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A Mindful Moment Blog 2016-11-18T11:58:36+00:00

Humidifiers & Vaporizers, De-mist-ified

As winter approaches, temperatures dip and windows are sealed up. Visions of nights spent as a family, cuddled around the fireplace stir in our minds and somehow the thought of a frosty winter doesn’t seem so bad after all. But, when that familiar tickle starts in our throats and the sneezes aren’t far behind, we remember that winter can also be the prime time of year for some nasty viruses! [...]

By | November 1, 2017|

‘Twas the Night Before Halloween- Ghostly Cookies

I like to create a new Halloween recipe for our blog each year. This year I wanted to come up with a new cookie...a ghost or maybe a mummy...and immediately one of my favorite simple meringue recipes came to mind and I wondered if I could tweak it to add a Halloween twist. For years we have been making my best friend Pamela's "Bake-While-You-Sleep" Cookies, which her family always made [...]

By | October 19, 2017|

Making Halloween Healthier & Safer for Our Kids (2017)

I will always remember the first year that Roy and I were together and my step-daughter, who was 5 years old at the time, brought to my attention that “our house has no Halloween spirit”. Ouch!! I was literally only 8 days into being married (and a step-mom), and so I learned very quickly what Halloween meant to kids 🙂 Apparently, since my own childhood, I had forgotten! Eight years [...]

By | October 19, 2017|

Golden Milk Popsicles

On the evening of Mia’s 7th birthday we took the kids down to Pearl Street and decided to get some treats. We ventured into Fior di Latte and they had quite an impressive selection of gluten & dairy free options, one of which was a Vegan Golden Milk Ice Cream. If you are unfamiliar with Golden Milk, you have probably been living under a rock. Just kidding—although that is what [...]

By | September 12, 2017|

Food as Expression, Creativity & Offering

A few weeks ago one of my clients called to tell me how much she enjoyed reading my last blog post (Thanks, Katie!). As we chatted, she asked me a big question: what is my long term vision as a health writer and recipe developer? I appreciated her compliment….and it really got me thinking! You might wonder if this is a question that I have asked myself over the 17-years [...]

By | September 11, 2017|

A Tough Pill to Swallow: Helping Children of All Ages to Take Supplements or Medications

If you’re reading this, you’ve likely been there: perched dutifully next to your child, rubbing their back with one hand, tilting their head with the other, and reciting your own personal comfort mantra in an attempt to coax that pill down their tiny throat. Though some kiddos find learning this new skill easy, many do not. And odds are that after several failed attempts, your poor kiddo is left with [...]

By | September 8, 2017|