Newsletter Spring 2012
EATING WELL WHEN LIFE IS BUSY Print E-mail

By Erin Stanley
Mom of Arundahti, age 5
And Solana age 3

For the past five years I have been a stay at home mom of my two girls, 3 and 5. I keep our family running smoothly (well as smoothly as one can with two young children, one car and an active schedule). Recently I have accepted a job outside of the home and though it is only a few hours a week it has shifted our daily routine and necessitated higher efficiency in the kitchen. For us it is about cooking big and stretching it out for a couple of days. Cooking in this way is much easier on your consumption of energy, on the checkbook, and on the family, especially when we arrive home at 7pm from an evening at the pool. With a little time and planning we can feed our families well even when we are on the move. Eat well.

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PARENTING THROUGH MISTAKES Print E-mail

By Beth Heavlin
Inclusion Specialist
First 5 Humboldt

Our daily lives are filled with stress and challenges. When stress is high in your life, you feel it in your body and you see it in your behavior. Stress can make you react before you have thought about how you should respond.

 

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FIRST FIVE PLAYGROUP TIMES Print E-mail

First Five Playgroup Times, Locations, and Contact Information

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THINGS TO DO Print E-mail

Here’s a list of inexpensive, fun, things to do with your child. Do you know of an event that should be in this section? Email it to Hillarie at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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ASK OMI Print E-mail

By Meg Walkley
Children and Family Specialist
First 5 Humboldt

WHAT DO I DO WHEN MY CHILD GETS SICK?

It is cold and flu season and this question comes up frequently. I am not a medical professional and therefore do not offer medical advice. However, I would like to offer some reliable resources and an experience related to the question.

 

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AFTER SCHOOL ADVENTURES Print E-mail

By Kit Meyer
Mom of Bryson, age 5
And Nalia, age 2

Some children have just had enough after a long day of school but I found my 5 year old was not one of them. We are always quick to find a park play date or afternoon adventure to keep us busy. We often get a low cost snack in town or just have a picnic at a local park. Here are some other great, healthy and low cost ideas for weeknight adventures and activities.

 

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RECIPES FOR FUN Print E-mail

Submitted by Jessica Callahan
Mom of Simon, Age 6
and Rose, Age 3

Flubber & Play Dough

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