Fun with Fall Fashion!

By Matina Spiropoulos  In the past couple of seasons, there have been many bright colours and loud prints that have been in style. They are still in fashion. The colours and prints have been subdued, but only in comparison to some of the previous seasons. This fall, colours are bold and prints are still trending. A dark sombre look is in fashion, with an injection of colour. How bright … [Read more...]

Fall Favorite SuperFood – The Mighty Pumpkin

During a recent trip to Trader Joe's I found myself surrounded by dozens of pumpkin based products.  There was pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin granola, pumpkin butter, pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin chai tea and even pumpkin coffee!  And of course I was greeted by those golden beauties on my way in, each one of them vying for my attention in the hopes of becoming my Jack-O-Lantern... Yes I … [Read more...]

Scrumptious Mom Maggie Baird – October 2013

I met this month's Scrumptious Mom, Maggie Baird, a little more than 10 years ago. She and I were both learning how to fly! Not in the the traditional way, in the cockpit of an airplane,  but with our own wings, hanging from silks or the trapeze. Yes Maggie and I had discovered the magic of aerial fitness! Since then, I've drifted in and out of class, but Maggie stuck to it and last year became … [Read more...]

Beads of Obedience

by Anne Newsome  My kids will do anything for a bead. Well, almost anything anyway! But this tiny little object has been my greatest parenting idea since I first became a mom in 2008. I was trying to teach my two preschool-aged (at the time) children about immediate obedience or following instructions right away. I thought we needed some type of a reward system that was fun and visual … [Read more...]

Why Do Parents Doubt Themselves?

by Dr. Connie Hebert  If you’re a parent, you’re a teacher…it comes with the job! AND . . . we are our kids’ first and most important teacher. Yikes! What an awesome responsibility that is, isn’t it? I took my job as a Mom very seriously from the minute I learned I was pregnant with each baby….and I still do, even though all 3 have flown from the nest! I believed it was my duty to … [Read more...]

The Role of Nutrition in Your Child’s Success at School

 The School Year is now in full swing and what an exciting time it is!  It is a time ripe with new opportunities, hope and a little bit of magic...  At the forefront of my mind is making sure that my girls have every opportunity to succeed. For Sabrina, who is entering 1st grade this is a chance to lay a strong foundation that will serve her for her entire academic career! She is eager to learn … [Read more...]

Setting our Kids Up For Success

The new school year is upon us!  This is an exciting and nerve wrecking time for kids and moms alike. At the forefront of my mind is making sure that my girls start the year on the right foot and put in place healthy habits that will help them thrive the whole year through. This is a pivotal year for my oldest daughter Alexandra who is starting eleventh grade.  College is looming right … [Read more...]

13 Lies GMO Labeling Opponents Do Not Want Exposed!

by Zack Kaldveer  It’s déjà vu all over again. Last year a coalition of out-of-state, multinational biotech, pesticide and junk food corporations spent nearly $46 million to narrowly defeat Proposition 37, California's GMO Labeling Initiative. Now, the same who’s who of the world’s most notorious global corporate bad actors has descended on Washington State. Why? To try to stop … [Read more...]

Lots of Lunchbox Ideas

The New School Year is upon us and as with any New Year it is a time of new beginnings.  A time to clean the slate and start a new.  To make up where we might have fallen short and build on past successes. It is also a time of mixed emotions -- excitement with a dose of anxiety, anticipation and a dash of dread. And for parents who send their children to school with a home made lunch, … [Read more...]

Lunchbox Essentials Made Easy

  Many kids are back in school already, but even for those of us who get to enjoy a few more weeks of summer, it's not too early to start getting our lunchbox essentials together. Insulated Lunchbox Long gone are the days of brown bagging it for most of us. The options when it comes to lunchboxes today are as varied as those of us you use them. Shop around for a lunchbox that … [Read more...]