All posts tagged: wellness

The Truth About Gravy

Whenever I’m seated at a dinner and asked if I want gravy, I have no idea what to say. What IS gravy, exactly? What is IN it? Should I view this as the curse of never wearing mini skirts again, or is this the delectable treat my life’s been missing? I consulted our Wellness Contributor, Tara Felice, and Little Mama and this is what I found out….

Rainy Day Activities for Kids

The beauty of summer is fresh warm air and the freedom to run around barefoot in the grass….but what do we do (and more importantly, what do we have the little ones do) when we’re stuck inside on a rainy day? From Graye Note Supermom, Stephanie Viloria, here’s the kid-approved activities to keep everyone happy and engaged…

Summer Activities That Work for Kids at Different Ages

It’s summer! That means little ones are home from school and there’s lots of time every day that needs to be filled! Or so I imagine. As you know, I don’t have any cuties myself, but I am an observer of humans, and that goes for little ones as well. They seem to me to have an abundance of energy and a lot of time to kill. So, I want to help out all of you grown humans in charge of them…

Tara Approved Snacks

Since interviewing our wellness contributor, Tara Felice, for the article, “Food Jargon Decoded,” I’ve been trying to avoid eating foods that have sewage in them. It’s not easy. I have a zippy metabolism and need to consume a lot of food. So, I made Tara give me a list of “non-sewage” snacks that are nice and nourishing. Here it is…

The Gastritis Diet

This past September, I found out that I had acquired “a little gastritis in the stomach.” That is a direct quote from my gastroenterologist’s nurse (nope, didn’t talk to the doctor). What is it? It is an inflammation of the stomach lining. Okay, so how do we resolve making it go away? I was told to take an acid reflux medicine by him AND my general practitioner. I did this for about a month and knew it was not helping. Soooooo, if you don’t know me by now, you will! I said to my husband, “Well, that’s not happenin’!” I, also, have IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and diverticulitis, where pockets in your intestines have had food particles drop in them and get infected. To avoid another infection, I have to stay away from seeds, nuts, tomato skins, and corn. Navigating all of these different digestive issues was going to be very interesting! So onto the internet I went to research. I want to tell you, though…..it is a VERY slow-learning process! BUT, I’ve done it for you and now I can share what I’ve learned…

The Gluten-Free Diet

Our wellness contributor, Tara Felice, is a genius health expert. She knows exactly what to eat, why to eat it, AND she loves to talk about it! When I asked her to share the gluten-free diet she created because of her Celiac Disease, she immediately replied with, “Oh how FUN!” She’s so adorable!