You want to go WHERE? WHEN? This was my first response to my then 6th grade son when he said he wanted to go to Spain on the 8th grade spring break trip.  I figured he might change his mind in two years.  Nope! Since he was serious about going, I had to get…

I remember THIS DAY like it was yesterday. My older son had been yearning for a sibling and when we brought home his little brother from the hospital, he couldn’t get enough of him.  Thirteen years later, their relationship has blossomed. While not always “smooth”, they have a mutual respect and love for one another which…

Guest post by Daniella Knell of Smart Allergy~Friendly Education. “FOOD FREE CLASSROOMS” aren’t your ONLY option! Tips for creating a learning environment where Food Allergies, Food AND Celebrations party together! Is it possible to have food allergies, food and celebrations ALL residing in one classroom? Absolutely! With a combination of open communication, pre-emptive planning AND a…

Back to school time is always bittersweet for me. While I enjoy the unregimented carefree sun filled days of summer, getting back into our school rhythm brings a welcomed sense of structure and familiarity. Regardless of whether or not I am ready, the school year is about to begin and that means preparation. In our house, back…

Guests post by Lisa Musician, RD, LDN Sending your child off to school for the first time, whether it is pre-school or kindergarten, is stressful enough. After all, this may be the first time your child has been separated from you for any length of time. Add the fact that your child could potentially have…

FoodASC Asks- Back to School Welcome to our Food ASC Asks post where FoodASC asks YOU, the community,  to share your ideas and tips on a particular topic.  It’s a chance to exchange ideas and share valuable information that you have discovered, written or experienced.     Heading back to school is on the minds…