Written by Kristin Mallon As the holidays descend upon us again (seemly so much more rapidly than last year), I think we all get a sense of how much we have to be thankful for.  This holiday attitude is one that I vow to carry on through out the entire year, but by February, I […]

Article written by Robin Kaplan Just in the past three months it has hit me that my husband and I have truly reached a new place in parenting.  Having our children 15 months apart meant that we were ‘in the thick of it’ for what seemed like forever.  Yes, with children so close in age […]

The War on Vegetables

by naturalkidz on November 14, 2012

Article Written by Sara Stees Did you know that the average American kid only eats somewhere between 1-3 servings of vegetables per day? (Depending on which source you read.)  And that even includes those gregarious “vegetables” known as French fries! AUGH! Since my husband and I are vegetarians, we figured the odds would be tipped […]

Written by Kristin Mallon   T-minus 6 hours until a bouncing ladybug followed by a small (yet to be determined) superman inundate my living room with heaps of colorful candy. They’ll categorize, stack and finally count up their loot and see who came up as the transcendental trick-or-treat champion. While I love the lessons my […]

Written by ElizabethMonaghan As Halloween approaches, I’m haunted by voices from last year’s neighborhood party. “Umm, cute,” other parents said, looking perplexed as my 16-month-old son, William, danced around them. “What’s he supposed to be?” “A ghost,” I insisted, privately acknowledging that he looked like a deranged marshmallow. I’m the world’s least crafty mother, and […]

Five Foods to Improve Focus

by SaraVance on October 10, 2012

Written by Sara Vance Now that your kids are back in school, it’s time to ditch the “summer brain” and get ready to focus and pay attention in class.  These 5 foods can literally feed our brains, to help kids stay on task at school. 1. Fish One of the best sources of omega 3s […]

Written by Kristin Mallon   In May, the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability launched a new website, called Money As You Grow, which is an easy-to-navigate, graphically pleasing website designed to give parents a guide to educating their kids at home about money and personal finances.   It encourages parents to start with their kids […]