The New Year is here! I don’t know about you, but I find the fall to be the craziest time of the year – school starts, the Jewish holidays follow close behind, then there’s Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the non-stop December celebrating (which for me also includes one of my daughters’ birthdays!). In the midst of … Continue reading Three Simple Ways to Eat Better in 2015
Last weekend, my biggest baby girl turned 6! While in previous years we have hosted big parties with lots of friends and classmates, this year we decided to keep it smaller and take my daughter along with a small group of friends to a local rock climbing gym. The celebration was great, and the smaller size allowed me to … Continue reading Rock Climbing Birthday
Happy December everyone! Doesn’t it seem like just as we started to dig our way out of the Halloween candy, Thanksgiving came and left us feeling bloated and lethargic? And now with more holidays and New Year’s Eve right around the corner, I’m guessing that many of us are feeling a bit overwhelmed by the onslaught of … Continue reading Eliminate Your Cravings in 2015!
I’d like to share a story with you all. For many years, I have been happy with my eating habits. While far from perfect, I have had a good balance of healthy foods and indulgences, and was able to eat in a way that makes me feel good. Then I got pregnant with my … Continue reading My Sugar Addiction
With Halloween right around the corner, I’ve been getting lots of questions about how to manage this holiday in a way that lets kids be kids, instead of turning them into sugar crazed monsters. Of course candy is a big part of Halloween – and I’m not here to suggest our kids shouldn’t have any. But … Continue reading Taking the Scare out of Halloween
Did you know that today is National Eat Your Veggies Day? Yeah, me neither, until I checked Facebook this morning. But no matter! In honor of this most special holiday, I wanted to share 5 tips for adding more veggies into your diet! 1. Have them for breakfast! We all know that we … Continue reading 5 Ways to Eat Your Veggies!
As those of you who follow my Facebook page may be aware, last week I had the privilege of attending The Family Dinner Conference, which was hosted by Time at the Table. I had the most fabulous day - listening to inspiring presentations about both the importance of and strategies for integrating family meals … Continue reading Thoughts on Family Dinners
A couple of weeks ago, one of my favorite bloggers over at Spoonfed posted a story (and this follow-up) about how she decided to speak up about the neon pink drink being served at a birthday party attended by her 9-year-old daughter. In it she describes how she is often an advocate for real food, though … Continue reading To Speak or Not To Speak…
Whenever I mention to someone that I care a lot about healthy eating, I invariably get the question "so what kinds of foods do you eat?" Despite my passion about the subject, I find this to be a really hard question to answer. I usually stumble over something like "when I talk about healthy eating, … Continue reading So what kinds of foods do you eat?
I'm in a little bit of shock...my little munchkin turned 4 last week! It's hard to believe that she's such a big kid now - definitely no longer a baby (as she is happy to tell you!). It's customary for kids in her preschool to invite the entire class, so we decided to host the … Continue reading 4th Birthday Celebration!