Kid Foods = Healthy?

3 “Kid Foods” Made Healthier Odds are that your kids don’t typically beg for fresh broccoli and roasted vegetables. If they’re like mine, they want the typical “kid foods” – mac ‘n cheese, hot dogs, burgers, fries… all the simple, delicious, carby and fatty foods that most adults simply can’t get away with (if they … Continued


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Spring Clean Your Kitchen!

5 Things to Spring Clean From Your Pantry As we enter the month, let the windows fly open and break out the deep cleaning supplies – spring cleaning is here! While you’re in the heat of it, cleaning curtains and blinds and shampooing carpets and upholstery, don’t forget to clean out the all too often … Continued


Is Timing Everything?

No, Your Child Isn’t Too Young or Too Old A day in the life of parenting seems endlessly full of choices surrounding our kids. What to dress them in, what to feed them, and – among countless others, what activities to sign them up for. And beyond what to sign them up for, there’s the … Continued


St. Patrick Day Crafts

We are seeing GREEN this week! Looking for some fun ways to celebrate the luck o’ the Irish this week? Check out these fun and easy activities to do with your little leprechauns! Click on the titles to be taken to the original posts! Four-Print Clover Get out the finger paints! Fun for the kids … Continued


Turning Everyday Activities into Exercise

CHORES = FUN & FITNESS? The going recommendation is one hour of active play every day – and, while we hope your kids regularly exceed that recommendation, we know that staying active during the cold and rainy season can prove a bit of a struggle. Thankfully, while outdoor sports do provide a great outlet for … Continued


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SNEAKY VEGETABLES

3 Ways to Sneak Cauliflower into Dinner For many, it’s more likely to become an Olympian than to get their child to happily eat – and enjoy – their vegetables. But thanks to our best friend, cauliflower, the odds may become ever in your favour. Cauliflower is incredibly versatile and, when cooked creatively, nearly undetectable … Continued


Kudos to You for Keeping Your Kids Active

ACTIVE KIDS = HEALTHY & HAPPY KIDS Sometimes it’s hard to believe that we’re doing everything right as parents – but there’s one thing you’re doing right without a doubt: keeping your kids active. Whether they’re in gymnastics or martial arts, or soccer or baseball, what’s important is that they’re doing something active. But in … Continued


SEASON 12 – That’s a wrap!

We wrapped up our 12th season on Tuesday night at our year end banquet.  Hard to believe that 12 years has flown by since Dawn and I had a dream, set a plan in motion and started Panther Cheer Athletics. At the banquet, I had an opportunity to share with all our families the vision behind … Continued


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FRIENDS & FAMILY DAY

SMILES, SWEAT AND GUARANTEED FUN! This Monday, Feb 8th, 2016 is BC FAMILY DAY! That means all the kids will be home from school and asking you “What can I do?, I’m bored!” And… if they are like my kids, they will be asking if they can play on the iPad, watch TV or play … Continued


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Happy Birthday Emilee!

ATHLETE. COACH. FAMILY. Today is a very special day, a day in which we want to celebrate a young woman who has grown up in the Panther family! HAPPY BIRTHDAY COACH EMILEE, (or as her athletes affectionately call her, Coach Emi), started at Panther Cheer TEN YEARS ago as a Tiny athlete herself. Over the past 10 … Continued