Time Isn't Always on Our Side

957d323fb8992bf1dc91_Fotolia_59795106_S.jpg
957d323fb8992bf1dc91_Fotolia_59795106_S.jpg

You know the parents who seem to have it all pulled together? The superwomen who have 2 or more children, work full-time and manage to make elaborate homemade Valentines for their kids' school party while maintaining a set of perfectly manicured nails? They are really no more "super" than the rest of us-they just have the knack of time management and a few creative tricks to squeeze more hours out of their day. 

Between long days at the office, car pools, soccer games and ballet lessons, most parents have no time to take care of themselves.  The key is to get more mileage out of your planning, allowing you more family time, more play time and a little time left over for one very important person-YOU!

Many of us are starting to feel overwhelmed as the first day of school approaches. There is really no reason why the words “BACK TO SCHOOL” need to bring on a sense of panic. Here are a few ideas for putting healthy food on the table and in the lunch box in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Sign Up for E-News

Frozen Smoothie Packs

Too busy scrambling to get out the door in the morning to cook a healthy breakfast? You don't have to resort to Pop-Tarts or sugar cereal. On Sunday night, make several smoothie bags filled with your choice of fresh fruit and freeze for the week. In the morning, just empty the contents of a bag and blend. Save money by buying frozen fruit and you can have organic fruit off-season.

Mason Jar Salads

Nothing is easier, healthier or less expensive than making your own grab and go salads. Place your salad dressing and other wet ingredients at the bottom of the jar. Add any fixings of your choice. Finish by placing your leafy greens at the top. When you are ready, just shake and enjoy. These salads can be made a few days in advance, and you are doing something good for the environment by toting these attractive jars.

Single Serving Soups

Do your kids treat you like you're running a restaurant? Each child demands something different for dinner, and you wind up with plates full of unwanted and uneaten food? Cut yourself some slack with single servings of soup that you can pour into a muffin tin, freeze and place in a plastic Ziploc until you are ready to eat. These are perfect for when the kids get home late from practice, and you will stop wasting food because you defrost only what you need.

In September 2013, Pilates instructors Mindy Catron, Tara Roscioli and Gwen Swanson Vigorito had a vision. They wanted to create a warm and inviting center to house a host of holistic services that would compliment their existing Pilates practice. A substantial part of that business would be dedicated to Pilates and the strengthening and alignment of the body. They would also offer therapeutic massage which would further nurture the body. Additionally, this center would offer holistic health coaching which would focus on aligning a healthy emotional relationship with food with a strong, healthy and vibrant body.  As such, it seemed fitting and appropriate to name their new venture Align Wellness Studio.

Over the next several months, the Align Wellness team eagerly anticipates the addition of other services and classes to meet their clients' needs. Stay tuned for information on parent/child yoga classes, acupuncture and more as things continue to unfold at Align.

Align Wellness Studio: 10 E. Willow Street, Millburn, NJ; Tel: 973-376-4166; www.align-wellness-studio.com.

The opinions expressed herein are the writer's alone, and do not reflect the opinions of TAPinto.net or anyone who works for TAPinto.net. TAPinto.net is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the writer.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Millburn/Short Hills

National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory thru Sunday for Millburn Township

June 30, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ —  A heat wave rolling into the area is expected to last through Sunday, with the National Weather Service (NWS) calling for a heat advisory for Millburn Township through 12:00 pm Sunday. However, an excessive heat watch runs through Monday evening. 

According to the NWS, the heat index values are projected in the mid to upper 90s today and ...

Millburn Police Issue Multiple Summons Based on Outstanding Warrants

July 17, 2018

On July 11, 2018 Millburn Police Officer Shanahan stopped a 2014 Honda Accord on Millburn/Vauxhall for speeding. The investigation led to the arrest of 22 year old Lyes Yakoubi of Jersey City on an outstanding traffic warrant out of West Windsor. Mr. Yakoubi was issued a summons and released with a new court date.

On July 11, 2018 Millburn Police Sergeant Delrusso observed a 2007 Acura MDX on ...

To Our Current and Future Representatives

July 17, 2018

To Our Current and Future Representatives - Wherever They May Be:

We can never forget we are a nation of immigrants. 

We cannot fall prey to fear, ignorance and anger when we  have been historically driven by freedom and justice. 

We must have the courage and will to fight hate, bigotry and prejudice. 

We must not wake up to what we hoped was a bad dream and ...

Murphy Administration Takes Action to Help Smokers Quit

July 16, 2018

Eliminates Prior Approval for Medicaid Tobacco Cessation Medications; Counseling Options to be Expanded

TRENTON, NJ – The Murphy administration on Monday announced new steps to help New Jersey Medicaid recipients quit using tobacco by making it easier to receive tobacco cessation medications and counseling.

“Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death and disease ...

Second Millburn Summer Concert Set for Sunday, July 8

MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn Short Hills Summer Concerts in the Park program will hold its second concert of the season featuring “Soul Groove” this Sunday, July 8th (7:00pm-8:30 pm). All of the concerts are free of charge and take place in Taylor Park on Main Street. 

Soul Groove comes back again this year to the summer concert series  Together ...

Authorities are Seeking Assistance in Finding Victim’s Family 

NEWARK, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that authorities are seeking the public’s assistance in locating relatives of Gilbert Garcia, a/k/a Geovanny Gonzales, who died on Friday, June 22, 2018 after being assaulted in Newark. Garcia was attacked on Raymond Boulevard near Penn Station in the early morning hours of June 22. He was ...

5 Simple Ways to Save Water this Summer

According to the L.A. Times, the average American uses an estimated 98 gallons of water EACH day.  

Here are five simple ways you can save water, to help you conserve water this summer and take some pressure off of your drains.

1. Unless you are using it, turn the faucet off. How many of us still leave the water running while we shave or brush our teeth?According to ...