Top Ten Things Parents and Caregivers Can Do to Improve School Lunch!
    February 13, 2012
    Top Ten Things Parents and Caregivers Can Do to Improve School Lunch!

    Parents have power. When your children are in trouble you do anything to help. A parent concerned for the health and well-being of their child is a powerful force. So when parents who normally prepare…

    October 31, 2011
    Pediatricians’ Trick-or-Treat Bags

    Each year thousands of pediatricians gather for a national conference to catch up on the latest science and with each other. There’s also a huge exhibit hall, as in so many professional and trade co…

    Homemade Foods - Healthier for Your Kids and for the Planet
    October 17, 2011
    Homemade Foods – Healthier for Your Kids and for the Planet

    As back to school shifts into full gear, a recent study examining the relationship between   commercially prepared foods and the rise in childhood obesity concerned us. The findings concluded that a…

    Digital Footprint
    October 14, 2011
    Digital Footprint

    Most kids do not know what is meant by the term “digital footprint”.  In fact, if you are a parent that isn’t sure of what a digital footprint is or why you need to be concerned about it, you a…

    How young is too young for Facebook?
    September 15, 2011
    How young is too young for Facebook?

    A law proposed in California would require that social networking sites like Facebook take down content from the profiles of children under 18 if their parents request it. (more…)…

    Young Girl Playing in Outdoors Water
    June 14, 2011
    Skin Damage Starts with Your Child’s First Sun Over-exposure

    It’s taken a long time for science to quantify what mothers have always known: the skin of babies and toddlers is very different from the skin of older children and adults. Babies’ skin is softer …

    Future Leaders
    April 8, 2011
    Future Leaders

    Yesterday, we were asked to talk about leadership to a group of middle-schoolers.  Specifically, we were asked to address how we used leadership skills to develop and run and a business.  (more&hell…

    Measuring success in School – What is the True Indicator?
    March 24, 2011
    Measuring success in School – What is the True Indicator?

    When trying to assess our children’s adjustment to and experience of success in school, we typically turn to the obvious indicators — grades, participation in extra-curricular activities, social i…

    Green Your Halloween - Upcycle and Crafting
    October 25, 2010
    Green Your Halloween – Upcycle and Crafting

    Sure, recycling is good.  But upcycling is better.  It’s not enough to use a product once and recycle it.  It’s so much better to use it again and again before heading to the recycling or compo…

    Green those School Supplies!
    October 21, 2010
    Green School Supplies: You have options!

    At the end of every summer, most parents buy back-to-school supplies. It’s a ritual – and more and more parents are greening the process by asking how to pick the safe - and green school supplies.…

    School lunch: More Fruits & Veggies, Please!
    October 20, 2010
    School lunch: More Fruits & Veggies, Please!

    Whether your child eats the school lunch or your own hand-packed version, there’s a chance she might not be getting enough fruits and veggies. U.S. Department of Agriculture statistics show that Ame…

    Help your Kids’ School Clean Greener
    October 19, 2010
    Help your Kids’ School Clean Greener

    Yesterday, I wrote about a recent Environmental Working Group study of school cleaners and indoor air pollution that revealed how many toxic pollutants are emitted into classroom air by traditional cl…

    Cleaning at School may Dirty your Child’s Classroom Air
    October 18, 2010
    Cleaning at School may Dirty your Child’s Classroom Air

    As most parents know, childhood asthma is on the rise. In fact, 1 in 10 American kids now develops this chronic health condition during childhood. If your child is fortunate enough to be asthma-free, …

    Super Sweet Potato Cakes Recipe
    August 19, 2010
    Super Sweet Potato Cakes Recipe

    Every toddler and grown-up who has ever tasted these sweet potato cakes absolutely loves them. Made from the delicious sweet potato, the cakes melt in the mouth. These are even great cold the next day…

    Hearty Chicken & Tortellini Soup Recipe
    August 18, 2010
    Hearty Chicken & Tortellini Soup Recipe

    This hearty chicken and tortellini soup fits the bill when you are sick or have sick kids. It is a soup that is quick, nutritious, warm and bubbly, all the right elements for sick-bed comfort food. T…

    Lemon Kale Chips Recipe
    August 12, 2010
    Lemon Kale Chips Recipe: Healthy and Yummy

    Your kids will love these lemon kale chips.  They are a healthy alternative to greasy chips from a bag. You can use curly kale (as in the photo above), or dino (lacinto) kale or any other type. As a…

    Savory Smoked Paprika Almonds Recipe
    August 12, 2010
    Savory Smoked Paprika Almonds Recipe

    This recipes for smoked paprika almonds uses raw, organic almonds and plenty of yummy spices. These are a real treat to your taste buds. And as an extra bonus, your house smells wonderful after maki…

    Banana French Toast Recipe
    July 28, 2010
    Banana French Toast Recipe

    This banana french toast recipe is made without eggs. You can use your favorite gluten-free bread and dairy-free milk to create a real treat for the whole family -- even those who can't have eggs, da…

    Pita Pepper Pizzas Recipe
    July 27, 2010
    Pita Pepper Pizzas Recipe

    With shredded cheese and chopped peppers on hand in the fridge, it’s easy to throw together these individual size, wholesome pita pepper pizzas whenever hunger hits. Pita Pepper Pizzas Recipe Summ…

    Healthy Taco Salad Recipe
    July 19, 2010
    Healthy Taco Salad Recipe

    This healthy taco salad recipe is full of super charged ingredients. It is an upside-down version of the traditional taco. Use chopped romaine and cilantro as the base, not a pile of chips. This save…