Children

Healthy Lunch Ideas for School

We're back to school! Notice I say "we", because as every parent knows, school is as much work for the parents as it is for the kids. Parents everywhere figuratively pull their hair each morning trying to come up with ideas that appeal to their sprogs, foods that are relatively easy to prepare, and preferably do ...

Ideas for healthy school snacks

Kids love snacks! Your child’s lunchbox does not have to include chips, candy, cookies or sodas – these are full of ‘empty calories’. They have little nutritional quality and have lots of ingredients that are actually harmful to your child’s health – sugar, salt, fat, artificial colors and additives. You don’t have to ban these snacks altogether, ...

Kitchen wise – a safety guide

This article is written with children in mind but much of the advice applies to adults as well. Accidents in the home - especially in the kitchen - can be avoided if you apply several commonsense measures. My first and central tip would be: if at all possible, keep children out of the kitchen when ...

A simple birthday party

Let me invite you to my daughter's 4th birthday party. For this you will need a time machine, because that was last year. We have a few ideas of our own about environmentalism, how we raise our daughter and a host of other topics. This is not the time to share them, but the way we did ...

Handmade Towel Set for Kids

I don't like bath rugs, I find them a bit unhygienic.  Instead we use "floor towels", or whatever the name is. We wash them every time we do laundry, and they seem to last at least a couple of years, if not more (we rotate them). Because Nadia's bathroom is small, our standard-size ones don't fit, so ...

Baby and toddler foods, Dominican Republic-style

I weaned my baby son here in the DR, and found that many of the foods found here worked as excellent first foods for him. The requisites - wherever you're coming from - were that they should be palatable, easy to digest, and nutritious. First stage (never before the age of 4 months): purées like Avocado, ...