Blog :: 08-2019

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HIGH Demand LOW Inventory

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    How to Make a Study Space

    How to Make a Study Space Co-authored by Megan Morgan, PhD * Updated: August 10, 2019

    Part 1 - Stocking Your Space

    1. Find a good desk (or table) and chair.

    2. Ensure adequate lighting.

    3. Gather your supplies.

    4. Keep things organized.

    5. Organize your computer files, too.

    6. Consider a clock.

    Part 2 - Stocking Your Space

    1. Find a good desk (or table) and chair.

    2. Ensure adequate lighting.

    3. Gather your supplies.

    4. Keep things organized.

    5. Organize your computer files, too.

    6. Consider a clock.

    Part 3- Personalizing Your Study Space

    1. Make it yours.

    2. Decorate to motivate.

    3. Appeal to your senses.

    4. Don't go overboard.



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      Lunch Packing Stations

      How To Create Lunch Packing Stations

      Make Lunch Meal Planning A Habit

      The first step in making the process of packing lunches easier each day is to plan ahead with a lunch meal plan, so you know what you're going to pack for lunches each day for that coming week.

      Make Time To Prep Ahead Some Components Of Your Packed Lunches Regularly

      These prep ahead tasks could include washing or cutting produce, and/or dividing and bagging up certain treats or snacks, ahead of time, for example.

      Create Refrig And Pantry Areas That Are Designated As Lunch Packing Stations

      This requires that you designate a spot in both your refrigerator and pantry where all these items are gathered, so no one is searching for what they've got as choices for lunch each day. You can see a real life example of both the refrigerator and pantry lunch packing stations, as shown in the photo, sent in by a reader, Jill. As you can see she's prepped ahead and pre-bagged various types of items that

      everyone can choose from, to put into their lunch box or bag, labeling the various types of foods that each bin contains. She said, "I fill all the baskets on Sunday evening for the week and the kids do all their own packing each day. It saves me a LOT of time and hassle in the morning!"

      Create A Lunch Box Guidelines List To Make Sure Everyone Packs A Balanced Lunch

      So to avoid that problem give guidelines that are posted somewhere near the lunch packing station about what types of items must be packed -- such as a main dish or sandwich, drink, fruit and/or vegetable, dessert, number of snacks, etc. so you are satisfied that they'll pack a reasonably balanced lunch. If you need to you can separate the food from these categories into the various bins and say something like, choose one thing a day from the snack bin, and one piece of fruit from the fruit bin.

      Keep Lunch Boxes & Other Lunch Packing Supplies Organized

      The final step in the process of streamlining the packing of school or work lunches is to organize your lunch boxes and other lunch packing supplies into one area, so everyone knows where to grab the items they'll need to help them pack their lunch for the day.


      For more lunch packing and station ideas check out the links below!


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        Back to School Tips

        101 back-to-school tips for kids and parents

        Article by Liz Alton July 31,2019 found on

        As summer comes to an end and back-to-school season begins, it can be hard to get back into a regular schedule — for both kids and adults. 

        To help you out, we asked Dr. Fran Walfish, a child and family psychotherapist and author of "The Self-Aware Parent," and Dr. Christina Nichols, a licensed clinical psychologist, to share their thoughts on how parents can get a jump on the school year. In response, they gave us 101 tips that parents can use to ease their kids back into school, while also managing their own stress. 

        The trick is to plan ahead. Read through this list and identify some strategies that you think could help you and your family stay organized and on top of things. Then, test these different approaches as a family so you can figure out which ones work for you, and which ones  don't.

        Finally, be sure to include your entire child care crew in your plans, too. Whether you have a babysitter, nanny, tutor or all of the above, they'll be able to help you keep your kiddo on track for the first day of school. Plus, they'll be able to take some tasks off of your plate — which means you can enter the school year with a little more of your sanity intact.

        With all this preparation, your kids will be in great shape. If you're relaxed and calm, they'll head off to school feeling excited and ready to get to work.




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          Roasted Veggies!

          What to do with all those fresh Veggies? Try this!


          Roasted “Flavor Explosion” Veggies Recipe

          These caramelized low-histamine vegetables pack a powerful punch of palate-pleasing flavor.

          Recipe and photo by Shawna Coronado| July/August 2019


          · Vegetables of your choice, cut into 1-inch pieces

          · Olive oil

          · Dried herb seasonings, such as Herbs de Provence or Italian seasoning, to taste

          · Salt and pepper, to taste


          1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.

          2. In a large bowl, toss vegetables with olive oil.

          3. Sprinkle with dried herbs, salt, and pepper, and toss well.

          4. Transfer vegetables to the baking sheet, and roast according to the chart at right.

          5. Serve immediately, or freeze for up to 1 month. Add to soups and smoothies.


          Roasting time for vegetables varies depending on the vegetable and how done you prefer them, but follow these general guidelines for vegetables cut into 1-inch pieces and cooked at 425° F.

          Cruciferous vegetables (cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage):

          15 to 30 minutes

          Onions: 30 to 45 minutes

          Root vegetables: 45 minutes

          Summer squash: 15 to 20 minutes

          Winter squash: 30 to 60 minutes

          Other vegetables: 10 to 25 minutes



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