Just Breathe! 8 Calming Techniques to Ease Anxiety

Just Breathe! 8 Calming Techniques to Ease Anxiety

The holidays are supposed to be fun and festive, but for many of us they induce stress and anxiety. Luckily just breathing can actually help to ease anxiety. Yoga (one of my favorite go-to stress reducers!) uses breathing techniques to calm anxiety, and I love finding...
Healthier Halloween Candy: Better Treats, No Tricks

Healthier Halloween Candy: Better Treats, No Tricks

Need some healthier Halloween candy options? Of course you want your kids to have a fun holiday. Of course you don’t want them to feel like weirdos. But, you don’t want them eating a bunch of crap either. You also don’t want to be that parent who gives out raisins....
Happy Siblings Day (To The Best Sibs In The World)!

Happy Siblings Day (To The Best Sibs In The World)!

Brothers and sisters share a unique bond and understand each other like no one else can. There is something to be said for growing up with the same weirdness and memories and history. And of course all of the inside jokes siblings have about their parents –...
Paleo Jambalaya: Spice Up Your Mardi Gras

Paleo Jambalaya: Spice Up Your Mardi Gras

Happy Fat Tuesday! In New Orleans, this is the culmination of the annual Mardi Gras celebration. Twenty years ago I was celebrating on Bourbon Street. Back then I thought traditional Mardi Gras fare consisted mainly of Hurricanes and Hand Grenades. Today, my life is...
Happy 2017! The Year You Live Your Dreams

Happy 2017! The Year You Live Your Dreams

In my monthly newsletter, I wrote about living your dream and some of the things I’ve learned from decisions I’ve made and challenges I’ve faced over the years. I thought I would expound on that a little bit more, because our dreams are important. We all have gifts...
DIY Candles: How To Make The Easiest Gifts Ever

DIY Candles: How To Make The Easiest Gifts Ever

If you read this blog, you know that I love DIY homemade nontoxic stuff. You also know that I am not really good at that. I’m pretty messy, I’m klutzy, and I almost never get anything right the first time. Because I have 3 kids – one with severe...

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