Category Archives: Back to School

Back To School!

At Target, the buckets, shovels and slip-and-slides are all placed in the clearance aisle – with notebooks, three-ring binders and pens piled high on the shelves instead. Yes, we’re back in school! For younger kids, starting the new school year may include looking for the right pack of crayons, deciding between a 3-subject and 5-subject

Me? Stressed? Coping Well with All Those Back-To-School Challenges

At Target, buckets, shovels and slip and slides are all placed in the clearance aisle with notebooks, three ring binders and pens piled high on the shelves instead. Yes…we’re back in school! Starting the new school year may include looking for the right pack of crayons, deciding between a 3 subject a 5 subject notebook,

Lessons from a Tomato Plant To Take Back to School

Many summers ago we made an unsuccessful stab at growing tomatoes in containers on our kitchen deck alongside the flourishing basil and mint. This year, I decided to try again with a different strategy. The seedlings’ label told me the plants would grow to 18 inches. Surprisingly, the exuberant stalks grew to well over 3

Doing Our Own Bodywise Work Calming in Times of Stress

The new school year is off and running with excitement and stress. Research shows that there are many good ways to deal with your stress as a parent. In fact, soothing yourself will calm your kids. Here are some activities to de-stress. Enjoy. Lead your kids to the road of relaxation by example: The first

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