More Useful Back-to-School Tips… Especially for this Novel Season

back-to-school from homeIt’s back-to-school like never before. For so many of us, this September is like no other. Instead of driving our kids to the classroom, we’re walking them to the kitchen table, trusting them to work in their bedrooms, or dropping them into the playpen.

Now more than ever, parents are being asked to take their children’s education into their own hands and be parent, teacher, babysitter, chef and sports coach all in one. Move over, Sisyphus! Continue reading “More Useful Back-to-School Tips… Especially for this Novel Season”

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Back to School: 9 Timely Tips to Make It Easier

home schoolThe end of summer and going back to school can be challenging in the best of times. Now that we are returning back to school under COVID-19 conditions, it is even harder. The good news is that there are many things that you can do to support your children and youth with school starting up during COVID-19.

If you are still wondering what would be the best option for your child – in-class learning, online learning or home school – and you are offered some choices by your school district, the Centers for Disease Control has put out some guidelines to help with back-to-school, as well as well as a decision making tool to help you weigh the risks and benefits of each option. Continue reading “Back to School: 9 Timely Tips to Make It Easier”

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Raising a Plant-Based Family

plant-basedGuest blog by Jasmol Sardana, DO.

Eating a plant-based diet with your family is rewarding, healthy, and easy! Here are a few tips that will have your whole family excited for the next meal.

Find What Works for Your Family

Your family may have chosen to go plant-based for several reasons – for health and wellness, the environment, animal welfare, or a combination of these. Whatever your drive to become plant-based was, know that you’re making a wonderful decision for your family. Continue reading “Raising a Plant-Based Family”

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Lunch Today: Kid-Friendly Pita Pizzas

pita pizzas e1557772011583I have never a met a kid who didn’t like pizza. And full disclosure, while other kids in college were chowing down on ramen noodles and Kraft dinners, pita pizzas were my staple! The great thing about these is that they are easy to make, and you can put any topping that you wish on them. They are also the perfect meal to get kids to roll up their sleeves and help with meals.

I have found that the more a kid participates in helping prepare a meal, the more likely they are to eat it as well as try new things. So the recipe below is a favorite here, but if your kids don’t like pesto, try olive oil and garlic or your favorite Continue reading “Lunch Today: Kid-Friendly Pita Pizzas”

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Back to School Lunches

school-lunchFor some, school has already started, and for others there are still a couple of weeks before we have to start making lunches. Making healthy lunches can be challenging, especially if you have a picky eater. But with some weekly planning and asking for the kids to help with their lunch boxes, back to school lunches can be easy, and even fun.

Here are some tips to make healthy school lunches convenient without resorting to prepackaged options.

• Prepare and organize school lunches on Sunday for the entire week. Continue reading “Back to School Lunches”

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