HEALTHY LIVING

Tips for Healthy Eating when Traveling with Kids

Getting kids to eat healthfully is hard enough at home, but it’s even more difficult when the rules are relaxed, your schedule is askew, and sugary treats and fast food options abound on family vacation. Although it can be tough to ensure your family gets proper nutrition on the go, it’s definitely do-able! How can […]

Do Pilates at Home ~ MOTR Review

I’ve been hooked on Pilates for over 14 years. I was introduced to this form of exercise as a therapy to strengthen my core when I developed back problems following the birth of my first child. While I love to do Pilates at a studio, live classes can be very expensive and sometimes it’s easier […]

Children’s Motion Sickness No More ~ Essential Tips for Your Family’s Travels

Should motion sickness keep your family from traveling? No way! If your child or you suffer from motion sickness, there are plenty of options to avoid or overcome the nausea and headache caused by movement. My daughter and I often get motion sick while traveling by boat, airplane or car. But this doesn’t keep us […]

Tips for Traveling with Children with Life Threatening Food Allergies

Travel is awesome. Food allergies are not. Vacations should be about relaxation, exploration and connection. With one in 13 children under the age of 18 facing life threatening food allergies, however, close to 15 million parents worry about how to handle a severe allergic reaction while away from home. I don’t let my children’s allergies keep our family from seeing […]

Why & How to Use Essential Oils for Travel & at Home

Like most moms, I am always looking for ways to keep my family healthy and happy, whether at home or on the go. A friend and fellow travel blogger told me how much essential oils have benefited her household and asked me if I’d like to try some out. Of course, I said yes. I was so […]

How to Get Picky Kids to Eat Vegetables and Fruits

Getting picky kids to eat fruits and vegetables can be a real challenge. As mom to a very (VERY!) picky eater, I know. Even adventurous young eaters may shy away from spinach, broccoli and other good-for-you choices. As parents, we want our children to grow up healthy and strong, with a good relationship to food. […]

BeachBike ~ A Sweet Ride for the Beach and Way Beyond

When my family isn’t traveling, every summer weekday I drop my kids off at camp and then head over to the gym for a little cardio before diving into a pile of work for the day. I am the only mom at drop-off riding a bicycle, with my kids following behind on their bikes. We […]

10 Incredible Hot Springs for Families

What better way to unwind than a good soak in a hot tub of water? Even better is when that hot bath is heated by Mother Nature and surrounded by her beauty. In locations spanning the globe and each with its own appeal, check out these 10 natural hot springs attractions around the world for […]

Tips for Traveling with Kids on the Autism Spectrum

By definition, vacations are a break from the predictability of our work, school and home routine. But for children on the autism spectrum who thrive on structure, the idea of venturing outside their familiar framework can be overwhelming. While traveling with kids on the autism spectrum presents challenges for parents, the overall benefits are worth a few […]

Find Vitality and Wellness at Mountain Trek Retreat, British Columbia

Signing on for a week of hiking, fitness and weight loss at Mountain Trek Retreat in British Columbia’s Kootenay Mountains may be one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself or someone you love. This realization hit me before I’d even had the chance to get out and actually experience the retreat. Whether it was the fresh […]

5 Phoenix Girlfriend Getaway Activities

In winter months, Canadians flock to Arizona like Real Housewives to Botox. Yet I, The Saucy Travel Mama and hater of Canadian winters, had never had the pleasure. I quickly remedied the situation early in the new year. I got my desert detox during a pilgrimage to this legendary region known for its restorative nature. As […]

Summer Travel Tips

Ahh…summer! It’s that much-anticipated time of year when the kids are out of school and families set off on vacations at theme parks, beaches and beyond. Parents and kids can have a whole lot of fun exploring the world together this season, especially when you follow these five summer travel tips. Pack smart When Dramamine® asked me […]

An Indulgent Girlfriend Getaway at the Oaks at Ojai

I didn’t know the Oaks at Ojai was a serious weight-loss type of health spa when I accepted an invitation to come for a visit. Would I like to lose a few pounds? Sure. But losing weight was not my goal. I invited my friend and neighbor, Sara, to accompany me for a gloriously kid-free […]