Whole Health

My 2017 Resolutions

I have a confession: I am not perfect. I do not have all the answers. I am not super mom. My house can be quite messy at times. I do not work faster than the speed of light. I am constrained to the same 24-hour day as every other mom in the world. I am… Continue reading My 2017 Resolutions

Whole Health

Why I Make New Year’s Resolutions

Some words we use so often, we find them very familiar. Familiar enough that we may take their meaning for granted. But if we take a moment to read a word’s definition and reflect upon it, we often find hidden depths we have long over looked. Take, for example,the word resolve. “Resolve(v.) To come to a… Continue reading Why I Make New Year’s Resolutions

Kitchen Table

Christmas Red Cabbage Recipe

Thanksgiving was only one month ago. Somehow, you ended up with all the leftovers and you’ve had stuffing for days. You’re so tired of turkey and mashed potatoes, you cannot bear the thought of another turkey dinner. You’ve go to try something different, so try this. This Christmas Red Cabbage dish, or Rotkraut, is a… Continue reading Christmas Red Cabbage Recipe

Reading Corner

The Night Before Christmas: 5 Must Have Books

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which means I may receive a percentage of the proceeds if purchases are made after clicking on the links. Please see my policies and disclosures for more information.  We all have our vices, and this is mine: I want to buy all the books. All the books, all day,… Continue reading The Night Before Christmas: 5 Must Have Books


Orange & Clove Holiday Craft

A Craft for the Senses Our sense of smell is intensely bound to our memories and emotions. Just take a moment to focus on what the following things bring to mind. Fresh cut grass in the summer. The ocean. Freshly squeezed lemons. Pine trees. Your hands, after picking fresh tomatoes off the vine. The first… Continue reading Orange & Clove Holiday Craft


How to Fold a Fitted Sheet

AKA A Tutorial in Witchcraft Warning: This post contains uncomfortable topics, including, but not limited to housework, responsibility, and adult life. It may not be suitable for all audiences. Parental supervision advised.  Housekeeping is one of those things, no matter how hard you work at it, it never stays done. Twenty-four hours later, it all… Continue reading How to Fold a Fitted Sheet


Marbled Christmas Ornament How-to

Christmas trees are definitely one of the best parts of the holiday season. Whether you go with a fake tree or a live tree, a tall and full tree or a bit of a Charlie Brown tree, they bring so much joy and spirit into a home. They can also be a fun display of… Continue reading Marbled Christmas Ornament How-to

The Littles

7 Gifts for Kids that Won’t Create Clutter

There are nineteen days left until Christmas. My oldest daughter informed me of this today at breakfast. Have you got your Christmas shopping done yet? I’m still working on mine. It can be difficult trying to find just the right gift for each person on your list. If I’m going to spend the money on… Continue reading 7 Gifts for Kids that Won’t Create Clutter


Christmas Placemat How-to

Thanksgiving is past. The left-overs are gone and we’re slowly coming out of our turkey-daze. We’ve all survived the mad frenzy of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. And now the gift-wrapping craze begins. Sometimes it seems like kids love boxes and wrapping paper more than what actually comes in the package. OK,… Continue reading Christmas Placemat How-to