Natural Ways to Beat Holiday “Blues”

Last week, I embarked on a 3,000 mile journey to California with my 13 month old son to celebrate Thanksgiving with family. A long layover in Dallas, hours on a plane, and emerging molars left my typically easygoing son less than thrilled for a (thankfully) small portion of our stay. Yet, the crying and whining was so incessant one night, that it took a dose of ibuprofen and a drive around my sister’s neighborhood to get him settled. Eventually I was able to put my sleeping baby to bed. Yet,…

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup

  Nothing is more appetizing than a creamy soup on a crisp, fall day. This butternut squash soup is easy and just begging to be prepared on a lazy weekend with a fireplace crackling and pumpkins on the porch. Not only does this recipe require minimal ingredients, it is loaded with health benefits as well. Butternut squash, once known as the “apple of God”, is jam-packed with fiber, potassium, and magnesium. Both the butternut squash and carrots contain beta-carotene, a compound that has antioxidant activity and can help protect cells…