Health

Blueberries, Bananas, and Baby’s First Birthday Cake.

I’m a little late in posting this, but many of you have requested the recipe for the birthday cake I made for my baby who turned one, last week. It’s always so much fun for me to come up with a cake that fits my child’s personality and stage in their life. I knew this… read more

6 Ways to Get Your Kids to Eat Their Veggies.

Now that school is out for most of us, it’s time for long days at the park, late nights, and pool parties. Time for bare feet running through the sprinklers, fresh peas out of the garden and all the wonderful things that summer brings. Unfortunately that also means it’s ice cream, hot dog, and popsicle season. Don’t… read more

Hippy Mamas and Heavenly Baby Wipes.

I’ve been wanting to make my own baby wipes since kingdom come. Or at least since I started having babies, five years ago! I remember my Mom making her own (yeah, she was cool like that!) when my youngest siblings were babies. Something about the smell or the feel or the way the lightly scented… read more

Hearty Mushrooms and Frilly Aprons: A Winter recipe.

I heart mushrooms. It’s not a secret anymore. Mushrooms make me want to sing the hallejuah chorus really loud from my neighbor’s rooftop and then immediately hop into my kitchen, put on a frilly apron, grease up the cast iron and start cookin.’ Betty Crocker style! Not that she would’ve hopped around in a frilly apron or anything. Buuut…… read more

When Life Hands You Lemons, Detox.

I don’t know about you, but I already feel the need to cleanse, and it’s only been Halloween. It’s not even Thanksgiving or Christmas yet. Uuugh. I’m already craving sugar like there’s no tomorrow. I wish I could say I want the more “healthy” kind of sugar like fig newtons and date logs. But NO. We’re talking… read more

My Journey to Health: Before, After and Beyond.

Well. We’ve reached the end of this series. (YAY! We did it!) We’ve made it through the good and the bad of my close-up encounter with cancer, and the ugly of losing my father. We’ve lived through the not-so-pretty parts of my tango with weight gain and migraines and miscarriage. We’ve re-visited the pain of infidelity and… read more

My Journey to Health: A Secret Revealed!

So here’s the skinny. I’ve covered all the topics that I said I would, including community and diet and forgiveness. I’ve talked about gratitude and sunshine and exercise. and how each one played a vital part in my path to health. I’ve been true and I’ve been honest. And it’s been good! I was going to… read more

Happy Little Finds: Lavender in My Mailbox!

What could be better than a happy little surprise landing in the middle of your otherwise ordinary day? Um….when that surprise comes in your mailbox, of course! The other day I received one such happy surprise, in the form of a cardboard box filled with all kinds of natural, herb-y things from two of my dear… read more

My Journey to Health: Getting Fit.

Exercise. The very word conjured up negative images and unpleasant feelings for me. It made me feel sick, just thinking about how nauseous I would have to get, to work up a sweat (which was almost impossible for me, at the time!) much less to lose weight from it. It wasn’t that I was lazy,… read more

Happy Little Finds: Clove Oil for Canker Sores!

I am currently in a bit of a love affair with essential oils. Ok, so. Maybe it’s not quite LOVE, but it’s definitely a “very-strong-like” affair. I have been using them for forever, and recently even more so, since I stumbled upon a brand of pure therapeutic grade oils. Notice, I said PURE! That, to me, means absolutely no toxins or additives, or any of the… read more