Thursday, March 19, 2009

In The Beginning...

Ultimate Blog Party 2009

I love this Blog Party... so many blogs to read... so little time. Thank you for stopping by! I appreciate your time.

Health Begins With Mom... It all started like this... I have been a Wellness Consultant for two and a half years. In that time, I have met a lot of people. A lot of really overwhelmed people. And the most common question I hear is: "Where do I start?" I have spent a lot of time answering this one question.

First, I ask more questions to find out where each mom is coming from - that makes a difference in what steps you take first! After chatting for a while, listening to moms tell their stories, I have learned that most of us are in the exact same place:

  • We want to feed our children a healthy diet.
  • We want to create a healthy living environment for them.
  • We need to keep ourselves fueled for all the work we do in taking care of everyone else!
  • And we want to be a good economist in the process.

This blog was created so that moms can have a frequent dosage of Health Help. I include some tips, some recipes, some information, and lots of encouragement. Making change is not easy! And making progress is so much easier with companionship along the way... that's why I'm here!

I'd love to hear from you. Please comment to let me know more about you!

I posted my blog's purpose here: Why Health Begins With Mom?

Read more Ultimate Blog Party Posts at: 5MinutesForMom.com

56 comments:

The Happy Housewife said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am always looking for ways to improve my families health so I will be checking back soon!
Toni

Owlhaven said...

Hi!

Nice to 'meet' you!

Mary

sandier pastures said...

Your blog title is so apt! It's so true, health begins with mom! Glad I stopped by.

Come to my party in Dubai - no plane tickets required!!

~Sandy~ said...

Stopping by for the party! Happy UBP '09 and nice to meet you :O)

Debbie said...

Joining the party!

Sarah said...

I really love the idea behind your blog. It's nice to remind moms that they need to take care of themselves in order to take care of everyone around them. So often that's forgotten and we just take on too much without realizing what we're getting ourselves in to!

HappyHermit said...

Glad to see you at the party !! Have wonderful Party Day

Susie said...

Happy UBP!!! I am a professional blog hopper:-) Nice to meet you!

Baba said...

Hi! So nice to meet you! Stay healthy and Party On!

Ashley said...

I'm partying UBP'09! Enjoyed looking around your site! I have to agree with you on "so many blogs, so little time"... I'm trying to get to all of them and leave some love, but I know I'll miserably fail! Love the idea, though!

Kristen Reyna said...

Happy partying!
With hope,
Kristen

StacieinAtlanta said...

Hi Amy Ellen,

Where in Georgia are you? I am in Atlanta. Nice to find another Georgia blogger. :) Great blog!

I am stopping by from The Ultimate Blog Party to check your blog out. What a great week we are in for!

Check out my place for your chance to win a LeapFrog Tag Reading System. :)

Stacie
The Divine Miss Mommy
http://www.thedivinemissmommy.com
http://www.twitter.com/stacieinatlanta

HerMedia said...

Healthy moms equals healthy families
Healthy families equals Healthy communities : ) Your topic is important ;)

Happy Blog party-ing !
Karrine
AKA Her Media

Manic Mother said...

Good for you, what a great blog! I appreciate any one who tries to find healthier ways ( I used to weigh 220) so I obviously struggle w/ food. Even now that I am thin. Stop by and say hi.

Pamela said...

great blog....happy UBP 2009
nice to meet you, you sound like an awesome mom

Janet said...

Love your blog! Happy Party!

Brea's Mommy said...

Your right it is important for mom to be healthy. Great blog and enjoy the party

Robynn's Ravings said...

I don't do as much as I'd like to in this area but I do visit the Farmer's Mkt. every Saturday for local, organic veggies and raw milk. Always need help with meal planning though.

Found you through UBP09. I'm a humor writer and mom to two. Please come by anytime. :)

Comfort Joy Designs said...

Hello! Poppin' in from The Ultimate Blog Party...all the way from Queensland, Australia! G'Day! I hope you have time to visit my party soon.

Ta!

MelissaT said...

I'd love to learn more healthy ways to feed my family!

Kristin said...

Hi and hello! Welcome to the party

Karen said...

Hi there! This subject is close to my heart. I'll be back for more. Enjoy the party!

Kati said...

Happy UBP 2009!! Stopping in and checking things out on my way through ALL of the blogs on the family mr linky!

Erin said...

What a great blog concept! Happy partying!

Christian Frugal Mama said...

Your blog sounds very interesting, I'll have to look around. I am always reading something about health, but I'm often frustrated about all the conflicting ideas. Like raw milk and raw foods and such. What do you do as a wellness consultant? Nice to meet you and happy blog party!

JamericanSpice said...

Nice to meet you!

Talk about a party!

I'm quite intrigued and am learning how to get around!

Just stopping by from 5minutes for moms blog party!

Holly said...

It's great to meet you! What a wonderful blog. Hope you have a wonderful bloggy party!

Noel said...

My health journey began with my son's eczema. Everyone else had been extremely healthy until him. It just blew us out of the water that he would have such a serious problem. Diet was the answer for him, since then I've realized how important what we eat is. I am confused often though because of all the misleading and contradicting information that is out there. I've really appreciated your blog!

