Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Change of approach will help you be more efficient and better connect with people.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
By Donna Moore Donna Moore is an employment attorney, Whole Health Educator certified by the National Institute of Whole Health and Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher. She calls on her expertise to design corporate wellness programs that empower individuals to make practical diet and lifestyle changes that resonate with them and transform their overall health. As my daughters rode off on their respective school buses this morning, I hit the mental play button on my responsibilities for the day and week ahead and decided which items (ranging from work to home, personal to parenting) called for my primary attention. While today’s task list may not look different than it did a year ago, the way I proceed through my day has changed …
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Mom, son enjoy quality time with classic board game.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Colleen Neutra is a Sherborn mom, owner of a graphic design studio, and aspiring triathlete. Striking a daily balance with her kids' upbringing, the hum of the running a small business, and making time for personal enrichment is her ultimate goal. By Colleen Netura Last week, my fourth grade son was home from camp with a common cold. After a morning of benign neglect and letting him watch cartoons for one hour too many, I finally had to close up my office and start parenting. I was not in the mood to parent; I was in the mood to work and make some money. My son entered my home office for the fifth time and I continued to ignore him and the freaky sounds coming out of his whining, bored, not-really-sick body. This was not fun; I had …
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Can't get Junior to eat his dinner? Try shaking things up to make mealtime more interesting.
I hear lots of moms saying they are frustrated with their kids' eating habits at dinner. Or more likely the lack of sitting or eating anything at dinner. I have this same issue with my four- and six-year-old kids. So my strategy is to try doing something small "off routine" each day. Let's face it. Dinner time can be a little dull for a four-year-old.Chicken, brown rice and broccoli is a treat for me but not all that fun for kids. So here is a list ideas to shake up your dinner routine, catch those picky eaters off guard and maybe see some success with trying new foods. Graze like the cows: Leave a plate of approved snacks out for the kids to graze on before, during and after dinner. Change them out by starting with veggie sticks, then a …
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Busy American moms can learn a few tricks from the European way of living.
This week's column was written by Colleen Neutra, a Sherborn mom, owner of a graphic design studio and aspiring triathlete. Striking a daily balance with her kids' upbringing, the hum of the running a small business, and making time for personal enrichment is her ultimate goal. My family and I recently returned from a trip to Austria and Southern Germany. What a difference in how residents of these areas shop and participate in their communities as compared to people in MetroWest Boston.Whether a large city like Vienna or a community of 12,000 like Murnau, Germany, the day-to-day transactions of buying food and interacting with people on the street are far different than how we do it here. And it seems they are getting far more enjoyment …
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Moms Talk is a weekly conversation among Needham parents on a specific topic.
As part of the Needham 300 celebration, Green Needham is encouraging residents to reduce energy use by joining the Needham 1,000 Campaign. By signing up online (click on "10% Challenge"), residents can develop a personal plan to reduce energy use in their homes. So far, more than 625 households have taken the Energy Challenge, pledging to implement energy-saving actions that will help keep 5 million pounds of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere each year, according to a statement released by Green Needham. Saving energy may seem to have little to do with motherhood—or everything, as surely any busy mom has wondered how to conserve her own energy in a day filled with activities—but as children learn many of those lifelong habits (good and …
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
With Mother's Day on Sunday, it's the perfect time to share your stories.
Mother’s Day is this Sunday, so I thought it would be fitting for today’s Moms Talk to, well, talk about our moms. I’ll start it off, but I’d love to hear your stories and memories as well. Please share them in the comments section below. Or if you want to write longer, send me an e-mail at email@example.com, and I’ll tell you all about our fabulous new blog tool, where you can write about any topic that interests you, whether it be moms, motherhood, childcare, education, politics or otherwise. Now, about my mom … My mom, Mary, is a teacher. She has taught elementary school, mainly third and fourth grade, for more than 30 years, and as she is quick to share on her Facebook posts, she is just 18 days away from retirement. She plans to…
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Moms Talk is a weekly conversation among Needham parents based around a single question.
Moms Talk is part of Needham Patch's effort to reach out to moms and families. We invite you and your circle of friends to help build a community of support for mothers and their families right here in town through our site. Moms, dads, grandparents and the diverse families who make up our community will have a new resource for questions about local neighborhood schools, the best pediatricians, youth sports and the thousands of other issues that arise while raising children. Moms Talk is also the place to drop in for a talk about the latest parenting hot topic. Do you know of local moms raising their children in the Tiger Mother's way and is it the best way? Where can we get information on local flu shot clinics for children? How do we …