Month: September 2017

Apple Walnut Coffee Cake-Delicious and Heart Healthy

Apple Walnut Coffee Cake-Delicious and Heart Healthy

There is nothing I love more than a delicious coffee cake, and this past weekend I experimented with making a healthy version including apples and walnuts. It was moist, soft, and had just a bit of crunch from the walnuts. And the sweet topping made […]

What Happened to Confident Wonder Woman?

What Happened to Confident Wonder Woman?

My entire life I have felt like I am playing catch up, never feeling fully confident. I was never quite as confident, cool, organized, beautiful, well dressed or popular as the girl next to me. The hope that someday I would arrive kept me going. […]

Organized Laundry Plan Made Simple and Easy

Organized Laundry Plan Made Simple and Easy

Tired of the laundry chaos? Want to create an organized laundry plan but feel it is overwhelming? Laundry is the hidden beast that lurks inside my house, hiding in the closets, under the bed (behold the missing sock!) and crowding out my peace and quiet. […]

Sugar Free Vegan Homemade Popsicles

Sugar Free Vegan Homemade Popsicles

I love popsicles. But when you read the ingredients label it will shock you at the high sugar count and artificial ingredients. So we started to experiment with making our own homemade popsicles. Here’s a great homemade popsicles recipe my kids love, and they don’t […]

5 ways to become a Positive Person

5 ways to become a Positive Person

Negativity goes by many names: playing the devils advocate, constructive criticism of a situation, saying it like it is. But no matter the name you give it, negativity stinks and will ruin our health and relationships unless we can make a change to becoming a […]

5 Simple Steps to Slowing Down and Prioritizing Your Life

5 Simple Steps to Slowing Down and Prioritizing Your Life

My life as a mom is like a constant HIIT Training run. The treadmill never fully stops, just goes up and down in speed with some killer tough inclines and sprints followed by a slower paced jog where I try to catch my breath. I […]

Tantrums and Ballet Tights

Tantrums and Ballet Tights

This morning I was plugging along in my morning routine, watching the clock knowing I had a set time to be out the door to get my 4 year old Savvy to her ballet class. She was dragging her feet, whining a bit, and not […]

4 Reasons You Helicopter Parent and the Impact on Your Kids

4 Reasons You Helicopter Parent and the Impact on Your Kids

My son forgets his homework and I drop everything run it over to his school. Helicopter Parent. I notice my daughter left to a friends without doing her chores. I tell myself she deserves to be a kid and quickly do the chore for her. […]

9 Great Tips to Do More in Less Time

9 Great Tips to Do More in Less Time

As a busy mom of 4 I often feel like there more to do’s and not enough day. I feel torn between just being present with my kiddos and playing, and all the many things that need to be done in any given moment. What […]

How to Bottle and Can Fresh Peaches Without Sugar

How to Bottle and Can Fresh Peaches Without Sugar

There is nothing quite like a fresh bottle of peaches on a cold winter day. Homemade bottled peaches have a flavor and consistency that brings back my childhood at grandpas house enjoying delicious peaches all year round. I took a morning last week and pulled […]