Hey, Mama! This Summer, Just Say “NO” To Diets

It never fails. Another summer, another season of obtrusive ads and messages from the diet industry to get a  “bikini body” or “lose weight and feel great.” These messages lie.  They promise that diets will lead to...

Offbeat Summer Reads

As an avid reader, I constantly pester my female friends and peruse reading lists searching for my next favorite book. Often, the recommendations I get are beautifully written, uplifting and emotional stories that have...

Summertime Breakfast Recipes

I have vivid memories of summer days, filled with fresh fruit and veggies and anything my family could throw on the grill. I don't have a lot of memories of summertime breakfasts -- partly because,...

We Bought a Bigger Home….Then Backed Out

I told my husband, Zane, that we were pregnant with kiddo number two. After his initial happiness he looked me right in the eye and said, "We need a bigger house." Personally I didn't agree....

Summer Crafting: Beating Those Dog Days Of Summer The Crafty Way

Summer usually starts out with a bang – full of great plans and even greater intentions. But what’s a parent to do when the plans have been used up and the heat outside makes...

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...

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...

Common Summer Pests & How To Get Rid Of Them

The countdown to summer has begun in our house. If you want to know how many more school days are left, just ask my kids. They are looking forward to summer fun with worn...

Mom’s Guide to Unclogging the Garbage Disposal

Ah, the kitchen.  A place of warmth, comforting food, familiar smells, family time, laugher….dirty dishes, dried up crusty food, fingerprints on all things stainless, and my least favorite contraption ever- the garbage disposal.     I...

Decluttering Our Home Of Plastics

Did you know eight million metric tons of plastic ends up in the “garbage patches” of our oceans every year? That is equivalent to five grocery bags filled with plastic for every foot of...

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