Best Of, Essentia Health, Health, recipes

Berry Infused Summer Appetizers | Balsamic Berry Bruschetta

Guest Post by Teresa Farrell, Registered and Licensed Dietician at Essentia Health. Summer is a time for lighter foods, including fresh fruits and veggies, whether they be from your garden, the local farmers market or the local grocery store. Berries are one of my favorite summer foods, actually, I enjoy them all year long, but… Read More Berry Infused Summer Appetizers | Balsamic Berry Bruschetta

Anxiety issues, Best Of

Just because someone doesn’t have scars doesn’t mean they’re not injured #PTSD

I’ve known my buddy Scott for years. “Forever” as I like to say when I am singing his praises to friends and family. Scott is a great guy. Tough yet kind, smart, ambitious, hardworking and an amazing daddy and husband. As his friend, I (to this day) admire the crap outta him, but I also… Read More Just because someone doesn’t have scars doesn’t mean they’re not injured #PTSD

Anxiety issues, Best Of, guest posts, kids, parenthood

Techie Kids Need Outdoor Adventure More Than Ever (find out why!)

Guest post from author, Daddy and adventure lover, Jeff Alt Why Tech Savvy Children Need Outdoor Adventure More Than Ever Scientific evidence has proven that time spent in nature increases your creativity, helps prevent depression, and improves your overall health.  But, a large segment of children has replaced time in nature with tablets, smartphones &… Read More Techie Kids Need Outdoor Adventure More Than Ever (find out why!)

Best Of, Book Love, Diverse Kidlit Linky

Squash Summer Slide | A #DiverseKidLit Linkup for Summer Reading

Welcome to #DiverseKidLit ! Please join us in sharing your diverse children’s book links and resources, as well as visiting other links to find great suggestions and recommendations. With school ending soon, we are committed to squashing summer slide by offering parents #DiverseKidLit Linkup for Summer Reading. What Is #DiverseKidLit? Diverse Children’s Books is a book-sharing meme designed to… Read More Squash Summer Slide | A #DiverseKidLit Linkup for Summer Reading

Best Of, Life Lessons, Solopreneurs, Virtual Assistant, WAHM

Lessons we can glean from Powerful Mompreneurs

I am sure I am not the only one who has watched powerful entrepreneurial women like Joanna Gaines, Jessica Alba, Tina Fey or Arianna Huffington on TV and silently longed for their life and success. The reality is that these successful moms who have blazed the trail before us have already offered up plenty of… Read More Lessons we can glean from Powerful Mompreneurs

Essentia Health, guest posts, Health

Summer Grilling Tips: Healthy marinades add flavor to grilled foods

Guest post By Bonnie Brost, licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health. Healthy marinades add flavor to grilled foods Summer brings out the grills and healthy menu options as we grill lean meats, chicken, fish, and vegetables. Marinating can add robust flavors. Grilling red meats to the point of charring can increase the heterocyclic amines that… Read More Summer Grilling Tips: Healthy marinades add flavor to grilled foods

Best Of, Life Lessons, Money Save

Ninja Tips on Saving Money now so you can Work Less in the Future

I am always on the hunt for really good information that can help me be and better me… and also help improve my family’s life in general. Money, income, and budgets are a biggie in our family and I am always exploring news to make and save the almighty dollar. There Internet is filled with… Read More Ninja Tips on Saving Money now so you can Work Less in the Future