Armed for the Battle

Let’s face it, sending your children  into group learning settings – daycare, preschool, elementary school and high school – can expose them to LOTS of communicable germs. It can feel like they’re in the middle of a battle! If you want your children to make it through the upcoming academic year as winners, here are […]

Wholes in New School Clothes

It is the first day of school after a long summer. Well, in some cases, not long enough. As a parent and a mentor, I am excited. I watched my own two teenage boys prepare for the first day of school in anticipation. In my house, as well as on campus, I see fresh haircuts… […]

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Who’s the Man?

Well, it’s back to school time! Children are excited when back to school commercials air on television. New clothes, new binders, pencils, pens, rulers and friends they may have not seen for two months. Parents are excited also. The kids get out of the house. Woohoo! Now after a few days, the euphoria wears off and […]

Savoring Summer

School starts this week where I live. I cannot believe that summer break is over. Here are a few more recipes that feature peaches. I really wish I could show you the pictures of the peaches we grew. But, those darn squirrels. ate. every. single. one. of. them. Does anybody have any ideas on how to […]

School Time: Mealtime is Family Time

Mealtime when I was growing up usually meant my parents, my brother  and I and whatever relative was living with us at the time, all sat down to eat together. We discussed the day, our chores and often had worship at the morning and evening meal. In today’s society, our choices to answer life’s callings […]

School Time: Exercise, Keep It Moving!

I had planned to discuss the value of exercise for kids as they head back to school as part of my blog! Boy am I glad I did. Many a day, while homeschooling my son, I would sense he needed a break and send him outside to play ball or ride his bike. When he […]

School Time: Getting That Sleep In!

I’ve been talking about the importance of healthy food choices for children as school has begun. Hope you are having fun! Another VERY important ingredient for success this year is sleep. Our bodies operate on a circadian rhythm. Circadian rhythm is also known as our body clock and gets regulated during the early months of […]