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Chow line: Prep and freeze food

February 6, 2019 When I get home from work some nights, I am exhausted and simply don’t feel like cookin. more »»

Gadget that’s all the rage

January 22, 2019 Pressure-cooking is a food preparation method that uses trapped steam. The food is sealed inside of a vessel with liquid, heat is used to create steam and this increases pressure inside the vessel. more »»

Eat carefully at parties, potlucks

December 13, 2018 The time of year is upon us when parties and potlucks are at an all-time high. I find myself going from one event to the next praying that I can make it through the event without overindulging. more »»

Meal planning, preparation, part 3

November 13, 2018 How have you been doing with meal planning and preparation? I’m going to be transparent. more »»

Meal planning, preparation, part 2

October 8, 2018 It’s 5 p.m. and you just got off work. You’re too tired to go home and fix dinner but your budget won’t allow you to swing through a drive thru. more »»

Meal planning, preparation, part 1

September 13, 2018 One of my favorite movies growing up was Disney’s Beauty And The Beast. Naturally, I wanted to be Belle. However, as I’ve gotten older I find that I can relate more to others in the movie. more »»

Healthy, stress-free packed lunches

August 23, 2018 My kids go back to school next week and I’m already stressing about what to pack for their daily lunches. more »»

Are you stressed?

May 4, 2018 As parents, our life is so full of hassles, extra-curricular practices, frustrations and demands. For many of us, stress is so commonplace that it has become a way of life. Stress isn’t always bad. more »»

Making your health a priority

April 4, 2018 Sometimes as parents, it’s hard to put ourselves first. A few years ago I worked really hard at following a weight loss program and lost 40 pounds. more »»

Changing the atmosphere

March 8, 2018 If you’re a special parent, I’m sure you can recall the moment you became “special.” You remember the minute, maybe the day or week... more »»

Eating healthy after resolutions fail

March 8, 2018 Starting off a new year always comes with resolutions. It was reported that last year’s top resolutions dealt with health and wellness. more »»

Be on the lookout for behaviors

January 26, 2018 Anyone can experience a mental health problem. Unfamiliar of what mental health means? “Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. more »»

Think before you drink

November 16, 2017 On average, Americans are drinking more soft drinks, sports drinks and sweetened tea, not to mention sweetened coffee beverage. more »»

Apples, apples, apples

October 10, 2017 Join the 2017 Great Lakes Apple Crunch! On Thursday, October 12, K-12 schools, early care settings, hospitals, colleges/universities, business campuses, state agencies and other organizations across... more »»

Ways to increase sleep

May 9, 2017 I am a big believer in the mind-body connection. And we all need sleep in order to function at our best. So over the years, I have accumulated many strategies to increase the ability to sleep. more »»

Trying out new foods

March 9, 2017 Do you ever get frustrated over the fact that all your child will eat is pizza, fries, mac and cheese, or chicken nuggets? I think we’ve all had a picky eater at one time or anothe. more »»

Healthy recipes for 2017

February 16, 2017 Last month, people made their New Year’s resolutions. According to Nielsen’s survey conducted in December 2015 and January 2016, 67 percent of U.S. more »»

Making positive change

February 1, 2017 When a new year begins, we often promise to make positive changes for ourselves. Most, if not all of us have done something as parents that we quickly regret. more »»

Embracing Diversity

January 19, 2017 Recently, when I picked up my 4-year-old daughter Scarlett from the gym daycare, a little boy ran past, his full head of black, curly hair bouncing against his shoulder. more »»

Cooking up the holiday season

November 1, 2016 At Ohio State University Extension Office of Washington County, we understand what it’s like to have the desire to make you and your family healthy but struggle because your family is constantly bus... more »»

Fun for (F)All

October 1, 2016 Autumn is officially upon us. We are surrounded by the fresh-crisp air and warm colored leaves. The fall is by far my favorite season. more »»


Moms Club of Parkersburg February 21, 2019

Moms Club of Parkersburg Meets at First Presbyterian Church 9:30 a.m. more »

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Read Aloud WV

February 6, 2019 Back this fall, my co-worker wrote about a program in need of volunteers locally, Read Aloud WV. After writing about it, he wanted to volunteer and was asking if any of us also wanted to join. more »

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