Essential Elements for Staying Fit on a Budget

I don’t spend tons of cash on a fancy gym membership and shiny work-out equipment doesn’t fill my front room.  But, still, I make exercise a priority. Why? Because it is the best method of prevention from physical and emotional illness. How? With these essential elements for staying fit on a budget. The Local Library…

Jumping Rope Rocks For Your Body, Mind & Family

Physical Health Burn through calories like you never ate or drank them. Maintain a healthy body weight. Look good in your favorite jeans. Sure, these are all reasons that jumping rope rocks your body.  However, hidden benefits make skipping rope worth every sweaty sacrifice. Jumping rope positively affects more than just the outward appearance. Let’s take…

Mission

Most of life, growing into it. Setting limits and boundaries, for what to expect. Understanding the demands put forth on ourselves and in our interactions with others. Realizing what is unfair. Setting limits and boundaries, for how we eat. Finding out what was once acceptable as nourishment to our bodies, really can disease. Learning how…

Apple, Carrot, Cabbage Juice

At the start of the weekend, I rely on my juicer to load up on fruits and vegetables. It’s my nutrition ammunition, just in case my alter ego takes over- the one that likes to indulge in french fries and dessert. My best girlfriend has a motto to justify any bowl of ice cream or…

GF Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

The first cold morning crept up this week. The one when your pillow feels cool across your cheek, and your cozy bed keeps you captive. I’d be satisfied lounging the day away, napping and checking Facebook on my phone, all from the comforts of my king-sized bed. But, reality hit, and so did my mom…

GF & DF Banana, Pecan, Chocolate Pancakes

Most Monday mornings, I’m making pancakes with my pint-sized sidekick. A good-sized batch kicks off at least 3 mornings worth of fuel-inducing comfort breakfasts for the Kelsven girls. Heart healthy pecans and potassium packed bananas provide plenty of nutrition to power through until lunch. These gluten free, dairy free pancakes have just a hint of chocolate. The…

Fantastic Friday Juice to Kick-Off Your Kid’s Weekend

If the end of your week correlates with family fun fests, plenty of play dates, or sleepovers at Grandma’s house, then you might agree that your kid’s nutrition lacks in quality come Friday-Sunday. Kick-off your kid’s weekend with a vegetable juice powered with essential nutrients and antioxidants like lycopene, vitamin C, and potassium. For a…

Gardening to Grow a Green Family

In the midst of a rainstorm, my brilliant husband’s brain sparked like lightning. “Planter boxes! I’ll build planter boxes,” he concluded. It was April, 2012, and we were first-time homeowners, a few months in, on a mission to fence in our yard.  Building was a new venture for Adam, one that I trusted in his…

Three Easy Yoga Poses to Work into a Toddler-Tastic Day

If your toddler’s routine is anything like mine, take advantage of reading time after lunch, before nap, by sprawling out on the floor with some digestive-supporting stretches. This all started when our one-year old girl decided her free soul could no longer tolerate being cooped up on my lap, in the rocking chair, during story…