Popeye was on to something. Spinach is loaded with all sorts of green goodness such as calcium, iron, vitamin, magnesium, manganese, potassium, vitamin A, folate, vitamin B2, and vitamin B6. So why don't we eat more of it? Well, as a general rule, spinach isn’t exactly popular, especially with the younger generation. Enter the spinach smoothie. It sounds gross but if you add enough fruit, you'll never taste it. The following are a few different smoothie recipes to get in a daily ... Continue Reading
Spinach smoothies packed with enough fruity flavor your family won’t know they’re going green.
Teach and give permission to our children to say “No” when the situation demands it.
Is it ok for your child to say “No” to an adult or parent? As moms concerned about raising polite children, the gut reaction is, “No, it’s not.” But that may not always be the case. In an interview with Oprah, Elizabeth Smart’s Dad made a statement about how we teach our children to respect adults so much, we don’t give them any permission to say no if they feel uncomfortable and scared. So how can we teach and give permission to our children to say no when the situation ... Continue Reading
Learn the do’s and don’ts of teaching stranger danger to children.
It’s blatantly horrifying. Seven-year-old Brittney Baxter was standing in the toy aisle of Wal*mart when she was scooped up by (allegedly) Thomas Woods, who covered her mouth and attempted to take her. While we can wage a debate as to whether she should have been alone in the toy aisle of Wal*mart in the first place, the one thing that can be conceded is her parents prepared her well for such a moment. "They [Brittney’s parents] always tell me to scream, kick, and then get away and go ... Continue Reading