As a parent, you are aware how crucial reading is to your child’s future. It helps them develop speech and language skills, build vocabulary, stimulates their creativity, and sets them up for later academic success. With all this riding on you, what can you do to foster a life-long love of reading in your child, especially when they have little interest in it? Here are some tips on how you can get your child to fall in love with reading. Read to Your Kids The first and most obvious tip is ... Continue Reading
Tips for fostering a life-long love of reading in your child.
Find the choice produce at your farmer’s market in the fall.
Farmer’s markets are the absolute easiest way to eat locally grown food. You know where the food comes from and many times get to meet the farmers face-to-face. Farmer’s markets are a great way to eat healthier and support your local community at the same time. The key to farmer’s markets is to know what is in season. What can you expect to find at your local farmer’s market this fall? Here is a quick list of the most prominent fall fruits and veggies for your favorite fall recipe. ... Continue Reading
Add a variety of handbags to your fall wardrobe.
Autumn is in full swing and hopefully you’ve stocked up on some warmer clothes for the cooler weather on the way. Now that you know you’ll stay cozy, it’s time to think about adding some arm candy. Whether you’re looking to invest in a classic or just want to add a new, trendy piece to your regular rotation, here’s a cheat sheet for the top purse trends this season: Saddle Up Seen on the runways from Jason Wu to Michael Kors, this classic leather bag is available big or small ... Continue Reading
Head to your farmer’s market to get this amazing fall harvest produce.
There’s nothing like going to the farmer’s market on the weekend to put you in the healthy-eating frame of mind. All summer long, there are piles and piles of fresh produce grown within miles of your home, guaranteeing freshness and flavor for your plate and sustainability for the local farms. Today, on a gorgeous Indian Summer fall day, I found myself skipping a little faster down the sidewalk to get to the weekend fresh market because I know that like the summer fare, the fall harvest can ... Continue Reading
Add the current fall trends into your existing wardrobe with shoes, accessories, and accent pieces.
Every year, with the changing of the seasons, comes the new must-have wardrobe trends. The big seasons for new trends are usually spring and fall. The problem with following them, and purchasing just the right piece, is what do you do with your wardrobe when today's trend becomes 'so yesterday'? For example, a big fall 2011 clothing trend right now is polka-dots. Are you going to go out and buy a pair of polka-dot pants, only to wear them this season? No! You incorporate these fall trends ... Continue Reading
Find tips for healthy snacks and snacking habits after school this fall.
I love to snack, just like my kids! It's only human to want some nourishment between meals. When looking for snacks this fall, remember that after school is the perfect time to recharge and keep your kids (and you) motoring along, nourished and ready for after school studying and activities. Here are some of my favorite tips to keep in mind when in between meal noshing: Go for healthy. Try granola-topped yogurt, celery or carrots, whole-grain toast or whole grain crackers, apples or oranges. ... Continue Reading
Dressing for the transition into fall can be a challenge. Here are some tips for accessories to extend your warm-weather wardrobe.
In August, the warm summer days are capped off with cooler evenings, foreshadowing the chilly fall weather on its way in the coming months. Dressing for the transition into fall style can be a challenge. Do you forego wearing summer dresses completely because of the brisk mornings and then roast in the hot afternoon sun later in the day? You don’t have to suffer during the fluctuating temperatures. These five essential pieces make it simple to transition your summer wardrobe into fall: ... Continue Reading
Check out the new primetime television shows getting the most buzz.
While it is sad to say goodbye to those long days of summer, there is one good way to pass those increasingly cooler fall nights – fresh primetime television shows for fall 2011. Sure, we love our old stand-bys but it’s definitely exciting to get addicted to a new show with original storylines and characters. This year, there are a lot to television shows to choose from and, while this least isn’t even close to exhaustive (find a complete list of new shows here), let’s take a look at ... Continue Reading
With fall just around the corner, the Back to School shopping frenzy has begun. Learn how to round out your wardrobe today.
With fall just around the corner, the Back to School shopping frenzy has begun. Even if you aren’t going back to school, there is always a feeling of renewal, and getting back to routines in September, so why not join in on the fun and do some Back to Fall shopping yourself? To help you keep from getting carried away, here are some tips to ensure you refresh your wardrobe style without going overboard: Take stock. Make good use of a rainy Saturday or Sunday (or a lull in your summer ... Continue Reading