I know many women who are reluctant to join any political campaigns or activist groups; however, many mothers are activists without even realizing it. With social media and blogging, stories can become viral almost instantly and moms often jump in to express their opinion or rally to support a campaign. This recently happened in regards to a product media labeled as “pink slime.” Most of you have probably heard of the product from various news sources, through social media, or reading ... Continue Reading
Opt for a staycation this year, spending your week at home with your family.
With Spring Break taking over March and April, many people are planning their destination of choice - opting for snow or sun or somewhere inbetween. But many families are talking about staying right at home, relaxing via a staycation instead. A few years ago I incorporated the staycation into a learning experience with my children. We expanded it over a summer, but you can easily tailor it down to a week for spring break. Get a Mental Picture The idea of a staycation is to explore a ... Continue Reading
Prepare a healthy and easy New Year’s Eve Dinner your family will love.
Every year we choose to stay in for New Year’s Eve and celebrate with our sons: less crowds, no driving on slippery roads and an incredible meal at a fraction of the cost. The only issue with staying home on New Year’s Eve is, you have to cook and clean, versus being waited on in a crowded restaurant. Here’s the perfect solution. A couple of days before Ryan Seacrest kicks off the New Year, zip out to the store and get the ingredients for the celebration menu. This meal is so easy to ... Continue Reading
World Vegetarian Day provides awareness and support for Meatless Monday
October 1st is the annual world kick-off of Vegetarian Awareness Month. Did you even know there was such a thing? It seems there are awareness days, weeks, and months for just about everything under the sun sometimes. You might be asking, “Why is it necessary to have a month designated for vegetarian awareness?” It begins with the health and environmental impact of eating meat. On average, people in the U.S. consume about 45% more meat than is recommended. This leads to greater risks ... Continue Reading
Even if you don’t want to eliminate meat entirely, you can cut down on consumption and easily feed your family healthy vegetarian meals.
One of the arguments against vegetarian cooking is that it takes too long. While slapping down a piece of meat on the grill and throwing a few potatoes in the oven is undoubtedly quick, you can also prepare a few vegetarian meals that are easy and kid friendly. Even if you don't want to eliminate meat entirely, you can cut down on consumption and easily feed your family healthy meals. Vegetarian family meals should be green in two senses: good for the environment, and providing healthy, green ... Continue Reading