Monthly Archives: September 2011

Apple Pie for Breakfast?

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Apple and Pear Picking in Julian This past weekend we drove up to Julian, CA with some friends to go apple and pear picking.  We visited Raven Hill orchards, and O’Dell’s Organic Pear Farm.  A Certified Organic Pear Orchard, O’Dells has Red & Green Bartlett, Bosc and DeAnjou pears, and they also have organic goats […]

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Breakfast of Champions!

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Breakfast foods that boost focus, attention, mood, and provide lasting energy – to avoid the “Seven Dwarf Syndrome” at school. “Presence is more than just being there.” – Malcom S. Forbes Just being seated at their desk is not enough, kids need to be ready to focus, pay attention, and really connect to the material.  […]

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Is it ADD or NDD? 12 Possible Inattention Culprits

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September is ADHD Awareness Month. There are a number of physiological reasons that kids might be having trouble focusing or paying attention in school, including and not limited to – ADHD.   In the past decade, cases of ADHD have risen from 6.9% to 9% according to the CDC. It is estimated the 3-5% of school […]

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I Heart Dark Chocolate!

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The word “chocolate” comes from the Aztec word “xocoatl,” which referred to a bitter drink brewed from cacao beans. Theobroma cacao, is the name of the tree where cacao beans are harvested. All chocolate comes from cacao beans which are the seeds of the Theobroma tree.  The word cacao means “food of the gods.” First […]

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