If you loved the Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies we recently shared, you have to try this Pumpkin version! Our food contributor Kathleen Ashmore has seriously done it again with these Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies. They have chocolate chips (read: kid-friendly), are full of pumpkin (so they feel all festive for Fall) and happen to be gluten, dairy and refined sugar free. Don’t have coconut sugar? Regular brown and white will work, too.
Looking for some candy-free options for Halloween this year? Whether your child’s school doesn’t allow candy, you want to offer kids (and parents) a healthier option or want to participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project (allergy-free options in a blue pumpkin), we have you covered. From savory eats to fun toys, here is a shortlist to start with. The best part? They’re all available on Amazon Prime.
Many parents are uncertain about whether their children are showing signs of being addicted to technology or simply behaving in age-appropriate and expected ways. When it comes to your child’s use of social media and video games, knowing where the line is, between normal and not normal, can be extremely important – for you as the parent, as well as for your children.
Celina, TX — Synthetic grass has skyrocketed in popularity due to its numerous practical benefits such as low maintenance requirements and long-term cost savings. One benefit that often gets overlooked, however, is turf’s hypoallergenic nature. Made with polyethylene fibers, synthetic grass is an ideal landscaping solution for those who are allergic to grass but don’t want to sacrifice a lush, green backyard space. One Celina, Texas, family decided to enlist the help of Pave-N-Turf artificial grass installers to turn their backyard space into a family-friendly paradise that would keep bugs and allergies at bay all year long.
Looking for your home is so exciting, but also overwhelming in this market especially, so you want to make sure you have the right person to lead you through this process. That’s why we wanted to put together a list of great realtors in the area for you to work with!
As you are already familiar, we just love Dr. Olteanu and her approach to treating children as a whole entity vs than just isolated ailments. Dr. Olteanu offers her suggestions on how to cope with chronic conditions and treating them with nutrition! When you have a child with a chronic condition like seasonal allergies, asthma, eczema, ADHD, or anxiety, it’s natural to worry about what they’re eating and whether you need to make drastic changes.
Most of us have been collecting stress for many years, even though we were aware that it was not good for us. And yet we continued doing this, ignoring the fact that the stress changed our behavior and our personality and caused all kinds of physical, mental and emotional symptoms. Add the huge stress of a pandemic, with its many new challenges, and now our stress levels have become truly toxic. Every day, new stress accumulates in our bodies, building up, building up, building up, leading to burnout, chronic pain, weakened immune system, digestive and sleep problems, fatigue, anxiety and depression. If we continue collecting stress, we are living as survivors. We are surviving. We are not thriving. And this impacts your children’s future because the more stressed you are, the more stressed your children are.
Have you all heard of Shoott yet!? They offer high quality photos without the high prices – I know sounds too great to be true right!? Do you look forward to Family photos or completely dread because of the meltdowns or maybe a combination of both? We feel ya, and that is why we were inspired by Shoott to make this year’s Fall Family photo shoot the most memorable yet!So (naturally) you want your family to look good in your photos, but you’re unsure of how to make that happen. The good news: Shoott photographers are pros at working with families and kids; but if you’d like arrive with some options to play with, here are some of our go-to posing tips for posing for family photos:
Anyone else get a bit overwhelmed or maybe just skip back-to-school shopping altogether this year? We’re right there with you, and that’s why we’re partnering with Rockets of Awesome, a mom-founded kids brand that allows you to shop through a subscription service (customized to your child) or simply make a la carte purchases online. All of the clothes are super fun, as unique as our kids, and not cheesy at all. Between the convenience factor and the quality and selection, we love it, and think you will, too. We spoke to Rockets of Awesome Founder and CEO Rachael Blumenthal about her amazing brand, back-to-school picks, being a dual-entrepreneur family (her husband founded Warby Parker) and more.
It’s no secret that the housing market has been HOT this year! Homes are selling at record prices and speeds so to navigate this new era you need to make sure you have a knowledgeable and hungry realtor ready to get you the home of your dreams or sell your current home for top dollar!
As children are returning to school, I am frequently asked by parents what supplements to use to boost children’s immune system. Before considering any store-bought vitamins, it’s crucial to talk about nutrition and lifestyle chances! Below are some simple tips on how to use food and lifestyle to boost your child’s immune system.
iCode West Frisco provides an education that kids love! iCode computer science programs offer kids the opportunity to build soft skills and strengthen their academic skills; with program options that fit their lifestyle and schedule. As a technology and coding school, they equip children with the tools for success in today’s information-driven world. Immersing kids in real-world problems enhances understanding of math and science. Their approach is effective in developing skills in logical analysis, creativity, and problem solving – skills that will help kids at school and in any future career.
Nothing says the weekend or a special occasion/Holiday like warm homemade Cinnamon Rolls! Last year I was determined to find the BEST recipe out there and finally around Christmas discovered this recipe by the Half Baked Harvest. I sub the dairy for dairy free and it...
“Do baby teeth matter?” is a question that I’ve always asked myself, but never really heard from the experts on it. My eyes were really opened by the doctors of Frisco Kid’s Dentistry: The misconception that because baby teeth eventually fall out, they are unimportant, has unfortunately often been the origin of unnecessary dental pain and costly dental treatment. Healthy baby teeth not only aid in chewing and speaking, but have the vitally important role of holding necessary space intact for the future permanent teeth. The primary teeth need to be healthy in order to fulfill this job successfully.
We all want our kids to go into life with positive self-esteem and a strong sense of self-worth. So, we motivate them, offer them support and encouragement and tell them how wonderful they are. Yet, one of the greatest emotional epidemics affecting millions of children today is that they struggle with low self-esteem because they have an inner belief that “I’m not enough.”
Some people say S’Mores is for Summer, but we say it’s a Fall thing too – is it Fall yet people? Also, kinda thinking of throwing one together as a celebration for the first day of school! We love the version pictured above from The BakerMama (she is the authority on boards of all kinds, of course!). Below, some suggestions for making S’Mores everyone will love.
This Mexican Street Corn Salad is the perfect summer dish to serve at a backyard BBQ. You can pre-make the mayo mixture so when the corn is cooled, it’ll be ready to serve quickly. Thank you to our food contributor Kathleen Ashmore of Cat with a K Cooks for sharing another of the recipes that have helped her build a following of over 500k on TikTok! Want to try more of Kat’s healthy and easy recipes? Purchase her new e-book!
Your child’s body and brain become overstimulated from too much screen time which triggers high inner stress. Your child’s nervous system goes on edge. And inflammation builds up in your child’s body and brain. The stress hormones will cause your child to be irritable, tearful, depressed, or rageful; have temper tantrums or meltdowns; fight with siblings or friends; and be defensive or reactive.
We got so many questions about how artificial turf is for your furry family members. We have two terriers ourselves and they were a huge reason we got turf so we thought we’d ask the experts at Pave-N-Turf why turf is so great for those with pets!
Anxiety is a widespread problem among children and adolescents at Whole Child Texas. More than 20% of visits to a pediatrician’s office are due to behavior issues, and many of these patients have anxiety. More than 1/3 of adolescents have anxiety, and children as young as 6 years or even younger can experience feelings of anxiety. Childhood should be a time of happiness and laughter. Unfortunately, we live in a world where even young children experience incapacitating fears that rob them of joy and playfulness. Anxiety disorder is not just being a little bit nervous on the first day of school. It is extreme fear and constant worries even about minor life challenges.