Kindness Elves: An Alternative to the Elf on the Shelf Tradition

Kindness Elves: An Alternative to the Elf on the Shelf Tradition

This is an article by Anna over at The Imagination Tree that speaks to the latest fad of Elf on the Shelf and why some of us parents reject the idea of a “spy for Santa”. Personally in our household we teach that Santa is the spirit of giving and thus he exists in the heart of everyone. Santa can never die or be discovered to be “not real” because every person has the capacity to give. I love Anna’s article and completely agree. Read more

The Importance of Breakfast

Probably one of the easiest meals of the day it is also the most important. Often it is the only one I will eat until dinner and you can bet if your child goes to school or on many play dates that the quality of their breakfast will impact the rest of their day. The most important thing is fats. We’ve been scared of feeding our family fats for the past few decades but thankfully that mindset is changing. Margarine is out and butter is back in! For more information about the right kinds of fats for you and your family please read here.

To my son ‘breakfast’ means some form of oatmeal or granola and milk or yogurt. If someone were to ask him if he wanted breakfast and you served him toast you might just wind up regretting you’d gotten up such a short time ago.

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