Archive for April, 2012

Sweet Snack Sure to Satisfy April 29, 2012 No Comments

Need a healthy snack to add to your line-up of good grub? Here’s one that is currently satisfying the sweet teeth in my family: One snack cup of sugar-free vanilla pudding topped with a sprinkling of shaved almonds and a few mini chocolate chips. That’s it. Easy. Easy. Easy. And only 60 calories in the [...]

My Kid Would Never! April 26, 2012 No Comments

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FCAT Is Finished April 24, 2012 No Comments

I think they might be happy the FCAT is finished.

Yard Sale Love and Other Emotions April 21, 2012 No Comments

Had a yard sale last weekend, and boy, oh boy, am I glad we aren’t knee deep in the madness this week. It wasn’t all bad, though, and, actually, I sorta like the process — the preparation, the organizing, the sign-making, the mingling with customers, the money. The clean-up, not so much, but overall, it’s [...]

Playdate Waivers—What? April 19, 2012 No Comments

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Start Off Healthy April 17, 2012 No Comments

Rumor has it starting off the day with a healthy breakfast is key for keeping you day’s eating in line. Skimp on your first meal, and you’ll likely end up inhaling every morsel that crosses your path. Makes sense, so why not kick things off with a little 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt topped [...]

Fearing the FCAT April 13, 2012 No Comments

If you’ve got a school kid in the state of Florida, you likely know about—and maybe even fear—the FCAT. It’s the standardized test that students start taking in third grade, and for third-graders, moving on to the fourth grade hinges on passing this high-pressure exam, which happens to kick off on Monday. The whole public [...]

Love Teachers! April 10, 2012 No Comments

The universal Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up, and may we suggest you show your teachers some love during May 7-11, 2012. Maybe you can decorate your teacher’s door, have kids deliver single flowers one morning and add them to a parent-provided vase. Determine and drop off favorite snacks and drinks, gather up a collection [...]

Life Vest—A Fashion Statement April 6, 2012 No Comments

She doesn’t care about being on a boat—she just loves the life vest. Does your kid have a favorite fashion statement?

Skier Sleeps Standing Up April 3, 2012 No Comments