Frugal Friday: Free or Almost Free Hand Soap

Yes, back in the old days, Gramma placed a bar of soap at the sink and we called it good. But, somewhere in my childhood some wise chemist developed soft or liquid soap. And our lives were changed. And as the years passed, mothers everywhere became addicted to soft soap. It reduced the mess at […]

13 Ways to Stay Safer on the Streets

A year ago today, car and street safety was heavy on my mind. We had watched the movie Bella the same week that Maria Chapman passed away in a tragic auto accident. Talk about a sobering week. Counting six little heads when we’re out and about is my habit, but all the more so when […]

Diet for the Decades — Your Best Diet at 50+

This is the fourth and final part in a series of guest posts by Elizabeth Somer, MA, a registered dietician and the author of nine books including Food & Mood: The Complete Guide to Eating Well and Feeling Your Best. She is also the spokesperson for 8th Continent Complete Soymilk. Elizabeth has carved a unique […]

Book It! WomenHeart’s All Heart Family Cookbook

I love a good cookbook. Over the years I have collected quite a few. (You know me, the glutton? Of course I’ve collected quite a few!) Anyway, I also like books that teach you something. These are books that aren’t just a conglomeration of recipes, but that also impart knowledge that can transfer to your […]

WomenHeart’s All Heart Family Cookbook

5/11/09 – THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. WINNERS are gahome2mom, allisonking, and denise_22315. Please send me your mailing addresses. You may not know, but heart disease is the leading cause of death among women in the US. It’s in the best interests of our families and ourselves to take care of our bodies, and particularly, […]

Washing Produce

To enjoy the Earth and God’s provision is to enjoy fresh produce. Think about all the great flavors God has created: strawberries, grapes, peaches – they’re all coming in season. Yum! Unfortunately, many of the commercially grown food that we consume is tainted with chemicals. Not so good. And we can’t all grow our own, […]

Guest Post: Diet for the Decades – Your Best Diet at 40

This is the third in a series of guest posts by Elizabeth Somer, Registered Dietitian and author of Age-Proof Your Body. Previous posts addressed your best diet at 20 and at 30. While I can still claim a 3 in my age, it’s only a few short years until I hit the big 4-0 myself. […]

Guest Post: Diet for the Decades – Your Best Diet at 30

The following guest post is provided by Elizabeth Somer, M.A., R.D. and author of the book, Age-Proof Your Body: Your Complete Guide to Looking and Feeling Younger. Last week she offered dietary suggestions for all you twentysomethings, such as the importance of iron and folic acid in your diet. In this section, addressed to women […]