Roadtrips have become a way for our family to explore a stretch of land between two destinations, instead of the more convenient “fly-over”. We have become quite accustomed to the trip from Northern to Southern California, and we have taken every road and route connecting these two areas. On road trips, I have learned many […]Read more "Coolkid Roadtrip: California"
NSNG, G-Free, Paleo, Atkins, Whole Food. If you are anything like me and absolutely neurotic about healthy eating for your CoolKids, then you are well versed in the trendy diets swirling around. How do we make sense of the options and how do we know which is best? For our family, we decided to […]Read more "CoolKid On The Fence: NSNG Diet"
So many days are a blend of shuttling children to and fro, busy completing tasks and check offs that MUST be done. When was the last time you took a ‘ditch day’ from everyday tasks and just went exploring with your CoolKid? There are so many lessons to be learned and experiences to enrich us- […]Read more "CoolKid Adventures: Get Outside!"
Let me start by saying how time has FLOWN by. Ok ok to be fair, we did remodel a house, move into said house, had another baby and a whole lot else. Still…..no posts for over a year?! Oh there have been many on my mind and in my heart, just fleeting thoughts entering and […]Read more "Wow…"
According to the CDC, only one-third of U.S. adults eat two or more servings of fruit per day, and only one-quarter of adults eat three or more servings of vegetables per day.27 These minimal amounts cannot be expected to provide disease protection. I recommend a far more substantial intake of fruits and vegetables with 90 […]Read more "CoolKid Healthy Habits: A Pound of Flesh, er, Fruit"
Today is the start of a new year, a new you? A new routine? A resolution yet to be fulfilled. So many opportunities to better ourselves and our situation, a great white hope that tomorrow will be better than yesterday. All of these unfulfilled wishes, goals, dreams, desires can be thrust into the forefront of […]Read more "CoolKid Holiday: A New Year, A New Hope"
What am I going to do today to enrich my child? To expose them to social situations, build strength both physically and emotionally, engage them, introduce them to the fine arts, teach them while they are still little sponges? If you are anything like me, there are many days where hanging close to home is […]Read more "CoolKid About Town: Walnut Creek Toddler Classes and Activities"
Thanksgiving has come and gone. The days of thankfulness seem to be over, Facebook posts proclaiming thanksgiving for such simple things as morning coffee and an extra hour of sleep have stopped. December 1st comes and the consumer in all of us comes out and begins the dash. Dashing to find the perfect Christmas tree, […]Read more "CoolKid Holiday: Daily Dose of Christmas Gratitude"
There has been quite an eruption in the availability of food over the past 50 years, shifting away from the local growers and producers toward a more industrialized food production and distribution mechanism. This shift has called for food items to have longer shelf lives, to be shelf stable instead of needing refrigeration, as well […]Read more "Chef CoolKid: Top 10 Ways to Eat Clean(er)"
Homogenized, non-homogenized, pasteurized, ultra-pasteurized, conventional, whole, low fat, fat free. Goodness there are so many options when it comes to Milk. Upon researching the various choices, our family has chosen to stick to the least processed version: Raw Organic Grass-Fed Non Homogenized Cow’s Milk. What a mouthful. Want to know why? Read on and I […]Read more "CoolKid Research: Milk Made Easy – A Comparison"