One Small Thing

Is telling them to eat more vegetables and exercise enough?

Last week I watched enviously as several many bloggers went to the White House to listen to First Lady Michelle Obama talk about the Let’s Movie! initiative. According to the web site, Let’s Move has accomplished – 1.6 million kids attend healthier daycare centers 2 million kids now have a Let’s Move! Salad Bar in […]

One Small Thing- Eat Plant Protein

  Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. When you sign up for Thrive Market I will get a percentage of your fee. Last year I was diagnosed with anemia, so I started adding a protein powder (check out my choice here) to smoothies to help with my iron. I decided on a plant-based protein choice […]

One Small Thing – Understanding GMOS and hybrids

I worked in my family’s nursery for many years, so early on I understood the science of hybridization.  People are very particular with their tomatoes. Some want the big ones, some want to spread out their crops over a season, some come for the funky heirloom* varieties. I learned early on the science of hybridization, […]

One Small Thing – Ditch the Receipt

  Bisphenol A is something that a growing number of Americans are actively avoiding. After getting it out of baby bottles (always look for BPA-free if you want plastic) companies that sell canned goods are starting to move away from its use. Safe choices right now are boxed soups (Trader Joes has excellent ones!) or […]

One Small Thing – Bring Your Own Water

I’m really happy both of my boys have become such good water drinkers. It’s something I struggled with and one thing I wanted to make sure my two active kids had a habit with. Every time I took the boys in the car this summer I made sure to have travel cups filled with cold […]