Living the Sweet Life

I live a sweet life. And no, it's not just because I have a happy marriage (which I do), or because I have 3 kids I enjoy spending time with (they turned out pretty well despite my parenting), or because I have a job I enjoy (especially in the summer). What I'm really talking about is the fact that…

A Tofu Eating Vegan Marathoner…Is That a Bad Thing?

Last week I spent a few days at the Positively Educating Healthy Kids Institute, a conference held at a local high school. Unlike the conference I attended last month (technology in education), I felt completely in my element! After all, what do I feel more passionate about than health and kids? (Oops...sorry, honey). Anyway, one of the…

So, What Do Your Kids Eat?

Here is a picture of the whole "fam damily" at a fun run last year: The love of my life (the hubby) is on the left, next to him is my baby (entering her sophomore year in college), and then my oldest (a senior in college), then me (yep...the short one...at 5'8"), and the other bookend…

I Love My CSA!

Once a week, mid June through mid October, I eagerly drive 5 miles out of town to this quaint little farm stand. It is here that I pick up my box of fresh fruit and veggies compliments of my Oakridge Farms CSA (Community Shared Agriculture). If you have never tried a CSA, I highly recommend it.…

It’s Pizza Time!

My oldest daughter just returned home after spending the month studying in Italy. In an effort to make her transition to reality a little more palatable, we decided to make homemade pizzas! Pizza Dough 2 1/2 c. whole wheat flour 1 c. amaranth flour 1/4 c. warm water (about 115 degrees) 1 packet (5/16 oz.)…