Technically, public school is for everyone
— in the sense that it’s free, open to all and provided by the state. But what if it’s not for your child — in the sense that he or she craves a nontraditional type of gray-matter stimulation? In such cases, parents can find navigating the alternatives a daunting and frustrating task.
Let these recipes draw the whole family into the kitchen — not just to eat, but to help prepare
Blueberry Lemon Pie Pops in Whole Wheat Crusts
Kids love any food on a stick! Inside these palate-pleasing pie pops, sweet blueberries serve as a perfect contrast to tart, lip-puckering lemons. Make them as a fun dessert for your next outdoor picnic or barbecue.
When those searing summer days have us all stuck inside, it’s tempting to let the kids go screen-wild because, well, it’s just easier. Resist! This summer, I challenge you to challenge yourselves and your kids: Limit screen time to the American Association of Pediatrics’ recommended maximum of two hours per day — for optimal physical, mental and emotional health.
A weekly meeting keeps this family strong (and the trophy motivates the kids)
Who will win the Boone Family Child of the Week trophy this Sunday? Will it be eldest son Anthony Jr. for continuing to balance his studies with his hectic volleyball schedule? Or maybe Laurel for working hard to make friends at her new middle school? Or maybe Logan or Nigel for keeping their room clean, handily passing the random inspections — heralded by the cry of “Room check!” — their mother springs on them throughout the week? Whoever does win gets more than just bragging rights and a weeklong warm fuzzy.