• Quarantine Report - Week 4
    Family,  Lifestyle,  Personal Perspectives,  Philosophy

    A Quarantine Report: Week 4

    It’s a model of our house, made out of Jenga blocks! Oh the creativity that stems from being at home all the time … March 13, 2020: Quarantine Start Date That’s the first day that we – myself, husband Chris, son Phillip, and daughter Heidi – began self-quarantining due to the coronavirus pandemic. It was a Friday. I remember because the day before, on a Thursday, the kids and I went to Hobby Lobby and a few other stores. It’s burned into my memory as the last day of “normal” life!! That evening, our governor announced school closures starting on Monday March 16th, due to the novel coronavirus.  I learned…

  • Family,  Lifestyle,  Making Healthy Habits,  Snacking

    Back to School Snack Traps: Top 4 Healthy Not Healthy

    And better alternatives for backpack snacks Parents across the nation are singing the praises of the back-to-school season. Because, no matter how painful and tedious back-to-school shopping is, every parent knows that the reward for this effort is that his/her kids will be back in the classroom and out of the house soon. If you aren’t a parent with kids in school, you may be unaware that, these days, kids are allowed – nay, encouraged – to bring snacks to school … for consumption during non-lunch times of the day. I don’t know about you, but when I was in elementary school, snacks brought from home were straight up contraband…