Friday, March 28, 2014

Nutrition for 'Metabolic Type' and Hydration(plus meal plans)

      A while back I wrote about 'There is more to working out than working out'   I said I would expand on the why.  I have talked about the stress and disease part, read that here.  This blog is going to address nutrition and hydration.   First meal plans for my busy week...

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Mark Hainds Podcast

We had the pleasure to interview to Mark Hainds and learn all about his fantastic life!

Mark Hainds is with Alabama's HHHH nursery and wood products and sells down at the Palafox Market and online wood products.
    I have learned so much from Mark in the years that he has been down at the market.  He has taught me about native plants, edibles, mushrooms and man does he know his stuff!  I need him to come do a nature walk with me down to the woods at the end of my street and tell me what I can eat and pick other than blackberries!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Traveling and Cooking with REAL Food(and kids)

     Not only is traveling and going on vacation expensive, but if you have food allergies or only EAT REAL FOOD, it can be a challenge to find restaurants and places for the time away.  I learned long ago that with kids and vacation, eating out it NOT what we are going to waste our money and time doing.  We always look for suites/hotels with full kitchens so we can prepare our own food and stay healthy the entire vacation.  It takes a little planning, but it is totally worth it knowing that my kids will be eating good food and I will be saving a lot of money!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Growing up with Jared

One of my favorite pictures
    My family's life changed forever, for the BETTER on April 6th 1986, when my youngest brother was born.  He was Jared to us, but to everyone else, he was different.  Jared was born with Down Syndrome.  Growing up, we ‘knew’ he was different but not exactly sure how he was different. 

     Jared had to work a little harder at most things that came easy for the rest of us, but nothing stopped him.  He has a smile that will light up a room and is one talented man.  He currently builds mini houses to scale and draws home plans. They are amazing ideas and his ability to put his concepts on paper, is remarkable.  I am so proud of who he has become and what he has achieved.