Get Out and PLAY!!!

If you thought your child just had a little bit of remaining baby fat, you may be surprised to find out that "they" have decided that you child is no longer just pudgy, but is now considered obese. Yes, obese. According to a recently published study by Indiana University, children should start being screened for obesity at the ripe old age of 2, instead of the usual age of 6....more

Wonderin' Wednesday

It's time to lay out on the line a few things that I've always wondered about ......more

PCOS and You: The Basics

I've recently been made aware of a condition termed by doctors as PolyCystic Ovary Syndrom (PCOS.) This is a condition that affects about 1 in 15 women of childbearing age. As many as 5 million women in the United States may be affected. Also, it can occur in girls as young as 11 years old....more

That Competitive Spirit

   Trust me when I say I'm about as competitive as they come. I would probably race you to the door just so I could be the first one there. But there is a time and a place for competition, and I've learned how to suppress my competitiveness---to an extent. I admit that I'm super excitable with my son's sports. But in my defense, who doesn't like winning!?!...more

Stranger Danger 101

Stranger Danger 101 Tonight I had one of those feelings that I needed to have a conversation with my son about the "real" world. I don't know what brought the feeling on, but I attempted to address it as best I could. My son is in cub scouts and a few months ago, while reading through the manual, I took mental note of a section teaching kids about lurking dangers in today's society....more

The Art of Clothesline Laundry

  Spring is officially here when you see my clothes hanging out on the line....more

My Reasons for Eating Organic

I've had a lot of people ask me why I started feeding my family organic foods. I even had a cashier the other day at my local Kroger ask me why I "bought all those really strange foods..." Sheesh....more

Homemade Meatballs (and Spaghetti)

Tonight's creation comes to you from the only cookbook I've ever used more than once: ...more

Keep the Faith

If you were given a list of available children to adopt, which one would you pick? Would you look for the cutest, youngest, happiest little boy or girl? Or would you choose an older child... say around 15 or 16 years old?   My husband and I are currently going through this right now. Last year, we were chosen...yes, I said chosen... to adopt a child (or children). We have a natural son already but realized that adopting a child would make the most sense for us.   For anyone wondering, because I get asked this question a lot... Yes....more

Homemade Laundry Detergent: It works!!

A couple days ago I started reading about making my own laundry detergent and fabric softener. So I decided, after some research, that this would be a really good way to save some money around the house.......more