I was looking over Pinterest the other day and of course totally drawn to this list, as an expectant mommy needing to stay healthy and knowing what lies ahead after childbirth. This is not my first merry-go-round of pregnancy weight gain and postpartum weight struggles but I love natural foods. I laughed to myself when I looked it over because most, if not all, of these foods are what my mother-in-law is always pushing at us or cooking/baking with and I realized how far behind our country, for ... Read More about 15 Ways to Stay Healthy and Lose Fat Naturally
I decided to skip ahead to food since I am knee-deep in party planning and trying to finalize the menu of kids party food. The problem is, I keep finding really fun, natural homemade food ideas for my preschooler's birthday party! She actually requested tuna salad, so that is on the list, and she loves pickles and vegetables so basically everything is good to go except cottage cheese and black olives! Since she's been asking for watermelon basically since the season ended last year, I am finally ... Read More about Kids Birthday Party Food
I started this tradition with my daughter last year on her birthday where I have a list of questions that I ask her and the answers are usually typical but some very surprising. I love having this to put in her eventual scrapbook, to show her what she liked and was interested in each year. This past week I sat down with her to do the survey once again as I plan her birthday. Here are my daughter's answers - scroll down for the FREE printables in both boy birthday and girl birthday! ... Read More about Kids Birthday Survey and FREE Printable!
Green Birthday Party Ideas Bags of torn wrapping paper, latex balloons, and pointless, ridiculous party favors that hit the trashcan at the first possible chance. Those are the tell-tale signs of a child’s birthday celebration. But years and years of traditional birthday parties have been less than kind to our little planet, filling landfills with obscene amounts of unnecessary trash. These days, more parents are leaning toward sustainable birthday party practices that lessen the ... Read More about Go Green For Your Child’s Birthday
Our water heater quit on us this past weekend. I mean, it literally burst at the seems and I can just be thankful that a) we were home at the time and were able to contain it to just about an inch, and b) it came out the top and not the rusted bottom. The HVAC people told us today that we were lucky it didn't burst out the bottom since then we would have had 40 gallons sitting in our finished basement and ruining everything, including our new furnace! So it's been a bit like camping out, but at ... Read More about Oatmeal Pancakes Recipe