There is something so special about a sunny spring day! Glorious green color begins to pop up all around us. Plants are pushing through the earth, spring flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and a fresh sense of renewal lingers in the air. It’s a truly magnificent feeling. Although it is later than usual this year, Easter is right around the corner and chocolate has been … [Read more...] about Double Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies [Dairy, Soy, Egg & Gluten-Free]
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Standing on the sidelines of the soccer field I realize that I am now an official "soccer mom." But I don't think I'm the woman whom political strategists appealed to into the 1996 elections when they first coined the term. I don't drive a mini van. I don't wear mom jeans. I did not leave a yuppie career in the 1980’s to raise my children. Looking around, I realize that … [Read more...] about Introducing Soccer Mom 2.0
The word "childhood" often conjures up an image of children running in a field, chasing each other and having not a care in the world. It is an image which harks back to the Little House on The Prairie type era. In our modern age childhood consists of some quite different images. Children are often found leaning over a computer, eyes firmly focused on a TV … [Read more...] about What Makes for a Happy Childhood?
There's no doubt that obesity is a large problem in America, and if you have an overweight teenager, you'll want to help him get back on the right track. You must tread lightly, though. Restricted eating or obsession with calories and food can set him up for a lifetime of weight problems. Focus instead on providing healthy meals and snacks in reasonable portions. Diet vs. … [Read more...] about Teenage Diet Advice
You've passed the 40-year-old milestone people once referred to as "middle-aged," a term than conjures visions of a woman past her prime. Maybe you have teenage daughters who now get the attention you used to attract. The answer is not to dress like a teenager yourself just because you can; that only makes you look older. On the other hand, you don't have to look like a frump … [Read more...] about Fashion for Women Over 40