Archive for October 2013

Why you must boycott Ringling Bros. Circus

Why you must boycott Ringling Bros. Circus
I’m all about giving my children as many life experiences as I can.  I remember my parents and grandmas taking my sister and I to the circus as a child.  I mostly recall the bigness of it.  The popcorn and light up wands that I MADE them buy for me; not understanding I would loose... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Thai Curry Squash Soup

Meatless Monday: Thai Curry Squash Soup
The Farmer’s Markets are winding down for the year selling mostly apples, squash and pumpkins these days.  Squash many seem decorative or intimidating, but is a vitamin-rich, rich and tasty gourd. According to Whole Living, “Like all members of the gourd family (which includes pumpkin, melon, and cucumber), butternut squash is technically a fruit because... Read more »

Every kid should wear a seat belt

Every kid should wear a seat belt
I drove one of my son’s buddys home from school the other day.  I patiently waited for everyone to fasten their seat belts before putting the car in drive. When I turned around and asked the sweet boy why he wasn’t fastening his safety belt, he instinctively replied. “I don’t wear mine in my car.”... Read more »
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Eight quick steps to painted pumpkins

Eight quick steps to painted pumpkins
We are in a full on pumpkin pandemonium.  Sadly, the squirrels came in and took bites out our carefully carved pumpkins the morning after we carved them.  Discouraged I decided to try something new that will keep the critters away and spruce up our pumpkins this year. Here are eight quick steps to painted pumpkins.... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Hearty Mix and Match Vegetable Soup

Meatless Monday: Hearty Mix and Match Vegetable Soup
Soup season is here!  I couldn’t be happier as I’ve been yearning for my warm hearty vegetable soup.  The best thing about this meal is you can use leftover veggies that you have in the house before they go bad and there really are no rules in creating this vitamin rich mish mash. Please be... Read more »

Costumes for kids with glasses plus swearing can be therapeutic

Costumes for kids with glasses plus swearing can be therapeutic
Happy Friday! I’ve been busying writing for other sites and I wanted to share two drastically different articles I wrote this week. First, I wrote on Listing Towards Halloween Nine costumes for kids with glasses.    Inspired by my daughter, I came up with some cute ideas to incorporate glasses into Halloween gear.  I am STILL... Read more »
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My favorite links of the week

My favorite links of the week
I’m still suffering from neck pain and now it has moved to my shoulder.  Lying down doesn’t seem to heal it but luckily I do get relief from yoga and massage.  I hope the end of this injury is near as I’m getting impatient and frustrated. In the meantime I am reading your articles; here... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Quinoa Black Bean Sliders

Meatless Monday: Quinoa Black Bean Sliders
I’m savoring the slow autumn cool down of this month.  Each morning I survey the beauty of our quiet street as I step outside to take the kids to school.  The yellow and orange leaves on the trees, the pumpkins and spooky decorations make me smile day after day. My closet is ready with sweaters... Read more »

The ten cutest Halloween costumes for your little kids

The ten cutest Halloween costumes for your little kids
At five and seven my kids are quite opinionated about what they will dress up as for Halloween.  I miss the early days where I could decide what costumes they would don on October 31. No way my daughter would agree to be a Tootsie Roll this year. See the gallery below for the ten... Read more »
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Five links to make sure you check out while I rest my neck

Five links to make sure you check out while I rest my neck
I hurt my neck doing a headstand.  During and after the class I felt light and encouraged.  The next morning I woke up in severe pain.  Luckily, I have an amazing natural doctor that took me that day at the time that worked for me.  I walked out of his office calling him a “miracle... Read more »
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