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Warming foods vs. Cooling foods

Warming foods vs. Cooling foods

I have the great honor of being friends with Eva Rawposa, Chef and founder of Uncooking 101. A few years ago, around this time of year, I asked her about the winter and eating raw foods. She explained that you just have to have "warming" habits in the winter and "cooling" habits in the summer. And here are some of her suggestions on implementing both.... Warming foods and activities Chewing…

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All About Beans

All About Beans

It’s really easy to reach for a can of beans, but it is just as easy to rinse, soak, sprout, cook and enjoy the benefits of fresh dried beans. It just takes a little planning.... Rinse, Soak, Sprout All beans need to be rinsed and sorted to ensure you remove the few pebbles or bad beans missed in packaging. Just put the dry beans into a colander and run them…

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Snacktivism

Snacktivism

An interview with Sally Kuzemchak Every parent in America wants their children to eat well, but we are constantly battling the onslaught of advertising from the big food companies, Coke machines in schools, and processed foods that create addictions in our children. How can we take the power back? One way is to commit to healthy eating in your own family, and make small steps to help your community to…

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Learning the Art of Parenting from The Art of Asking (and Receiving)

Learning the Art of Parenting from The Art of Asking (and Receiving)

If you’ve ever read a book that unexpectedly “changed your life,” you will know how I feeI. I picked up Amanda Palmer’s The Art of Asking on a Friday, read it straight through for 24 hours (after hearing a lot of “when will you put that book down?” from the family chorus!), and immediately put a few things into action on the Saturday night I finished. Then, in a twist…

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Prevent Colds in your Family this Winter

Prevent Colds in your Family this Winter

Things you can do to prevent colds in your family as the winter months continue by Kate Ruma, MAOM, Lic. Ac. Does your child seem to get sick more often than other kids? Do they have cold hands and feet? Complain of being cold? Have a chronic runny nose? Chronic earaches? Chronic postnasal drip? Changing your child’s diet may provide a big boost to their immune system. Some principles of…

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Redefining Thanksgiving

Redefining Thanksgiving

One year after I decided to try life without gluten or animal protein, my then 5 year-old son became obsessed with Native Americans. He made teepees, wore moccasins, and wrote letters that did not resemble our alphabet. He made it up as he went and asked for whatever stories we could share. This was also at the same time that I realized how good I felt having developed healthier eating…

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Planning Simple Kids’ Birthdays

Planning Simple Kids’ Birthdays

I love having parties! With three children and 24 fun birthday celebrations behind me, I have plenty of ideas to share on planning simple birthdays that I learned by going through some not-so-simple moments! Let’s make a plan... Here are some things I think about as I am planning a party. My intention for our family is to live happily and healthily, so I try to start there with everything,…

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40 Things every healthy mama should have in her kitchen… and a few things to get rid of!

40 Things every healthy mama should have in her kitchen… and a few things to get rid of!

Wondering how to get it all done? Having the right tools is key. I have created a special publication for you of the 40 things I use most regularly in my kitchen. Get your copy now » The interesting thing is that we don’t keep much more than this in our kitchen. We do have a waffle maker and ice cream maker from our wedding that I use from time…

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Waiting for kids… 7 ways to make the most of the carpool line

Waiting for kids… 7 ways to make the most of the carpool line

Are you ever frustrated by the amount of waiting you do as a mom? Waiting in the carpool line…. Waiting for dance class to end…. Waiting on the soccer sidelines…. Or even waiting for a toddler to get ready at her pace. These times can be frustrating if the list of things you want to do is long, and you feel there is never enough time to check anything off.…

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The Rhythm of Food

The Rhythm of Food

Fall is a busy time. Moms shuffle kids all around town to school and activities. Work projects kick into gear. Farmers are busy harvesting and storing. The cool air seems to encourage us to be “worker bees” – no matter what our work may be. As always, we try to nourish our bodies with healthy food. During these busy times, easy recipes and thoughtful plans make a big difference. Each…

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