Fun summer links to click

Fun summer links to click
I am heading out of town to spend quality time with my family.  My wish is that we unplug, connect and de-stress. While I’m gone I wanted to share some links you might enjoy reading. Thirty things to do with your kids this summer. (I just counted and we are up to fifteen!) Natural and... Read more »

Essential oils to calm and focus our fast-paced lives

Essential oils to calm and focus our fast-paced lives
Gurunanda essential oils are modern, practical and natural solutions to calm and focus on our busy, fast-paced lives.  The 100% pure oils contain no synthetic agreements and our grown and distilled on the world’s most reputable farms. My typical favorites are lavender and peppermint, but I decided to sample the less familiar scents of cedarwood, lemon,... Read more »

Pros and Cons of not sending your kids to camp

Pros and Cons of not sending your kids to camp
Due to traveling and the desire for lack of a schedule I decided not to send my kids to camp the first three weeks of summer. Since that possibly naive decision, I’ve realized that everybody in my suburb goes to camp. Never one into keeping up with everybody else I didn’t think it would be... Read more »
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Chelsea Clinton's "She Persisted" a must-read for all ages

Chelsea Clinton's "She Persisted" a must-read for all ages
Chelsea Clinton has added children’s book author to her resume recently releasing “She Persisted 13 American Women Who Changed the World.” This book, beautifully illustrated by Alexandra Boiger, was inspired by Elizabeth Warren’s refusal to be silenced by the Senate. This created many marches and women who have spoken out on how they too have... Read more »

Thirty things to do with your kids this summer

Thirty things to do with your kids this summer
My kids have completed day one of summer.  There are many things I want to do with my kids this summer and I looked forward to the schedule-free days with my quickly growing little ones. Now that there remains close to 20 days until family vacation and camp happens, I admit I’m getting slightly nervous of... Read more »

What's for Dinner: Three items from Trader Joe's

What's for Dinner: Three items from Trader Joe's
I strive to put a complete meal on our family dinner table most weeknights.  There are days when the clock reads 6:00 p.m. and the last thing I want to do is prepare a complicated dinner and that is when I turn to Trader Joe’s. Trader Joe’s offers prepared options that taste as if I cooked... Read more »
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The CLEAN Everything offers local, homemade and natural products

The CLEAN Everything offers local, homemade and natural products
I’m always in search of the perfect natural deodorant and am delighted to have discovered local The Clean Everything.  Jen Cohen is a fellow suburban mom and coincidentally, we discovered, graduated from the same college the same year. Jen started the journey of searching for healthier alternatives for everyday products when she came across a study that... Read more »

Kombucha is good for you

Kombucha is good for you
Kombucha is a 2,000 year old fermented beverage of tea and sugar.  After being fermented, kombucha becomes carbonated and contains vinegar, b-vitamins, enzymes, probiotics and a high concentration of acid which are connected with many benefits.  They include improved digestion, weight loss increased energy, cleansing and detoxification, immune support, reduced joint pain and depression and cancer prevention.... Read more »

All about my first mammogram

All about my first mammogram
I am approaching forty and my OB suggested I get a baseline mammogram at my convenience. Then I ignored her request for too long and for some reason put off making the appointment. My conscious nagged me that early detection for breast cancer is crucial and I need to do this.  Eventually I called and proudly made a... Read more »
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How to make a frittata

How to make a frittata
A frittata is an Italian egg dish made with beaten eggs resembling an omelet.  This delicious and easy breakfast, brunch or lunch is a crowd pleaser and a great way to use the peppers, spinach and other wilting veggies in the fridge. First, I chopped the peppers, onion and potatoes. Next I sautéed them until soft... Read more »