Chocolate Compromise Shake

9618495394_1041d8d8d1

We love our sweet things around the bee hive… chocolate, ice cream, cookies, … did I mention chocolate? So there’s really no way to completely avoid these, even when we “diet” a little. In no way do I want my kids to think we are dieting, anyway – even if we are. I want them […]

The Big List of Lunch Ideas

9316681660_f961194256

Are you ever stumped on what to make for lunch for your homeschool or preschool kids? Homeschoolers do have the advantage because they can eat healthier mom-approved foods at home, and take more time for lunch if they want; but if Mom is frazzled, not prepared, or at a loss for what to make, it […]

Field Trips, Four-Year-Olds, and Finding Time to Blog

8595367581_93957b7c90

  I’m over at the Homeschool Post today, sharing a tiny bit about our trip to the Waco Zoo last month, and posting their link-up for field trips for the month of April. Each month you can link one or two field trips there and help spread your ideas on the fun and educational places […]

A Little Viking Head Injury

8635988925_26f7d93d6c

My life is crazy with three boys and a girl… two teens and two tots… homeschooling and homemaking… cooking gourmet meals on a budget. This week was no different. On the heels of my last two event photography gigs: Blissdom and Capitol Days, Easter, and the full swing back from Spring Break… we didn’t need […]

Fed Up 2 Fit: Week 10 Update and 4 Things On My Diet

8543331614_440e7e2467

In the spirit of “keepin’ it real” here at Sprittibee’s blog… I will admit to not tackling the first 7 days of the 17 Day Diet at 100% commitment level. We have had people visit, dinners out, and distractions – which all lead to cave-ins. BUT. I have been good enough to make some really […]

Fed Up 2 Fit – Week 9 Update: Hand in the Cookie Jar

8430758314_207d2be5b3

Still stuck – 7 pounds down since the beginning of February – and now it’s March… and can’t seem to move the needle. That photo was taken in the beginning of last month. Today was 143.8 – and the lowest I have been (a week ago) is 142 even. Now that is a big change […]

The Whiter the Bread, the Quicker You’re Dead

8483622941_eb0e945b09

I wrote this post a long time back and decided to update it and re-post it. This information never gets old. Sometimes you need to go deeper than just a “healthy recipe” and discuss the ingredients themselves. A little information about what we are eating can help us do the right thing in the kitchen. […]