10 ways to improve your mood and ‘tude. Peace is closer than you think.
Life, kids, relationships, groceries, bills, cleaning, carpools, homework, regular work—it can all get pretty overwhelming! Often times we don’t feel like it’s possible to give... Read More
When to toss it? Average lifespan of household products.
Many of us are guilty of trying to eke out the last breath of common household items—it’s expensive and time consuming to keep up with... Read More
Pool Safety. 6 Tips that could save your child’s life.
It’s hot (yay!) and everyone is seeking out the closest watering hole or pool. Break out the beach chairs, grab a magazine and relax by... Read More
Portland’s Winter Farmers’ Market runs every Saturday. Farm fresh YUM!
The Portland Farmers’ Market goes year round through the winter. Starting the first Saturday in December and going through the second to last Saturday in... Read More
5 Fun (and free) ways to get the family active in the winter!
With childhood obesity on the rise it is important that kids stay active and to encourage a lifelong love of exercise and fitness. The American... Read More
Found! 30 healthy snacks under 150 calories. Now you can eat more.
I don’t know about you, but I need some new snack ideas– but ones that are still healthy. Here are some delish snacks for... Read More
Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone Challenge: Exercise For 7 Straight Days!
I’ve always wanted to be one of those people who say, “I feel horrible when I don’t go to the gym,” but I’m just not.... Read More
Get active! Outdoor family games that are just plain f.u.n.
If you’re the person who gets up at 5:30am and goes for a jog before the kids get up, this article is not aimed at... Read More
The Importance of Girlfriends.
There are loads of movies and novels spinning around our planet about the power of friendship and sisterhood. One only needs to peruse Netflix to... Read More
Winter Body Bounce Back. Easy ways to get fit– even in winter!
Ah, the heart of winter. Long gone are the frantic Christmas buy-buy-buy-sale-sale-sale commercials, in and constant are the gym membership, Lap Band 30 second spots.... Read More
Gluten-Free family? Tips on converting your kitchen– and life!
Chances are if you are reading this you, your hubby, child, neighbor or friendly cashier has recently um, er, made a quick dash to the... Read More
Car Seat Saftey: 11 Mistakes parents make.
I wouldn’t be lying if I told you that the last time I had my car seat properly checked out was by the valet at... Read More
Eating out? Best and worst Kids’ Menus.
Between tricky restaurant choices, finicky eaters, and the desire to provide healthy, nourishing food, taking the kids out to eat can drive any parent crazy!... Read More
Is McDonald’s To Blame For Making Our Kids Fat? Here’s Your Chance To Weigh In (No Scale Required).
Everyone knows that fast food chain restaurants aren’t winning any awards for being nutritionally responsible. But one public interest group is taking it a step... Read More
Fast Food. What To Order When You’re On-The-Go.
Sometimes you have to. You just do. You’re out doing errands, it’s past lunchtime and the kids are starting to whine—something needs to be done... Read More
Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone (GOYCZ) Challenge: No meat, please. I’m a vegetarian.
I come from a long lineage of non-vegetarians. No one in my family is a vegetarian, nor are any of my friends. I don’t think... Read More