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Will My Children Get the Vaccine?

I’ve been asked many times recently if I will let my children get the vaccine. The answer is yes. The better question is, do I think my children need the vaccine? The answer to that, given the data and the evidence, is no. I will take my kids for the vaccine when I have to, […]

Should School Start Later? Take a Listen

For years, evidence has been mounting to support a later school start time for adolescents. Dr. Anne Robinson, through her group, Smart Balance, has been spearheading a campaign for the Ridgewood, NJ school system to follow the science, demonstrate a real commitment to student wellbeing and push back the first bell. I interviewed Dr. Robinson […]

The Apathy Is Gonna Kill Us

You are in a jungle. You are being chased by a hungry lion. You have two choices, right? Stay and fight or run like the wind. Fight or flight is one of our most basic survival instincts in response to stress, but these aren’t the only two choices. Freeze is another. Fight, flight or freeze. […]

6 Tips for Surviving Virtual School

Here are 6 Tips to Help Us Survive Set a schedule and stick with it. Everyone should know what to expect out of each day. Don’t treat this as a free for all, sleep late, get your work done when you feel like it kind of stay-home. Get them up in the morning, try to do what you […]

Protecting Your Kids From Chronic Disease

Also read: Protecting Their Eyes from Screen Time For all the dieting and working out (and spending on dieting and working out) our society does, we still have a major problem, and the effects of it are being highlighted every time we turn on the news. Obesity and its oft companion, diabetes, are major risk […]

30+ Ideas for Your Elf on the Shelf

Still Need an Elf? Get Your Elf on the Shelf here.Remember when your Elf on the Shelf was content just sitting on a shelf? Those days are over! We live in a Pinterest perfect work and our elves are not immune! They get more creative every year and now require props, accessories and new outfits–some wearing Elf Couture! […]

How to See Santa This Year

This year is a different from other years; Santa needs to social distance too! But we discovered a way that your kids can still have a visit with Santa–virtually. Santa will virtually visit your family from his North Pole Home, via ZOOM for 10 minutes through North Pole Direct. Have your Christmas list ready and any […]

Tips for Trick or Treating Safely This Year

Looking for tips on how to trick or treat this year? Here are safety guidelines from the New Jersey Department of Health. For more information, go to nj.gov. Also Check Out 7 Tips for Getting Candy to Kids…in Clever, Socially Distanced Ways. Halloween Cocktails: Vanilla Pumpkin Martini DIY Halloween Costumes

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