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Stephen Ritz: A teacher growing green in the South Bronx

What this teacher is accomplishing is remarkable! Not only is his class growing the food for their own school cafeteria, they are altruistically feeding the homeless and the elderly. His class attendance has gone from 43% to 90%! THAT IS A BIG DEAL! The future is bright.

via Stephen Ritz: A teacher growing green in the South Bronx – YouTube.

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Creamy Pumpkin Cashew Pasta from Super Healthy Kids

http://www.superhealthykids.com/creamy-pumpkin-cashew-pasta-recipe/

Those of us with toddlers know that pasta is often a go-to dinner and sadly a staple for many, but this sweet little recipe may take some of the guilt out of all of the empty carbs it is served on 🙂 I love that the ladies at Super Healthy Kids recommend soba noodles made from buckwheat which, despite it’s name, is actually not related to wheat at all. Buckwheat is not even a grain, it is a pseudo-cereal super seed (say that 10 times fast) and not only is it gluten-free, it is very high in manganese and has loads of fiber.

Kudos to anyone who can get their kiddos to eat vegetable noodles – a sauce like this might just do the trick!

Homemade Bug Spray Recipes That Work | Wellness Mama

My Poor little guy is literally scratching off the bites at night and leaving gaping wounds 😦

I found a few simple and other not so simple recipes on this site, whichever your preference, this link has lots to choose from.

Homemade Bug Spray Recipes That Work | Wellness Mama.

detox bath for kids

Check it out on Kulamama – detox bath for kids.

I did not realize the importance of de-chlorinating the bath water before plunking a child in it.

This great site was discovered by DAD. He should be “Mommy Blogger”.

Tabitha Studer: This week’s favourite Mommy Blogger

Of course my Mother is the world’s best Mom, as I am sure your’s is too, but I think Tabitha Studer comes in as a very close second. In her post  ’25 Ideas for Moms Raising Sons’ she hits the nail right on the head with each one! The only thing I would change about her post is the title to ‘25 MUSTS for Moms Raising Sons’. This truly is my new Mommy Bible.

Some of these may sound like no-brainers, but you really have to read her break-down to realize how awe-inspiring she really is. Here are her 25 ideas (note 6,7 and 8 …and 3):

1. Teach him the words for how he feels.

2. Be a cheerleader for his life.

3. Teach him how to do laundry.

4. Read to him and read with him.

5. Encourage him to dance.

6. Make sure he has examples of good men who are powerful because of their brains, their determination, and their integrity.

7. Make sure he has examples of women who are beautiful because of their brains, their determination, and their integrity.

8. Be an example of a beautiful woman with brains, determination, and integrity.

9. Teach him to have manners because it’s nice. And it will make the world a little better of a place.

10. Give him something to believe in.

11. Teach him that there are times when you need to be gentle.

12. Let him ruin his clothes.

13. Learn how to throw a football.

14. Go outside with him.

15. Let him lose.

16. Give him opportunities to help others.

17. Remind him that practice makes perfect.

18. Answer him when he asks, “Why?”.

19. Always carry band-aids and wipes on you,
especially the wipes.

21. Give him something to release his energy.

22. Build him forts.

23. Take him to new places.

24. Kiss him.

25. Be home base.

Kale-cubes

Fresh is always best, but in our house kale is one of those things that lives rent-free in the fridge and expires before it is used; I find it time consuming to wash and cut, but with this alternative I only have to do it once. These cubes make it really easy to add nutrient rich kale to shakes, sauces, smoothie drops, soups – you name it!

Continue reading “Kale-cubes”

Grain-free Recipes for Kids

Bingo!

Through this link I was able to view this entire cookbook of grain-free recipes for children.

Be incessantly mindful of your all-powerful influence

Everything you do, your child is observing, processing and will eventually emulate.

The key to raising a brilliant, confident and compassionate individual lies in your very own actions and interactions with others. 

Be incessantly mindful of your all-powerful influence.

 ~Tiffany

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Frozen Smoothie Drops

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If you don’t want to spoon feed…try these! Continue reading “Frozen Smoothie Drops”

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