Wow. Can you believe you’ve made it to the end of this challenge?! I’ll admit – this challenge has been a doozy on some days. It’s not easy to realize that the container I use to store my flour is contaminated with BPA. That there’s high fructose corn syrup in my ketchup and those small short cutsClick to Continue »
Archives for October 2015
As soon as the calendar flips to September each year, it seems that we collectively turn our affections to autumn. We can’t help it, can we? As football season begins, the days grow shorter, giving way to chillier evenings. And if that’s not enough, retailers and grocers remind us that it’s time to choose theClick to Continue »
There is something so comforting about coming home from a long day out and being able to dish up a warm bowl of healthy soup to fill up your tired body. Truthfully, I enjoy slow cooker meals even after a lazy day at home! Not only are they easy, I love that my tastebuds areClick to Continue »
Filling up a pillowcase with as much as possible was the goal when I was a kid. Now that I have kids of my own, my goal is to limit Halloween candy as much as possible… without being a witch about it. My how the tables have turned!
Alrighty folks, we are officially in the home stretch! We’ve been transforming our lives, our homes and our families this past month with small, practical baby steps and with just over a week to go, now’s the time to kick it into high gear and push through to the end!
We go pumpkin picking at my parents house every October to pick out our jack o’ lantern pumpkins. Olive usually picks the biggest one for herself (this year it was 2 ft tall!) and chooses a baby sized one for her baby sister. But this year I also planted my own pie pumpkins so I canClick to Continue »
Here’s how the weeknight dessert conversation goes at my house: Halfway through dinner, one or both children will ask whether dessert is being served that evening. Almost every night, I point to the obvious bowl of seasonal fruit in the center of the table and cheerfully say (as if I had just discovered it myself),Click to Continue »
Every month I write meal plans that are designed to feed the average family of four for about $350. While that number is low for many families, it’s a dream budget for others. There’s no doubt about it. The cost of food is steadily going up. Organic milk has gone up by one dollar perClick to Continue »