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July 03, 2017     Category: FoodSnack Ideas

Fun and healthy summer snacks . . . summer is here which means along with lots of playtime, hungry kids are home all day! Anxious about running out of summer snacking ideas? We all know the ‘Good Mom’ drill: offer apple slices, carrot sticks and string cheese. Good intentions however, are sometimes met with moans and groans and it’s not long before you find yourself buckling to the pressure of potato chips and ice cream.Let's keep it healthy and fun with these 7 snack ideas that are sure to keep even your most discerning ki...

September 11, 2016     Category: RoutineFoodBreakfast

Become a Morning Hero!Breakfast is brain food, but it can be a challenge to feed the kids healthfully and get out the door in time for school – so let’s break the old breakfast routine and step up the Goodness (and good for you) Game! Toss out cereal boxes – pop the Pop Tarts into the trash – and watch the kids jump out of bed excited for breakfast! (Yes, and about now you’re hearing angels sing in unison too right?!) The most important meal of the day needs a makeover and it can actually be quite fun! Say the words, ...

September 11, 2016     Category: LessonsGardeningMemoriesActivities

Here is the nitty, gritty about getting dirty in the garden!As children are natural gardeners, working in a garden provides the satisfaction that comes from tending to a project that does not produce results immediately.In the days of our youth, we ate wild strawberries that grew along our backyard fence and raced to the honeysuckle bushes in the early hours of the day to get our sweet fill!  We had a small garden in our yard and we each had our ‘garden’ duty. We loved to gather the ‘vegetables of our labor’ and prepare them for ou...