I’m Christine, a stay at home Mom of two spunky monkeys: Sweet Pea (7) and Bean (10). I am one of those Moms who became a Mom and that was it. I forgot who I was and passionately put on my Mom hat and was the best Mom I could be. That was my job, right? So I rocked it. And then what? Who am I?

I think I’ve finally figured it out.  I’m a happy yogi who skis, hikes, reads, travels, and shops.  It’s my nature to help anyone in any way I’m able to help.  I’m the girl who offers advice, recommendations, and recipes to friends — as well as strangers at the grocery store.

I’m super health conscious. If you don’t have your health, what do you have? I’ve consistently been healthy my whole life, but I’ve never felt as healthy as I do now at age 38. My journey to keep my family healthy and cut out processed foods started seven years ago when Bean was 2. I’ve always read ingredients and limited what my girls ate out of packages. It wasn’t until my husband Don and I watched the documentary Food, Inc. that my eyes really opened up.

Then came the food allergies! Sweet Pea is severely allergic to peanuts, and Bean has Celiac disease.  We’ve outgrown other allergies, all while keeping a clean and safe kitchen. That’s when the real journey to health began for all of us. I read and research heath topics any chance I get. It’s amazing how much knowledge you can accumulate over time.

I started this blog to share what I’ve learned over the years. I love to write, so maybe I was born to be a blogger. Maybe this is an experiment to see if my brain has turned to mush after nine years of not working or writing? Time will tell. Hopefully, it’s just like riding a bike. There are so many stories, tips, and adventures to share.

This is what works for me and my family. I hope the information I share in this blog will help you and your family become happier, closer and live healthier every day. If I can do it, you can do it. Join me in my journey. I can’t do this alone; it takes a village. Welcome to my little village of Newburyport, Massachusetts. Grab a cup of tea and stay a while…