-rating][yields] Okay, the image above is stretching it a little -- there is no whipped cream topping for this luscious smoothie, but it's so good it tastes like there could be!…

    Green Apple Glory Green Smoothie
    May 17, 2013
    Green-Apple-Glory Green Smoothie

    [star-rating][yields] Avocados in smoothies add a creamy richness that's filled with healthy-fats. Hint: leave the avocado pit in the half you don't use for this recipe to keep the avocado green longe…

    Green Slime Smoothie
    May 17, 2013
    Green Slime Smoothie

    [star-rating][yields] The name might gross you and I out but trust me, kids love drinking “slime”.…

    Sneaky Smoothie
    May 17, 2013
    The Sneaky Smoothie

    Do you need to find a way to get your kids to “eat” their vegetables?  Maybe when you serve your child spinach he or she looks up at you with adorning eyes and says, “Oh thank you Mom.  May I …

    5 Reasons for Menu Planning
    May 16, 2013
    5 Reasons for Menu Planning

    Do you feel like you spend a “fortune” on groceries and yet you never have anything at home to fix for dinner? With a little planning you can know ahead of time what your family will be having eac…