Susie Almaneih

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Ready for your spring nutrition shape-up? It may be more enjoyable than you think!

  It’s hard to believe the long winter is finally behind us, and spring is here. For many adults, the new season means spring cleaning and getting into better shape in time for summer. The latter does not have to be limited to an individual effort; exploring healthier behaviors is a good thing for the […]

Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Whole Family Biking

When grownups become parents, they often look longingly at their bikes collecting dust and then pile everyone in the car.  But having kids doesn’t necessarily mean giving up biking until they are old enough to ride on their own.  Here are some great tips for getting your little ones on wheels and getting your exercise.  Most of these options […]

Turn it Up! The Daily Dance Party in Living Room and 10 Tunes You Want Your Kids To Hear

Why don’t adults get their own swing sets? What happened to our trampolines and markers? Is it really that we lost interest in these things, or is it more that we “got serious” and let go of our childish activities? Case in point: when was the last time you went dancing? You don’t remember, do […]

Teaching Your Child How to Recognize and Act in an Emergency

We hope it never happens, but when it does, we want our kids to be prepared. Every so often in the news you will hear a story about a young hero who has the wherewithal to call 911 and save someone’s life. You might even have the thought, “I should show my kid how to […]

Parenting Hacks: Some Helpful Facts About Two to Four Year-Old Tantrums

No question, this is the age where children rebel, and it is a real challenge for parents. The will starts to assert itself and no matter what temperament your child has, and chances are good they are testing you. Suddenly, things that used to be easy are very difficult (does everything have to be a teachable moment?) […]

School’s Out: Examples of Executive Mom Strategies for Summer Vacation

Soon the kids will be out for the summer, so here are some ideas to curb a scheduling pile-up or worse, a scheduling vacuum. This happens every year, where you are all humming along with your own tracks for work, school, and play when, wham, school is out. If it snuck up on you, well, […]

Calming Techniques to Soothe the World-weary Mind for Parents

Modern life with its 24-hour news stream, smart phones and computers continually pumping more information into view, makes it increasingly challenging to focus on our individual lives. And even there, our schedules are full, our obligations to friends and family require maintenance, our finances and possession demand constant attention. Our health is also a major […]

6 DIY Science Experiments to Conduct at Home with Your Kids

Don’t let elementary school teachers have all the fun! Get a little wacky with your own sciences experiments. To illustrate some basic principles in science, you don’t need much except some household products and a sense of adventure.  Here are some easy projects that inspire curiosity and fun. 1. It’s slime time!  What is the difference between a liquid […]

Mindfulness: Everyday Tools for Parents and Kids

When we think of meditation, most of us get agitated at the prospect of being still, when we have so much to do all the time. We have preconceived notions about what a mindfulness practice actually is, that you have to be a grown-up to do it because kids don’t have the attention span. However, scientists […]

Making Room for the New Year: 7 Ways to Clear out the Clutter that Can Benefit Your Whole Family

A little purification is a perfect way to celebrate the end of one year, and the arrival of another. How many times have you done a marathon house cleaning, only to turn around what seems like minutes later to find that it is once again a complete mess? If you are like many busy families, […]

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