The weather has cooled down to the point that it is officially soup season in my house. And along with the cooler weather comes the beautiful fall harvest. Apples, kale, spinach, cauliflower and a variety of squashes are at their peak right now, so take full advantage of your farmers market and grab some fall produce to make some soul-soothing soup.
Soup is nature’s comfort food. It is also a go-to when you’re sick with the cold or flu. But there are many other reasons to make, eat and enjoy soups.
Continue reading “Dinner Tonight: 10 Excellent Reasons to Eat More Soup”
With the COVID-19 pandemic, our new reality has brought an unprecedented amount of challenges, concerns and pressures to our daily lives. If you are lacking energy, feeling exhausted juggling all of the many demands and responsibilities right now, you are not alone. Understandably, stress is causing a greater amount of emotional, mental and physical burnout. Finding healthy outlets and effective coping strategies is so important to your health and well-being. Continue reading “Feeling Exhausted? 7 Herbs and Nutrients to Help Increase Energy”
We have all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and in many ways, it is. Whether you have breakfast as soon as you get up or after your morning workout, the first meal you eat sets you up for the rest of the day. Unfortunately, only a third of Americans eat breakfast on a regular basis, many citing time as the biggest challenge.
Breakfast doesn’t have to be complicated. Continue reading “5 Good Reasons Not to Skip Breakfast”
It’s back-to-school like never before. For so many of us, this September is like no other. Instead of driving our kids to the classroom, we’re walking them to the kitchen table, trusting them to work in their bedrooms, or dropping them into the playpen.
Now more than ever, parents are being asked to take their children’s education into their own hands and be parent, teacher, babysitter, chef and sports coach all in one. Move over, Sisyphus! Continue reading “More Useful Back-to-School Tips… Especially for this Novel Season”
The end of summer and going back to school can be challenging in the best of times. Now that we are returning back to school under COVID-19 conditions, it is even harder. The good news is that there are many things that you can do to support your children and youth with school starting up during COVID-19.
If you are still wondering what would be the best option for your child – in-class learning, online learning or home school – and you are offered some choices by your school district, the Centers for Disease Control has put out some guidelines to help with back-to-school, as well as well as a decision making tool to help you weigh the risks and benefits of each option. Continue reading “Back to School: 9 Timely Tips to Make It Easier”