Healthy Living

How I’m Using My eBook Bundle Freebies for a Healthy Pregnancy and Baby

Have you used your Ultimate Homemaking eBook Bundle freebies yet? They must be redeemed by May 19! Here’s how I’m using mine for a healthy pregnancy and faster recovery after baby comes! For the Fit2B Studio freebie, I’m redeeming my 2 months of free membership and using the pregnancy workouts! They have a big variety […] Read more…

Four Ways We’re Changing Our Diet to Get Healthy This Summer

photo credit This past January, I found out that I was pregnant with our fourth child. My emotions were mixed: I love having babies, but I always suffer from extreme “all-day” sickness, rendering me pretty much unable to eat anything but bland food or drink straight water for several months. About this same time, everyone […] Read more…

The Benefits of Eating Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables

Before you pick up the limp head of lettuce in the produce aisle, consider this: “fresh” fruits and vegetables aren’t always fresh. Depending on the time of year, the head of lettuce you are consuming may have been grown south of the border, traveling hundreds or thousands of miles before making it to your grocer’s […] Read more…

Colorful Winter Tossed Salad (with Fruit!)

Try this easy, family-friendly recipe for colorful winter tossed salad made with Italian blend lettuce, oranges, apples, craisins, almonds and shredded cheese! We often make New Year’s resolutions, and for a lot of people (including myself) one of those is getting healthy. One of the concepts of healthy eating, to me, means including as many […] Read more…

Relieve Your Kids’ Cough–Naturally!

A couple of weeks ago, my kids had bad coughs. They had contracted parainfluenza, which is a virus that is usually spread around in the spring and fall. It was not the influenza virus that has been going around thankfully but it still made them pretty miserable, with fevers, runny nose, and constant coughing. In 2007, […] Read more…

7 Realistic Ways to Eat Real Food on a Budget

Sometimes I come across blog posts or magazine articles about eating “real food”. Real food is basically foods that are natural, whole, unrefined and eaten as close to its original state as possible (i.e. a banana rather than banana flavored cereal). This definition does not include highly processed and refined food products, fast food and […] Read more…

How to Encourage Your Child to Love Their Vegetables – Guest Post

Today I’m posting at day2day joys about some ways we get our kids to eat (and enjoy!) their vegetables in our home! Here’s a little preview: If given a choice, would your children rather eat a serving of spinach or a pail of candy? (I think you know the answer!) While we adults know that […] Read more…

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