Springing Into Spring

March has arrived and there is a new energy in the air. Seasons are about to shift, and the changing of the seasons puts a new spring in everyone’s step. This new hop, skip, and jump does not just brighten one’s mood, it is also lots of fun and has some health...

FEBRUARY! Healthy Heart, Happy Heart

February is best known for Valentine’s Day, but did you know that it is also American Heart Month? The heart is such an important, and interesting, organ in the body. It keeps our bodies running, keeps the blood moving, and is one of the parts of the body doctors are...

January BLOG! Happy NEW YEAR!

Happy New Year everyone! 2020 is here, and now it is grey, cold, and the kids are bored. January can seem like one of the slowest months of the year. After a month of fun festivities, visiting family, and having booked schedules it can feel like all activity has come...

3 Ways To Teach Gratitude to Kids

The definition of gratitude in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary is given as, “the state of being grateful, thankfulness”. Some synonyms include appreciation, appreciativeness, gratefulness, and thanks. The Stretch-n-Grow philosophy goes beyond physical health; it...

Pumpkin Pickin’ – Start to Finish

Fall has arrived, and it is time for all things red and gold, warm and spicy. Cinnamon, cloves,and long walks over crunchy leaves are autumnal essentials, but nothing tops everyone’s favorite orange seasonal squash. Pumpkin is king during this time of year. It gets...

Sleepin’ in September

Sleepin’ in September: Developing Your Child’s Bedtime Routine September is synonymous with the change of seasons and back to school. Whether your family has been back in the school routine for a couple of days or a couple of weeks, it can be a slow adjustment,...

Quick and Easy Breakfast on SCHOOL DAYS!!!

Quick and Healthy Breakfasts for a Great School Year Is it really that time of year again? Is it really time to start prepping for back to school?  Crayons and backpacks are the hot ticket items in the stores because August is here and whether there’s only a week left...

H20 is the WAY TO GO!!!

Peak summer heat has arrived and all the kids are home from school. While having nothing to do for three months may be great for a few weeks, we all know that our kids begin to get restless quickly. Finding fun and active forms of play that reduces screen time becomes...

Fitness Fun Found in our National Parks

Our Stretch-n-Grow Roadtrippers are having a blast learning about the National Parks this summer. These adventures have our friends hiking, canoeing, running, and jumping their way across 3,537,436 square miles of American terrain. Using our imagination, we’re taking...

May Blog! Road Trippin’ and Healthy Living

Stretch-n-Grow hits the road this summer, and invites you to come along! Each week we will be exploring one of our amazing National Parks all across America. Whether it is watching Niagara Falls pour water 3160 tons of water per second, or hiking through the heights...