Healthy(er) Cookie Recipes!

Yes, Healthy-er! Nope, that’s not a typo…     After-school snacks are a must for many, but the majority of go-to pantry finds are loaded with salt and sugar (and who knows what else). Skip the processed goods and instead opt for homemade cookies. Even better, these cookies pack a punch with low sugar, plenty … Continued

Successful Goals for a Better You

Make 2018 the Year That Your Family’s New Year’s Resolutions Stick   New Year’s resolutions are a great tradition, but often one that quickly falls into the “made to be broken” category. Though well intentioned, those resolutions that kick off your year begin fading until they become distant memory – or material for next year’s … Continued

Do You Have These Resolutions?

Resolutions That Matter As you know, 2018 is here – AND – we’re over half way through the first month of it! However, it’s not too late for that renewed hope for accomplishing our goals! You’ve probably heard that most resolutions fail by the end of January, but by focusing on intention rather than perfection, … Continued

5 Great Kid Activities This Winter

Beat the Cold: Keep the Kids Active Through Winter Whether you live in sunny California or the colder north, the winter months likely don’t exactly constitute pool season. And while extracurriculars certainly help the little ones expend some energy and stay connected, they likely don’t fill as many hours as you need to entertain for. … Continued

The Gift Your Kids Want Most

Guess what your kids really want for Christmas: (hint: It’s not at Toys-R-Us)   Do your kids start behaving like greedy little Grinches with the approach of Christmas? Do they make long, impossible wish lists for gifts? Are you worried they’ll compare what you buy for them to what their friends or classmates are getting? Do … Continued

No Success without Failure?

“No meaningful success comes without failure.” Huh? Paradoxes We love ’em — when two things that seem to contradict each other are both nonetheless true. A paradox is a delicious little morsel of brain-twisting wisdom which forces us to examine ourselves and our world through a new lens. And here’s one of my favorites: “The … Continued

Are You a “Yes” Parent?

The “Yes” Factor I have to admit, I am a “No” parent by nature. When the kids ask me if they can do something, go somewhere, buy this, or change that, my instinctive response is “No”…  “Nope — that’s gonna to take WAY too long!” “That’s far too expensive!” “You’re going to fall!” Finding yourself in … Continued

5 Reasons Why Active Kids Rock

The Active Kid Paradox We all love our kids. Like, they squeeze our hearts and make us want to burst with our love for them! And at the same time, we want to velcro their little active tushes to the couch just to have 10 minutes of peace and quiet. Funny how that works! Unfortunately, those … Continued

Happy Healthy Halloween!

3 Halloween Party Ideas That Have Nothing to Do With Candy The temperatures are dropping and there’s that unique chill in the air that can only mean one thing: Halloween is near! I mean…err.. Fall is near! Right!? There’s nothing quite like throwing a party to celebrate a Fall Festival or to reflect the spookiest … Continued