Healthy Snacks for Talk Like a Pirate Day


This is a real day. I’m not sure who sanctioned this. However, my hunky husband reminds me every year. So, let’s get on with some Me Hearties, Scallywaging, and Land Lubbering.

I don’t even know what that means. I hope I didn’t offend anyone.

Arrrrrggg! I love these ideas for making simple or elaborate pirate-inspired snacks. Fruits and veggies can transform into anything, no? Use this silly day to highlight foods that are sure to prevent scurvy. Happy Friday, Friends! Continue reading

Why I Won’t Buy Fundraiser Cookie Dough


He ran to his room with a shiny limousine poster and four thumb tacks. My first grader had just returned home after a fundraiser assembly. He displayed the poster proudly above his bed. The catalog includes kitchen gear, gift wrap, frog shaped fudge, cheesecake, cookie dough, and cake rolls. He was excited, but I Continue reading

Tag is an Academic Strategy: How to Advocate for Active Schools

tag-is-an-academic-strategy“Hey Random Mom! Let’s advocate for an active environment at our school!”

This line doesn’t work for me. It’s atrocious.

When I use formal or academic-sounding phrases like “Environment that Supports Physical Activity” most parents give me the look. I get it all the time. I’m a slow learner coming from an academic world and landing in the real world of working class families. Continue reading

We can make healthy normal.

We can do this.

We can do this.

This video is powerful. It uses a scare tactic, which isn’t my favorite form of persuasion. However, it is SPOT ON illustrating how small choices over time will create habits.

If we don’t advocate for our kid’s health environment – then who will? Let’s keep making changes at home, school, and in our communities.

How did you react to this video? It’s had over 3 million views. Was one of those you? What did you think?

I’ll have a regular posting schedule as soon as school begins. Hope you’re doing well, my fabulous friends!