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Organization: How To Create a Portable Homework Station

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Organization—Back to school...it's that time of year. Many of you have already started, which means most likely your kids have brought home homework. Parents dread homework as much as the kids. This portable homework station will help keep peace in the family. Back to school is not my…

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Sweet Treat: Strawberry Club Sandwiches

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While dessert is not a meal component frequently associated with being healthy, dessert can be part of a healthy eating style. When desserts incorporate foods like fruit that isn’t eaten as part of the main meal, desserts help your family reach dietary recommendations without a heavy dose of sweet. Enjoy…

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Strengthening Families: 5 Ways to Foster Creativity

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When we hear the word creativity, we might think crayons and paint and envision the need to make something. But creativity is actually about growth. It is about embracing life, finding ways around obstacles, and expanding our horizons. Family life is one of the best places to foster creativity.…

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Recipe: Zucchini Walnut Quick Bread

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A coupe of weeks ago, my mom came into town to visit and we spent a lot of time cooking and baking—one of our favorite activities to do together. I had bought some beautiful zucchini at the supermarket and wanted to use it before I forgot about it. Zucchini…

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5 Tips for Frugal Back to School Shopping

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Whether your child is starting first grade or heading off to college, back-to-school time can wreak havoc on your wallet. Here are a few simple tips that I've used to help keep us on track as a new school year begins. 5 Tips For Back to School Shopping

Plan/Take inventory

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Recipe: Peaches with Kale Salad

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August is national peach month, and even though peach season is waning, it’s not too late to make this summery salad. A medium-sized peach has a mere 38 calories, measurable amounts of calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, and vitamins C and K, plus a plethora of disease-fighting phytochemicals. This…

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Education Development Milestones: Kindergarten Readiness

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It's that time of the year! Parents are preparing their children to return to school, or in some cases, begin school for the first time. The following is a list of Kindergarten readiness skills across various domains. Mastery of these skills prior to starting Kindergarten would assist your child in…

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Crafty School Binders for Personalized School Supplies

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Whether you're buying new binders or reusing binders from last year, there is no reason to show up with plain binders on the first day of school. With a few simple supplies you can make this school binder craft to transform an ordinary, inexpensive 3-ring binder into a fun and…

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