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Mar
21

Why Are Kids Eating Paint Mommy?

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“Mommy, why are kids eating paint….. that is yucky,” my three year old son asked me with a perplexed look on his face.

My little boy thought that food coloring looked like paint, and intuitively knew it was NOT healthy to eat.

It all started when I took my three year old little boy to a wonderful science program where we learned about “life cycles.”  The program that day explored how life develops, grows and decays using many different type of animals and their unique life cycles. For example we talked about how a frog lays eggs, these eggs hatch into tad poles and then tad poles become frogs. It is a wonderful exploratory “mommy and me”  program that my son loves. Read More→

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Mar
10

Healthy Baking Lets You Have Your Cake and Be Healthy Too

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Who ever made up the rule that baked goods had to be “bad” for us? I mean really. As a culture, how did we decide that all baked goods were going to have  NO nutritional value, spike our blood sugar, make us fat and sluggish, not satisfy our hunger, provide empty calories, and be filled with toxic chemicals and additives; all of which are directly linked to obesity and numerous diseases?

Why not eat delicious treats that are also healthy for our bodies!

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Have you ever wanted to find a great way to help motivate your toddler and/or child to eat healthy and finish their dinner?

At lunch today,  a smile beamed across my face. It was one of those “mommy moments” of complete satisfaction.

It started when my two and three year old Max and Sophie sat down to eat their lunch. It was the typical chaos that lunch time brings feeding toddlers. Max asking for water, Sophie wanting a blue straw versus a red straw, one asking for crayons and the other wanting to go potty. FINALLY, after all the commotion and a spilled cup of water on the floor, their lunch was served.

Both of my kids are luckily very hearty eaters.  They typically eat their healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner with enthusiasm and gusto. However, today was different.
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Oct
18

Healthy Eating Habits Take Time To Learn For Kids & Their Moms

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According to a new poll released this week by Harris Interactive, only 20% of people prepare meals 5 times a week. Healthy eating habits are no longer an ingrained value in our society. Eating processed foods has become an accepted part of our life, and the faster it takes to prepare our food the better.

The good news is that the same study concluded that 79% ENJOY cooking.  So if that is the case why are healthy eating habits not a bigger part of our culture? Well if you are a stay at home mom, you know one reason why. Kids make you crazy and you are moving every minute of the day. If you are a working mom, you have your challenges all day long, get home at the end of the night and are expected to whip up dinner. I know it isn’t easy!

As a mommy myself, I know that none of us have a lot of extra time. With two babies under 3, taking a shower sometimes feels like a difficult feat; let alone thinking about “cooking from scratch.” Read More→

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Like many families, as mom of the house I am the one that does all of the shopping and cooking ……other than the occasional barbecue. Therefore, what I buy at the grocery store and what I cook is instrumental to determining if the food that is eaten is healthy for my kids or not.

In other words, I realized that it was really up to me  if my family had the best chances of having a healthy life. I am not a doctor, or a nutritionalist, yet it was up to me as the mom of the house if my kids and husband had the highest chances of living healthy. Talk about responsibility!

This was a profound insight in being a stay at home mom, yet so simple. This realization actually got me very interested in healthy baking and healthy cooking. The fact that my role as mom played a direct impact into being the one who chose the foods that my children would eat, healthy or not, is not to be taken lightly.

There is  NO ONE that is looking out for your families’ health more than the mom of the home; if you stay home or work at an outside job. Researching what you are buying, eating and using in your home is essential in  leading a healthy life.

It was on that day that my role as a stay at home mommy felt so much more important.  Not only was I mommy and wife, but I was teacher, care taker, nutritionalist, and a healthy living coach that had the sole power to help prevent disease and promote health for my entire family.  WOW!

The good news is you can bake healthy cookies, healthy muffins, healthy desserts and healthy meals for your family that also taste GREAT!

My best to all of the mommies who have realized that you have the power to determine if your family leads a healthy life or not. It is fun to explore and learn how to become a Living Healthy Mom! Please join me and we will learn together.

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