My son became a preschooler this year and so much has changed! He is full of questions as he explores the world around him. At preschool, he soaks up everything like a sponge and is always hungry to learn something new.
I love cooking new and interesting recipes for my family. It is so easy to get into a rut when it comes to preparing dinners, especially since my kids have after-school activities and my extended family is experiencing some pretty tough emotional times lately. There are certain meals that are go-to crowd pleasers in my house — tacos, my homemade lasagna, parmesan crusted chicken and Papa Murphy’s take-and-bake pizza to name a few. But, sometimes, we all crave a little variety at the dinner table, am I right?!… [read more]
By Emily Liebert
I rarely have time to sit down to read anymore. When I look back on my Facebook posts, I used to read all the time when I first started blogging. These days, I have so much going on with family, blog work, managing my review team and trying to find time for fitness, I’m having a hard time justifying just sitting down to read.
Just about all of us would like to eat healthier, but there is so much information (conflicting information, at that) out there. How are we supposed to know what to believe and which health regimen to follow? These questions and many more are answered in Should I Scoop Out My Bagel?: And 99 Other Answers to Your Everyday Diet and Nutrition Questions to Help You Lose Weight, Feel Great, and Live Healthy. Authors Ilyse Shapiro and Hallie Rich break it down and give you all the tools and the most relevant information you need to make a positive change to live a better, more healthy lifestyle.
I very clearly remember watching the news as the events of the school shooting in Newtown, CT unfolded in December 2012. My own family had survived a tragedy that year when our home was destroyed by a tornado in February. Fortunately for us, I had been the only one home (along with our animals) as my kids were all at school and my husband at work.
My husband bought me a juicer for my birthday — in March, oops! It’s out of the box and sitting there on the kitchen counter glaring at me every single day. I swear, it speaks to me, accusing me of gross neglect as I’ve only actually used it a few times since I received it.