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What I Did on my Spring Break

We didn’t go anywhere on vacation, other than the doctor’s or grocery stores. We got allergy shots, we bought groceries, and we went to the playground. Harlan had to work so the kids were all mine! Getting back in to the groove of the kids being home all day was ...

Triple Threat

Confessions From This Stay At Home Mom

I am the triplet’s mom. I am Harlan’s wife. I am Sue’s daughter. I am the one who answers the phone and makes sure all the RSVPs are done on time and the bills are paid. I am all these things and I am also me. Who is ‘me’ these ...

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Divide and Conquer

A family of multiples making the best of a tough situation.

Triple Threat

I Am Part of A Sandwich

A triplet Momma who takes care of her momma too.


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Nutrition for a Healthy Family!

Think About Your Drink

When it comes to nutrition, not all beverages are created equal. Many drinks can contain added sugars, fat and even sodium. And, added calories from drinking these beverages can add up fast, making it a challenge to maintain a healthy weight. So before you take your next sip, stop and ...

Nutrition for a Healthy Family!

Gluten-Free BBQ Season!

BBQs are a hallmark of summer and grilling is a great way to cook quick and healthy meals. For people with Celiac disease or gluten intolerance, keep the following tips in mind to enjoy BBQs the gluten free (GF) way! Prevent cross contamination: Gluten from previously cooked items can contaminate ...

Nutrition for a Healthy Family!

Grilling Guidelines: The How-To of Food Preparation

Now that summer has arrived, many family cooks prepare meals on the outdoor grill. So after you’ve dusted off your patio furniture and cleaned off your grill, try these simple steps to make your meals delicious and healthy. The most important thing to remember: when it comes to grilling, preparation ...

Nutrition for a Healthy Family!

Summer Salads!

As the temperature heats up, you may be thinking about adding in some “lighter” meal ideas to your family’s weekly menus. Salads may seem like the perfect answer. But, beware! Salads can pack a whopping calorie punch if you add too many high-fat, high calorie toppings. Below are a few ...

Nutrition for a Healthy Family!

Memorial Day Health Barbecue!

It is the first cookout of the year, so make it a healthy one by preparing some of these better for you recipe ideas! Enjoy! Smoky Salmon Kabobs Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Make it a meal: Serve with brown rice and grilled summer squash. Ingredients: 1 ...

Nutrition for a Healthy Family!

May is Women's Health Month and this week we are focusing on Nutrition for Moms-to-Be!

Pregnancy is an exciting time filled with a lot of preparation for your new arrival. It’s also an important time to focus on your diet to ensure you’re including the right foods to provide you with essential nutrients needed for a healthy pregnancy. This Mother’s Day we’re focusing on nutrition ...

Nutrition for a Healthy Family!

Smoothie 101

Looking for an easy to prepare, tasty and nutritious on-the-go snack for you and your kids? Try a homemade smoothie. Here are a few healthy smoothie basics to ensure you’re filling your blender with good nutrition and not a concoction of sugar and ice. Pick your base You’ll need some ...

Nutrition for a Healthy Family!

Gardening with your Kids!

This spring, why not try a new approach to healthy eating and teach your kids about nutrition from the ground up. Getting kids into the garden for some fun and educational activities can be the perfect way to teach them how fruits and vegetables grow – and hopefully to eat ...

Nutrition for a Healthy Family!

What's New In Whole Grains!

Make half of your grains whole! That’s what the Dietary Guidelines recommend to help reduce the risk of several chronic diseases and maintain a healthy weight. Whole-grain products like brown rice, quinoa, whole-grain cereal and breads, oatmeal and even popcorn are rich in essential nutrients like protein, fiber, B vitamins ...

Nutrition for a Healthy Family!

Trying to Maintain a Healthy Weight? Power Foods can Help!

You probably won’t be surprised to learn that two of best ways to maintain a healthy weight are eating a nutritious diet and incorporating exercise into your weekly routine. But, did you know that there are also some “power” foods that can make things just a bit easier? How? These ...

Nutrition for a Healthy Family!

Eat a Rainbow? Why not! Here’s How!

Fruits and vegetables are an essential part of a child’s diet because they provide vitamins, minerals and fiber without a lot of calories or fat. But, let’s face it; kid’s can be picky when it comes to eating healthy So, how do you get your child to eat a rainbow ...

Nutrition for a Healthy Family!

Take Comfort In Healthy Comfort Food

When the temperature drops, do you suddenly crave comfort foods like meatloaf and mashed potatoes? We all have foods that make us feel good, but these old family favorites tend to be higher in fat and calories. Take heart; you can find comfort in your favorite foods while still sticking ...

Nutrition for a Healthy Family!

Healthy Snacks for Your Loved One!

What more perfect way to celebrate American Heart Month than to prepare heart-healthy treats for your loved ones. These ideas are not only delicious, but contain nutrient-rich ingredients that are sure to win — and protect — your heart. Very Cherry Smoothie Ingredients: 1-1/2 cups unsweetened frozen pitted cherries, 1 ...

Nutrition for a Healthy Family!

The Paleo Diet: Fad or Caveman Cure-All?

“Going Paleo” is a diet trend that is gaining in popularity. The basis for this diet dates back 10,000 years when our Paleolithic ancestors ate a “hunter-gatherer” diet consisting of meats, fish, and some fruits and vegetables. Some believe this diet is “healthy” because it focuses on the foods that ...

Nutrition for a Healthy Family!

New Year’s Resolutions for the Whole Family

You are well into the new year with a commitment to get healthier. Why not take a new approach and focus on goals as a family? Making resolutions as a family can help motivate you to stick with your resolutions all year long, plus it allows time for bonding. Get ...

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