Joy Larson was raised in Montana, is a graduate of the University of Montana, mother of four, animal lover and writer.
A Sad Day for Chickens
At the beginning of this year I made a resolution to eat healthier and get in shape. I have been trying to do this slowly to hopefully make the changes that I’ve made stick. One of these changes is trying to cut out meat that is full of antibiotics.
5 Gifts for Teachers to Say Thank You
With the last days of school upon us, we are all looking for ways to show our children’s teachers how much we appreciate all the hard work they’ve done this past year. I know we can never possibly hope to repay these teachers for everything they do, but even a little gesture of gratitude…
Cold Parmesan Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe
I love pasta, but during the summer months, I loathe hot pasta dishes. So to satisfy my pasta cravings in these hot months, I’ve created my own cold pasta salad recipe. This is my absolute favorite, but not all of my kids love peppers, so I do get a dirty look or two from a couple of them when…
Chocolate Protein Unbakes Recipe
Growing up, I can remember my mom and older brothers making unbake cookies. My brothers and my mom loved to make them because they were quick and easy, and full of chocolate. I had only made them once since becoming a mom, but when I did, my boys loved them.
Cheat on Your Cheesecake Cheesecake Recipe
Do you love cheesecake, but hate the calories? I myself am a cheesecake lover, but don’t eat it as often as I like because of how fattening it is. That, and well, to make a traditional cheesecake, you have to bake it. It takes a lot of time and effort to make a true cheesecake.
Bike for Beer
What would you do if your favorite bar was on wheels? What if your favorite bar was environmentally friendly and could take you to other bars? Well, in places like Minneapolis, Nashville and San Diego, this is a reality.
Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana and Oatmeal Cookie Recipe
At least once a week my mom would make cookies for me and my siblings as an after school snack when we were growing up. My favorite cookies were the ones that were just out of the oven. It didn’t seem to matter what kind they were, as long as they were hot.
Healthy Sour Patch Grapes Recipe
I love Sour Patch Kids. They are my favorite candy that isn’t made with chocolate. I eat them every time I go to a movie, but love them even when I’m not watching movies. They are just the perfect mix of sour, sweet and fruit.
Who is the New Mr. Rogers?
Most of us 30 somethings grew up with the soothing, mild-mannered, sweater-loving man named Mr. Rogers. Every kid dreamed of being his neighbor. He loved helping children learn while having fun in a calm and relaxed environment.
Amazing Ad Aims to Save Children From Abuse
A Spanish organization called Aid to Children and Adolescents at Risk Foundation has created an ad that shows two seperate messages. One message is for adults and the other is for kids.