Are You Healthy?

It’s everywhere you turn. Calorie counts. Exercise routines. Fat grams. Step counters. Sugar-free. BMI. Diet this. Say no to that. AAAAGGGGGHHHH!...more

Kindergarten Kids - Eat your Food!

Problem:Sometimes, kids are picky eaters. And sometimes (like in my case) they just don't like to eat at all. At 5 and a half, my kids stand at 44 and 43 inches respectively, and weigh 40 and 35 pounds. They're not in danger, healthwise, but they are thin.And they don't like to eat.Doesn't matter what it is. Their favorite food, their least favorite food. The most you can get out of them willingly is a few bites....more

The F Word

The constant media attention to the obesity epidemic in this country has caused our cultural pendulum to swing between extreme reactions.  News reports of national health always being voiced over stock footage of large bellies and butts walking around, squeezing into chairs, carefully cropped images of headless people with dripping hamburgers in their hands...images meant to shock us into lives of fitness, instead have led to a backlash of people calling out "fat shaming"; and like my sons, telling the world to mind its own business, they'll get fit if, and when they feel like it....more

Prepping, Preggers, & Pushing

I was totally knocked up ( TKU).  To start out I read every book on this subject I knew absolutely nothing about. I was an only child of an only child with absolutely zilch babysitting experience and my mom was half way across the country. I read the "What to expect..." the "How not to give your kid childhood cancers by avoiding nitrates and microwaves books" followed by the "Make your kid smart by placing black white and red mobiles above the crib" articles....more
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4 Reasons Why You Should Take Your Employees Out to Lunch

Maybe it’s because I’m writing this post close to lunchtime, but lately I’ve been thinking about the power of a good meal. Whether it’s made from scratch or a lunch date out at a restaurant, a delicious meal is seldom something we savor alone – good company only enhances the experience of dining together. And for the most part, we all like to eat together with someone else. The only time eating alone is a bit more preferred is in the workplace. There’s already a limited time span in which to have lunch and employees all rotate their eating schedules, making it hard to eat with a coworker....more

How Clean Eating Changed My Life

Over the years, I have tried different diets and eating lifestyles. However, so far, clean eating has been the most beneficial lifestyle. I was a vegetarian for two years after graduating college, which may have seemed healthy. But, when I was a vegetarian, I was still eating some processed and refined foods minus meat and fish....more

He asked for seconds!!!!!

He asked for seconds!!!!!      I am sure that many, if not all of you special needs parents can relate to this. Our children are so hard to feed. Liam only eats about 10 things, and just like his obsessions with certain toys or movies, his food list will change like that....more

The Foodarella Experimental Cookbook: I Need Your Recipes!

My name is Karen, and I am an eater, a mom, a lover of giant brass gongs, tumbleweeds, nature, art and all things homemade.  I live waaaay up in Sequoia National Forest in California with my family, in an old cabin deep in the pines, where we make our own power, listen to bobcats, cut our own firewood, and have never had curtains on the windows.  We live down a 3 mile dirt 4-wheelin' road and often get snowed in during the winter, and our nearest "neighbors" are miles away....more

We Are What We Eat

Acts 15:1-2, 22-29 Jn. 14:23-29I have realized lately that the way we eat tends to be the way we treat all of creation.  Dorothy Day said: "Food should be treated with respect, since our Lord left himself to us in the guise of food."  We treat others, the way we treat our food sources, we treat our environment the way we treat our food sources. Dr. Will Tuttle sums it up:...more

Preschool Pointers - 9: Portion Control

Problem:Your kids want crackers. Then peanut butter. Then apples, candy, pretzel, cereal. In that order and right away. Obviously they're hungry, but if you listen to each of their demands, you'll have food sitting all over the place because they'll take one bite each and leave the rest.Exhibit A:...more