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…

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

    Adults may think they are the only ones who are stressed at holidays, but our little ones have a strange way of picking up on our moods, including stress. How can children relax when parents aren’t?…

    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…

    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 …

    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 …

    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…

    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 …

    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…

    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, …

    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…

    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…

    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…

    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…

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

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

    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…

    May 17, 2013
    Green-Apple-Glory Green Smoothie

    [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 longer…

    May 17, 2013
    Green Slime Smoothie

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

    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 …

    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…

    May 15, 2013
    10 Tips to Help with Picky Eaters

    Got picky kids when it comes to food, at least nutritious food? Do your kids try to crawl under the table when they see broccoli on the table?  Do they try to slip the dog their squash only to find …