Oops…I did it AGAIN!
Ok, you would think I knew better by now but old habits die hard! We are so programmed to associate treats with rewards that it’s almost instinctual to react like Pavlov’s puppy! :( Yesterday my youngest slept in her bed ALL NIGHT and she skipped into the room the following morning beaming with pride at her accomplishment. I immediately smiled as a good mama should and the following words floated off my tongue and into the air without hesitation:  "Oh,...

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10 foods for The WHOLE Holiday Hostess
Hosting, especially during the holidays, can be stressful enough without trying to be less processed. Here's 10 foods to help your become a whole holiday hostess this season. What comes to mind for food and drink when you think of hosting at your home? Does it look similar to this? Soda, bottled juice of some sort, donut holes, muffins, cakes or cake pops, fruits and veggies with a ranch dip, cheese/crackers, brownies, candy, sweet tea and a soup or salad...

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5 Tips for a Night of Sweet Sleep
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Sharing 5 tips for a night of sweet sleep. School schedules, activities, and family life are busier than ever. Lots of fun things but stress is also added back in between homework and games. Even when we're diligent about limiting our outside activities and commitments we find ourselves constantly going from point A to point B. Let's do what we can to limit our stress during this beautiful season. One of the most effective ways to reduce stress is to sleep enough. When we aren’t getting enough sleep, our...

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Hopeful Homesteader
Homestead. The very word creates a gorgeous vision of a quaint farmhouse among golden crops, gardens as far as the eye can see, roaming cattle and chickens laying eggs in every shape, color, and size. Then…I open my eyes and I’m right smack dab in the middle of my suburban home overlooking a golf course. Reality sets in and I take another deep sigh as I realize I’m no Pioneer Woman (LOVE her by the way!). My overzealous plans for...

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Let them have cake…Pancakes!
Ok, so since our family took the plunge into MOSTLY non-GMO land, a lot of our normal menu items have been, well, off the menu for our everyday lives. Pancakes have been on that list. I just haven’t found a healthier alternative that I liked…until now! Imagine my delight when I turned the corner in the store and caught a glimpse of these: Kodiak cakes. Hmmm…sounds wild and full of nature so I decided to give the box a quick...

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