Got summer plans? Let your kids cook you out of a job

Summer vacation strikes fear in the heart of so many parents. How many camps can I send them to? How many times will I have to hear, “I’m bored!”? How much food am I going to have to feed them? Well, I can’t tell you how many camps are appropriate. I also can’t entirely dispel […]

12 Clutter Busting Habits

When my husband and I sold our average home in suburbia, we had plans to move to property we had purchased in the country. But we weren’t ready to make the entire move at once. We didn’t know what our home would look like or how the future would all play out. All we knew […]

Kids Cooking is the BEST Gift Ever

Our family prefers experience gifts to knick-knacks. There are tons of ideas for fun, but why not pair an experience with some good old-fashioned life skills, like kids cooking? When my oldest daughter was about 11, I signed her up for an online cooking class. Every week we watched a video together, printed out the […]

7 Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

It’s less than a week to Christmas. Stressing much? If you like to shop in a real store, prepare your body armor. If you want to shop online, make sure you upgrade shipping to get your gifts in time (and even then, there’s no guarantee). Last minute Christmas gifts don’t have to be a disappointment. […]

Announcement of Coming Attractions

I’ve been quiet again, but that rarely means I’m idle. In fact, it usually means I’m up to my eyeballs in something, often more than one or two something’s. This time is no different. As I’ve passed the halfway point of the 12 Steps to a Healthier You, I began to think of how to […]

Healthy Spices and Herbs Do More Than Flavor Your Food

Seasonings add a punch of nutrition

We hear so much about what we should not eat these days, and to be sure there’s no shortage of foods that are bad for our health, but we should not overlook the foods we should eat. And in the quest for what we should eat, start small…healthy spices and herbs added to your food […]

Step 7: Map Your Way Around Roadblocks

Healthy alternatives to treat chronic problems

We’re half-way through our 12 Steps to a Healthier You Journey. The first few steps may have seemed less than impressive, bordering on unnecessary. But the basic habits of choosing water over sugary and caffeinated drinks and improving flexibility through daily stretching, as well as improving posture, are critical to improving your health. If you were […]

Twelve Practical Hacks For An Active Life

Wrapping up Step 6: Move It! Let’s be practical about being more active. You can’t go from zero to sixty overnight. If you sprain an ankle, tear a tendon, or break a hip, all is for naught. Instead, approach a physical change in habits with foresight and planning. Practical Hacks for An Active Life Set goals. […]

Step 6: 30 Fun Activity Ideas for Moving More

No excuses for not finding something to stay active

It’s September, and the temps are starting to cool off. I don’t know about where you are, but in Texas, we say “Hallelujah!” After many, many weeks of highs in the 100’s, autumn is our friend. Cooler days are great times to get outdoors and be more active. You just feel like moving more when you […]