treats don’t have to be unhealthy to be creepilcious. So, with the help of Pinterest and a few creative spins on some spooktacular ideas, I’ve come up with a top 5 edible haunts for this Halloween.
In 1972, a Las Vegas businessman named Len Frederick introduced a new kind of lunch to cash-strapped schools eager to see their cafeterias turn a profit. Instead of chicken or meatloaf, carrots and a carton of milk, students could eat hamburgers, hot dogs and French fries, and drink milkshakes or soda. All Frederick had to […]
In our younger, leaner years, my husband Secret Agent Man was an athlete. I was a dancer. So how did we end up with uncoordinated kids? My twin boys can’t run. You know the kids that shuffle up and down the soccer field with their feet never fully coming off the ground? They would be […]
Most parents tell me that their elementary school child has 20 to 25 minutes to enter the school cafeteria, search for her lunchbox buried in a portable tub, find a place to sit, open all the containers, eat (oh, right, eat), then clean and pack up before the bell rings. In an effort to ensure […]
While I was recently plugging along on an 18-mile training run, I played a lot of mind games with myself to help push me through. I’ve done this a lot since I started running six or seven years ago, and it’s one of my favorite things to talk about with other runners. In part, because […]
September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness month. It seems like an odd thing to name a month after, but since many gynecologic cancers go unrecognized in their early more treatable stages, this is an opportunity to raise awareness of what the five main types of gynecologic cancer are and what you need to know about them. […]
When it comes to child passenger safety, parents are left with many unanswered questions. Rules and requirements for car seats and booster seats are constantly evolving, and unfortunately what some parents know, or think they know, is not up to the highest standards of protection for their child. So, how important is it to pay […]
It’s not too early to start thinking about Halloween and Fall harvest parties. How do I know this? Because the stores told me. The moment the first bell rang on the first day of school, clerks everywhere sprang into action. Out with the lunch boxes and in with the treat buckets! If you don’t have […]
It’s a bit of a modern buzz word; particularly as we move further into a world dominated by the ease of accessibility to ones and zeros…with a better awareness of our own Emotional Intelligence (EI,) we’re further prepared to deal with two-year-old tantrums, rebellious teenagers and all of life’s greatest challenges.
This past spring we learned that our one-year old had an umbilical hernia. Which was a relief. We were worried she swallowed a marble. An umbilical hernia is a tiny hole in the abdominal muscles that never closed after the umbilical cord opening healed. As a child becomes active the hole gets larger. Resulting in […]