4 Creative Back-to-School Lunch Ideas

It’s almost August, which means that the school year is fast approaching: Finishing back-to-school shopping, sorting out the carpool, and getting everyone signed up for after-school activities.   Most importantly, this means getting back in the habit of school lunch prep. If you’re looking for some kid-friendly lunch ideas, then we got some recipe ideas … Continue reading 4 Creative Back-to-School Lunch Ideas

School is in Session! 5 Ways to Ensure the Year is on Track

You’ve made it! The madness of back to school is behind you. Kids are getting settled into their new classrooms and the carpool is starting to become second nature. It’s the golden time of the school year – the routine is established but nobody’s burned out yet. It’s a great time to do a mental … Continue reading School is in Session! 5 Ways to Ensure the Year is on Track

4 Memorable Ways to Mark the End of the School Year

Family traditions. Experts say they provide a source of identity to children, create family cohesiveness, and provide security and comfort. Personally, the family traditions from my childhood have provided some of my favorite memories. Maybe they stay in my mind because they weren’t one-time events – we repeated them over and over. Now that I … Continue reading 4 Memorable Ways to Mark the End of the School Year

Readying Your Home for the Holiday Onslaught – Part 1

Part 1: Curbing Kid Chaos It’s amazing, the wave of emotions that can hit me upon stepping into the children’s playroom. Anxiety. Lack of control. Bewilderment. Exhaustion. The play kitchen stands empty – beautiful wooden play food and utensils, lovingly purchased, no longer inside. That hand-painted pizza making kit with all those tiny pepperonis and … Continue reading Readying Your Home for the Holiday Onslaught – Part 1

Choosing a Home to Fit a Growing Family: 6 Things to Know

Bringing up children in the family home conjures up sweet thoughts: bringing a new baby home from the hospital; first family holidays; the pitter-patter of little feet down the hallway. Memories of these years will be with you forever, and are even better if you can find a home that adapts well to your growing … Continue reading Choosing a Home to Fit a Growing Family: 6 Things to Know