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School Time Savers

This post is in cooperation with Stonyfield, as part of the #StonyfieldBlogger program! All families are looking to save time during busy school days, aren’t we?  One of our goals with young children is to start and finish homework as soon as possible in the afternoon.  So, I’ve always carried some form of school supply […]

Continue Reading By on August 22, 2016 in food, organic, school

No More Mom Jeans

This is a sponsored post in cooperation with Stonyfield and prAna. No more mom jeans for me.  You know what I mean, don’t you? Those less-than-flattering pants pulled up to cover figure flaws, but creating a less-than-flattering look in the process.  I dared to try slim fitting jeans in a size smaller than I could […]

Continue Reading By on June 8, 2016 in food, organic, parenting

Slow Kitchen Changes For Kids

This is a sponsored post in cooperation with Stonyfield, and I’m proud to be a #StonyfieldBlogger, yet my opinions are always my own. Moms, you know how it is introducing new foods to kids.  Pediatricians say to introduce a new food a zillion times before declaring defeat in the healthy food department, don’t they?  Kids […]

Continue Reading By on April 18, 2016 in cooking, food, organic

Five Great Reasons to Garden this Year

Have you been watching patiently for the last frost in your growing region?  Ordered seeds already?  Dreaming of greener days outdoors?  In case you need any more motivation, here are five great reasons to garden this year! Family Project Whether your aim is to teach the kids more responsibility or simply have a constructive way […]

Continue Reading By on February 22, 2016 in agriculture, family, food, garden, gardening, organic

Stretching the Winter Food Budget

FREE newsletter here! Have the holidays left you tapped out, stressed and dreading the next credit card bill?  Did Christmas dinner and New Year’s revelry stretch your budget beyond the limit?  Maybe you can ease into the new year by using some simple tricks to become more frugal in these winter months. Here are a […]

Continue Reading By on January 7, 2016 in canning, cooking, food, frugal

Don’t Discount Nutrition, Food Choices, as Main Fitness Ingredient

Thanks to the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center this blog post sponsorship. Frustrated with limited results from your workout routine?  Perhaps you’re missing the main ingredient that fitness experts recommend:  nutrition.  Certified personal trainer Steven Dean recently told the NFC Weight-Loss Success Group at National Fitness Center that nutrition is 70% – 80% of […]

Continue Reading By on December 9, 2015 in fitness, food, health, nutrition, obesity

How I Killed the Kombucha & Other Green for the Mainstream Confessions

Have you tried kombucha lately?  Apparently, people have been making the stuff for ages — an interesting concoction based on a glob of goo that creates a tasty fermented drink for your health. Now that modern science is confirming what some have known for centuries, drinks like kombucha are all the rage.  I tried to […]

Continue Reading By on September 24, 2015 in agriculture, blogging, clean couponing, conscious consumerism, cooking, food