Monday, March 17, 2014

Warm Salad with Bacon

Can you find the hiding bacon?
Greens are apparently, an important food.  If you peruse the Interwebz, you will find like, a kajillion green smoothie recipes.  As much as I love green smoothies, I HATE salads.  They are just constant chew, chew, chew!  And when I'm done, I'm hungrier than when I started.  Plus, they're cold.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

My Superhero of the Week: Nancy Gallagher

Welcome to the March 2014 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Everyday Superheroes
This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have talked about the remarkable people and characteristics that have touched their lives. Please read to the end to find a list of links to the other carnival participants.
The highlight reel:  She gave birth to four children naturally (one in the car!).  She homeschooled for nine years.  She conquered the corporate world.  She started her own business.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Weird Ingredients: Bulletproof Beet Kvass

Now is the time to make change.  Not later.  Later doesn't really exist.  So I have decided to do a 21-day sugar detox on steroids kombucha to really push my health and energy levels massively forward.  (Also, I think a side effect of this is fewer Warrior Mama episodes at my kids.)  I am doing level 3, which cuts out not only all grains but also all dairy.  Get ready because I am making additional changes.  I am not having eggs or legumes (peas are ok sometimes), and I am cutting out coffee.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Yoga Pants and Herbal Tea Giveaway!

Spring Into Fitness Giveaway
Welcome to the Spring Into Fitness Giveaway Hop, hosted by Happy MotheringEasy Green Mama and Brittleby's Corner through the Green Moms Network! Each of the participating blogs is offering a prize package to help you get ready to "spring" into a new fitness routine. After entering my giveaway, be sure to hop around and enter all of the other giveaways listed on the linky at the bottom of this post!
Yoga has been called the movement of the soul embodied.  That when people do yoga together, they are communing on a soul level.  This communion creates community for the soul's expression.  It feels safe enough to create gestures of healing the body.  Isn't that amazing?  A few simple poses with a friend can bring you from hangry to happy; from sleepy to spiritual; from depressed to pure self-expression.

Friday, February 28, 2014

The Cheese-free No longer Stands Alone

So you have decided to eat on purpose.  Maybe that means Paleo, Vegan, or Gluten-free.  Maybe it's for health reasons, environmental reasons, animal rights reasons, or a mixture.  You have kicked the processed food addiction and are feeling absolutely amazing.  Great job!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Friday, February 21, 2014

Noticing THIS Improved my Periods! Could it Work for You?

I had the absolute worst periods in high school and beyond.  One of my favorite things about breastfeeding was how long it took for my period to come back (17 Months!).  Then it came back just as I had remembered.  Painful cramps, bloating, sugar cravings, mood swings (ok, those were already there...)