Making Lunches That “Stack Up”: Lunchbox Time Savers
by Sara Lynn, RN BSN
I don’t know about you, but I have no time to waste during the week. I’ve found that through a little preparation, I can create healthy, affordable, and quick sack lunches for school, work, picnics, or even a road trip. These tips also double as great grab-and-go snacks. These time-saving tips will offer a fresh perspective on packing sack lunches that “stack up” to carefully curated lunches made by those moms with too much time on their hands. Wherever they are.
At Home Integrative Therapies for Big Emotions as your Kids Go Back to SchoolRead Now
By Jackie Hojati, ARNP, FNP-C
Has your child been shedding tears, maybe even throwing some tantrums, and telling you they don't want to go back to school?
Back to school nerves are common and are due to a mix of emotions. Parents, you remember what it was like joining a new classroom and not knowing what table you were going to be sat at; getting a new teacher and not knowing if he or she was going to like you; meeting new classmates; the change of schedule; the list goes on. Kids can often exhibit a multitude of different emotions due to thinking about these upcoming changes.
By Dr. Danielle Fitch, DNP PMHNP-BC
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.
Here are my top tips for decreasing anxiety as we send kids back to school this month.
The name “Frittata” sounds so fancy right? Well, don’t let the name intimidate you, they’re super simple to put together. In about 15 minutes you can be enjoying a protein packed, nutritionally dense meal. Perfect for breakfast, brunch… or whenever. Plus, it’s customizable, while it’s naturally gluten free, you can easily adjust ingredients to also make it dairy free or vegetarian.
Start out with fresh ingredients. Today I’ll be demonstrating with...
Your body is made to fit their needs perfectly.
By Sarah, IFM Cofounder
Whether they are fed for a day or a year with breastmilk,
whatever you can provide them is a huge gift.
Your body has made milk to fit their needs perfectly—how awesome is that!
“Both of my babies rode between the 5-15% [growth] curve.
This really affected my self esteem and made me question if I was producing enough.
Am I enough?”
-Kala, IFM Health Coach, Mama to 2
It's World Breastfeeding Week. We have a wonderful week of personal stories and evidence based tips for new moms. But most importantly, I get to share our office philosophy that we pay our working team moms to pump upon their return from maternity leave.
The return on investment in our own team members has always paid off. This is such a small part that we can do as an employer that it makes me happy and proud that we offer it to all of our team members. The window for breastfeeding and that newborn life is so transient and short-lived. We will briefly remember it through droopy eyelids, how exhausting it can be, and the stress surrounding the infancy period. My hope is that someday, our team members can look back and never have a thought about the impact that their place of employment had on their decisions to raise their child in the manner in which they wanted.