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If you’re a busy parent, especially if you hold down a job in addition to your parenting role, you know that it’s difficult to always plan and prepare a healthy meal.  This is why I regularly try to fea  Read More


September means back-to-school time is here again.  My experience has been that after a full day at school, my kids would come home ready to eat my arm off.  Rather than have them raid the pantry  Read More


By the end of August, your vegetable garden output has slowed down considerably with one or two exceptions.  Tomatoes are one of those crops that continue to provide us with beautiful fruits of summe  Read More


Grapes are a favorite fruit nationwide and it’s no surprise considering they are popular in all forms–fresh, dried (raisins), and the liquid form (grape juice). Grapes are also readily available yea  Read More


Usually by mid to late August, parents find themselves counting down the days until school starts.  Camp has typically ended and all those favorite summer activities that your kids found to be so app  Read More


When we think of casseroles, we typically think of cooler weather and “comfort food.”  Fall and winter weather casseroles are designed to fill you up and keep you warm.  Aside from the taste, the   Read More


When Mother Nature turns up the heat, one of the best ways to cool down is to take a dip in the pool.  Add a few friends, your favorite music, and some great snacks and you’ve got yourself a terrific sum  Read More


Ask a group of people to name a fruit most associated with summer and the most frequent answer will probably be some form of melon.  It’s hard to picture a summertime picnic without juicy wedges of watermelon  Read More


During the summer season, most of us are going to a barbeque, picnic or pool party at some point.  Menu choices most commonly involve grilling and the side dishes usually include the traditional pota  Read More


The heat is on and who doesn’t love to cool down with a sweet treat?  But before you reach for the standard ice cream cone or sundae, I’ve got some healthier alternatives that will still satisfy yo  Read More

Janet Skibicki's Bio

Janet Skibicki is a working stepmother of teenage twins. Until her mid-30's, she was able to easily work in exercise and healthy eating. Now married with kids, she's found it harder to stay on track with her fitness regime, while trying to instill healthy habits into her family’s daily routine. Janet and h


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