Halloween and Food Allergy Strategies

Do your kids have food allergies?  Do you?  Halloween is that time of year when you have to be more aware of food allergies.  Often there are more treats lurking around the office or more treats coming into the schools either for parties or candy being passed out in classrooms.  I know I personally have […]

Hummus Recipe

Looking for a delicious and healthy snack or side item at dinner?  Hummus is a great choice and is made with chickpeas or Garbanzo beans, which are one of the most nutritious of all the legumes, high in calcium, phosphorus and potassium. They have exceptionally high iron and Vitamin C content and contain B complex as well. […]

33 Back to School Lunch and Snack Ideas

School is back in session and so that means it’s time to start thinking of healthy lunch and snack ideas.  Be sure to make as many items as you can homemade and also to include lots of fresh fruits and vegetables.  Also, include healthy fats, which are great for optimal brain function and can help your kids stay focused […]

Outdoor Fun in the Sun

  Summer is fleeting, so get outside while you can! From participating in community activities to polishing off your to-do list, it’s easy to feel fit and fresh. Here are some ideas to get you and your family out and about these last few days of summer:   Set up some fun games on your […]

Back to Nature!

Sure, going camping is a blast, but camping requires time and equipment, both of which might be in short supply. Fortunately, relaxing in the great outdoors can be as easy as stretching out on a beach towel in the backyard or heading for the nearest park. Or, if you’d like to add a dash of […]

Summertime Snacking

Summertime means much more snacking in my family.  We have a more relaxed schedule, although it often feels more crazy to me – ha!  Sometimes we are at the pool or headed to tennis practice or have friends at the house and we just don’t have time for full sit-down meals each day.  Or we […]

Festive Ideas for the Fourth

The 4th of July is just around the corner and many people (including myself) plan to spend the week or weekend with family, friends, and loved ones. To make it more festive try these ideas: Decorate your house with fun red, white and blue themed decorations.  Use 4th of July plates and napkins for the […]

Tips for the Best Summer Picnics Ever

After a long, cold winter, we have earned the right to picnic with abandon! ‘Tis the season to get outside, play, eat, and enjoy that vitamin-D-boosting sun. And when it comes to having fun in the great outdoors—which can be as simple as spending time in a nearby park—a little foresight can make the day […]

Healthy After-School Snack Ideas

Your kids just got home from school and they’re hungry. What’s a busy parent to do? The answer might depend on how old your kids are or how much time you’re able to spend prepping snacks for them, but no matter what, you’ve got plenty of options. (Tip: they can make some simple snacks on […]

Community Walk for Character October 19th, 2014

As some of you may know or may have read on my website, my family has a non-profit called iMatter for Kids to help kids realize they matter! I would like to invite you to join us for our 1st annual Community Walk for Character to support our non-profit iMatter for Kids award winning program implementation in our […]