Expecting the Unexpected

One morning last week my five-year-old was laying on the couch, shivering in a mass of blankets, too sick to even request to watch T.V. Her flushed cheeks and glassy eyes a testament that she’d succumbed to the latest virus being passed around at school. I was to have chaperoned a field trip for my […]

Raising Healthy-Minded Kids

A Guestpost by Nicole Douglass My kind, nerdy, tender-hearted, artsy, ten-year-old lay on the floor in her darkened room, eyes wet with frustration as she lamented that her six year-old-sister could do more push-ups than she.  We had a sweet discussion about how every person possesses different strengths and then I asked “Do you know […]

15 Tips for Prioritizing Exercise

The benefits of moving are well documented, but despite that, people are more sedentary than ever. Lacking the natural outlets of old such as taking care of a farm, walking everywhere or doing laundry with scrub board, we now have to work at getting in enough movement to stay healthy. When people say, “I don’t […]

Italian Wedding Soup Recipe

Italian Wedding Soup refers to the mistranslation of the Italian language phrase “minestra maritata (“married soup”),” which is a reference to the fact that green vegetables and meats go well together (according to Wikipedia).  This version is low in fat and calories (perfect for those New Year’s resolutions), offers good lean protein and packs a variety […]