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5 Things I Do (and Don’t) When My Kids are Fighting a Cold

As not fun as it is to have a sick kid, I gotta admit, I do love the couch snuggles... One of us was sick last week (can you tell which one?) with a fever, runny nose and a cough. Thankfully the really "sick" part only lasted about 24 hours, which I credit a lot… Continue reading 5 Things I Do (and Don’t) When My Kids are Fighting a Cold

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Cake
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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Cake – vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free

I made this chocolate chocolate-chip banana bread cake last week and thought it would be just the recipe to follow up the last three posts about my healing story.  I love sharing with you the recipes I’ve adjusted and adapted that make food, cooking and life more enjoyable while healing. Lately though I’ve been thinking...… Continue reading Chocolate Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Cake – vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free

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My Healing Story – Part III: OK, God, I Get It.

This is Part III in a series about my healing story of how I started to and continue to take charge of my own health. If you haven’t already, here's where you can catch Part I and Part II.  Have you ever looked back on a time in your life and you can see it… Continue reading My Healing Story – Part III: OK, God, I Get It.

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My Healing Story – Part II: Why You Have To Learn How to Swim Before You Can Dive Deep

This is Part II in a series about my healing story of how I started to and continue to take charge of my own health. If you haven't already, you can catch Part I here.  So I'll tell you right now this isn't one of those incredible healing stories you've seen on Dr. Oz. "Turns… Continue reading My Healing Story – Part II: Why You Have To Learn How to Swim Before You Can Dive Deep

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My Healing Story – Part I: What Do You Mean I Have an Autoimmune Disease?

This is something I've been wanting to write to you about for a long time and I’m ready now. I want to share more of my healing story with you. First though I have to tell you, I started writing it down and it got a little long so this is going to be a… Continue reading My Healing Story – Part I: What Do You Mean I Have an Autoimmune Disease?

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Pink Dip (a.k.a. Beet Dip)

I was just telling a group of parents about this pretty pink dip recipe (a.k.a. beet dip - shhhh, don't tell)... It was at a local private school here in Austin where I was invited to speak about child nutrition and the million dollar question... how to get kids to eat healthy food without making… Continue reading Pink Dip (a.k.a. Beet Dip)

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healthy living, kids

The Game That Gets Everyone Eating More Fruits and Vegetables

Want to play a fun little game with me this week? This is something I've been wanting to try for awhile now and I finally got around to it last night at dinner. I call it "Eat the Rainbow" and the object of the game is to eat as many colors as you can in… Continue reading The Game That Gets Everyone Eating More Fruits and Vegetables

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The Most Underrated Thing You Can Do to Improve Your Health

How much chewing are you doing? You know, it's funny, sometimes it's the simplest thing that can make the biggest difference, especially when it comes to our health. Things like drinking more water, moving your body, getting more sleep... They almost sound too easy. They're obvious, like a no-brainer. Yet they can still be hard… Continue reading The Most Underrated Thing You Can Do to Improve Your Health

mothers day gift guide
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The Ultimate “Super Mom” Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Usually I'm not that great at thinking of things I want for holidays. Any other time of the year away from Christmas, my birthday and Mother's Day I can find plenty of wants. But ask me right before one of these dates when someone might actually buy me a present and my mind is blank.… Continue reading The Ultimate “Super Mom” Mother’s Day Gift Guide