3 Tips to Stave off Sugar Cravings for the Holidays

  3 Tips to Stave Off Sugar Cravings over the Holidays from Nichole Kuechle on Vimeo.   This may occur like the big people in Charlie Brown movies, “wah-wah-waaaah”, but I’m here to tell you if you can keep the idea of this post at the forefront of your mind for the next couple of […]

16 stocking stuffers any mama would enjoy

  A couple weeks ago (because I’m not a buy Christmas gifts 6 months ahead of time kind of girl) we gave our girls each a sheet of paper with the following columns to fill out: Want Need Wear Read Do Why we asked them to create this list One is they are all over […]

Top junk-free stocking stuffer ideas

So it’s the weekend of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday (ahem), Silent Sunday (just made that up-even hard core shoppers need down time), and Cyber Monday.  You have gifts and stocking stuffers to buy and I’m about to make one of those tasks easier for you.  Below I will share my top junk free stocking […]

grain free thanksgiving

  Thanks and Giving and Turkey.  Sounds like a season of gratitude and fullness to me. And though it’s last minute, I know several of you won’t do your turkey day grocery buying until tomorrow so these recipes may come to the rescue for you. Being grain free doesn’t mean a holiday meal with zero […]

My favorite InstaPot recipes

  People I have something to share with you.  It’s my favorite Insta pot recipes list.  Call me a follower.  Please.  I’ve conformed. Completely converted to being a follower of those ideas (and gadgets, ahem) that save me time (and money, double ahem). When the Insta-Pot craze hit a while back I had it that […]

How I use essential oils

  Earlier this week I popped onto Facebook Live to share about how I use essential oils.  Of course this regimen changes daily with my needs. It depends upon my health, the weather, my kids, stress, and what I feel like wearing and want to diffuse in our house.  It also depends on whether my husband is playing […]

My 6 Favorite Ground Beef Recipes

    When it comes to making dinner, I often tap into one of my  6 favorite ground beef recipes as my family never tires of them. There are two tips I have learned, however: #1— Double the batch, freeze some for later #2 — Save time and money by using my Insta-Pot Now that […]

Who “Needs” a Doula?

Who needs a doula? If I’ve said it once I’ve said it a million times, I would NOT give birth without a birth doula.  We worked with a doula for each of our births and found her role to be an integral piece to the successful and healthy delivery of our babes.  Remember, the midwives […]

Chunky Red Fall Chili Recipe

Over the weekend we celebrated a couple of birthdays, and what better occasion when serving 25 people dinner in the fall than my chunky red fall chili. We had to postpone Odin’s 1st birthday party due to him teething so we coupled it with our family party for Sunny’s 13th!  It also happened to be […]

Cinnamon Raisin Toddler Cookies

Who doesn’t love fresh warm cookies from the oven?  I know I do.  In fact, I’m often the one banned from the kitchen during anyone else’s baking lest I be blamed (gasp!) for cookie nabbing.  That being said, the last two times I’ve baked the Real-Deal Chocolate-Chip Cookies from Danielle Walker’s Against All Grain cookbook, […]