Summer brings the wonderful advantage of some unstructured time for children. As the days permit, make sure to use the nature in your backyard for children to learn. Following are some tips that were featured in a newsletter I receive (The Well-Centered Child) and I thought you might be motivated to ponder the possibilities […]
We eat a lot of salt in the US. In fact, data just published say only 1 in 10 adults met their recommendation for sodium intake. The average intake was 3,691 mg, well over the <2,300 mg recommendation set forth by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Too much salt may lead to high blood pressure, […]
The public is increasingly turning to fish oil supplements as a source of omega-3 fatty acids. The benefits of omega-3s include reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke while helping to lessen symptoms of high blood pressure, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), joint pain, as well as certain skin conditions. Some research has even […]
There are several payment systems now in place when buying items online. These systems PayPal, Ebillme, Bill Me Later and Google Checkout may save you time with a few clicks compared to waiting on the phone to place an order. But you may want to check out some of the possible drawbacks to their systems. […]
What do you do when your teen brings home a “C” on a test or report card? Do you feel pressure to make sure your child is in on the honor roll and in all the “right” classes? Often times in parenting, especially through the teenage years, it is easy for parents to get overwhelmed […]
It’s the season for graduations, family reunions, and many other outdoor activities. Check out the link below for information on keeping your food safe while cooking outdoors. Safe Summer Grilling – eXtension.