You are dressed and ready to present the company’s performance plan for your boss.  But now you are staring at the vomit your kid hurled wondering how all of that could come out of her little body and calling your job to have the ‘iwon’tbeinbecausemykidisick’ conversation with your childless boss.  We can all share  versions of this all too familiar scene.

Now that kids are stocked with school supplies and sporting cool book bags and funky school threads, make sure you add a list of vitamins to give their bodies fighting power against the nasty viruses lurking in school cafeterias, gymnasiums, bathrooms, computer keyboards, and on and under your kid’s desk.  And please, believe that your kid traded the delicious carrot sticks and warm minestrone soup you packed in their lunch bag for the Flamin' Hot Cheetos and grape pop in Jason’s lunch bag.  What kind of mother does Jason have anyway?  Oh, but I digress. 

Kimberly’s Herb Shop has a great and affordable selection of children’s vitamins and minerals to supply health-protective antioxidants and ensures their growing bodies get adequate amounts of vital nutrients.  The Sunshine Heroes Elderberry Immune soft chews provide key vitamins, minerals, herbs and other nutrients that play essential roles in building and maintaining healthy immune function.  Sunshine Heroes Multiple Vitamin & Minerals provides 100% of the Recommended Daily Allowance for vitamins A, C, D3, E, B6, B12, folic acid, biotin, pantothenic acid and zinc.  Okay, so I Goggled   pantothenic acid  and learned the health benefits include alleviating asthma and allergies, as well as stress, anxiety, and reducing signs of aging.  Considering popping children’s vitamins? 

The school routines add stress for parents with multiple job titles: chauffeur, chef, therapist, launderer, event planner, and volunteer, all while balancing the responsibilities of a full time job.  The planning required for orchestrating pick-up and drop-offs can be almost as exhausting as the actual driving.  I recommend you try
Barley Max-Berry and Multiple Vitamins and Minerals SynerPro tablets for the energy boost necessary to maintain hectic family schedules.  I plan to overdose on anything that promises to deliver more energy!

Lastly, make your kids go to bed.  Half of their behavior problems are directly related to  lack of sleep.  The
National Sleep Foundation says that school-aged kids should receive an average of 9-10 hours a sleep each night.    

  1. Turn off the television and music.   Of course the kids will whine, “But I’m not tired.”  Tell them to be quiet and read a book.  They will be asleep after a couple of chapters.
  2. Take a walk or go for a quick bike ride after dinner.  A shower or bath after any exercise will be enough to relax everyone to sleep. 
  3. Play a game of Scrabble or Monopoly after dinner.  Although those boardgames bring loads of laughs, they have been known to cause bedtime drowsiness. 

And you need to go to bed, too.  Shut off Facebook, cell phones, emails, and blogs—well, except for Dean of Parents!

Here’s to a vitamin loaded, healthy and stress-free school year!