Getting Fit

Getting Fit | Life as MOM - ways and reasons to take better care of yourself and get fit.

Take better are of YOU this summer by getting fit and working daily exercise into your life. I’m back in the saddle. After last summer’s workout fest and getting discouraged that my body had not changed one itty bitty bit, I got really lax over the winter months, more and more so over the last […]

30 Recipes for a Whole 30

30 Recipes for a Whole 30 - Interested in taking the Whole 30 Challenge? Here are 30 family-friendly, budget-minded recipes that will help you pull it off.

Interested in taking the Whole 30 Challenge? Here are 30 family-friendly, budget-minded recipes that will help you pull it off. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps […]

Juices for Kids: Q&A

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Why juice? Isn’t juicing messy? What do you do with the pulp? Your Juice Questions Answered – Today I thought I’d address a handful of questions and comments that I’ve received about making juices for kids. These are my “off-the-cuff” answers to some pretty common questions.

Improve Your Family’s Diet

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A few years ago, on an initial visit to a new GP, my husband was told that he had high blood pressure and high cholesterol. He’d had some blood work done prior to the visit, but this was the first time he’d met this doctor. Within 15 minutes of meeting him, the doctor was writing a prescription for blood pressure meds. For my 47-year old husband.

FishPapa — who wasn’t all that crunchy or health-foody (That’s my job. And my made up word.) — said, “Well, don’t you think I could try some diet changes, first?”

The doctor was stunned. Literally stunned. “Well, sure. Most people are hesitant to do that. They just want a pill.”

Juices for Kids: Why?

Juices for Kids: Why? - Homemade juices can be a delicious addition to your family

Homemade juices can be a delicious addition to your family’s diet and a great way to expose your kids to new flavors. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase […]

Playing a Game of Chopped for Kids

Playing a Game of Chopped for Kids - Want to give your children some practical kitchen skills and a sense of independence and accomplishment? Play a game of Chopped -- for kids.

Want to give your children some practical kitchen skills and a sense of independence and accomplishment? Play a game of Chopped — for kids. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but […]

Help Your Family Eat Less Added Sugar

Fruit and Nut Bites

Want to improve your family’s diet? Consider providing naturally-sweetened and unsweetened treats instead of those that are laden with sugar and corn syrup and other junk. One of the things that the FishKids love about a visit to Trader Joe’s is the chance to hunt for the stuffed animal and earn a treat. In case you […]

Make Junk Food Yourself

Make Junk Food Yourself - Want to improve your family’s diet? Cut out commercial junk food and make it yourself -- at home, for cheaper, and less frequently.

Want to improve your family’s diet? Cut out commercial junk food and make it yourself — at home, for cheaper, and less frequently. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your […]