5 Reasons Sports Rule

Yes, of course sports are great. They’re fun and they keep our kids active. But there are so many reasons – beyond keeping our kids physically active – that sports are… simply AWESOME. Here are our top five reasons: #1 – Socialization. Social skills last a lifetime and participating in sports and extracurriculars is the … Continued

6 Ways to Stay Active Over Summer Break

The release of school for the year is upon that and with that, undoubtedly, comes the rush to fill summer with fun activities for the kids – and us, too. Days spent at the movies or in front of the TV can be all too tempting – but remember that keeping active is important for … Continued

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


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



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