To all the moms out there… 

Written by Elizabeth Perlaki.
Are you a mom who suddenly took on the new role of a teacher?  Are you feeling stressed out by trying to manage everyone’s learning on top of your normal responsibilities?  Are you still working, or working overtime, and don’t know how to get it all done?  Are you worried that you’re going to fail your child? 

At Home: Week #1 

As I catch the vibes of fear starting to leak into society and those I love, I feel that the most important thing we can do this week is to stay positive.  We have control over our minds and attitudes.  Here are some practical tips. 

Too Tired to Cook? 5 Ways to Create Fast Healthy Dinner Plans 

by Lisa Copen   
 So, your mother tells you that your family is eating out too much and your kids will never know a home-cooked meal. And you have to admit that the cost of eating out is starting to make you a bit sick to your stomach, but not enough to get rid of those few extra pounds you’ve been putting on.

Albondigas Mexicanas (Mexican Meatballs) 

One of my favorite dishes as a child was the Mexican Meatballs that my grandma (Mama Oli) use to make. In fact, it is one of my family’s favorite dishes, so much so, that my grandma didn’t make them too many times. The reason was that: either she had to make like 200 or we would fight over them—it was worse than playing monopoly.  I asked her to share the recipe with me so I can share it with you gals. Enjoy! 

I Have Nothing to Wear: Update

January is my time to reflect and assess: finances, health, habits. I like to stop, take a breath and evaluate what I am doing and whether it still makes sense. Last fall I needed to clear out my closet and decided to give the capsule wardrobe a try (I Have Nothing to Wear). If you are not familiar, a capsule wardrobe is a collection of 30-40 essential, classic pieces that coordinate with each other to make a multitude of different outfits. It took me a while to whittle down my multi-size collection of clothes to decide what my capsule would contain, but once I committed it was on!

Rest

and on the 7th day God rested. 

 He rested. 

 He didn’t need to.  He chose to.  The day of rest is part of the seven days of creation.  There were not six days; there were seven.  The actual rest is part of the work.  When God created, and said, “It is good,” the rest was part of that.  Rest is good. 

Healthy Holiday? Yes!

Whether you are trying to lose weight or just not gain, this time of year can be daunting with so many delicious treats everywhere! Even the highest level of willpower is tested by the sheer volume of seasonal delicacies. Here are a few helpful tips to help stay on track and tasty recipes that won’t leave you feeling deprived.

Best Fall Snack: Pumpkin seeds

It can be a little time-consuming cleaning out the seeds, but the result is so worth it—especially if you mix up the flavors. I am going to share my favorite ways I season my pumpkin seeds.

Labor Day Burgers

Get the grill started!!! Spice-up your burgers with one of these recipes: Green Chili Savonna Burger, Siciliano Burger with Sweet Tomato Butter, Grilled Avocado Burger with Caramelized Chipotle Onions, &  Green Chili Chicken Burger