Be Smart When Ramping Up Your Workout Routine

Are you bored or hitting plateaus in your current workout routine? Maybe you just want to accelerate your fitness efforts but keep injury and body stress out of the equation. Here are three ways to smartly ramp up your workouts while minimizing risk of injury: Active rest. During workout rest periods, do simple but effective movements […]

Five Simple Projects to Minimize Back-to-School Stress

Last year around this time, we offered six tips to Get Organized for Back to School. This year, we’re highlighting five simple home projects that are guaranteed to make your family’s school-day routines flow better, faster, and with much less parental stress. Make space. Clear out and donate old clothes, sporting equipment, outerwear, and so […]

Cleaning odd jobs that will ease your transition back-to-school

15 cleaning odd jobs that will prepare your home for back-to-school. KITCHEN. Back-to-school means food shopping less frequently, buying more on each excursion, cooking more often and struggling to serve nutritious, healthy meals in less time. Get ready by, Cleaning out your cabinets, discarding all food items that have gone past their freshness dates and […]

100 Healthy After-School Snacks Your Kids Will Love

Kids young and old need snacks in between meals to keep their bodies healthy and running strong. Making sure those snacks are healthy and provide kids with the nutrients they need to study and learn isn’t always easy, especially for parents who don’t have loads of time to prepare snacks and have kids who are picky about […]

Safety tips for bagged lunches

Packing your kids lunches for school is one way to make sure that they are eating the foods you want them to eat. It’s good to pack a nutritious, waste-free lunch, but it’s even better to make sure that the lunch is safe from anything that might make your kids sick. Lunches that sit around […]

Tips To Get Ready For Back-To-School

Move over, summer–a new school year is coming! With the start of school, families face new organization challenges. School bells ring–and so do early-morning alarm clocks. Paper piles swell as hand-outs and homework stream into the house. Shorter autumn days bring a hectic round of sports, activities and events, and calendars fill with cryptic notes. […]