Why Choosing Whole Foods Is Key To Living A Healthier Lifestyle

Why Choosing Whole Foods Is Key To Living A Healthier Lifestyle

When you hear the term 'whole foods' you should think vegetables, fruits, and whole, unprocessed grains, nuts, and legumes. Foods are considered whole when they are not processed in any way, have no added fat, sugars, or salt.  You should however, never confuse 'whole foods' with 'organic foods' – there is a difference. Whole foods can have pesticides and herbicides – organic foods do not. If you choose to switch over to whole food diet, make … continue reading

vegetables

How to Go Gluten Free and Dairy Free Without Going Broke

Are you eating gluten free and dairy free either because you are forced to for health reasons or because you want to? In either case eating gluten free and dairy free can get expensive if you are not careful. However, there are ways to eat gluten free and dairy free without going broke. Here are some ways to make that happen: 1. Realize that the number one thing that increases food costs when eating gluten and dairy free is the high costs of … continue reading

file00054687743

Tween’s Expensive Tastes Worry Mom

Dear Susan, My tween wants flip flops that cost $50. Fifty dollars for flip flops! I can get ones that look like the expensive ones for just $10. But my tween insists only the brand name ones will do. In reality, our budget can withstand it but I just don't want to raise a materialistic child. I don't know where we went wrong as we live relatively simply although we are doing very well financially. How can I help my daughter understand that … continue reading

file000595720150

I Need to Exercise- But How?

Sometimes finding the right exercise program for you and your needs can be quite difficult.  Let's face it- there are about a thousand different choices out there that are vying for your exercise time and dollar.  How do you choose the right one for you?  How do you find the most effective way to get the physical activity that you need? There are two main ways to think of exercise- as a group activity or as a solo endeavor.  Both have their … continue reading

AvoidBurnoutPlay

Preventing Homeschool Burnout

Usually when I meet someone for the first time and they learn that I’m a homeschooling mother of six children they often say something like, “Oh, I could never do that with my two children, I don’t know how you do it all with six children.” This is before they find out I also work from home helping families across the world homeschool. I can see where it would be overwhelming, especially if your concept of education is simply recreating a school … continue reading

Today’s Headline

AvoidBurnoutPlay

Preventing Homeschool Burnout

Usually when I meet someone for the first time and they learn that I’m a homeschooling mother of six children they often say something like, “Oh, I could never do that with my two children, I don’t know how you do it all with six children.” This is before they find out I also work from home helping families across the world homeschool. I can see where it would be overwhelming, especially if your … continue reading

Today In Health And Well Being

April - Peggy Check Your Shelf

Spring Cleaning? Don’t forget to Check Your Shelf!

Spring has sprung and you know what that means — spring cleaning! If you haven’t thrown out your extra clutter yet, then now’s the time. If you sprang at the first chance to dust underneath the bed and wash the windows, then this is your … continue reading

Why Choosing Whole Foods Is Key To Living A Healthier Lifestyle

Why Choosing Whole Foods Is Key To Living A Healthier Lifestyle

When you hear the term 'whole foods' you should think vegetables, fruits, and whole, unprocessed grains, nuts, and legumes. Foods are considered whole when they are not processed in any way, have no added fat, sugars, or salt.  You should … continue reading

file000595720150

I Need to Exercise- But How?

Sometimes finding the right exercise program for you and your needs can be quite difficult.  Let's face it- there are about a thousand different choices out there that are vying for your exercise time and dollar.  How do you choose the right one … continue reading

DSC_0244

Hiking 101-Simple Ways to Enjoy The World Around You

In most parts of the world, the weather is getting warmer.  The grass is starting to look a bit more green, the flowers are starting to shoot up towards the sun, and even in my back yard the wild strawberries, onions and mint are starting to … continue reading

How-to-Love-Someone-Who-Is-Grieving.001

How to Love Someone Who is Grieving

It's been over two years since I lost my younger sister, Dinah. She passed away at the age of 27...much too young to leave this beautiful earth. My sister felt this world was unbearable. It collapsed on her. She couldn't breath. She couldn't … continue reading

Simple Ways to Boost Your Immune System Naturally

Simple Ways To Boost Your Immune System Naturally

No one enjoys being ill. With a healthy immune system you can avoid the sniffles, belly aches, headaches and the multitude of symptoms that arise when your immune system is not working at it's optimal level.  Your immune system is in charge of … continue reading

