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10 Minute Kettle Bell Workout For Busy Moms

By | February 26, 2014

10 Minute Kettle Bell Workout for Busy Moms   By Angela Parker, Contributing Writer  ***Always consult with your doctor before beginning a new workout program.  Kettle Bells   Kettle Bells are weights that can be used to add extra weight in body weight exercises. They can help you build more lean muscle mass which improves Read More

31 Days to a Stronger Tummy: Before, During, and After Pregnancy

By | January 14, 2014

Photo Credit It’s true that a mother’s body is beautiful and your tummy shows your love and devotion to your little one.  It’s also true that strong belly muscles are helpful throughout your life, and especially while mothering little ones!  I’ll outline simple steps to tone your belly, relieve pain, and restore core strength.  They Read More

Monday Health & Wellness: What Makes a True “Environmentally Friendly” Diet?

By | May 20, 2013

Image by sweetonveg This month, we’re talking “local.”  One part of local is food!  And with food comes the big question…”what is an environmentally friendly diet?” I get lots of readers who tell me that I ought to only be promoting the “right” diet.  Of course, what the “right” diet is varies depending on which Read More

10 Local Foods That are Best in Season (And How to Eat Them)

By | May 4, 2013

There is nothing like a fresh, ripe peach. I have made no secret of the fact that peaches, when fresh, are my favorite fruit to eat.  All fruits and vegetables are better in season, but those are just amazing, to me. Since our theme this month is “local,” I want to talk about the foods Read More

Are There Any “Healthy” Chain Restaurants?

By | March 22, 2013

While we all know that too much eating out isn’t so good for us (for our health or our wallets), many of us have the perception that certain places are “better” than others.  McDonald’s has a particular reputation of being especially bad.  In contrast, Chick-Fil-A has a reputation of being “better.” (That’s not true though.) Another Read More

The Junk Food Culture: It’s Not Just “One”

By | March 19, 2013

Image by jamz196 It’s no secret that I promote healthy eating — I have lots of information on here about what healthy eating is, traditional cooking techniques and recipes, and so on.  Coming soon is my new book, A Practical Guide to Children’s Health, which talks a lot about how kids should be eating.  So, you Read More

Myth: Protein = Meat

By | October 17, 2012

Traditionally we’ve been taught meat, vegetable and starch makes a complete meal. Well, at least that was how I grew up – so did my husband. It is hard to get out of that thinking.  And even harder to get our kids out of it. With all the food related films and literature I’ve exposed Read More

10 Items You CAN Buy at the Store

By | March 30, 2012

Image by amichiganmom Let’s face it: we’re not perfect.  Some of us are just starting our real food journey.  Sometimes we need a break from the kitchen.  Sometimes we’re in a phase of life where we can’t do everything and some convenience is helpful.  Last week we talked about 10 things you shouldn’t buy at Read More

10 Items You Shouldn’t Buy at the Store

By | March 23, 2012

Image by dvs I buy food in packages sometimes. OKAY, I said it!  I do.  But, especially since Jacob is sensitive to corn and soy, I have pretty strict standards about what I will buy and what I won’t.  And the number of packaged items I buy has gone down over time.  If you took Read More

Disposing of the Disposable Lifestyle

By | March 20, 2012

I could you bore you today with tons of statistics about trash. I could tell you how it’s clogging up the landfills and making once beautiful areas look…trashy. But, I’m not a boring kind of person. I don’t really care for statistics either. They bore me. And the truth is, most of the time they’re Read More

10 Deceptive Food Labels

By | February 18, 2012

Image by dvs I remember visiting an Amish store with my mother-in-law about four years ago.  My first baby was only a couple months old, and I was not yet into real food.  I was literally like a kid in a candy store (there was candy all around me).  I thought because it was “Amish” Read More

Monday Health & Wellness: My “Diet” Plan

By | January 30, 2012

Image by DrJimiGlide Remember I’m working to get healthy this year?  Well, I’m finally feeling ready to step it up in the “diet” department.  I lost about 2/3 of my baby weight in the first week post- birth, but since then I’ve lost nothing.  I may have even gained a little back…. So, now it’s Read More


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