By Catherine McCord
Pizza Mummies (serves 2)
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 8 mins
- 2 english muffins, cut in half
- 8 teaspoons pizza sauce
- 2 mozzarella cheese sticks
- 3 green olives with pimentos
By Laurie Searle
As a trainer and yoga teacher, I know how important it is to mix things up to keep your muscles and mind from getting bored. We all know how hard it is to connect with friends and family so this work out is for the busy mom to feel the burn and have fun while connecting with loved ones.
Happy hour yoga. Don’t get alarmed. It’s not what you are thinking. (more…)
Does your child need a traditional tutor or an educational therapist?
By Nathalie Kunin
Many parents ask us whether their child would benefit from educational therapy instead of traditional tutoring. Each child is unique and has different needs that are addressed by different types of tutors. Educational therapists are highly trained individuals who work with students of all ages who are having difficulty learning in the traditional manner. Educational therapists have specialized training that enables them to identify and treat learning disorders and differences that interfere with the learning process. They are able to diagnose and treat students by utilizing different teaching modalities in order to improve, correct or overcome these disabilities. (more…)
Is it sciatica or pelvic girdle pain (PGP)?
By Jennifer Posen
More than half of all pregnant women experience some, if not, a significant degree of pelvic and lower back discomfort during their term. And when lower back pain radiates into the buttocks and thighs, it’s often labeled as “sciatica”, a condition that is actually relatively uncommon.
True sciatica, which can be caused by a herniated or budging disc in the lower spine, affects only about 1% of all pregnant women. (more…)
Tips on how to improve your child’s math scores.
By Angela John
School is starting and your child will be embarking on new learning adventures. Each year, as your child advances in math, the curriculum continues to build upon itself. Starting the school year with a solid math foundation is crucial to succeeding.
We believe that “mathing” year round with your kids is just as important as reading to them. Students should engage regularly in age appropriate math-related tasks to keep their computational skills and numerical fluency fresh and on point. Cooking (working with units of measure, ratio, and proportion), shopping (calculating percentages and making change) and playing math games are all acceptable activities. Get creative! (more…)
How to keep your family connected during a hectic school year.
By Shirin Yadegar
Back to school schedules are tedious and exhausting. Driving two kids to two separate activities after school is nearly impossible, but somehow we manage. In the midst of all the chaos, we many times fail to connect with our children. Instead, we are rushing them to eat a snack and get changed into their dance, gymnastics or athletic wear in the back seat. We rush them to after school activities and tutors because they have begged and we have coerced them. So by the time everyone gets home, showers and completes homework there is either a meltdown or pure exhaustion. (more…)
Are your children prepared to return to school?
By Peter S. Waldstein, M.D., F.A.A.P and Julia A. White, M.D., F.A.A.P
Back to school time is upon us, which is a great opportunity to make sure your child is ready from a health perspective. There are new requirements this year for adolescents for vaccines. It is also a great time to refresh on illness prevention while being at school.
Maintaining proper health begins at home. Back to school time is a good excuse to refamiliarize your children on the importance of hand washing at home and school. Most illness is spread through contact, and hand washing has been proven to be one of the most effective ways to prevent your child from becoming ill while at school. (more…)