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

The Myth of the Perfect Family

Social Media Overload They say that happiness is when expectation meets reality. Of the two, one is flexible and one is not. Therefore, finding the joy in family life is about setting realistic expectations. it is not about being perfect. But in the age of modern media, managing our expectations is more difficult than ever. We … Continued

The X Factors to Your Kids’ Health

Are your kids struggling to focus in school? Are they tired? Have they been diagnosed with ADHD? Are they active and still having trouble with weight? If you answered yes to any of these questions, congratulations – you’re an American! But there is hope; here are several factors that are incredibly crucial to you and … Continued

“Hack” To School

Well — You did it! You’ve been back to school for close to a month now! Parents everywhere have been sharing in a collective sigh that the season of “I’m bored!” has ended… only to inhale again in preparation for the daunting year ahead. However, just like any other challenging and complicated task, a little … Continued

5 Things to Clean From Your Pantry

5 Things to Clean From Your Pantry As we enter the new fall season and school year, let us set our children up for healthy success with the foods they eat! Let the windows fly open and break out the cleaning supplies! We know, it’s daunting – that all too often overlooked pantry. Over the … Continued

Are You A Sideline Mom?

3 Types of Sideline Parents If you parent a child in a competitive sport, you’ve no doubt been witness to a variety of “sideline parents.” We’re all there to cheer on and support our kids – but some people just do it with a bit more… shall we say “flair.” Have you witnessed these? The … Continued

Ready, Set, Goals!

    Teaching Kids to Set and Achieve their Goals The new school year has started! Now is the PERFECT time to start talking to your child about goals for the upcoming year. Mind you, these goals don’t have to be limited to academic progress (though that’s certainly a good one)! Worthwhile goals are academic, athletic, social, … Continued