One of the questions I get from my Mamavation moms is, “Can I still eat potatoes?”. Somewhere along the way, most of you have probably been told potatoes are a “bad” food and you should stay away from them. I’m here to tell you they’re not as bad as you think. In fact, when you […]
I’m headed up to the mountains today for a women’s getaway. I can’t wait for the cool breezes and an excuse to put on my boots and a sweatshirt. I’m also looking forward to a little “unplugged” time. Things have been so busy behind the scenes (read: real life) that I haven’t had as much […]
This week I’m simply thankful for those who inspire me to live a better story, to get off the couch and do something, to press on towards something better. I think we all have something inside us that longs for adventure and romance, something epic we can be a part of. Then routine settles in, […]
This week I was lucky enough to spend a few days in Fresno with the California Raisins. While I have loads to tell you about this incredible fruit and the people who grow it, first I wanted to give you a glimpse of Yosemite from our quick tour today. We weren’t there long, but we […]
People ask about my health a lot. It makes sense, I write about it on a regular basis, stand out in social gatherings because of what I’m eating (or more likely not eating), and in this season of my life experience more bad days than good. As important as I believe it is to raise […]
We had planned to meet my parents at our new Agritopia Community Garden plot bright and early Saturday morning to plant the shipment of heirloom seeds that arrived earlier in the week. The bright and early part of the plan went out the window when we had to keep the kids up extra late on […]
This month’s Ecocentric Mom box was packed with goodies! I am loving the natural makeup and skin care samples, and Larabars are my favorite. I’m going to take them with me when I fly to Fresno tomorrow for the California Raisins Harvest Tour. One of the new flavors is Chocolate Coffee. Chocolate + Coffee? Yes […]
When I saw the topic for this month’s Recipe Redux challenge, I had absolutely no idea where to start. I have no experience making “Fermented Foods” at home, and didn’t even know it was possible. When I started looking into the process, the food safety nerd came out in me as I worried about leaving […]
Thankful for… monsoon sunsets books good enough to read twice bubble wrap thrift-store purses new beginnings an honored hero a friends who always has a smile on his face getting paid to do this marching to the mailbox I’m also thankful for my first experiment of “Wednesdays Unplugged“. It was a nice way to […]
I don’t know about you, but I feel so busy during the week that time just flies by. I get so busy that my mind never stops going, even when I’m trying to sleep. It’s usually around Wednesday or Thursday that I start to feel that familiar stress and anxiety start to creep in. This […]
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