I love to cook for my family – but I don’t want to spend any more time than necessary in the kitchen. So here are some time saving kitchen tips that help.
I am always looking for fun activities to do with my kids. Yesterday we went ice skating, and one of the things I realized while we were there is that I haven’t been doing as many fun activities with my children as I used to when they were younger. It seems that I am always […]
I enjoy cooking with my children.Â It is great to be able to teach them to cook and encourage them to eat healthy foods.Â Studies show children are more likely to eat a meal if they help prepare it, so it is a fun way to help them learn about nutrition. The other great thing […]
The worst thing about snow is having to drive in it.Â This year we have been very lucky and have had only a small amount of snow, but that is not typical.Â I live in the Syracuse NY area, which has the highest average snowfall of any city of over 50,000 people.Â Â Last year we […]
I love pretzels, and they make a great healthy snack.Â Unlike potato or tortilla chips they arenâ€™t fried, so they donâ€™t have nearly as much fat as other snacks.Â They are perfect for grabbing when you need a quick on the go snack, or are fun for a party, like an upcoming Super Bowl gathering.Â […]
If you are still shopping for Christmas presents time is running out!Â If you are looking for a present gift cards are a wonderful idea, no matter who you are shopping for.Â I like to give gift cards to many people on my list.Â Letâ€™s face it, some people are very picky about what they […]
The variety of scents in nature are astonishing and never fail to amaze me. It seems that any time I venture outdoors there is something to smell, and usually something good. Some scents go beyond just providing enjoyment, they take me back to other times and other places. Of all the senses it seems that […]
One of the worst things about fall and winter as far as I am concerned is colds and the flu.Â It seems that as soon as the weather turns cooler everyone starts sniffling.Â Of course it isnâ€™t possible to prevent all colds, but there are some things you can to make them less frequent and […]
Anyone who has kids knows the toys seem to multiply overnight.Â Fighting to keep toys organized, neat and tidy is a constant battle that all parents deal with.Â There are some ways to help though, and here are my ideas.
Playing outside with the family is always fun. It is great to get fresh air, be active and just have fun as a family. This Saturday, September 24th, families are encouraged to participate in Worldwide Day of Play and to turn off their TV and go outside to play. There are so many ways you […]