Free Printable Prayer for Thanksgiving

Oh the pumpkins, oh the leaves falling upon us in colors so lovely... If only fall lasted a tiny bit longer. It always seems that this season comes and goes too quickly. Right? I remember being a little girl and my dad would ask me to lead in prayer when we gathered around the table. I don't know why, but it never made me too nervous. I loved speaking, reading and sharing heartfelt moments. I suppose I'm an openly emotionally type of gal. Ha! In all honestly though; if you don't usually...

12 Ways to Eat Healthier When Dining Out

Considering even one or two of the following tips can make a tremendous change when it comes to improving nutritional value, as well as eliminating empty calories. Next time you are ready to head out for dinner, think about some of the ways you can transform your restaurant meal to be more nutritious, and ways in which to reduce calories: 1. Research the menus before you go. Call the restaurant ahead of time to see if modifications can be made. 2. Politely send back the bread basket and other...

7 Organic Homemade Beauty Recipes

As we start nourishing our body with the right kinds of foods, it’s equally as important to consider how we treat it from the outside. Many of the personal care products on the market contain harmful chemicals and toxins. Learning how to make easy chemical free face treatments can be a great way to avoid exposure to these harmful toxins. Here are 7 of my favorite DIY face treatments that you can make at home: 1. Maple-Almond Lip Scrub Ingredients:  Extra virgin coconut oil Brown sugar Maple...

Lose Weight With a Coffee Frappe

Can You Really Lose Weight Drinking Coffee? Buh bye, 600 calorie Starbucks Frappuccino! Hello weight loss-boosting-energy shakes! Everyone who knows me, knows I love some Starbucks. But, when I'm working from home on a typical Monday afternoon I make my own frappes at home. This saves me time and money and it's 100% natural. I was even featured in Woman' World magazine talking about how this shake helped me drop 42lbs of baby weight after my daughter was born. The Real Deal on Coffee and...

Mean Green Fritata Recipe

So, after watching another documentary on Netflix about how awful processed foods are, I decided to go veggie crazy and make a Mean Green Fritata for dinner. I called up the hubby and said, "Get ready for a healthy kick in the butt for dinner." 1) Choose 4 cups of green veggies:   1 Cup frozen Green beans 1 Cup fresh Green peppers 2 Cups frozen Broccoli You can substitute for a different veggie if you'd like 2) Cut up the veggies and pour them all into a skillet or cast...

New Year, New Health: Helping Families Prevent Diabetes

The holidays are a time to spend with family, but if your child has weight issues or caregivers have warned about Type 2 Diabetes, the holidays can present a complicated problem. Sugary treats and sweets are some of the favorite things for kids around the holidays. However, just last month during American Diabetes Awareness, I learned that my cousin was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes.   After doing some research to learn more about the disease, I was surprised at just how many families...