6 Tricks to Keep Halloween Healthy

You know what really scares me about Halloween? It’s the ingredients in most candy! Aaaaaaaaahhhhh!  It’s enough to make me run for the hills on Halloween night! Ok, so not really… but I am being serious when I say it’s frightening to any parent with a kid on a special diet or for those who simply want to…

Tips and Recipes for Feeding Children with Special Needs by Patricia Soza, L.Ac.

As a working mom of a 3 year-old daughter with a rare genetic condition, I know it can be overwhelming at times when your child has multiple challenges.  Some of the challenges we have faced with our daughter are: delayed speech delayed motor skills sensory disorder low immune system behavioral issues digestive challenges That is…

Teaching Children to Meditate: Simple Steps for Getting Started

Kids are naturally mindful.  Have you even noticed how completely present they are during play, enjoyable tasks or anything that holds their interest?  Most kids are mindful until about age 9 or 10 when their bodies and brains begin to change in preparation for puberty.  If you can show them how to continue being mindful…

Keeping Kids Hydrated During the Summer Months

Everyone knows water is a big part of having a happy, healthy summer. Pools, squirt guns, the beach- but many of us may be chronically dehydrated. We may need to drink water more often than we play around with it! Check out these neat tips, tricks and facts from Ruth Mendez at Afterschool.ae to keep you and…

Chinese Medicine for Sunburns, Burns, Itches, Cuts, and Injuries

Summer is in full swing at our house and we’ve already had to deal with mosquito bites, bruises, and some pretty scraped up knees. As my boys have gotten older (ages 9 and 11.5 at the time of this writing), they’ve gotten more adventurous, which inevitably leads to getting a little beat up now and then….