One of our favorite meals in skewered chicken marinated in lime juice and oil with oregano, served with salsa. This looks like it might just become our 2nd favorite! Yummy on the grill and easy to carry to your picnic.
Undressed Skeleton — Pineapple Mango Tropical Chicken Skewers: Let Picnic Season Begin!.
Mango, pineapple and peach combined. How good does that sound!
Parents certainly worry as they send their babies off to college, but so do the kids. Take a look at this big jump from their point of view:
Kids Going to College: Top 10 Student Worries – Parenting, Love, Fashion, Health, Food, Home…
With these clues about what’s going through their minds as they pack up this August, you can have some helpful and stress-reducing conversations that will make their transition just a little bit easier.
This ‘science’ takes a subwoofer and an audio test tone mp3, but looks well worth the effort: the sound waves will make the oobleck ‘dance’ to the total delight of your kids. And- it’s science learning, so go find that subwoofer!
Dancing OobleckHousing a Forest.
A sugar free healthier alternative sweet frozen treat, and simple to make.
SPORTSNFITNESS: Healthy Recipe – Jello Pudding Pops.
Sugar is bad, artificial sweeteners aren’t great, but everybody needs a sweet treat every once in a while.
This is a marvelous ‘tutorial’ on how kids learn about and come to understand time, and why they don’t ‘get it’ right off and drive us nuts with their impatience.
This isn’t about reading a clock– it’s about the whole intangible concept of time. With suggestions as to to how to help them learn.
Moving Smart: THE IMPATIENT ZONE
Lentils are a terrific source of both protein and fiber, but not always so easy to get into the kids. This lentil salad looks like it might just do the trick- especially if you let them mix it all up with their (clean) hands! (FYI- I looked it up and sultanas are raisins in aussie.)
Kid-friendly Lentil Salad | Caro & Co | Engaging children with nature, outdoors and food.
Turn screen time into learning time- with this app it’s learning about fractions through a motion activated app game. Motion meaning tilting or moving the device to play the game. To quote:
Movement awakens and activates our mental capacities. Movement integrates and anchors new information and experience into our neural networks. Moving while learning increases learning.
Motion Math HD – Fractions.
So get some summer math in with a fun game on your smartphone or tablet. Beats killing aliens!
This is an extensive resource “based on more than twenty years of ground-breaking research on the lives of children and adults with learning disabilities. … to bring you the latest research to help you raise your children with learning disabilities”. If this applies to you, you need to check this out.
Life Success For Students With Learning Disabilities: A Parents Guide | LD Topics | LD OnLine.
See the suggestions for helping your LD child master the 6 success attributes that were found to really matter, enabling your child to reach their potential.
Stir Fry is an entire meal your tween or teen can make for the whole family to enjoy. Doing dinner once in a while, or even once a week, is a terrific way to keep that teen integrated into the family, contributing, and feeling a sense of accomplishment.
Man Pans and Easy Stir Fry – Daily Dish with Foodie Friends Friday~Daily Dish with Foodie Friends Friday
And a vegetarian meal once a week or so is good for the budget, the waistline and for healthy habits. It’s a win-win-win.
It’s a long way from that bundle of baby girl joy to your teenage daughter– and sometimes they don’t seem like they could POSSIBLY be the same person. This intelligent post about what’s going in your teen daughter’s life can help bridge that gap. It’s short- I encourage you to read it:
Parent Tips from Mark Gregston What Makes Girls Different » Parent Tips from Mark Gregston.
The better we parents understand the terrain our daughters are navigating in their teen years- and it IS different in many ways that when we were their age- the more meaningful support we can provide to help them transition to a happier adulthood.