Category: Family

Fruit and Veggie Co-ops

After a year of wanting to join a fruit and veggie co-op, I finally found one that had everything I needed! There are a lot of them out there, and my biggest concerns were cost, variety, and amount of work involved. Many that I found required you to pay for the entire summer up front,


Just Do It

So, tomorrow I have THE appointment. You know the one, everyone has one at some time or another. The appointment that you put off and absolutely don’t want to make because that may mean that something is really wrong with you. Suddenly, it could be real. Maybe it’s the gynecologist, or a mammogram, or just


Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

I know, I know, not the healthiest of choices for a side dish, but every kid loves mac and cheese! I don’t want to deprive my children of classic childhood treats just because we are a real food family. Over the past year or so, I’ve realized that although it may not always be healthy,


Homemade Salsa from Fresh Tomatoes

I received a bunch of tomatoes in my veggie share from the co-op last week and needed something to do with them. The twins love tomatoes, but no one else in the house generally just eats them so I have to incorporate them into things. I figured I’d give salsa a try, and it turned


Real Life Treasure Hunt!

Awhile back, I read an article on geocaching and found the idea of it fascinating. Now that it’s getting warmer out, we decided to give it a try! You download an app or go to Geocaching. We started out with the free app, which lets you search for geocaches in your immediate area. I was


The Ivory Soap Experiment

I received a bar of original Ivory soap in the TLC VoxBox I received from Influenster this week and I almost couldn’t contain my excitement. Not because we use Ivory soap, but because I never think to buy it and I knew just how I’d use it. As the school year winds down, I thought


Salt is Not the Enemy?

Did I get your attention? My whole life I’ve known that sodium is bad for you and causes hypertension and increases your risk of heart attack and stroke. I never cooked with salt and I never added salt to my vegetables or meats after they were cooked. What I never realized was that it’s not


Kids Say the Funniest Things!

Sometimes I cannot help but laugh at the things my kids say! They are so stinking cute and funny, so I thought I’d share! Ella: I think the TV isn’t working because there is an off switch! Will: Mommy, there’s an ostrich in the TV!!! 2.¬† Ella: I love Stop and Shop even more than


Best Books for Kids- Preschool Edition

When Luke was learning to read, I was completely clueless as to how to teach him. I knew to concentrate on sight words and phonics patterns, but I was really afraid that I wouldn’t be able to do it! I also had no idea what books to begin with. It seems like the books you


Natural Peanut Butter Tips and Tricks

Have you made the switch to natural peanut butter? We used Jif for years and years, but once we started making the switch to a real food lifestyle I was horrified to see what was in it! I guess I used to believe that the stuff on the shelf  was exactly what it was supposed