10 healthy and easy back-to-school snacks for children

I always try to pack some healthy snacks in my kids’ lunch bags. I would like to share some healthy and easy-to-make after-school snacks or nutritious extras for your children’s school lunches. 1. Mini sweet peppers and hummus. 2. Apple wedges and cheese sticks 3. Celery sticks and carrots with hummus 4. Bananas and peanut [...]

Start the new school year off on the right foot!

With the summer rolling towards the end, we all get infected with the Back To School rush. Backpack?  Here.  Lunch Box?  Pretty.  Gazillion of pencils and notebooks?  All ready to be lost and demolished. Tee-shirts, sneakers and pants?  In neat piles in a closet.  Labels?  Stick them on. Socks?!.  Oh, good, all here.   What else? [...]

No child is too smart to fail the kindergarten readiness test

Is your kid ready for kindergarten? Pfff!  While many moms start nervously fidgeting, I was sure that this question didn’t even apply to me: common, my kid could read and multiply before he ever saw the inside of the school bus… Boy, I was surprised.  As my (in my eyes not only the cutest, but [...]

Employers have to find solutions to support nursing women at work

As per the latest statistics, mothers are the fastest-growing segment of the work force in the U.S. It means that companies and employers have to find solutions to help working women balance their work and children. One of the major issues on this agenda is to support the nursing moms. More than 75% of mother [...]

Tuna salad sandwich. My kids’ favorite recipe

Ingredients 2 cans (6 oz each) tuna in water 3 hard boiled eggs 1 medium stalk celery ½ cup Blue Cheese salad dressing ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper 8 slices bread 4 leaves of Romaine lettuce Directions Hard boil 3 eggs. Strain with cold water for easier peel. Peel and fork mash the boiled [...]

Healthy and happy Halloween treat

After the hot summer days, this Halloween treat looks just perfect! And very healthy, too! Banana ghosts and clementine pumpkins will keep your kids nutritiosly happy at your classroom or home Halloween party. Bananas turn brown pretty fast, so briefl dip them in Sprite (or 7-Up) to prevent change of color. For ghosts’ eyes and [...]