I often joke that I’m a full time mom of 1.75 children. Being 33 weeks pregnant, with an active 2 year old in tow, let’s just say it’s not always a walk in the park. Plus, let’s face it: at 37 years old, I’m no Spring Chicken.
Healthy Moms Blog
The Back To School marketing season is in full swing. For families with school-aged kids, the last few days of summer vacation are fraught with checklists, errands, snack food shopping, and pencil crayon sharpening anxiety to "be ready." Shopping for the kids’ fall and winter clothing is a big part of what we try to get done before that first school bell. I'd like to suggest that we all hold onto our horses (or canoe paddles, or water bottles) just a bit, and remember to breathe. Here are some kids’ clothing & style tips for Healthy Moms to keep in mind, when the cultural pull towards stress, excess, and impulsive overspending start to press on us:
Our family has been making some modifications to our diet lately and we've been embracing nut milk. Don’t get me wrong, I still love a cold glass of milk as do my kids, but offering an alternative is always fun in developing their palates. I use nut milk mostly for smoothies and when I make oatmeal for breakfast. One of the things I enjoy most about nut milk is that there is none of the bloat that dairy can cause in some and they are a great alternative if you are sensitive or intolerant to dairy.
The first day of school is weeks away and while we are still enjoying every moment of this lovely warm summer, I am starting to think ahead to getting organized for the coming school year. This means figuring out who needs new running shoes, new backpacks and the always important lunch gear.
Everyone asks me where I buy my son’s clothes. I take it as a compliment and, to be honest, I sort of feel like it’s earned. I agonize over what he wears…sometimes even just to come down into the kitchen. It’s not that I’m so superficial or that I attach his (my) self-esteem to his appearance—I just feel like he’s such a sweet and lovely little creature, he deserves to look his best.