Subscribe to our Mailing List

Get the news right in your inbox!

Subscribe & Follow

About Me

About Me

Hi, I'm Mrs. Happ! I love Jesus, Mr. Happ and being a mama to our little man. I live off of a steady stream of bone broth, kombucha, Spanglish & top knots. And when I'm not busy chasing a toddler, I love me a good creative endeavor. Welcome to our "HAPPy Healthy Casa". I'm so glad your here. Read More

Krista

Subscribe to our Mailing List

Get the news right in your inbox!

Recent Posts

Archives

Categories

Popular Links

Instagram

  • We spent the weekend visiting family and friends in Illinois. This morning as I was working to pack all of our things, Asher asked if “Gram” (my grandmother) could come over to play. We called her, and she, of course, said yes and was there in a matter of minutes. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The way these two light up when they are around one another is really like no other. It’s like they completely understand one another like no one else does. They laugh, they chat, they engage and they use their imaginations in a way that I feel like I’ve somehow lost track of over time myself. They spent over two hours this morning designing vacuums with random parts, playing choo choo train around various rooms of the house and even fishing off of our front porch. I barely heard a peep from Asher the entire time, and if it wasn’t for me bringing it to him, I think he would have forgotten about snack time entirely (which is completely unheard of when I’m in charge). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
My mom used to take my sister and to my grandmother’s house every Saturday growing up. Now as a mom myself, I see what a huge blessing that was for all involved. My mom got the time she needed to get things accomplished, while we got to play with the coolest adult we knew. We’d craft, bake cookies, put on concerts and plays, go on scavenger hunts, you name it, she was ready for it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Words can’t begin to express the emotions I feel sometimes when I see her and Asher together. Not only does it bring me back to my childhood, but I feel immense gratitude that he has this opportunity to experience just what an incredible soul Gram is. She taught me so much as a child, and watching her engage with my own child so effortlessly continues to build me up as a human today. .
.
.
.
.
.
#themotherhoodcorner #motherhoodismagic #motherhoodissanctifying #morethanmama #finditliveit #motherhoodthroughinstagram #momcommunity #ig_motherhood #everythingtribe #stopdropandmom #connectingmoms #acupofmotherhood #mommyandson  #theheartcaptured #donttakelifeforgranted #eternalmotherhood #motherlove #motherhoodlens
  • I shared this image of Asher and I last year the day our family attended the Twin Cities Pride Festival. The festival is taking place again in our home cities this weekend, and I have to admit, I was bummed when I realized we wouldn’t be able to attend due to other plans already in place. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
That said, I also know that while we would have loved to have attended to show our support this weekend, the meaning behind the celebration goes beyond a festival or even the month of June. It is something we can and should demonstrate through our words and actions each day. And as parents raising the future generation, we’ve got a unique and important opportunity standing right in front of us to have a lasting impact. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The following are some things that we seek to do in our home to hopefully do just that:
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1. Learn and use inclusive language and vocabulary. 
2. Normalize all people and family structures. Ie. We read books, highlight images, play with quality toys like @myfamilybuilders and embrace surrounding ourselves with individuals that define “family” in different ways. 
3. Avoid using language that expresses heterosexuality as a “given” or that reinforces gender stereotypes. I try to avoid using statements that make an assumption of “all”. Ie. “Boys” are messy or “Families” have a mom and dad. 
4. Become more aware of my own biases and how they are coming across to Asher and others. I ask myself how am I seeing my own words and actions reflected in him?
5. Encourage his questions. I don’t shy away from them or shush them. If they are asking, it’s because kids are genuinely curious, and not talking about it makes it feel like it’s “not” okay. If I don’t know the answer, I seek it out and let him know I will get back to him or that we can find it together. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Are these things that I get right everyday in our home? Not always. But I do believe it’s my responsibility as a human and parent to keep striving to improve. To be and do better each day. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I’ve linked some of my favorite resources for talking to kids about LQBTQIA+ topics in my stories today. Please share others you love with me, and I would love to share them too.
  • Making our own play dough has been one of the best teaching tools for me to learn about natural food coloring. I’ve got creative with everything from dandelions to cocoa, and I love seeing a new color (and scent) come to life for my little one every time. One of my favorites that has stood the test of time, is beets, or more specifically beetroot powder. We keep a container of this nutrient rich veggie powder on hand to toss into everything from smoothies to pancake mixes to homemade play dough. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Today, I had a little fun and turned our pink beet dough into some watermelon slices 🍉 for the summertime. I added a few beads for the rind and seeds and set out some pipe cleaners for Asher to use to create as he desired. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
