#TheRiseRelease Twitter Party August 6 9pm EST

#TheRiseRelease Twitter Party August 6 9pm EST

I use to read a lot. Settling back and getting into a good book was my “me time”. And then I had a kid. And now, well I still read, but my reading now is more for my daughter’s pleasure…

Family Planning with FIRST RESPONSE™

Family Planning with FIRST RESPONSE™

I can remember six years ago, right around the time we got married and started trying to start a family, like it was yesterday.  Making the decision to start a family is a huge one. I happened to be 37…

Teriyaki Spiral Smokies and Some BBQ Tips

Teriyaki Spiral Smokies and Some BBQ Tips

I’m going to go ahead and admit that I’m not a huge fan of hotdogs. Actually the last time I had a hot dog was years ago when I was pregnant. My husband and I were volunteering at a charity…

Tandoori Potato Wedges

Tandoori Potato Wedges

I’m a pretty healthy eater over all but once in a while I get a craving for things that maybe aren’t always so healthy. Pub food is one of those things. I’m not a huge wing fan but I do…

Eco-Friendly Cleaning For Kids & A Giveaway (CAN 08/10)

Eco-Friendly Cleaning For Kids & A Giveaway (CAN 08/10)

Kids are dirty. That’s just life and the truth is most of the time the dirtier a kid is the more fun she’s had. Getting dirty is part of growing up – although getting messy is not reserved for kids! We’ve learned…

Parenthood – Why Didn’t Anyone Tell Me?

Parenthood – Why Didn’t Anyone Tell Me?

When I was expecting our daughter I did my due diligence as a parent to be. I read all the books. My husband and I attended prenatal classes. I ate well, took the required vitamins and gave up my precious,…

How I Left My Mother

How I Left My Mother

I remember the day well.  It was six years ago. Our wedding was just a couple of short months behind us.  The wedding was the beginning of the end for my mother and I.  You could see it coming from…

Integrated Health and Healing. How it Works For Us.

Integrated Health and Healing. How it Works For Us.

A couple of things If you know me personally, or if you are a regular follower, there are a couple of things that you may know about me: First, almost exactly a year ago my daughter suddenly became very ill….

Friday Favorites – Online Fashion For Women

Friday Favorites – Online Fashion For Women

I admit it. I’m one of those people that love to shop. And more and more I enjoy doing it in the comfort of my own home. It’s easier, it’s quicker and I have had exceptionally good luck with my…

Grilled Orange Sesame Salmon

Grilled Orange Sesame Salmon

Salmon done on the grill just screams summer to me. I think that has a lot to do with the fact that I love fishing in the summer and over the years I have caught my fair share of rainbow trout….

Mango, Shrimp & Sausage Boil Skewers

Mango, Shrimp & Sausage Boil Skewers

One of my favorite family memories was from a few years ago when my daughter was barely a toddler and we travelled to Seattle. During our visit we made a stop at a popular crab shack. It was noisy, the…

Redefining the “Dad Bod”

Redefining the “Dad Bod”

My husband has always been reasonably fit. He was never really one to go to the gym but his work is quite physical and often labour intensive and we tend to eat healthy so he managed to stay in pretty…

Why I Don’t Wear A Bikini

Why I Don’t Wear A Bikini

Love your body. It’s a message we are being  bombarded with all the time these days. And the spirit in which most people push the message is, for the most part, positive and well intended. It’s personally not a message…

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