Skip the Coffee and Take a Walk Outdoors

Feeling tired and unfocused, or maybe a bit stressed out? Assuming you have any allergies under control*, try taking a walk outdoors–both you and your child will benefit! More and more research is showing that spending time outdoors in a green space, park or the woods can provide some surprisingly positive results to your mood…

I am Moving, I am Learning

Parents and Families: Opportunity is knocking! You can help the young children in your life build a strong foundation for movement and physical activity! In fact, YOU are a very important piece of that foundation. You are their role model.
“Ugh!” you may say, “Enough with the role modeling demands!” I know, I know… But listen to this:

Breastfeeding Help and Info

It seems like everywhere you go you hear talk of people trying to save money, be healthier, and go green—and let’s face it, why shouldn’t we be striving for those things? Did you know that one of the easiest & most convenient ways of doing so is by breastfeeding or by encouraging a pregnant friend or family member to breastfeed? As a Leader with La Leche League (lah lay-chay league) of Lenawee, I’d like to share some of these benefits with you.

Lead Paint

Well, spring is almost here and many folks are in the mood to freshen up their house and do some redecorating.  It might be a whole room, or maybe just some trim.  When doing redecorating or remodeling, you need to be aware of any potential hazards you might encounter.  In an earlier article, I addressed…

You Are Invited

This post is from Lisa Eack, Lenawee Great Start Parent Liaison. As a member of the ‘Leaping in Lenawee’ Steering Committee, I’d like to extend a personal invitation for you and your family to attend the 2013 Leaping in Lenawee: Education Expo. The Expo will be held on March 23rd 2013 at the Adrian Mall…

Free Developmental Screenings

Guest blog from Lisa Eack, Parent Liaison of Lenawee Great Start. Parents, are you concerned about your child’s development? Developmental and social-emotional delays are subtle and can occur in children who appear to be developing normally. Lenawee Great Start provides a free tool for parents and caregivers that will help monitor a child’s physical and…

Expecting? Sign up for Text4Baby

Are you or is someone you know expecting a baby? If so, check out the free Text4Baby service. It’s easy to sign up—just use your cell phone and text the word BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to the number 511411. Then enter your baby’s due date and your zip code. You will receive weekly texts…

Guest Blog: William “Walnut” Whitehouse

Our guest blogger is Melissa Stewart, mother of two. She will introduce herself: Hi. My name is Melissa, and I’m from South Carolina.  I swam competitively for 12 years.  We Southerners live in the sun.  I gave that up when I became a Yankee and moved to Michigan 10 years ago to teach at Adrian…

Let’s Make Lunch

“I’m tired of this. I don’t like that.” Just weeks into the new school year, are you hearing these statements about school lunch? What to pack for lunch at school is a dilemma many parents face each fall. Parents who chose to send their kids to school with a lunch packed at home have several…

Striving for health

Creating a healthy lifestyle is a big issue in our country, not only for adults, but for our children. Rates of obesity among people have grown over the past couple of decades at frightening speeds. As a daycare provider, I recognize the importance of providing healthy food and activities for the children in my care.…