­čśśThe Kiss Box ­čśś

Many parents work long hours through the week.  And as much as we don’t want to believe it–it’s just hard on our little critters.  They miss us. Constantly.  At least in our household McKinley misses her father day in and day out. The book, The Kiss Box by Bonnie Verburg and Henry Cole is a great…

My Digital Detox

I didn’t need another gluten free diet or UltraClear detox. ┬áI needed a digital detox. ┬áA virtual cleanse from the Web World. ┬áAnd, it was an amazing journey. I was checking Facebook status updates every 10 minutes.┬áChecking Instagram photo feeds.┬áTaking pictures of my own, editing, then posting them.┬áReading blogs. Creating blog posts.┬áReading NPR news.┬áLooking at…

Monday Milestone

McKinley plays guitar: Everyday for the past two weeks McKinley has been going over to the guitar and strumming it. And in those moments, I’d think to myself, I have to start playing again— dad would want me to—I’ll feel him with me.┬áBut I haven’t picked up the guitar. When I drive, I sing. Ohh,…

Collard Green & Potato Hash Wraps

Whether you are starting the New Year with weight loss goals or healthier meal choices ┬áthis is the recipe for you and your family. These wraps are a healthy kid friendly meal! The hash is adapted from Nourishing Meals and the black bean salsa from my sister-in-law! Together they make for a powerful palette ­čÖé…

Tips to Stay Sane

Health tip: I know I’ve said this before, but when consuming any fruits make sure you eat a protein with it, like nuts or eggs. If you are looking for sneaky ways to not gain 1,000 pounds during the holidays–eat snacks throughout the day (one of them consisting of a fruit and protein tied together)….