How to handle pre-launch jitters with children

Early on in my career as a family therapist, I worked with a family in full-blown “senioritis” mode. Their son was a good student, busy in extracurricular activities and sports, had a part-time job, and a good group of friends. As soon as spring hit, tensions in the house rose between he and his parents, (read more…)

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Whole Cane Sugar: A Better Way to Sweeten

“What kinds of sweeteners do you use?”   People ask me this food question more than any other.  In a world with so many choices, navigating our way through all the “healthy” sugars out there can cause confusion. Many products proclaim themselves “natural” or “raw” sweeteners, despite the heavy processing involved in their production.  “Raw” sugar (read more…)

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8 ways to find motivation at home

This post was first published on June 15, 2009.  I thought it a good one to republish for newer Simple Mom readers, though it’s ironically for the opposite reason I mention in the post — I’m incredibly busy getting ready for the baby to arrive and making other life decisions this week.  Nonetheless, I hope (read more…)

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Healthy Snacks To Go eBook Giveaway

“It’s time to run out the door to practice/church/Grandma’s house and you need to grab some snacks for the car, fast.  You open up the cupboard and . . . all you see are ingredients.” Isn’t that the truth?  Those words above are the opening lines from Katie Kimball’s new eBook, Healthy Snacks To Go.  (read more…)

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Sunday Links: May 23

• From Crunchy Chicken: Dry Humps Challenge 2010 • From Progressive Pioneer: Making Cultured Buttermilk • From WIP: Haitian Farmers Commit to Burning Monsanto Hybrid Seeds • From Skip to My Lou: How to Make Shrinky Dinks With Recycled #6 Plastic • From Green Options: My List of Fakers and Not Fakers • From CNN: (read more…)

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