acne, Allergies, asthma, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, constipation, dairy free, eczema, fibromyalgia, food allergies, food intolerances, gluten free, gut health, irritable bowel syndrome, leaky gut, Nutrition, pediatric mental health, Rashes, stomach pain

Digestive Health Lesson #1: Leaky Gut

“ALL DISEASE BEGINS IN THE GUT.” – Hippocrates I can pinpoint my gut issues all the way back to middle school in the suburban brick rancher I grew up in, and more specifically right down to the bowl of gravy, loaf of bread, my friend Lori, the stomach pain, and the bloating that came along… Continue reading Digestive Health Lesson #1: Leaky Gut

Beachbody, chronic pain, constipation, dairy free, exercise, fibromyalgia, food intolerances, Getting to Know You, gluten free, gut health, health & wellness, irritable bowel syndrome, leaky gut, Nutrition, obesity, Shakeology, sleep issues, stomach pain

How My Superfoods Help Me

Nothing will substitute proper nutrition and toned muscles to support the body's proper function.

constipation, food intolerances, gut health, leaky gut, Nutrition

It REALLY Is All About The POO

Conversation for family night out to dinner went something like this; fortunately, we were done and paying the bill... "Can we leave, I have to poop?" "Can you wait til we get home, or do you really have to go?" "No. Gotta go." "Then, go!" Returns to table... me, "Did you go?" "Yes, but now… Continue reading It REALLY Is All About The POO

acne, Allergies, dairy free, food intolerances, gluten, gluten free, Nutrition, obesity, stomach pain

“Oh NO, NOT the BROWNIES” and Other Foods My Family (mostly) Aviods

"F#ck A Brownie!" Sorry(!), but, that was the initial, primal thought I had at 2:39 last night when all I wanted was a good night's sleep! Nausea. Upset stomach. Pain. Hot and Cold Flashes. Explosive.... NOT a good night's sleep. Damn my weak will power! I love brownies, but I hate can't live with the… Continue reading “Oh NO, NOT the BROWNIES” and Other Foods My Family (mostly) Aviods

anxiety, asthma, candida, constipation, coping skills, eczema, exercise, food allergies, Getting to Know You, health & wellness, leaky gut, Mental Health, Nutrition, obesity, stomach pain, stress, weight loss, yeast allergy

How the hell did that happen? 50 pounds later…

Growing up as an athlete, weight was not a problem... until my teen years. I stayed fit multiple ways; there was soccer, gymnastics, swimming, roller skating and ice skating, field hockey, tennis, weight training and the list goes on. As an adult, I controlled my weight by eating healthy, walking, weight training, waitressing, bartending, nursing,… Continue reading How the hell did that happen? 50 pounds later…

Mom's Healthy Snacks, Nutrition, Quick Tips :-), recipes, Small Doses

Mom’s Healthy Snacks #1 – Pears w/ Cinnamon

If you are like me, you are always looking for a healthy snack for the kids. So, I've decided to post healthy snack ideas for us all to enjoy. One of Joshua's favorites is Pears with Cinnamon! There is no secret to figuring this one out. Just cut up a pear, and sprinkle a little Cinnamon… Continue reading Mom’s Healthy Snacks #1 – Pears w/ Cinnamon

Breastfeeding, epidurals, Getting to Know You, Nutrition, Parenting

Happy Birthday Baby Boy…A whole new world!!

At 5:46am, I will have been riding this train called Parenthood for 10 years! Oh My, What a ride it has been so far... 😉 If anyone thinks it's easy, I beg to differ!!  I remember 10 years ago I started having contractions at the beginning of NYPD Blue. For those of you that remember,… Continue reading Happy Birthday Baby Boy…A whole new world!!

Nikki's "What's cooking Wednesday!", Nutrition

Double Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes…YUMMMMY!

I wanted to share something yummy with you from my cousin, Nikki.  Nikki is a former AOL Content Manager turned Mommy Blogger, Cake Designer and Freelance Writer! She used to be in the high tech business world, but has started her second and third career while staying home with her adorable little girl, Molly! She is unbelievably… Continue reading Double Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes…YUMMMMY!

Nutrition, Parenting

Let them eat cake…for breakfast??

Two thumbs up for cake for breakfast!! I was lucky enough to spend the morning taste testing wedding cake with my brother and future sister-in-law, Yummmm!!! We laughed about having cake for breakfast.  Sarah said, "this would be a good one for your blog"...I think she was right.  The smart one was Sarah's mom, who… Continue reading Let them eat cake…for breakfast??

Hydration, Nutrition

Are you thirsty? The Importance of HYDRATION!

Tonight’s dinner table conversation landed on the topic of how much water Joshua is NOT drinking during the day.  Drew Elizabeth isn't much better (but got a reprieve because she was at Bible study).  When Joshua and Morgan asked me how much water he (Joshua) should be drinking.  I told them that he should have at least… Continue reading Are you thirsty? The Importance of HYDRATION!