School is starting next week, so it is time to start getting ready for lunch packing...bleck! Sorry, but I absolutely detest packing lunches...not sure why, but I do. One morning during the last school year, when I was packing Kate's lunch, I realized that most of the items I was putting in her lunch box were ridiculously processed. It's actually one of the reasons that I started this blog. I decided that I needed to do a better job of making sure that I feed my children healthier foods,… Continue
Added by Jessica Gosney Kielman on August 5, 2011 at 9:19am —
If you are someone who is looking for single parents help, this might surprise you! There is always a bright side to any situation; here a 9 year old boy explains what he sees as the bright side of divorce. Yes, there can be a bright side to divorce. And isn’t it wonderful that a child can see it? As the saying goes, “Out of the mouths of babes”.
Added by Carol Ferguson on July 21, 2011 at 12:04pm —
Two weeks ago, we went to the beach for a week, and my children would barely eat. We were busy swimming, boogie boarding, sight seeing, and golfing. Since we have been home, the weather has been pretty pitiful, so we have all been stuck inside. I hate the word bored, but they are bored! When they are bored, they tend to eat more. Kate is eating every 30 minutes, and claims she is starving! In addition, Cam has been sleeping in, so he wants to start the day with cereal or pancakes, even if… Continue
Added by Jessica Gosney Kielman on June 28, 2011 at 3:38pm —
Sometimes I feel so incredibly small. Swallowed by the sea of information I attempt to swim in each day. The internet does that to me sometimes. Makes me feel even tinier in scope of the big picture.
I'm one of those types of people who keep turning around, mouth agape, ready to try something new that's caught my fancy. And yet, sometimes I don't feel like I'll ever master anything. I love sewing...but don't get around to it often. I love embroidery, but can't remember the last time I… Continue
Added by Jeanine Ertl on June 13, 2011 at 1:14pm —
The healthiest meals are the ones you cook at home. You can make cooking healthy meals quick and easy with the right equipment. I’m always looking for new ways to be inspired to cook. When I’m running low on energy and motivation, some of my favorite kitchen tools help make… Continue
Added by Tonya Peele on May 29, 2011 at 10:17pm —
Would you recognize the signs of a heart attack in yourself or a loved one? I thought I knew all of the signs and found out I was wrong. Earlier this year Dr. D's mother died very unexpectedly of a heart attack. I became motivated to educate myself as much as possible about heart disease which is the number one killer of women in the United States. I'm very passionate now… Continue
Added by Portia Mount on May 24, 2011 at 11:47pm —
Last weekend, we got invited out of the city.
We went to some friends’ country house right in the middle of Umbria.
Umbria is a lovely region close to Tuscany; only one and a half hour away from Rome.
It was a very difficult decision to make…
Me, Husband, big belly and dogs, made up our minds and went to this awful, disgusting place…
Added by mom in rome on May 16, 2011 at 8:20am —
Last week I was so stoked to find blood oranges at the market. I love blood oranges. Actually, I love most any food that's visually stunning. Looks are a lot for me when it comes to food.
And as it turns out, names are a great influence to our girls.
You see, these… Continue
Added by Jeanine Ertl on May 12, 2011 at 2:50pm —
Allergy season has arrived. The best place to start preventing allergies is at home. Here are some tips for decreasing allergens (such as dust-mites and mold) in your home. The effectiveness of these steps will vary due to what type of allergy you or your family members have.
Added by Lori Thayer on May 9, 2011 at 8:55pm —
Many dietitians, nurses, and pediatricians have found that picky eaters can be won over to new and interesting foods by employing a trick of the trade called the "one-bite rule." It is as simple as the name implies: you simply ask that your child try one single bite of the new food you're introducing. By the time this rule can be applied, namely, to your toddlers and young children, they have already acquired a simple set of tastes. Don't blitz them with tangy… Continue
Added by Julie Smith on May 9, 2011 at 10:17am —
Avoid harmful chemicals by using Natural Weed Killer. Stop worrying about your children and pets playing in the yard because of pesticides.
Pesticides are harmful to people, animals and the environment. Using pesticides can actually kill soil organisms that contribute to a healthy lawn. If you have been using harsh chemicals to keep your lawn beautiful it can take a few years for the soil to recover.
Added by Lori Thayer on April 28, 2011 at 5:00am —
I have a LOAD of cookbooks. I love to cook, I think it is fun. Typically I find a few recipes in each cook book that I like and the others don't really interest me too much. Not so with Jamie's Food Revolution: Rediscover How to Cook Simple, Delicious, Affordable Meals .…
Added by Jana Hartley on April 27, 2011 at 2:20pm —
Home is where the heart is. Sometimes it gets a bit stuffy though. Every once in a while it seems the air in the house is stagnant and not very fresh. No wonder with all the chemicals we get from the fabrics, paint and furniture that is in our houses. With spring here it is time to freshen the air in your healthy home.
Added by Lori Thayer on April 25, 2011 at 10:53am —
“What you put on your plate is even more important than what you put on your skin.“ says WebMD. “The healthier the foods are that you consume, the better your skin will look.” states Samantha Heller, MS, RD, a clinical nutritionist at NYU Medical Center in New York City. Start with a healthy, balanced diet and add some of the following delicious foods which research experts suggest will give your complexion a healthy, youthful glow.…
Added by Heather Price on April 18, 2011 at 4:26pm —
Do you think I belong on this list? Top 25 Eco-Friendly Moms
I want to be one of the Top 25 Eco-Friendly Moms to you — regardless if I make it on the list or not.
I grew up in Germany, without food dyes and six different bins for recycling for everything from glass, paper, and plastic, and I guess being green is just a way of life for me.
I often can not… Continue
Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on April 15, 2011 at 12:00pm —
Okay, guilty as charged. I often disguise healthy ingredients in my baking. But when you have finicky eaters at home you have to be creative! Here are some of my favorite ways to bake in a healthy and organic way.
Ditch the Veggie Oil
Heavily processed and little to no nutritional value. Swap it out for a healthy oil or ditch it all together. My favorite healthy oil is… Continue
Added by Anya Heidenberg on March 27, 2011 at 12:21pm —
I've been a vegetarian for years now, and all of the food in my house has been extremely healthy during those years... whole grain bread, only cereals without added sugars (not even the artificial kind), organic fat-free plain Greek yogurt, unsweetened almond milk, lots of fresh fruits and veggies, etc. etc.. Read More… Continue
Added by Mandie on March 21, 2011 at 11:39am —
Sometimes, I yearn to be inspired. However, inspiration for me does not just show up on demand. Instead, it just arrives, like a random thought. Minute in the bigger scheme of things but significant enough to make me feel an internal spark that is completely fueled by creativity. One day not so long ago I felt that spark upon seeing a picture of a beautiful…
Added by Pennylove on March 20, 2011 at 10:01pm —
What is the number one killer of women? You may be surprised to know that it's not cancer but heart disease. The American Heart Association estimates that nearly 500,000 women die of heart disease each year. Frankly, I never gave much thought to this disease until my dearly beloved mother-in-law died suddenly and unexpectedly of a heart attack last month.… Continue
Added by Portia Mount on February 14, 2011 at 7:41pm —
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Added by Lanae on February 5, 2011 at 7:30pm —