Lunchbox Essentials Made Easy

  Many kids are back in school already, but even for those of us who get to enjoy a few more weeks of summer, it's not too early to start getting our lunchbox essentials together. Insulated Lunchbox Long gone are the days of brown bagging it for most of us. The options when it comes to lunchboxes today are as varied as those of us you use them. Shop around for a lunchbox that … [Read more...]

5 Strategies for Fast Fat Loss before Summer Ends

by JJ Virgin Why does winter seem to stick around forever yet you blink and summer’s half over? Oh, I know: you’ve still got that early August barbeque at your in-laws, numerous beach dates, and a Labor Day cookout to wrap up the season. But summer just seems to fly by and before you know it, you’re sending the kids off to school again. Warm weather is unforgiving. Whereas bulky sweaters … [Read more...]

I’ll be on “Foodie Talk with Chef John and Anne” this Sunday, July 7th!

Join me on "Foodie Talk with Chef John and Anne" as we discuss "The Freshman 15 and how to avoid gaining it"' Sunday July 7th, 12 noon Pacific, 3 pm Eastern I am so honored to have been asked to co-host this very special #BlogTalkRadio show. During the show we will discuss some of the most common reasons college freshmen fall victim to this unhealthy phenomena and share simple tricks to … [Read more...]

Scrumptious Mom Souri Sengdara – June 2013

Our June Scrumptious Mom, Souri Sengdara, is a beautiful woman with a powerful and  inspiring story.  At 38 she lives the life of her dreams in the stylish city of Melbourne, Australia, married to the man of her dreams with her two children, 12 year old daughter Jaclyn, and 3 year old son Ethan.  Souri will forever be grateful to her parents who literally risked their lives to give her a chance at … [Read more...]

4 Reasons You Should Read the Books Your Teens Are Reading

One of the things Cris and I really cherish as parents, is reading to, and with our girls... This past year has been such a fun year as we've watched Sabrina, who is in Kindergarten, discover the joys of reading by herself.  It's so fun to witness this all over again... I remember Alexandra, who will be 16 in just a few days, demonstrate as much enthusiasm when she embarked on this magical journey … [Read more...]

Try and Try Again – The Practice of Handstands

by Alison Smith When was the last time you intentionally turned your world upside down?? I ask because it's a great practice for when the world gets turned upside down on you! You see, I have this thing with handstands. I remember the first time I did one in a yoga class...  I remember thinking, "If I can do a handstand, I think I'd be able to do just about anything..." Sounds kinda silly to … [Read more...]

Life On Purpose

There are key moments in your life when you know you are on the cusp of something big, something truly magical, something life changing. The moment when you realize all the hard work you have put towards something meaningful to you is well worth the effort.  The realization that no matter what happens next, your life is never going be the same. This past weekend was such a moment for … [Read more...]

Life a Bed of Roses?

By Janet Mueller If life were like a bed of roses what would that look like to you? The reality is of course that life just isn’t always a bed of roses, although we do have a choice in how we choose to view our life. I used to have a friend who would constantly complain about everything. Always talking in a negative way, downing herself and other people too. I’d find myself not wanting to … [Read more...]

5 Simple Steps to Save Your Sanity This Holiday Season

The Holidays are here! There's magic in the air. Music everywhere. Lights sparkle all around, and the air is filled with the sweet smell of cinnamon and pine. It's a heartwarming, Norman Rockwell time, that we all look forward to every year... Or is it? Yes, of course it is, but for moms, the holidays also mean lots of added stress; shopping, decorating, cooking, wrapping, entertaining … [Read more...]

Five Simple Steps to a Happier You

Imagine for a moment what your life would be like if every single day was a happy day. No screaming, no feeling overwhelmed, no disrespectful teenager... just laughter and a sense of lightness from morning to night.  Too good to be true? Actually is isn't.  And I am about to show you how to make this reality your own. I'm sure you've heard this a million times before: "If mom's not happy, … [Read more...]