Appealing projects actually matter. 

It’s hard to remember, but I constantly forget that the way we visually present projects, or activities to our children—matters.      And it’s like– wait we aren’t doing enough already? Now we have to make stuff visually appealing too? Let alone actually plan an afternoon “something.”  Yeeeeesh!    But, I completely understand why.  I…

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)….

Best laundry tip I ever received…

Laundry Quick Tip! My friend passed along some advice about laundry and I wanted to share it with ya’ll! Oh, and it saved a nice dent in my pocket.  Have you ever put on your favorite shirt or pair of pants and realized there is a new hole? Or snag? Snag — is that the…

Snacking? Healthy Combos:

On Snacking Youngsters eat 3 meals and 2 snacks a day. Some where along the way adults were told to eat 3 big meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. What happened to snacking? Folks, having light snacks throughout the day actually helps keep your metabolism working hard. I’m not saying graze all day AND have your…

Raising the Bar

Need a fresh idea? Try making a salad bar out of your muffin tin! Use foil and save for side salads with your meals throughout the week. This is awesome for menu planning for the week! Quick, easy, and a great way to let children choose. ~The chance for growth is infinite~