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10 Ways to Reward Children Without Food

10 Ways to Reward Children Without Food

  I will be the first to admit I reward my children with food on the occasion.  I love to find reasons to celebrate.  Ask my mother-in-law.  When she visits I find ways to spice up the day.  Anything and everything can be a reason.  […]

How To Fight Back Against American Culture Food Norms

How To Fight Back Against American Culture Food Norms

“American children now get about one quarter of their total vegetable servings in the form of potato chips and French fries.” – Fast Food Nation I am not going to sit on the other side of this computer and pretend I don’t like French fries […]

3 Easy Ways to Improve Your Child’s Mental Health

3 Easy Ways to Improve Your Child’s Mental Health

  Every parent wants his/her child to feel happy.  Happiness is driven by a series of choices.  How we choose to feed our children, discipline our children, care for our children all impacts their mental health.  It isn’t one factor that leads to depression, anger, irritability […]

How Food Impacts Your Child’s Mood

How Food Impacts Your Child’s Mood

  I know what you are thinking- those cookies look really good right now.  And I would agree.  Something about a chewy chocolate chip cookie makes me happy.  Well, guess what?  It may not all be in our head.  There is a sneaky little reason […]

Your Children Are My Children

Your Children Are My Children

Your children are my children.  What happens to young people in Kansas matters to me.  What happens to children in Virginia matters to me.  And what happens to children in Syria matters to me.  White. Yellow. Black or Purple.  Protestant.  Muslim.  Catholic.  Or Buddhist.  Genetics […]

The Physical Manifestation of Stress in Children and Adults

The Physical Manifestation of Stress in Children and Adults

  We ALL feel stress.  Some of us don’t like to admit it; as if acknowledging stress means you lose some kind of human superpower.  For others, we like to own it.  We like to wrap ourselves in it like a warm blanket and, unfortunately, […]

16 Things You Don’t Know About Me

16 Things You Don’t Know About Me

I have 3 small children.  I found 2 is my limit but I’ll keep the third. I’m a little funny.  Unless, of course, you have a sense of humor.  In that case, I’m not funny at all. I speak a few words and phrases in […]

The Gift We All Want To Give…

The Gift We All Want To Give…

    Do you ever find yourself studying pictures of people?  I could get lost for hours thinking about individuals in old photographs.  Did they think like me?  Were they happy with their family?  Was life everything they wanted it to be?  I don’t think […]