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Guiding our children to become the best versions of themselves and our future leaders is a big job. It is also one of the most joyful and rewarding experiences of my life.

Susan Arthur
President, The ABCs of Everything, LLC
MA, Counseling Psychology
“As a Mother and now a Grandmother I have spent many wonderful years reading to children with the hope that they too will love reading. It’s a passion that I’m now excited to Blog about.”

Greek Style Roasted Vegetables

Greek Style Roasted Vegetables
​ We think you'll love these Greek style roasted veggies! It's a simple side dish where the fresh herbs shine! Please let us know what you think in the comments section below. We love hearing from you! Attached is a PDF version for printing. Greek Style Roasted Vegetables  ​1 LB small red potatoes quartered  2 small eggplants cut into ½ i...
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Maple Glazed Beets and Carrots

Maple Glazed Beets and Carrots
​The beautiful fall colors of this side dish are a perfect fit for any Thanksgiving meal. Attached is a printer friendly PDF version. Maple Glazed Beets and Carrots ​1 LB. of carrots cleaned and sliced about ¼ inch thick  1 LB. of beets cleaned and sliced about ¼ inch thick 2 TBS. coconut oil  1 TSP. whole fennel seeds crushed lightly&nbs...
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Cauliflower Tapenade

Cauliflower Tapenade
​ Cauliflower Tapenade makes a great party dip. This version has the added nutrition from the secret ingredient...cauliflower! Please let us know if you've tried it and what you think! Attached is a printer friendly PDF version. Cauliflower Tapenade  ​3 cups of Cauliflower florets  1 cup of Olive Oil  1 Cup pitted Green Olives  ...
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Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash
​ This potato hash is made healthy by the substitution of white potatoes for sweet potatoes! You can also use Yams. The natural sweetness from the sweet potatoes pairs wonderfully with the salty breakfast sausage and the earthy green peppers. You can also bake some eggs on top for some added protein! Let us know what you think in the comm...
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Stuffed Zucchini

Stuffed Zucchini
These healthy stuffed zucchini boats are sure to please every member of the family! Attached is a printer friendly PDF version. Stuffed Zucchini  ​1 cup of cooked rice or quinoa  ​4 medium zucchini  ​1 lb. of grass fed ground beef  ​1 can of tomato sauce  ​2 cups of chopped fresh spinach ​½ cup sliced mushrooms  ​...
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Cashew Chicken Lettuce Cups

Cashew Chicken Lettuce Cups
This Cashew Chick Lettuce Cup recipe is a delicious, healthy twist on your favorite Asian restaurant dishes. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do! Please let us know what you think in the comments section below! Attached is a printer friendly PDF version. ​ Cashew Chicken Lettuce Cups ​3 TBS. of soy sauce 3 TBS. of honey 2 TBS. of peanut or canola...
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Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup
​ This butternut squash soup recipe is sure to warm you up! Please let us know what you think in the comments section. We love hearing from you!  Attached is a PDF version of the recipe for easy printing. Butternut Squash Soup  ​1 garlic clove chopped  ½ of small onion diced  2 TBS. of olive oil  1 large butternut squash, p...
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5 TIPS FOR A STRESS-FREE HOLIDAY

5 TIPS FOR A STRESS-FREE HOLIDAY
​When most of us start thinking about the holidays it's with a mixture of pleasant anticipation and an overwhelming sense of how much we have to do. Gift buying, planning holiday meals and activities, travel and not enough time to get it all done.  This joyous time of the year can easily become the most stressful, exhausting and expensive time...
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GUILT FREE EATING FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Most of us are already thinking about holiday meals and how much delicious food is going to be in front us for the next couple of months.  Between family celebrations, office parties, holiday dinners and the traditional goodies available only during this time of the year, it's almost impossible not to overeat and overindulge (and possibly put ...
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Don't Miss the Moments

I'm a list maker – everyday I add to and cross things off my lists, but the lists never seem to get any shorter. At the end of the day I can look at my list and feel really productive because I've crossed so many things of it. Not being measurably productive is hard for me. I have actually completed a task that was not originally on my list and gon...
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Why It’s Important to read aloud to children

Even though my son is now an adult with children of his own, I still have the most enjoyable memories of the time we spent together reading aloud. This is a wonderful activity that only requires a book and your attention. No waiting in line, no big monetary expenditure or long car rides. In fact – you don't even have to get dressed if you don't wan...
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