Parenting

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? [...]

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 [...]

Don’t bother asking if I’m Ok! Feelings and empathy.

I know I shouldn’t have yelled it.  I wish I didn’t.  Pain is getting mixed with guilt and it doesn’t make me feel any better! I hate it when parents tell that to their own kids.  I hate when I hear teachers asking that my own kids.  I just found out I really hate it [...]

Can I hear the magic word, please?

“I’m cold!” – the demanding voice from the back seat.  My husband’s hand stretches towards the car AC controls.  I am gently pushing it back towards the steering wheel.  “Cold!” – the voice becomes nastier.  This time around daddy manages to turn down the AC dial.  I swiftly dial it back.  An evil mom freezing [...]