Will that be Water or Coca-Cola?

Apr. 3, 2015 by

Today, many people choose anything BUT water to drink to quench their thirst. But believe it or not the best liquid for your body is—water! You have been told dozens of times to drink at least eight glasses per day—and

5 Insanely Awesome Ways Music Builds Your Brain

Jan. 20, 2015 by

As a mother of five boys and author of Good Music Brighter Children, I want to share with you why music is so important to learning and some ideas on how to incorporate music into your child’s schooling experience. My

Coconut Oil–The Many & Varied Uses and Benefits: Part One

Jan. 7, 2015 by

It’s a New Year and our thoughts are turned to health and wellness–at least for a couple of weeks! So, I think it is important to talk about an oil that is pretty amazing–both for our physical and mental health.

Orange Cranberry Cookies

Dec. 15, 2014 by

I love these cookies! I got the recipe from my friend Janene Zimmerman many years ago.  They are wonderful to make around holiday time–because the cranberries and glaze frosting make them very festive-looking. I hope this recipe becomes one of

Brain-building Toys for Holiday Gift Giving: Part Two

Dec. 1, 2014 by

Today is a continuation of last week’s holiday toy suggestions. These are great toys to build your child’s brain while he/she has fun and builds brain cells.  Be sure and check out the YouTube video demonstrating the Sports Stacking Cups—an

Brain-building Toys for Holiday Giving: Part One

Nov. 24, 2014 by

The holidays are upon us and the frenzied gift-giving chaos is in full swing! Today I want to pass along some great toy ideas for your children that will build their brains. These are toys and games that get your

Music– A Brain-building Tool for Success in School: Part 3

Nov. 17, 2014 by

(Note: this is the last blogpost in a series of three that I’ve published over the last month) Today we are discussing another important part of the brain that music strengthens—the motor areas of the brain.  Brain-builder #3: Music strengthens the

Eggs, Eggs and More Eggs

Nov. 6, 2014 by

I don’t know about you, but I really do dislike eggs! In fact, I’ve disliked them since I was a kid. I will only eat them scrambled, deviled or in an omelet– and even that is pushing it. In the

Homemade Nachos

Nov. 4, 2014 by

These Nachos are great for any occasion, but they are extra fun to make around different holidays–such as Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Super Bowl Sunday, etc.  My family loves them and they do not think Christmas Eve or the Super Bowl

Fun Halloween Costumes

Oct. 27, 2014 by

I love Halloween—I love the candy, the decorations (especially the witches), the trick-or-treaters and most of all– the costumes! When our kids were growing up, I made them all sorts of costumes—a devil, a warlock, a pirate, a Ninja Turtle,

“The Widow’s Broom” A Must-Read for Halloween!

Oct. 20, 2014 by

I love the fall holidays—Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. I think that holiday-fun should always include reading-a-loud-fun that turns into exciting and memorable traditions. So today I’m going to talk about one of our family’s very favorite Halloween books: The Widow’s

@ils_learning –Integrated Learning Strategies: Using Music to Help Learning Disabilities

Oct. 13, 2014 by

Do you have a child with learning disabilities? Autism? Sensory Integration issues? Auditory Processing? Attention Deficit Disorder? Etc.? In chapter eight of my book, Good Music Brighter Children I talk about how music can be a powerful catalyst for kids

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...