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Valentine’s Day Fruit Shish Kebabs

Let’s have some fun! The best way for your kids to have fun and be healthy is to create healthy treats! What’s better than Fruit Shish Kebabs!   Here are 6 easy steps to be fun and hearty this Valentine’s Day!

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Valentine’s Day Ice Cream Sundae

Happy Valentine’s Day!   What makes your heart melt? I figured you would say ice cream! Here’s the perfect ice cream sundae for you and the kiddies to make for this hearty holiday!

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Last Minute Valentine’s Day Parfait

It’s the day before Valentine’s Day.  Once again, we’ve waited until the last minute to prepare for the class party.  Trust me, been there, done that.   Here are some guilt-free, healthful snacks that you can easily prepare for your child’s class party.   I always feel guilty about bringing in sugary snacks or allergen […]

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Advocate for Your Child: 10 Steps to Productive Parent- Teacher Meetings

It’s right around report card time. If your child’s school has marking periods divided into quarters then you probably just finished wrapping up parent teacher conferences.  If the school goes by trimesters then you’ll be heading off to conferences in the near future. Hopefully, you and your child’s teachers are on the same page when […]

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5 Mommy-Time-Out Ideas

Motherhood is rewarding.  Motherhood is exhausting. On rare occasions when we meet up, my mommy friends and I literally find ourselves “sneaking” away from our families. Of course, no one is ever too far away from the cellphone just in case there’s an emergency.  But, it is important and healthy to disconnect from our children […]

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15 Tips for a Better Bedtime Routine

You’ve read as many “How to Parent” guides as you could get your hands on while waiting for your arrival of your new baby.  You felt well-read and well-prepared as you braved the first year or so of parenthood. Now that it’s time to figure out how to get your child out of your bed, […]

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5 Steps to Helping Your Unhappy Child

  As parents,  we innately want to make our children happy.  We constantly walk a fine line between enabling and empowering, discipling and disregarding, etc. However, any parent will tell you that all of this easier said than done.  Thoughtful and intentional parenting is work, really hard work.  It takes another level of connectedness that […]

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Back to High School

September is just two weeks away! Honestly, where did this summer go? The rain just washed it away! Any who – we always hear about “back to school” tips. Usually in the first week of July when the kiddos just got out of those locker-lined halls. Instead of planning barbecues and laying out by the […]

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I Promise School Promises New Future for Akron

Remember July? It seems so long ago. Well, something really big happened last month just in time for some great back-to-school news! On July 30th, LeBron James’ I Promise School opened in his hometown of Akron, Ohio to 240 students for the first time ever. For a long time, the school started out as an […]

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Public Nursing Now Legal in All 50 States – YAHOO!!!!!

Last week, breastfeeding in public became legal in all 50 states. Hooray! We did it, ladies! While this is an amazing accomplishment and a step in the right direction for mother’s and women’s rights, surprisingly enough, it was still illegal for the longest time. Now, moms (finally) have laws and rights that specifically protect them […]

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