Healthy Steps

    Healthy living is smart living! Whether you’re looking for healthy food or development tips for the family, you will find it here.

  • Parenting Kids with BIG Personalities … a Visual Tool


    I have three questions for you. What behavior is driving you crazy right now? Is it related to your little one’s personality? Does it have a positive counterpart?

  • 3 Date Ideas for Busy Parents – June 2014: Summer Solstice {Serve Your Spouse Saturday #26}


    In our part of the country, winter is fierce. In the last 12 months, there were 8 where it snowed. And last winter was particularly cold, barely above freezing. All that spells Vitamin D deficiency. You can imagine why our family loves the summer solstice

  • DIY 4th of July Milk Bottle Decorations


    We are just weeks away from the 4th of July so I am excited to start sharing some of my decoration projects with you.

  • DIY Home Fixes: 6 Tools The Pros Use That Every DIY-er Needs


    Aside from obvious items like hammers and saws, the DIYer will need certain basic tools if they want to be prepared.

  • 6 Ways to Determine If Your Little One Needs Glasses


    Most pediatricians begin screening child vision when they are toddlers. In between visits, however, there are signs to watch out for that indicate that your child might need glasses.

  • Easy Southwest Chicken Pizza


    Today, I have a super quick and easy, but oh so yummy, dinner idea to share.  This Southwest Chicken Pizza is sure to please everyone in the family!This pizza is just one of those recipes, that isn't really a recipe.  It's just an idea, so flexible, you

  • DIY Custom Photo Keychain


    Father's Day is coming up and I have the perfect handmade gift for you to tackle!!  Because every dad needs a new keychain...

  • Diy Paper Straw Blowers


    These paper blowers are the perfect addition to any family gathering, birthday party or holiday! They would be really fun to make for the fourth of July that's coming so quickly! All you need is some straws, scrapbooking paper, tape or glue.

  • 5 Summer Science Experiments


    Science and nature go together like peas in a pod, especially at our house. Check out these 5 summer science experiments.

  • 6 DIY Remedies for Seasonal Allergies

    remedies for seasonal allergies

    Ahhh… seasonal allergies. Did you know that they say east Tennessee is one of the worst places to live if you suffer from seasonal allergies?! I totally believe it too. That’s one of the reasons I’m so looking forward to our Beach Vacation this week be

  • Four Effective Ways to Help Your Child Overcome His Fear of the Dentist


    If your child has a fear of the dentist, it can be hard to know what to do. You don’t want to make the problem worse, but you have to make sure your child gets proper dental care and treatment.

  • DIY Initial Charm Necklace for Cheap


    I love the whole monogram and letters and initials craze right now - I just love personalized things, so I'm on board.  When I saw the initial necklaces floating around, I wanted one... and you know me, I'm all "I could totally make that!"

  • Kids in the Kitchen – Watermelon Pops


    A Kids in the Kitchen Recipe Perfect for Summer Picnics! Did you ever have a watermelon seed-spittin’ contest when you were a kid?

  • 140+ Outdoor Activities for Kids from The Weekly Kids Co-Op


    Super Fun Outdoor Activities for Kids Looks like the weather is warming for most of our mamas linking up to The Weekly Kids Co-Op Link Party, because they sure are sharing some fun outdoor activities for kids!  

  • Last Minute Earth Day Activities for Kids of All Ages


    Did you forget to plan some Earth Day activities for the kids? I did! It only took a quick Pinterest search for me to find some great Earth Day activities. I’ve divided them into ages… to make it even easier for you. Enjoy!

  • Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe


    Have you ever tried cauliflower pizza crust? I have been wanting to try it for months since my husband and 4 year old cannot eat regular pizza. To be honest, the price of cauliflower was holding me back! I wasn’t ready to spend $5 a head on this veggie i

  • 9 Fun Quilting Projects


    I hope everyone had a great Easter and was able to spend it with family or friends. With no major crafting holidays right around the corner, I thought I’d highlight some beautiful quilt projects that have been popping up! If you read my blog, you know I

  • 6 Tips for Using Pinterest for Homeschooling Inspiration…Without Getting Overwhelmed!


    I love Pinterest and have several boards for cool homeschool ideas that I see. It’s really easy to get overwhelmed and discouraged by everyone else’s “best.” Here are a few tips to get the most out of Pinterest without being overwhelmed.

  • Working Moms: How to Pick The Right Preschool For Your Toddler


    Young children require quality care and attention at all times, which creates a problem for some professional career-oriented women. They sometimes feel guilty about not being able to provide constant care for their children and need to know that the car

  • DIY Confetti Balloons


    Who want to take balloons to the next level - well really, who doesn't!  I have a simple idea for you today - DIY Confetti Balloons - you just need a circle punch or a hole punch and some stickers or scraps.  It doesn't get too much easier than that!  

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