Healthy Express


Just a mom who is doing her best. I love food, but I do not always love to cook. Having a daughter with food allergies and various health issues has forced me to cook on a more regular basis. Over the years, I have researched, experimented, gotten ideas from hundreds of moms, and struggled to feed my family something wholesome, easy, inexpensive and pleasing. Not as easy as it sounds. Trust me. But I do love the process.

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Even though my website www.EssentialsforLiving.org was launched in 2005, my story started in 1974, as a very new mother with two small children.

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