Taco Casserole In 30 minutes

Looking for a great Mexican meal? This is a casserole that my mom started making for our family years ago. It has gone through many changes over time, and is a staple in my...

Are Vegetables Really Good for You? Anti-Nutrients and Plants

Did you know that most plant foods have anti-nutrients? They are compounds that essentially protect the plants from bacterial infections and from being eaten by bugs. Since plants can’t run from predators, anti-nutrients are...

Mom’s Guide To Meditation

We often hear about meditation as being a necessary way to unplug from our busy, over connected, over stimulated 2019 lives, but it's a practice that's been around for over 5,000 years. According to...

National Walnut Day–Fun Ways To Enjoy Walnuts With Your Kids!

  May 17th is National Walnut Day! Let’s honor these heart healthy, brain enhancing super foods by incorporating walnuts into our family menu this month! I’ve included kid friendly recipes’ so hopefully your little ones...

Finding My Way Back To Okay

Last week was Maternal Mental Health Week and it is something we all need to talk about more. It is okay to not be okay, but don’t feel like that should become your forever reality....

Beautiful, Bursting Blueberries

Is there anything more mouth-watering than a stack of blueberry pancakes hot off the griddle on a Saturday morning?  When we were kids my mom would send us outside to pick the berries while...

Why Forgiveness Is Key

  for·give /fərˈɡiv/ verb stop feeling angry or resentful toward (someone) for an offense, flaw, or mistake. cancel (a debt) Forgiveness is a concept that is easier said than done. I have always struggled with the textbook definitions...

Why We Prioritize Meat In Our Kids’ Diet

Nowadays there’s no denying that the vegan, vegetarian movement is in full swing. I was a vegetarian with occasional fish for 12 years, so I get it. I wanted to be healthy and do...

Sometimes I’m Not Okay And That’s Okay

The first thing that pops into my mind when I think of the phrase "I'm not okay" is My Chemical Romance. Gerard Way covered from head to toe in black with his emo hairstyle...

Divine Garlic: Best Recipes

This “stinking rose” is used widely as a flavoring in cooking, but it has also been used as a medicine throughout ancient and modern history. Eating garlic regularly has been linked to reducing or...

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Summer Reading

Summer has officially arrived.  Which means my family and I will be living at the splash pad, swimming pool and/or local watering hole as...

Mardi Gras… For Kids?