Category: Health

DIY: How to make a ninja stress ball

This is a wonderful fine motor activity for both children and adults. You will need: 4 Large balloons 1 Plastic bag Superglue Scissors Flour 2 Plastic bottles Start by pouring the flour into the bottle up to the line (about 2″ from the bottom). Tap and squeeze the bottle to help it move. Blow up […]

The injured list: How to occupy your hurt kids

This time last year, as school was winding down for the year and we were gearing up for summer vacation, we had our best-laid plans rearranged by back-to-back medical emergencies involving two of our otherwise healthy kids. Four surgeries in less than a month, two kids laid up at the same time, and mounting medical […]

Strawberry-rhubarb fruit leather

Sometimes, springtime offers up a small miracle: ripe strawberries and tangy rhubarb both ready for harvest at the same time. This is more uncommon than one might think. When it does happen, my children and I take the opportunity to make strawberry-rhubarb fruit leather. Fruit leathers are easy to make, provided you have the right […]

Make-ahead breakfast: overnight oats

Hiya everybody. I’ve got a breakfast idea that is perfect for moms on the go (sooo, basically all of you.) Overnight Oats. I’m sure you have heard of them if you have used Pinterest or looked up “quick breakfast recipes” online, but if you haven’t tried them, I really suggest that you do. These oats take […]

Sensory smart classroom secrets: Part 2

Mary Kostka is a Pediatric Occupational Therapist specializing in Sensory Processing Disorder at her private practice, ‘Ohana Occupational Therapy, LLC, in Wenatchee and Leavenworth, Washington. At our clinic we see over 100 kids per week with sensory processing disorder. Most of these children have a hard time with the “Big Three Power Senses” of position, […]