Want healthy habits for your kids? Change the rules

I've often wondered why schools don't have healthier alternatives for kids - and why kids are only allowed to eat at designated times. But, that is a post for another day.The Boston Channel On Line reported yesterday that Framingham High School was just awarded a grant to offer healthier foods. This is fantastic! I hope this becomes an epidemic that spreads quickly to all our communities. As part … [Read more...]

Morning Musings and Close Calls

What a crazy morning drop off today. The streets near the school were lined with parked cars for some end of the year event. The crossing guards were no where to be seen. And, everyone was leaving for work at the same time making all the streets leading away from school crazed.Like many New England schools, our school driveway was made eons ago when cars were just a tad bigger than a VW bug. Add … [Read more...]

Bike Smart, Bike Safe

You probably heard the very sad news about the 13 year old Medway boy who died over the weekend after his bike was hit by a minivan. I can't imagine the anguish his family must be feeling.With school about to end, this tragedy reminds us of the importance of reinforcing with our kids safety rules for ourdoor fun, especially with regards to fun on wheels. Did you know it is actually the law in … [Read more...]

Sleep, baby, sleep. If it were only that simple.

Every new parent dreams of the day their adorable infant sleeps through the night. Initially, being up at night with our much anticipated baby is wonderful - even awe-inspiring. Then the other shoe drops, we realize we are tired and that quickly trumps admiring the cuteness of our infant.A friend of mine pinged me recently after she heard Dr. Ferber interviewed on NPR and read the Globe article … [Read more...]