Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
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Sunday, June 27, 2010
1lb. frozen strawberries
1 c. 2% plain Greek yogurt
1/4 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract Strawberries, for garnish
2. In food processor, puree yogurt, sugar, vanilla, and remaining strawberries until smooth. Transfer to bowl with strawberries; stir until well combined. Cover and freeze about 1 hour, until firm but not hard. Garnish with strawberries.
Each serving is about 70 calories, 3 grams protein, 14 gram carbohydrate, 1 gram total fat (0.4 gram saturated), 1 gram fiber, 1 milligram cholesterol, 10 milligram sodium. This treat will be so much better for your entire family then other sugar and saturated fat filled ice cream.
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Posted by Debra West at 2:43 PM
Monday, June 21, 2010
I hope that you are planning on keeping your children engaged academically over the summer break. A good program should include plenty of physical activity, academic enrichment, and nutritionally balanced meals. If the summer program your child is in is strictly physical activities, make sure he/she is reading or being read to at night for 15-30 minutes for young children and 30-60 minutes for older children. You can purchase reasonable activities books for whatever grade level your child is going to or if he/she needs to improve on last years skills, get the activity book for the grade just completed. Just require they work in the book for 20-30 minutes and then let them read. Try to check their work and make sure they are completing it correctly and neatly. Don't let them get away with doing substandard work. It will make all the difference for the coming school year.
Make sure you and your child enjoy the summer break. Do something special and create memories!
Saturday, June 19, 2010
So make swimming a part of your family's activities this summer. You and your children could become healthier and thinner to boot.
Friday, June 18, 2010
Sunday is Father's Day! So many times fathers and grandfathers are not shown appreciation. If your children's father/grandfather are good to your children, encourage them to tell him how much they love and appreciate them. Below are some suggestions for Father's Day. Get going because it's still not too late!
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Posted by Debra West at 2:43 PM
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
1. Walk the Walk: Books and festivals are great, but true respect sinks roots when diversity comes in the form of friends and neighbors. Cynthia Garcia Coll, PhD., a psychology professor at Brown University states, " I've been thinking about this for a long time, and I believe that modeling is more powerful than teaching." If you have friends from all different racial and ethnic backgrounds, it shows your children more about tolerance than talking about it. But if not, and you live in a homogeneous community, then teaching tolerance will be a lot harder.
2. Give kid the confidence to ask questions when they are confused: Make sure you are comfortable with the topic of tolerance before confronting the topic of race with your children. This is for parents of all races. Many times we think we are more tolerant then we truly are. Search your own heart and truly face the prejudices that are within before trying to teach our children about race and tolerance. A parent must be honest about instances, historical and current, when people have been mistreated because of their difference. If you see characters on TV or in movies that offend you, Bring It Up and talk about it.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
"Just because you feel you're not doing anything doesn't mean your brain is also idle," says senior author Lia Davachi, PhD. "Really important memory processes occur while you rest." A good rationale for grabbing a cup of coffee after a meeting or lecture? Perhaps, but it's the vegging out that's important: Instead of chatting with or surfing the Web while you sip, let your mind wander for 10 minutes so the new info can percolate through your brain. Better yet, why not teach your children to relax and learn!
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
1. animal trainer
9. entomologist (someone who studies bugs)
10. environmental/ecological advocate
13. forensic scientist
14. forest/park ranger
16. garden nursery owner/ employee
18. herpetologist (someone who studies reptiles such as lizards, snakes, and crocodiles)
19. landscape designer
20. marine biologist
23. tree surgeon
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
Does your child:
1. like animals?
2. have a "green thumb"?
3. care about nature and environmental causes?
4. like going to parks, zoos, and aquariums?
5. enjoy camping or hiking in nature?
6. notice nature wherever you are?
7. have a garden at home or in the neighborhood?
8. adapt to different places and events well?
9. enjoy taking care of pets (at home or in the classroom)?
10. have a good memory for the details of places where you've been and the names of animals, plants, people, and things?
11. ask a lot of questions about the people, places, and things you see in your environment or in nature so you can understand them better?
12. have "street smarts" (the ability to understand and take of yourself in new or different situations or places)?
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
3. chaplain or member of the clergy/theologian
5. crafts person/artisan
7. film maker/director
9. guidance counselor
10. holistic health practitioner (massage therapist, acupuncturist, herbalist)
12. leader (business, political, social)
13. performance artist
14. personal lifestyle coach
15. personal trainer/therapist
21. research scientist
22. self-employed business person/venture capitalist
23. social worker
25. time management consultant
Friday, June 4, 2010
1. Word Smart: Have your child write an autobiography. Talking to members of your family can help your child with their autobiography by giving him/her information about your family as a whole as well as your and the child's part in its history.
2. Music Smart: Encourage your child to create a musical autobiography using their favorite songs from when they were younger.
3. Logic Smart: Let your child look for patterns in the things he/she likes. It can be a lot of fun to learn about how our mind works, so let your child the science of the mind. Find out what the different parts of the mind are and the different functions they perform.
4. Picture Smart. Have your child experiment with the different arts to express how they feel or to create a self-portrait. Painting, drawing, collage, and paper-mache are just a few of the ways you can let them express themselves.
5. Body Smart: Let your child do physical activities that let them express how they feel, like dance, acting, mime, or fine arts such as sculpture. There are many physical activities that you can get involved with that let your child focus their mind or even meditate while they get exercise, like running, bicycling, yoga, martial arts, or swimming.
6. People Smart: Tell your child to use how well they know themselves to get to know others better. Find people with common interest to do things with.
7. Nature Smart: Go for a walk and take a good look around you. How does being in nature make you and your child feel. Use objects fond like pine cones, leaves, and feathers to create an art piece to express how nature makes you feel.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
2. Music Smart: Have your child create a musical autobiography using favorite songs from when your child was younger.
3. Logic Smart: Encourage your child to look for patterns in the thinks he/she likes. Have he/she answer the question, "Do your favorite things have anything in common? If so, what?"
4. Picture Smart: Let your child experiment with the different arts to express how he/she feels or to create a self-portrait. Let your child design an original invention by sketching it out, and if he/she can, build it.
5. Body Smart: Have your child do physical activities that let him/her express how he/she feels, like dance, acting, mime, or fine arts such as sculpture.
6. People Smart: Encourage your child to get to know others better. Find people with common interest to do things with your child that would include volunteer opportunities.
7. Nature Smart: Go for a walk with your child and take a good look at everything around. Ask your child how nature makes him/her feel?