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For Goodness’ Sake: 3 Volunteer Programs for Busy Families

For Goodness’ Sake: 3 Volunteer Programs for Busy Families

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger Do you hear about other families who spend time volunteering and think, “How do they do it all?!” The number-one reason people say they don’t donate their time is busyness. Our schedules are just so full. But what if you shifted your personal creativity to volunteer programs that integrate […]

Healthy Homemade Baby Food Recipes for Autumn

Healthy Homemade Baby Food Recipes for Autumn

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger There’s a lot of buzz about seasonal farm-fresh foods, and there’s no reason your baby should miss out on the experience. The next time you’re at the grocery store and tempted to grab prepackaged baby food, consider a detour to the produce section or local farmers’ market to pick up […]

How to Keep Produce Fresh for Longer

How to Keep Produce Fresh for Longer

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger Part of living a healthier lifestyle is keeping fresh produce in the home more often, but multiple trips to the grocery store each week can be impractical. Everyone wants to know how to keep produce fresh longer so they have more options at meal time. There’s nothing worse than reaching […]

Five Facts about Farm Fresh Eggs You Should Know

Five Facts about Farm Fresh Eggs You Should Know

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger Chances are, you have access to farm fresh eggs. Whether it’s neighbors, friends, farmers markets, roadside stands, or local farms, many people are getting this breakfast staple straight from the producer. But are eggs really better this way, or is it a lot of hype? Farm Fresh or Bust A […]

Volunteering at Local Farms: What You Need to Know

Volunteering at Local Farms: What You Need to Know

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger The purpose of the local food movement is to close the gap between you and your food source. This means buying local, in-season food and finding ways to learn about the local farm that produces it. But after you visit your local farms and shake hands with some farmers, you […]

Get Out! Benefits of Outdoor Yoga and How to Zen-it-Yourself

Get Out! Benefits of Outdoor Yoga and How to Zen-it-Yourself

Posted by  Bethany Johnson, guest blogger Most of us want the benefits of a yoga routine, but the same old space you practice in can sap your motivation. That’s why you should revive your workout outside. Outdoor yoga combines the health advantages of exercise with the freshness of nature. Studies reported by The New York Times […]

Best Low Sugar Foods for Your Diet

Best Low Sugar Foods for Your Diet

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger Everyone wants to live a healthier life, and that often means consuming fewer simple carbohydrates, or sugars. There are so many studies that link high sugar consumption to poor health that it makes sense to limit your intake by eating low sugar foods. According to a report on the […]

‘SUP? How to Stand Up Paddle Board

‘SUP? How to Stand Up Paddle Board

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger Paddleboarding may look easy, but it’s a real balancing act (literally) when you first get started. You or your kids may be tempted to try it sometime soon—whether it’s on family vacation, summer camp, or a spontaneous weekend getaway to a local nature spot. When that day comes, there’s […]

Lift Your Spirits with a Yoga Music Playlist

Lift Your Spirits with a Yoga Music Playlist

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger The benefits of a yoga workout are palpable, both mental and physiological, but nothing centers me like a good yoga music playlist. To make the most of my regimen, I have an evolving routine, the best diet, good gear, and most importantly, great tunes. Without soothing music, the simplest […]