7 Tips to Help Balance Your Hormones

7 Tips to Help Balance Your Hormones

If you are always sluggish, lethargic and just plain tired; chances are your hormones are not balanced. Let me also say that these symptoms will arise even if you are maintaining a healthy diet. Hormones are produced using good fats and … continue reading

Today In Home And Family

AvoidBurnoutPlay

Preventing Homeschool Burnout

Usually when I meet someone for the first time and they learn that I’m a homeschooling mother of six children they often say something like, “Oh, I could never do that with my two children, I don’t know how you do it all with six children.” This … continue reading

kid painting

Exploration and Curriculum — Some Suggestions for Homeschoolers

Hi Everyone- With more and more people exploring the idea of home schooling I thought I'd re-share one of our fan favorites from this past July by the talented Ms. Marshall- Please enjoy! -- Laura, Managing Editor, Dr. Mommy Online  Originally … continue reading

file00054687743

Tween’s Expensive Tastes Worry Mom

Dear Susan, My tween wants flip flops that cost $50. Fifty dollars for flip flops! I can get ones that look like the expensive ones for just $10. But my tween insists only the brand name ones will do. In reality, our budget can withstand it … continue reading

Mentoring Our Children

Mentoring Our Children

Here is a great quote I wanted to share with you all.  'The people who influence us most are not those who buttonhole us and talk to us, but those who live their lives like the stars in heaven and the lilies in the fields, perfectly, simply and … continue reading

HomeschoolSuccess6Steps

Homeschooling Your Family of All Ages – The Six Keys to Success

We have six children ages 6, 11, 13, 16, 18 and 22. Our oldest is away at college while our other five kids are keeping us busy with a little bit of everything and everything in between. Homeschooling a large family of all ages can be a … continue reading

Today In Food

Dairy Free Living

Dairy Free Living

Do you love cheese? How about ice cream? Better yet, how about cheese cake? Well, let me tell you that I used to love all of those items. Truth be told if I could eat them without getting ill, I probably would. However, since I began paying more … continue reading

Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Smoothie

This is a smoothie recipe that I enjoy every week and after sharing it on social media was asked to please share my recipe. Smoothies are a wonderful way to not only get your daily vitamins and minerals but a wonderful way to experiment with … continue reading

SpringFlowersandButterflies_zpsc154c831

Raw Banana Milk

  Spring is definitely in the air and the farmers markets will soon be opening in my part of the world.  This begins my favorite time of year for eating a high-raw food diet.  There’s simply nothing better than going to your local … continue reading

Today In Life

"How to Get Attention" newspaper headline

6 Simple Strategies For Creating Headlines That Don’t Suck

Great headlines are a wonderful way to grab some attention from your audience but they are often difficult to construct.  I did a little checking with some of my colleagues and found out that some of those headlines or subject lines that got … continue reading

a collage of different images

Creative Ways to Market Your Business With Instagram

We've all heard the saying that a picture is worth a thousand words.  Well, Instagram is all that and more! Most of us already know that Instagram is a visual platform and a fun way to stay in touch with the antics of family and friends.  But … continue reading

iStock_Working with a small budget 000008200701XSmall

How Your Mindset Can Make or Break Your Business – Part 2

Have your thoughts been holding your back, or helping you shoot for the moon? In Part One of this series, I covered the steps you can take to control and direct your inner dialog, so that it works for you, and not against you. As we embark on … continue reading

blue sky with beautiful clouds

21 Inspirational Quotes That Could Change Your Perspective

Inspirational quotations and motivational messages have the power to transform a dreary week into one of hope, and a hopeful week into one of action.  Here are 21 of my favorites. "Accept responsibility for your life.  Know that it is you who … continue reading

One day at a time

The Goal For The New Year – Take One Day At A Time

Happy New Year! If you're like most, you're wondering what happened to the past year. For some reason the time seems to be a rapid speed mode and there is no way to stop it. However, you don't have to be on the same speed to truly enjoy life. … continue reading

Start the New Year with a Healthier Mind and Body

Start the New Year with a Healthier Mind and Body

The new year is quickly approaching and of course, you will be bombarded with many infomercials and commercials for new year's resolutions. You know the usual, lose weight with this potion, gain body muscle with this machine, look leaner with … continue reading