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Mom’s Famous Immune Boosting Wassail

It is no secret that we are getting closer to “Cold and Flu Season”…

There are many reasons why we may get sick more often in the winter (and some may surprise you!)

  • Less sunlight or time spent outdoors (means less Vitamin D for us)
  • We eat more sugar which naturally suppresses our immune system
  • Breathing in less fresh air (possibly spreading more germs in closed buildings)

Whatever the reasons are… I’ll just be over here sipping on some immune boosting wassail in my Christmas cup : )

When I posted on Facebook about my mom’s wassail, I got so many questions about what wassail is – which was surprising since I grew up drinking it during the fall and winter months. read more

Low Carb Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

Fall is my favorite!! One of my favorite parts of fall is the food, smells, and cooler weather…

Imagine this…. You all curled up on the couch (in your favorite fuzzy socks) sipping on a cup of healthy coffee, and enjoying a piece of your favorite low carb bread…

It will be so perfect – “You should be on a Christmas card!”

 

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My girls and I had so much throwing this recipe together… I love showing them that you can eat yummy treats that are healthy too!! You don’t have to eat like a rabbit – you can enjoy food that is healthy! read more

Your Healthy Back To School Guide!

Fall is my FAVORITE Time of Year!

Back to school is always exciting too, I always think of one of my favorite lines from “You’ve Got Mail” (even if I don’t live in New York!)

As summer days give way to fall, it’s back to school with busier schedules that can leave us with less sleep, less relaxing, and less sunshine and vitamin D. It’s no wonder your family can start to move a little slow, and even start getting sick!

Thankfully, I’ve got a simple healthy solution to help everyone stay happy and healthy in this busy time of year! read more

How Failing is the Key to your Success

Do you like it when you fail at something?

So many people (including me!) don’t do things that they would really like to do because they are afraid of failing…

I’ll admit it… I LOVE winning – I don’t like failing.

That’s human nature!

But to be successful at anything, you really must be willing to fail (and fall) forward and learn from the experience.

The key to success is actually failing… and doing it over and over.

My daughter very wisely explained this to me after ice skating this weekend, she says it better than I could have! read more

How to Have Your Best Autumn Ever

Autumn is my favorite time of year!

I love the cooler nights, the changing leaves, the special traditions… There are so many things to love about fall.

But there are lots of things that I don’t like about this time of year.

More people feeling sick.

More people stressed out about the holidays.

More people worried about gaining those unwanted pounds.

How can you enjoy fall if you are sick, tired, and stressed? 

Since I love helping people feel their best and live longer… I created a special Facebook Event for this whole week to give some extra LIVE videos to help you have Your Best Autumn Ever!! read more

Enter to Win a Trim Healthy Mama Fall Giveaway

Who LOVES Fall??

Seriously, I couldn’t be any happier that fall is just around the corner. I already have my canned pumpkin ready to be baked into delicious fall treats. Last weekend, we made pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin bread and a pumpkin shake too! Oh, it made my kitchen smell amazing!!!

Now, we want to spoil YOU and make sure you are ready for fall too with this AWESOME giveaway!!

I love coming together with friends, sharing laughs, and enjoying something baked fresh in the kitchen. There is nothing better. But fall is also the time when it gets really hard to follow our healthy lifestyle and we tend to gain a few extra pounds (eek). read more

10 Tips for Better Sleep

Sleep is something so crucial to our health. So many of us struggle to wake up rested and sometimes it can be a simple change that is all you need to get the sleep you desire.

Have you ever noticed that when you are running short on sleep you are more prone to getting sick?

It’s true that for your immune system to be its strongest, you need to rest. Lack of sleep can also effect your adrenals and how you deal with stress.

Here are 10 Quick Tips to Help you get Better Sleep

Make the Room Darker

As someone who has struggled with sleep for many years… one thing that bothers me is when the room is too bright. I just can’t fall asleep! I have been using a face mask for the past 12 years or so to block out all the light, but you could start with darker shades in your room. read more

17 Reasons to Live in the Mountains

You may not know that Adam and I have just moved into our Dream House – we traveled for almost 3 months through different cities across  the mid-south looking for the next place we would call home. We work from home, so we could live anywhere!

We did have some interesting criteria… I wanted to live in the mountains.

I may need to define my “definition” of what a mountain is… I’ll just start with I grew up in Louisiana. You will see the most amazing sunsets ever in south Louisiana because you can see for miles and miles. But this means that it is flat as a pancake.  read more

Are you Stuck in Your Comfort Zone?

Are you riding your Tricycle when you could be driving your Tahoe?

Everything happens in stages. We learn to roll over, then rock back and forth.. Crawl… and eventually walk and run.

This development isn’t questioned by anyone. It is expected by all.

At some point as adults… We get stagnant.

We stop developing. We stop striving to become something better.

We are stuck riding around on a tiny tricycle…

We are missing out on our potential for greater things, because we are scared to take off the training wheels… read more

How to Establish a Bedtime Routine

How to Establish a Bedtime Routine

How to Establish a Bedtime Routine

We are creatures of habit. We like to be able to predict what is coming next. Babies are no different. When they are learning about the world around them, it gives them security when they can predict and know that an action follows another action.

Routines are great for babies and kids alike. You will have less tantrums from your toddler and preschooler if you stick to a routine. The minute you change things up on them, expect some protest in the form of a tantrum.

Kids in general don’t like to be surprised. That’s why they like the same book or movie over and over. They are learning language and they are learning to be able to predict what is coming next. They find security in being able to know and predict.   read more