Ashes to Go

Did this phrase catch your attention?  It did mine when I saw it on a sign outside my local coffee shop last week Wednesday.  My first thought was, “why would someone be giving away ashes? After all, it is a … Continue reading

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A Social Experiment

My Valentine’s Day started with a warm cup of chai brought to me in bed by my sweet husband.  It was followed up by snuggle time with my 9 year old daughter and some real conversation with my pre-teen son. … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions That Matter

Morning shows, magazine articles and blog posts this week have been heavy with talk about New Year’s Resolutions. It’s January 5th, the New Year has come and gone and until last night I had no idea what my resolution was going to … Continue reading

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K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Sista!)

I am an educated person and strive to do what is best for myself and my family, but there are times when I feel lost and alone in trying to navigate our food industry.  Anyone else with me? Despite the … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Holiday Season

The upswing for my holiday season has been at best, a little odd. Please allow me to share with you the wacky things that have been going on at my house this season… I have a seven year old boy … Continue reading

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Magical and Memorable

I have such fond memories of my childhood classroom parties.   I recall holiday music, playing games and, in 2nd grade, we did a craft that I thought, at the time, was the launch of my artist career. We cut out … Continue reading

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Run Through the Holiday’s

Worried about your waistline this holiday season? Instead of waiting until the New Year to make a New Year’s Resolution, make a plan to get fit and stay active year round. Your decision to stay healthy starts and ends with you. Are … Continue reading

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A Movie?

Watch a movie or Get Active? How do I choose to do something active with my kids tonight when it’s been a long day and I’m tired!? That’s the question I was wrestling with. The answer: a dance party. Check … Continue reading

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I am in a very thankful mood

I am in a very thankful mood.  My children are happy and healthy, my husband is home from an overseas military deployment, and my home is relatively in order.  I have dinner cooking on the stove and laundry in the … Continue reading

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Have a Slow Food Thanksgiving

Planning for Thanksgiving-a favorite holiday of foodies across the nation-can be, well, downright frustrating for the meal planners.  One guest is watching their cholesterol intake, another their glycemic load, one kid hates veggies, and one is a vegetarian.  I recognize … Continue reading

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