Month: September 2012

Back to School Fun Days

Brentwood Gardens is hosting another amazing free family fun day for families on Sunday, September 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. Bring your entire family for loads of fun. DJ Groovy David will be spinning. Anita will be doing free hair wraps and tattoos and there will be a fabulous clown creating balloons for your kids. It’s a great way to spend a few hours in the shade and then you can grab a bite upstairs at CPK or Daily Grill. If you’re not ready for dinner then head up to Riva for organic yogurt or fresh organic juice. It’s the only place where my kids actually drink the green juice because it’s sweet and delicious. (more…)

Easy, Healthy Holiday Recipes

by Chris Brugler.

ChrisBruglerMarking the beginning of fall, this tasty dish is delicious served both at room temperature and warm. It is not only sweet and savory, but also filled with nutritious ingredients. Couscous is low in fat, filled with protein, potassium, and the antioxidant, selenium. Raisins are fat-free, cholesterol-free, low in sodium, and high in fiber. Butternut squash has fiber, potassium, vitamin B6, and is low in fat, making it a heart-friendly “power food”. (more…)

A Vaccine that Can Save Your Child’s Life

By Peter S. Waldstein, M.D., F.A.A.P and Julia A. White, M.D., F.A.A.P
Getting your children caught up on vaccines before school is extremely important. Starting last year, adolescent vaccinations came into the spotlight with the new requirement for all 7th graders to be up to date on the Tdap (Tetanus and Pertussis) vaccine after the large pertussis outbreak in 2010. There are other vaccines that adolescents should have as well, including the meningococcal vaccine (Menactra or Menveo). (more…)

The Parent Revolution in Education

Parent activism is the key to reforming our schools.

By Kevin P. Chavous
KevinChaveousSlowly, yet ever so surely, a new revolution is emerging in this country as a response to our declining educational outputs. This revolution is being driven by parents who are tired of trying to navigate local school bureaucracies just to get their children a quality education. These parents come from all walks of life and are challenging the education status quo to listen, embrace innovation and be open to change. This new parent voice couldn’t come at a better time. (more…)