Lunch Box Inspiration ~ Real Food Roundup

A friend of mine recently found out that our kids’ school lunch program reheats food in plastic containers with a plastic film on top. Yikes! Isn’t it common knowledge how dangerous that is? It makes me sad that what otherwise seems to be a great food service company would make such a poor decision, especially [...]

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Why I Drink Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) on a Daily Basis

Even when I KNOW that something might be good for me, sometimes I just can’t seem to get it into my routine. Can you relate? For years, I’d been *thinking* about drinking Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV), because it’s one of those natural remedies that seems to pop up on my radar as helpful for almost [...]

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Simple Strategies to Show Some Love to Mother Earth

While I’m embarrassed to say it, I was raised in a home where the lights were left on even when nobody was home, and the TV was left on “for the dogs”. So when I reached an age where I was aware of the environment and the ways our choices affected it, I started making [...]

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5 Ways to Kick Your Coffee Habit with Ease

Whether it’s your alarm clock or your children (anyone else have a 6 year old that thinks 6am is sleeping in?!), getting jarred awake is never a good feeling. If you’re like most people, the first thing on your mind is how fast you can stumble to the coffee machine to get your caffeine fix [...]

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Re-write Your Story ~ Heal Your Life

I grew up with such awesome and loving parents, that it never occurred to me that they might not be feeding me food that was good for me. I mean, why would a family with enough money not be spending it on foods that would keep us all healthy and thriving to the best of [...]

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Have a Sham-Rockin’ Breakfast this St. Patty’s Day!

Top o’ the mornin’ to ya! What, a bit too cheery? Well, if you have little ones in the house, you know that sometimes you have to muster up all the extra cheeriness you can! A sour morning face can usually be turned to smiles and laugther with just a wee bit of silliness. This [...]

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Garlic Ear Oil – A Natural Remedy for Ear Infections & Colds

I was given so many antibiotics as a teenager that I became immune to them. I had several chronic infections that I couldn’t seem to kick for longer than a month or two, and rather than digging deeper to find the root cause of my various issues (cystic acne, yeast infections, throat infections, boils), my [...]

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Chocolate Cranberry Larabar Hearts – a Healthy Valentine Treat Your Kids (and you!) Will LOVE!

It’s Valentines Week, which means it’s time to think up some fun and delicious healthy treats so my boys don’t think they’re missing out on the chocolate party. Because who wants to miss out on the party?! Lucky for me, both my boys go to schools that don’t allow candy to be distributed on Valentine’s [...]

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Spaghetti Squash with Kale Pesto (Paleo, Vegan)

I LOVE watching my 2 and 6 year old boys enjoy eating the healthy foods I make. My 6 year old will eat kale pretty much however I prepare it, but my 2 year old is still at the kale-in-smoothie, or chopped up so small it’s impossible to pick out, phase. Considering kale is one [...]

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Creating Your Most Incredible Year!

Aaaaah, 2014. New year, new beginnings. Time to wipe the slate clean, start fresh and make choices that allow us to be a better version of ourselves. Everything becomes possible again. The air becomes easier to breathe. Fear once again turns to faith. But if you step into the new year blindly, you’ll likely fall [...]

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