Joy Larson was raised in Montana, is a graduate of the University of Montana, mother of four, animal lover and writer.
The Next Fitness Craze is Here
It seems that getting into shape and being healthy is quite popular these days. Locals are doing everything from boot camp in the park to cross fit and Oula to yoga to try to look and feel their best. I myself have tried none of these yet, but people I know who have tried these, just rave about them.
Blueberry Lemon Cake Recipe
The people in my family have a slight obsession with lemon. Pretty much any recipe that has delicious lemony flavor is a hit. I, on the other hand, love blueberries. This recipe beautifully melds these two amazing fruits together.
Are You Getting Enough Beauty Sleep?
I’ve lost my fair share of sleep being a mother of four boys. Now that they’ve gotten a little older I’m able to get a decent amount of sleep. I still don’t think it’s quite enough to consider the sleep I get beauty sleep, but it is enough.
Paleo Apple Zucchini Muffin Recipe
I’m always looking for healthier alternatives to classic recipes. My boys absolutely love fruit muffins. It doesn’t matter what kind of fruit is in the muffins, they just love the way fruit and cake combine. So, when I ran across these muffins, I just had to give them a try. They were just as good as the original, if not better.
Diet Coke Delivers Baby – Announcement
One of the best things about learning you’re expecting is figuring out how you are going to tell your loved ones. Once you know, it is so hard to keep it a secret. You have some of the most important and exciting news of your life and just can’t wait to share it with everyone, but just blurting out that you’re knocked up seems so boring. There has to be a much more exciting or creative way to let
Pregnancy Brain – Worst Case Scenario
What seriously happens to women when they get pregnant? I guess I can’t just blame it on the women, because it seems like some men don’t think right either then. I guess it could possibly be that they are afraid of their ever growing significant other’s that they just go along with anything they want, so as not to upset them.
Easy Mocha Cupcake Recipe
Photo courtesy of iStock/ThinkStock I have a slight addiction to mochas. I can’t go more than one day without one. I don’t care if they are hot or cold. I don’t discriminate. It also doesn’t matter to me whether it’s first thing in the morning or right before bed, I will drink a mocha any time of the day or night ...
One Skillet Tortellini Lasagna Recipe
My family loves lasagna. I love eating lasagna, I just don’t love making lasagna. It is one of those meals that’s so delicious, but it is also really labor intensive to make and takes a long time to bake, too. So, when I ran across this recipe, I was very excited.
My 5 Favorite Ways to Destress
I don’t know about you, but work and just life in general can really get to me sometimes. It seems like this happens in the summer for me. I think it’s because everyone else goes on vacation, so that makes more work for me. This undoubtedly causes more stress than usual.
Best Maternity Pics Ever
I’m not a huge fan of maternity pictures. I find it very uncomfortable when I go to someone’s house and there are mostly naked pictures of the woman plastered all over the walls to for everyone to see. I think it’s a bit bizarre that someone would want intimate pictures with everyone who knocks at their door.
For Women Only
Ladies, do you remember your preteen years? Do you remember those talks you had with your girlfriends? The ones who had older sisters? The talks about the red death? The crimson tide? Aunt Flo?
Zucchini Lemon Bread Recipe
I love summer. Not just because of the long summer nights but because of the awesome food that my husband grows in his garden. We always end up with boxes full of tomatoes, baskets full of onions and buckets full of zucchinis.