By Anna Johnson When the school year ends, kids are excited. They can’t wait to leave the hallways and homework behind. But despite the thrill of those summer months ahead, the transition can be hard. For kids who have learning, social and/or sensory challenges, this change in routine can be especially difficult and creating unexpected […]
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By Michele Meek, ShelfDig No one can deny the convenience of online shopping. Even my grandmother is ordering gifts from Amazon now. Still, many of us want to support our local stores. And believe me, the stores want that too. So a group of us created ShelfDig—a website that enables you to browse and search […]
By Camille Williams The other day, I realized that if things had played out differently, I would be gearing up to send Boy 2 to kindergarten. My boys are 9 and 5, and this will be our second year homeschooling. Last year, my little one was in a beautiful little co-op preschool, and I got […]
By Camille Williams We are in the 7th inning of our first year homeschooling Boy 1 (age 8). We are taking this year-by-year, and who knows? A brick and mortar school may again be the best choice for our family at some future time. For now, though, this has been a great decision for us, […]
By Chef Lara I was only recently turned onto Fiddlehead Ferns but now that I have, there is no going back. Their season is very short however so you have to grab the ferns by the frond now! Fiddlehead Ferns are the baby leaves of the fern plant — if left alone they become the […]
By Dorothy Chin Gerding Every year around this time, my father and mother gather themselves up and make the pilgrimage to Boston for supplies to make Jung, and celebrate a surprisingly unique holiday, Tuen Ng Jit or Double Fifth festival (thus named because it takes place May 5th of the lunar calendar). As with most […]
I recently heard that people were getting bored with kale, and that Swiss chard is the new kale. I am not so sure about that, but I do admit that rainbow chard is definitely beautiful to look at (see picture). Swiss chard is a leafy green very similar to kale with the same nutrient profile, […]
By Claire Moscrop, Nutrition Consultant When the weather is colder we tend to drink less water. We just don’t think about hydration as much as in the summer and it’s not so appealing to have a large glass of cold water when the temperature is dipping into the 30’s. Many of the body composition assessments […]
By My Chef Lara To be honest, I avoided beets for most of my life. It was not until I traveled to Russia and had Borscht that I started to realize how fabulous this vegetable was. I am now in love. Not only do they taste great, they are versatile and the color — fabulous! […]
Children have a variety of clothing choices, from school clothes to play clothes, and it can easily stack up and overwhelm the closet space they have. Add to that the speed with which they grow, and it’s no surprise that you find yourself drowning in piles of clothing, unsure about what should be stowed away or kept.