Hey, moms, we have a secret for you. It’s time to start adding this delicious and nutritious spice to your weekly menus. Most of us may associate cinnamon with a flavored bun or a great coffee now and then. But maybe it’s doing a whole lot more than many of us realize for our well-being …

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There are many extra factors that are included in the lives of child athletes. They have to cope with additional elements that previous generations never had to contend with. These additional stressors can potentially lower their performance, and in worst case scenarios, won’t be able to reach their maximum potential. If you’re a parent, it …

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We may relate physical therapy as an adult-only option but that’s absolutely not the case. Our children get injured and benefit from these remedies as well, especially when they’re athletes and their bodies are growing at such a fast rate. It’s important to realize, as Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta stated, “whether the cause is playing …

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When you’re an athlete, you’re bound to be in a place where you’re told to either grab a heating pad or a bag of ice to soothe an injury. Whether it’s minor or major, everyone eventually gets to a place where one of these remedies will help to ease some of the pain. But the …

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From the television to the magazines – and now social media with its constant scrolling messages – teenagers already have so much pressure put on them. And when you’re an athlete, there’s even more expectation because aside from your appearance, your performance comes into question. And one touch of the iPhone can bring in so …

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Whether you’ve got a little basketball player on your hands or an aspiring gymnast, there’s a lot of power that your athlete will be missing if there’s no time spent building up their lower muscles. Thankfully, there are a variety of ways to work on that strength and help him/her progress. When it comes to …

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Spaghetti is a favorite in most households with kids, but the traditional dish is loaded with carbs. Try this version with spaghetti squash and alfredo sauce to knock that carb count right down. There are several methods to prepare spaghetti squash. One fast method is to poke holes in the skin with a fork, then …

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The Quick & Easy Fruit & Nut Bar

This delicious fruit and nut bar packs a powerful boost for energy and stamina. It’s chock full of dried fruit and nuts to give it the sweetness that kids crave and the protein they need.   The Quick & Easy Fruit & Nut Bar That Packs a Nutritional Punch!   Print Prep time 20 Mins …

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Prone Position

It doesn’t matter if your child is an athlete or an artist, core strength is important no matter who you are or what you’re doing. You need a strong core to do everything from play a game of H-O-R-S-E with your buddies to playing in the Friday night football game to controlling your scissors in …

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8 Ways to Improve Your Child's Athletic Explosiveness

We want our children to be well-rounded in all areas; in the classroom, in social settings and on the ball field too. But when it comes to their athletic ability, how do we make sure that they’re reaching their highest potential? Are there certain diets, activities, or exercises we should push to help them succeed? …

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Basketball is one of the most popular sports around the world. The risk of injury is present but there are ways to reduce such an incidence. Trauma during training or playing can occur at any skill level. While it is impossible to eliminate chances of injury, the following should be the aim of any basketball …

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How to Get Your Kids Exercising

As childhood obesity continues to be a problem across the United States, parents are struggling to find ways to get their kids outside and exercising. Part of the problem is that most kids just want to play and have fun, not spend their time working out and being bored. To solve this problem, parents need …

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5 Tips to Prevent Injuries in Youth Sports

Follow these five tips to be sure that your team members stay healthy and prevent injuries throughout the playing season. Sports and children go together like peanut butter and jelly. It is a great way to get kids into the great outdoors while teaching teamwork and structure. Youth sports are an excellent addition to a …

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Football Concussions: Risks, Signs and Treatment

Although children have a chance of becoming injured no matter what sport they play, it is high contact sports, like football, that carry the biggest risks. One of the more dangerous injuries parents need to be aware of and watch out for are football concussions. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines a …

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Long Term Risks Associated with Football Concussions

  If your teen has a love of football, he may be interested in continuing his career by first heading to play college ball and then trying out for the NFL. Since football is a high contact sports, players are more susceptible to injuries, like football concussions. These can have serious long term affects. It …

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Best Apps for Tracking Physical Activity

When kids join sports teams it is important for them to remain physically fit throughout the season. If exercise is neglected, injuries are more likely to occur. Since teens and younger children have a tendency to spend a little too much time playing video games or using their cell phones, it makes sense to hold …

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Sports Exhaustion

Moms!  It is time to evaluate.  Is your athlete enjoying their sport? Are they setting goals or looking forward to earning that end-of-the-year trophy?  If you are having to even stop and think, it may mean your son or daughter is on the brink of  sports exhaustion.  No worries.  We all get tired.  Everyone needs …

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Preventing Sports Injuries

Kids are just as prone to sports injuries as adults. The only difference is that children tend to heal faster. Once an injury occurs, however, the child athlete must sit on the sidelines for the time frame determined by his or her doctor, and that is no fun at all. It is best to follow …

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Youth Sports Concussion

Moms!  This stuff is serious.  When you hear the word concussion all kinds of alarms should be going off!  It’s not just a blow to the head.  There is so much more that happens when the brain shakes inside the skull than what we realize. Concussions can happen at anytime, anywhere, in a game or …

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You are what you eat!  We’ve all heard that saying,  but it’s extremely true!  As parents it’s our job to instill good habits in our kiddos and healthy nutrition should be at the top of the list.  If you have active kids/athletes, than feeding them the right food and keeping them hydrated is probably the …

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Today we have a special guest post for you!  We are welcoming Angie, a sports mom and physical therapist. ******************** Being the mom of a young athlete is difficult. Finding the right mix of coach, cheerleader, nurse (and lets not forget mom) is a hard thing to do. When your child is injured in a sporting …

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We found affordable & adorable glasses for kids! You can shop for them without even leaving your home.

Your kiddo wears glasses. Every time he or she needs new frames it’s so incredibly hard to find affordable & adorable glasses for kids. In rolls Jonas Paul Eyewear. Glasses shopping for kids just got easy! Let me share with you how quick, easy and fun picking out new frames was for our 12 year old. …

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Summer is a great time for kids to get outside, be active and develop their bodies athletically. There are typically strength and agility camps that are available in many communities, but these exercises can be done at home, without breaking the bank! Below are 5 simple activities with some coaching points that kids of any age can …

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Our bodies are about 60 percent of water!  When you think about that it makes sense that drinking water is SO important.   Drinking enough H2O maintains the body’s fluid balance and so much more.  Which is why we thought it would good to share with you all the great benefits of water but also just …

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As we’ve mentioned in the past, our families have tried to start living a more healthy lifestyle and use more products that are natural.  We have shifted our thinking a little and have starting using essential oils FIRST instead of reaching for over-the-counter meds.  What we have found, is that most of the time the oils …

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