by Ingrid Schaller
It was a week of unexpecteds — the death of a dear friend, a child taken sick, the family van broken down — all layered over the nonstop everyday responsibilities of being a parent in a marriage in which my husband is frequently out of town. The idea of wedging yoga sessions into [...]
New Co-op Develops in Durand
In April 2012, a group of individuals held a public meeting to gauge response and chose a steering committee to develop what would become Good Egg Food Co-op. This committee spent much time gathering information, wrote a mission statement, and decided what type of co-op model to utilize. Although the co-op [...]
Ayurveda, the Science of Life, provides a bright light of guidance for parents who are in the childbearing and rearing phase of life. Unless you live in ‘granola’ towns such as Asheville, NC or Boulder, CO, it may seem like you are swimming upstream to adopt a whole foods, organic lifestyle, but it is well [...]
by Melissa Ida
As any parent knows, young boys and girls grow up too darn fast. In addition, they outgrow their clothes and toys even faster. Yesterday’s favorite building block set and mock jewelry kit get set aside for something newer, something different. The cute cargo pants and pink t-shirts bought only a few months ago [...]
by Sandra Helpsmeet
We all hear lots about the benefits of yoga, but do kids need yoga?
The short answer is: Not so much, but maybe.
We need to distinguish a bit more the different aspects of yoga to really answer that question. For the purpose of this discussion, we will say that yoga has three aspects: the [...]
Summer has zipped by and now it’s back to school time for the kids. You’ve been gathering the notebooks, folders, pencils, and new shoes and clothes for what will hopefully be, a stress free start to the new school year. Though now you wonder, what can be done with the moodiness, attitudes, fears, and worries [...]
Use “Green Bucks”
For older children, the concept of “Green Bucks” helps teach them about two types of green: money and the environment. Similar to an allowance, Green Bucks are given to kids as a reward, but instead of being used on the latest toy, they represent a set amount of money that is donated in [...]
by Rebecca Gorski
A wise woman once told me that “everything we need has already been created. And not only has it already been created, but it’s all right here within our own community.”
Think about it. All the clothes, shoes, furniture, strollers, exersaucers, coats, window coverings, dishes, appliances…they have ALL been created, and someone right here [...]
by Dr. Brent Jensen, Sacred Heart Pediatrics
All children gain weight as they grow and develop. However, putting on more weight than is needed to support growth and development can lead to childhood obesity. Over the past 30 years, the number of children with weight problems in the United States has risen at an alarming rate. [...]
We all know that yoga is good for the body, mind, and spirit, and that it’s never too late to begin your own personal practice. When your kids need a moment to center themselves, help them with these three easy moves.
AVOID THE TANTRUM. Tell your tot to lie on her back with her hands and [...]