Jenny Beth @ JenuineJen said...

Thanks for hosting a blog party! What a great ministry you offer to moms here. I am going to be sure to stop back by after all the party hopping. I look forward to getting to know you.

Fruitfulvine2 said...

Since I got married to my hubby 7 1/2 yrs ago I've been growing and growing in the area of healthy eating. We are in the process in becoming vegetarians. I am following you right after this comment. Looking forward to getting to know you better and learn from you.

Sharon said...

Great purpose to this blog! I agree and love your style. :)
Happy UBP!

Christina Gleason @ Cutest Kid Ever said...

I'm definitely trying to get myself and my family healthier... although my eating habits have little wiggle room. I'm a picky eater by biology not by choice. :-) I love finding healthier ways to make the foods we eat, though!

It's nice to meet you!

~~tonya~~ said...

Blog hopping with UBP09. Great blog. Come and visit me some time.

janetfaye said...

Hi from UBP 2009!

It is nice to meet you!

blp3 said...

thanks for the party

HIP_M0M said...

I'm SO glad that this year's UBP has introduced me to your site. I'll be back often and would LOVE to share your articles with my readers from time to time.

Glad to meet you!

Jen said...

What a great blog! I could definitely use some help with the quest for a happy, healthy family. I will be visiting again! Nice meeting you =)

Bella Valentina Photography said...

So nice to meet you, from the UBP!!



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Colleen said...

Hi!
I'm just clicking in from the party link list. You are sooooo right. So many blog parties... so little time.

Stop in on my party if you've got a minute!

Angie said...

Hi,
I'm visiting from the UBP. I'm having a blast meeting new people and reading everyone's blogs. It was very nice to have met you. Come on over and check out what's going on at my blog. We're having a blast!

Jodi said...

Hi, I was blog hopping but just had to stop in your and say "Hello"! As a young Mom of two having a healthy home is of great interest to me! Right now I am researching the benefits of xylitol ... what are your thoughts on xylitol??? I'm not a blogger but I have just begun a new online community ... www.birthforums.com ... I would love to have you come join and share some "health advice" to our young pregnant Moms!
I'll be back to read thru your blog later!

have a great day!
Jodi

Organizing Mommy said...

yes, I totally agree with your philosophy on health. We need a constant dosage of encouragement. I am a fitness teacher with a passion for keeping healthy food on the table and a balanced life. It's hard though at times. My main theme is organizing for my blog, but there are a lot of sub-categories.

Mrs. Nichole J. said...

Love your blog!
Came in off UBP09!

Keep it up!
http://blog.handmadebycole.com/
Nichole

Denise Nielsen said...

I just blogged about raising kids (specifically a daughter) to have a heatlhy relationship with food - and now I stumble across your site as part of the Blog Party. That's serendipity in action...

Carey said...

Hi. Its nice to meet you. Im just now joining the party. I enjoyed your blog.

Joyful@JoyfulJourney said...

Hi,
So good to meet you. I live near Athens, GA.
We are just now starting a healthier eating routine. I now drink 8 glasses of water daily. I was drinking sweet tea all day, I hated the taste of water. Now that I have started drinking it I am actually finding it refreshing.
Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Joyful@JoyfulJourney

staci said...

I found you from the ubp 09. We have been experiencing some of these health issues that you write about and I have been looking for practical ways to make it work. Stop by and si hi some time.
Staci @ noiwasntsleeping.blogspot.com

Tracy said...

stopping by from the party! love the concept of your blog...i am a nurse and mother of 3 boys, so i'm always striving to keep our family healthy and happy too :) stop by and meet me when you have time...take care, tracy

Pop Wahm Buzz said...

Yay UBP 2009. I found your blog through the UBP and I am glad I did. This is a subject that I am keenly interested in and with a daughter just starting solid food I fell as though this is the perfect time for me to learn how to give her the healthiest start. Thanks for sharing your knowledge. I will come back eagerly and often.

Leah said...

Hi stopping by from UPB. I love all the healthy things you are doing for your family.

purple backgrounds said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts! I hope you have a great time with the blog party!

TwinHappyJen said...

Oh I love the idea behind your blog! I'll definitely have to check it out more later... (I'm just bookmarking everyone right now, while I blog-hop my way through the party :-p)

Feel free to check out my blog, too! While I found the party too late to be part of the official prize giveaways, I do have a door prize at my blog: I'm giving away a free print copy of my book, "Two Snowflakes." Here's my address: http://twinhappyjen.blogspot.com/

It was nice to meet you!

WiJoyMom said...

love the blog name. Thanks for encouraging me to continue taking baby step towards better health

WiJoyMom said...

I found your blog from the big party. I've seen enough to know I want to keep reading here...so decided to subscribe by reader. Thanks for the health tips.

Becky said...

I actually found your blog through Renee, who I went to high school with, but I participated in the UBP this year too! I love your blog and I have added you to my bloglined. I just started packing my kids lunches and am trying to get healthier!

Exploramania said...

Love this blog! Mom is the place to start, the party is on glad I was finally able to comment.