Healthy, easy lunch ideas for work or school can be fresh and fun. Many times we just get stuck in a rut thinking we have to “cook” something. In reality, when you are at work or school, fresh is what will awaken your taste buds from the blah of microwaved food or food that feels like last nights leftovers. Continue reading →
Dark chocolate peanut butter cups can be homemade right in your kitchen in less time than it takes you to run to the store to purchase peanut butter cups that are full of nasty ingredients.
All you need is 3 ingredients to make dark chocolate peanut butter cups. It’s super easy!!! This is a dark chocolate peanut butter cup recipe, but you can certainly use milk chocolate if that is your preference.
As my husband and I stood by school the other morning waiting for our boys to enter it was evident that there are some myths when it comes to typical 9 year old boy behavior.
The biggest myth about raising boys is the phrare boys will be boys. How many times have you heard a parent say this or perhaps even said this yourself? What harm is unconsciously being done by this thinking??? Continue reading →
Let’s face it, most of us are busy. But with a good personal stress management plan, you can make your life feel like it is on auto pilot and that you are sailing smoothly on easy street.
How do I know? Because last fall I created a personal stress management plan after going through a crazy, hectic, not-at-all-enjoyable, I-don’t-want-to-do-that-again spring. Continue reading →
If you were asked to write a list of your strengths and weaknesses, how many qualities would be on both sides?
So often in life we think that our strengths are our best personality traits and many quietly ignore their weaknesses, secretly hoping that makes them go away.
What if your strengths and weaknesses were interchangeable?
What if something you viewed as a weakness in yourself (or someone else), was really part of one of their strengths?
For months one of my sons has been quietly asking for an animal. He feels so deeply connected to animals that sometimes we have to stop on the bike path just to make sure that the squirrel made it up the tree safely or that the ants got across before a bike squashed them.
He spends his free time reading books about animals, filling pages of his animal research binder with drawings and facts. Continue reading →
Happy, Healthy Halloween!
While Halloween is synonymous with giant bags of candy, you can celebrate with some pretty yummy and fun treats too!
The greatest part is that kids like these treats just as much. Well who wouldn’t when they are fun to eat and look a little creepy???
Words, one of the most powerful weapons we have as humans. (Yes, I just said weapons, you didn’t misread it).
We all know that old saying, “sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” While there is some truth to that and there is also a lot of untruth. Continue reading →