Did you know a healthy lunch is critical for your child’s overall wellness & success at school? Find out how these top 7 ingredients help kids listen more attentively, retain more information, and have more stable emotions throughout their day!
Who doesn’t like chocolate? This here is one more chocolatey recipe for my arsenal, and yours! It’s important when using cacao products to look for fair trade, preferably organic products. We also tend to avoid cane sugar in our family, so when I’m buying chocolate bars or chocolate chips I look for products sweetened with
I originally made these Fruit and Veggie Gummy Bears to top the Chocolate Gummy Bear Rainbow Cake my little one requested for her fourth birthday. Since then, I’ve made these cute little guys on a couple of other special occasions. Why wouldn’t I just buy gummy bears you ask? Well, in short, I truly believe
When I was a teenager, I would literally eat frosting right out of the jar. Now I can do the same with this delicious Coconut Frosting recipe, without the blood-sugar-crash an hour later! I originally made this frosting to decorate my little one’s fourth birthday cake. She’d requested a Chocolate Gummy Bear Rainbow cake, so
I believe it was my mother-in-law who once told me, “Just because you’re only eating a little of something unhealthy doesn’t make it healthy. Would you eat a little rat poison?” She and I don’t always see eye to eye (hehe), but I could get behind that sentiment. I hear a lot of nutrition professionals
Article originally published in the Summer 2016 edition of The Holistic Parent Magazine. Sending a healthy lunch to school with your child is critical not only for their overall wellness, but also their success at school. A well-fuelled child will listen more attentively, retain more information, and have more stable emotions throughout the day.
It’s the end of July, and I am currently wrestling with my own thoughts, trying to decide whether or not to send my 3-year-old to full-day Junior Kindergarten in September. The time to register her for school was in March. At that time, I was quite confident with my decision to keep our little one
My memories of school lunches, honestly, make me cringe. I recall packing a Wonderbread and Cheez Whiz sandwich in a Ziploc baggie for myself every day during 7th grade. That is, when I wasn’t using my babysitting money to buy a couple slices of pizza and some diet soda. Sugar, white flour, cheese, aspartame, and
I despise yelling. Especially at children. Extra-especially if I’m the one doing the yelling. I’ve had difficult parenting moments, as we all have, (even more so while managing my recovery from a brain injury), and I am not perfect. But, I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve raised my voice at