My #1 health goal these days is to get my family to eat more vegetables. Great goal but it is not always easy to fulfill when my kids have different tastes. One child wants/needs only cooked veggies (raw veggies give her headaches) and the other wants only crunchy carrots. It was steamed veggie’s turn so this dish is what I invented right on the spot and it turned out amazing! Continue reading
We had an amazing vacation to Duluth, Minnesota!! The massive Lake Superior, the plunging cliffs, the interesting rock formations,, the interactive museums, the huge ships, the creative architecture, the friendly people, and the amazing views from every angle….and yes, a trip to Whole Foods!! Continue reading
This week’s guest writer is my husband, Jack. Together we have helped each other work towards our weight loss goals and continue to improve our family’s health and happiness. Here’s Jack…
It’s no secret that I have been struggling with weight control for almost 25 years. At my heaviest, I had hit over 235 lbs, which is heavy for a 5’6″ guy. It wasn’t uncommon for me to buy XL shirts and having to drill another hole in my belt. I really worked at sticking with the dietary advice widely accepted… low fat. Continue reading
My friend Christine writes this week’s post about her six year old son with brain injuries that makes for extreme challenges raising him. Read their difficult story, see her amazing improvement data, and sing this information out to everyone you know!!
Four and a half years ago my husband and I adopted two little boys. They were 23 months and 3 years old when they moved in with us permanently. Our youngest child, Caleb, received a head injury when he was only four months old. You may not be familiar with traumatic brain injuries but they are devastating not just to the injured but to everyone around them.
Caleb’s TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) has caused many challenges. The initial injury caused bleeding, swelling, seizures, and cerebral palsy on his right side. His official diagnoses are Traumatic Brain Injury, Cortical Visual Impairment, Severe Development Delay. Among Caleb’s difficulties he can be a very frustrated little boy. My son has a severe vision impairment which makes navigating difficult. He is also sensory seeker/avoider which means that some things scare him or he has an excessive need to feel/hear/taste to learn about his environment. Communication is also a great challenge. From a parenting side of things, we never know quite what to expect or how to help Caleb. We have 5 children whose ages are 18, 15, 8, 7 and 6. We are no strangers to children, but Caleb is different. Continue reading
When you go natural and chemical free one of the biggest challenges is to replace your skin care items with more natural alternatives. Another challenge is finding the time to make all of those skin care items from scratch! (Been there, done that!!) It is a daunting task for sure but I have found a quick and simple alternative to deodorant. Deodorant was the first product I looked to replace. Here is what finally worked for me. Continue reading
Sorry today’s post is a little late but we were out watching the solar eclipse. Wow! It was impressive!! Even if the northern states did not get a total eclipse it was so enjoyable to watch the progression. Continue reading
I did it! I lost 25 pounds from my heaviest weight! I look and feel so much different. 15 of those pounds were lost in the last 8 months. I am so thankful for this accomplishment! Continue reading