Author Archives: Amy Bellgardt
After the fun of the holidays, the cold and darkness of winter can pack a powerful punch. With the sun setting around dinnertime, it’s sometimes tough to feel as perky as we might like to be. The “Winter Blues,” or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), can be quite debilitating for some people, so today I wanted to talk about a few things that can help get you through those dreary days of winter with a smile on your face!
Your pets are members of your family and you want to give them the best all year round. The winter can be especially tough on pets so it’s a good time to start thinking about how to keep your furry friends safe this season.
Whether you’re in the mood for a sweet treat, or you’re making a romantic dessert for your significant other, chocolate covered strawberries are a great way to enjoy something decadent with the added freshness and nourishment of fruit!
When cold season strikes — and if there are kids in the house there’s just no way to stop it — I like to whip up a big batch of chicken noodle soup in my beloved crockpot. This tasty, hearty, and warming soup makes my family happy when the sniffles plague them, and it’s a filling meal for all. Even better, this is very easy to make.
We all know just how important it is to wear sunscreen during the summer months — and if you’re like me, you make sure your children are slathered up before heading outside, to the beach, or off for a bike ride. But what about the rest of the year?
Back in November, I resolved to make one small change in my life. Today, I want to share a little bit about how things have been going since then.
Today is the first day that both kids are back in school after the excitement of the holidays. It’s strangely quiet in the house, now that they are gone. This past fall was the first time they were both in school, and I had been looking forward to the time alone. Now, I’m a little lonely. Again.
With the hustle of the holidays behind us and we’re all hunkered down for winter, it’s time to get the kitchen back into working order – tasks that routinely get ignored because you’ve been so busy vacuuming crumbs left by your holiday party guests and putting away the platters with the reindeer painted on them.
Over the last few years living an eco-friendly life has become more popular for families, and with it, an increasing number of green products are now available on the market — everything from our food, to our homes, clothing, cleaning products,pet products, and even cosmetics.
Now that school is back in session, our mornings are extremely chaotic. With getting the kids dressed, ready, and out the door, I often forget to grab breakfast for myself. Since skipping breakfast is NOT a smart idea (I mean, I teach this to my kids every day!), I try to find easy, but healthy solutions.