Dietzville.TV #007: Losing Weight When Your Daughter Is Watching

I am on a weight loss journey… in front of my kids who hear every word I say and watch every thing I do. I have a pre-teen age daughter, so I have to be very careful of the things I say, especially about myself and my weight. Here’s how I’m treading carefully and losing weight while my daughter is watching…

5 Natural Remedies for Ear Infections {no antibiotics!}

Ear infections are one of the easiest maladies to treat naturally and at home. Here are 5 natural, no-antibiotic treatments for ear infections that work!

The 5 Foods That Are Compromising Your Immune System

The one thing that could be hurting your immune system? It’s not how much you exercise, what supplements you take, or what natural practitioner you visit. Can you guess what that one thing is? It’s the food you eat!

How to Get Picky Eaters to Pick Real Food

There was a time in our lives when our son ate just a handful of foods: strawberry yogurt, apples, bananas, mac-and-cheese, PBJ’s, scrambled eggs, pizza, and toaster waffles. When I made dinner for the family, I would make him his own meal of the only foods he would eat without complaining. If we went to a restaurant, it had to have pizza or mac-and-cheese on the kids’ menu, or I would have to bring in food for him because he wouldn’t touch anything else.

Back then, I knew nothing about Real Food, and even my husband and I would have been considered picky — especially compared to all the variety we eat now! When we slowly began changing the way we ate, our son was definitely not on board with the changes. It took me a solid couple of years to break some bad habits (both in myself and in my children). Now, BOTH of my children are excellent eaters!

Want to know how I accomplished this amazing feat?! Head on over to Traditional Cooking School for my 14 tips on getting your picky eaters to pick Real Foods!

My Son’s Book Picks + 7 Ways to Encourage Boys to Read

My son is the most avid reader I know. He has spent thousands of hours pouring over books, books, and more books. I’ve asked him to compile a list of his favorite books and/or series of all time…

What We Discovered When We Spent the Night in Our Kids’ Room

My kids have ALWAYS been excellent sleepers. Until the past couple of months, we could put them to bed and not worry about them getting up, waking during the night, or being cranky the next day. Recently, however, they’ve both been having some sleeping troubles, and we were clueless as to why. Until now.