Monthly archives: November, 2013

Misconceptions of Stay-at-Home Moms

Misconceptions of Stay-at-Home Moms

I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to stay at home with the kids since the twins were born. I can’t believe I have been out of the real world for three years! It has been really fulfilling and really, really difficult. Especially since we moved here where I have no support system. The majority


Holiday Shopping Madness

The holiday shopping madness has already begun. Today I went to Target to pick up a few things for our trip this week, and I could already tell that the season had started. People were crabby, inconsiderate, and all over the place. What is it about shopping during this time of year that brings out


I Have a Confession to Make…

I already put our Christmas decorations up. Yes, on November 18 I was in a Christmas frenzy. I dug all of the decorations out of the garage, and to my children’s dismay, sang Christmas carols while decorating the house. If you had asked me 5 years ago if I would ever decorate before Thanksgiving, I


Blackberry Chia Seed Smoothie

The Blueberry Kale Smoothie I posted awhile back is one of my most popular posts and was even featured at Adventures in Mindful Living, so I thought that I would share one of my other favorite smoothies! Blackberries are rich in bioflavonoids and vitamin C and have high antioxidant levels. They also have a high


Sunshine Award!

I am truly honored that Echo from Domain of the Mad Mommy nominated me for the Sunshine Award! Stop by and check her awesome blog out! Sunshine Award Rules 1. Thank and recognize your nominating blogger 2. Give 11 random facts about yourself 3. Answer the 11 questions given by your nominating blogger 4. Nominate 11


Happy Veterans Day!

I hope that everyone enjoys their Monday! Take the time to thank a veteran or serviceman or woman in your life, they will appreciate it! We went to Ohio this weekend because Luke had a couple of days off school. On Friday night I went out for a drink with one of my friends, and


MIT Paper Links Chemicals Used on Genetically Modified Foods to Infertility and Cancer


One Step at a Time

Before we started our journey toward a real food lifestyle, we were not healthy eaters. We ate out a lot, I rarely cooked, and most things I did cook came out of a box. The one thing that I did try to avoid was artificial food dyes. Not because I necessarily thought that they were


Failure… Good or Bad?

Personally, I think that failures are a difficult but very important part of our lives. Failing makes us work harder, and as children it makes us realize that in order to succeed we must put forth effort, that everything doesn’t necessarily come easy. BUT, it’s so hard to think of letting your child fail at