Our family of four headed north from our home in Santa Monica in our loyal 2002 Volkswagen Van to visit San Francisco and explore the North California Coast up to the Redwoods of Mendocino and across the central valley of California to the historic gold country along Highway 49: Nevada City, Downieville and the Yuba River. We spent two nights in San Francisco, a splurge at the … [Read more...] about Rivers, Bluegrass and Gold – A Northern California Roadtrip
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I try to live a healthy and eco-friendly lifestyle. I recycle and try to buy eco-friendly cleaning products. I eat healthy foods (most of the time) and exercise regularly. The motivation for this lifestyle has come from my need to feel good, and from reading blogs and magazines about the need for us all to live greener lives for the sake of our environment and ourselves. Part … [Read more...] about Using Nature To Inspire Kids To Live Green
Summer is right around the corner, and if your kids are like mine, they are dying to get outside to play. So with that in mind, I’ve put together a list of a few of the more common summer-time “mom-ergencies,” and some tips to help you enjoy your summer days and beautiful sunsets at home, instead of the Emergency Room. Heat stroke/dehydration Because of their relative size, … [Read more...] about Sun, Fun and Rays not X-rays: Top Summer Safety Tips
Let’s face it. If you have been to your child’s school or daycare over the past several weeks, you have undoubtedly heard a contagious chorus of coughs and sniffles. The unfortunately inevitable virus swap reaches its peak during the winter season and on average, a young child will have 6-10 colds per year. I am most commonly asked about the symptoms associated with the common … [Read more...] about The Cough Conundrum – Stay Home or Safe to Go Out?
Teenage weight loss camps are a popular venue to help teens lose weight, get healthy and raise self-esteem. Teenage weight loss camps can be found all over America. Some camps are a "day camp," meaning campers go home at night, while more traditional camps include and require overnight stays. Teen weight loss camps can be pricey, but with earnest shopping around, you can … [Read more...] about Teenage Weight Loss Camps