Busy Woman’s Guide to Breast Feeding and Heart Health

Breast Feeding: Good for baby and good for mom! Research in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology shows women who breast feed for a year or more reduce their risk of heart disease by 10%! “We have known for years that breastfeeding is important for babies’ health; we now know that it is important for…

April Fools, Blue Pancakes & A Gorilla Suit!

April Fools’ Day continues to be a big hit in the Greene household! I knew we were in trouble when Clay started laughing to himself in the car last weekend. Yes, he’d thought of an idea so fun – he’d cracked himself up! So, it turns out you can order a Gorilla costume from Target…

Busy Woman’s Guide to a Healthy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. We will have 19 people around our table on Thursday and we are truly blessed to have so many members of our family together. Yet, large family gatherings, cooking large meals, and “together time” can be stressful. Not to mention what it can do to your healthy eating…

“Greene” eggs for these fools

As you might remember from last year’s post, the Greene family enjoys April Fool’s Day! This year the girls, now seven, are beginning to catch on. Gracie spotted the green eggs going into the pan and announced, “I’m not eating that!” She had a few bites, as did Callie — who more enjoyed the leftover…

Valentine Tips for Kids

Avoid the sugar overload! For most people, Valentines Day brings up memories of candy hearts, chocolates and heart shaped cookies. While these treats are fun, indulging children (and ourselves) in all of them can be just too much. Choose one luscious treat and then use some of the tips below to make your kids’ Valentines…

Silly String and Expectations — A Great Birthday

Today is my girls’ 7th birthday … and guess what?  I am not overwhelmed and neither are they!  In the past we’ve tried to do too much and all ended up tired, crabby and many of us in tears. So this year we simplified.  Even though we believe birthdays should last for days — Birthday-palooza…

A Cow In My Carry-On

My daughter Callie’s first grade classroom is filled with stuffed-animal cows.  Her teacher, Mrs. Fraundorf, has a thing for cows and gets many as gifts.  When a class member or parent travels, Mrs. Fraundorf encourages them to take a cow along for the ride and report back on the adventure. Callie chose a very cute…

Take Charge of Halloween Temptation

How the Halloween Fairy can save you from yourself! It’s the day after trick-or-treating and the kitchen counter is overflowing with candy. It smells good. It looks good. It calls to you at night. How will you rid your house of the temptation? You certainly aren’t going to let the kids eat all of it,…

Are your kids getting fat this summer?

More and more schools are addressing the problem of childhood obesity with increased activity and better food choices, but here’s the problem.  What happens when kids leave the structure of school for the Summer? They gain weight according to a recent study conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Gone are the days of our childhood,…