“Worms poop dirt, so you’re touching poop, mom.” Oh the sweet little conversations that ensue when I have my little gardening buddy helping me. So much to be taught in a garden. From basic seed planting to mulching, watering, fertilizing, and bug control measures. Our kitchen cabinet has become our garden pest control arsenal. Cinnamon and red pepper flakes to keep bugs and bunnies away.
Parents, grandparents, babysitters. The kids are bored, you’ve been chauffeuring them around from activity to activity and now they are following you around the house wondering what it is that you have planned next. You need a little break. They want to use their ipads or tablets. What’s it going to hurt right? Some screen time can be educational right?
Ah, the start of a new school year. You've spent all summer relaxing and having fun with your kids, so it's understandable that you're feeling anxious about sending them back to the classroom and you may not be the only one who's anxious. With recent violence at schools it's more than understandable for both parents and children to be anxious about returning to school. The uncertainty and all the what ifs are sure to increase the anxiety meters.
As we quickly approach the last few weeks of Summer, now is the perfect time to get outside soak in the sun and play. The warm weather also opens the door to more messy sensory play that can be done outdoors for easier clean up. Here are a few of my favorite warm weather sensory activities.
Summer is officially here! We are all very excited to get out of the house and enjoy the warm (hot) weather, so we need to talk about fun in the sun and our skin.
I am often asked “what brand/type of sunscreen do you recommend?” For adults and children over age 1, I prefer the lotion type sunscreens for two reasons:
How to handle your cravings and hunger from a mental and psychological perspective - by Dr. Stephen Hoelscher, MDRead Now
Most of us know what we need to do when it comes to losing weight and maintaining a healthy diet. We have been taught about what foods are healthy and what foods are not. It is so simple right? Just avoid the sweets and eat as much vegetables and fruit! Knowing one thing and actually doing that thing are two different things though.
Tell me if this sounds familiar… We wake up in the morning to the buzz of an annoying alarm that jolts us out of bed. Before we can even wipe the sleep from our eyes, our mind has come up with 10 different versions of “I need more sleep,” “How am I still exhausted?”, or “It can’t really be time to get up yet.”
Anyone remember growing up watching 90’s infomercials featuring countertop rotisseries, mini style blenders, and magical stain removers? I sure do, in fact I still get sucked into watching a few minutes of air fryer cooking or miracle wrinkle serum from time to time… Those audience chants are still burnt into my memory, “Set it and forget it!” :)