A game we’ve enjoyed here lately is for me to hide beads or other small items inside of the dough and then Asher has to hunt for them. It’s good fine motor work, and he loves the challenge of trying to find them all, namely so that he can tell me to hide them all over again. If your child is past the age where everything goes in the mouth, this may be a fun one for you to try too!
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
And for more ideas on how to incorporate BEETS throughout your day, head on over to the following mamas’ feeds to see how they love to serve it up to their families as well:
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
@mamaknows_nutrition
@thenaturalnurturer
@heather.happykidskitchen
@mamamakesfood
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Next month we will be featuring a different veggie, so stay tuned!
  • #ad Any other 90’s kids enjoy those Orange Flintstone Push-ups once upon a time? I remember I used to love walking to the gas station or getting one from the good ole’ ice cream man in the summertime. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Today I tried my hand at recreating that nostalgia for myself and my little guy with these Paleo Orange Dreamsicle Popsicles I whipped up. Plus, I may have mixed in a little chocolate, because there’s always room for improvement right? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
To make your own you will need: 
Juice of aprx. 2 large oranges
1 cup full fat coconut milk
3/4 cup frozen mango
1 tbsp honey or maple syrup
3 drops Orange Vitality Oil (or a tad more if you are using Orange extract) 
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 @hukitchen Orange Dream Vanilla Cashew Butter Dark Chocolate bar ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Blend all ingredients together until you have a smooth, liquid consistency, and pour into your popsicle mold. Place in the freezer until solid. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Thanks to @hukitchen for sharing the perfect bar with us to amp up the delish factor on this summer treat. #hukitchen #getbacktohuman ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What was your favorite summertime treat as a kid? .
.
.
.
.
#eatyourcolors #healthykids #eattherainbow 
#healthyfamily #naturalliving #cleaneatingfamily  #motherhoodinspired #thismamaloves #toddlerfood #lifewithlittles #cutelittleinspo  #naturalmama #learningthroughplay #kidsfoodideas #playtolearn  #kidsinthekitchen #kidsfood #nutritiontips #nutritionmom #kidsfoodideas #summertreats #summertreat #paleotreats #paleotreat #paleofamily #kidfoodblogger #kidsfoodblogger
  • Getting out in the sunshine each day has a wide variety of benefits. But like many good things, it’s all about balance and moderation. And while some daily sun exposure can be an excellent and vital part of your overall health and wellness, if you are going to be out in the sunshine for an extended period of time, it is important to be aware of how to protect yourself and your family.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Today on the blog I’m sharing “How to Protect your Skin from the Sun Naturally” during these warm summer months and beyond. I’m also highlighting some of my top choices for safe, non-toxic sunscreens for the whole family and sharing in what to look out for when making your purchasing decisions. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Also, shout out to @kortnijeane for gifting us these cute mommy and me swimmers. Note Asher’s stylin’ rash guard- yep, I talk about those on the post too!
.
.
.
.
.
.
#naturalmama #healthykids #crunchymama #crunchymamas #healthyhome #holistichealth #naturalliving #healthylivingblogger #healthyfamily #theartofslowliving #habitatandhome  #thismamaloves #modernmotherhood #the_sweet_life_unscripted #minnesotamom #holisticmama #nontoxicliving #nontoxichome #ohheymama #beyond_motherhood #mombloggers #healthblogger
  • You da’ BOMB, dad! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Asher helped me create this gift for his dad this year from start to finish. We traced and cut his little hands, taped everything together, and he even helped me decide which font looked best for our card’s message.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Once we finished crafting, we set to work in the kitchen making some Keto/Paleo Fat “Bombs” for dad to indulge. These we made with PB, almond flour and cinnamon, although the combination of things you can use to create your own is endless. The nice part about these “no bake” bombs, is that it gives little one’s a chance to make something nearly all on their own. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Now we just need to work on the secret keeping skills as he tried to, of course, announce to dad immediately upon entering the door yesterday all that we had created for him as I’m busy “shushing” lovingly 🤪 in the background. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Check out my stories today for a few of my favorite photos of Asher and Ryan over these last few years. We were blessed with such a good one’ in you @happsteady_ . .
.
.
.
.
. 
#makeitblissful #bethegood #consciousparenting #holisticnutrition #foodismedicine #healingeats #ketofatbomb #proteinballs #healthykidsfood #healthykids #kidsinthekitchen #raisingmytribe #preschoolathome #playtolearn #bakingwithkids #diygifts #fathersdaygift #fathersdaygiftideas #thepursuitofjoyproject #dadandson #joyfulmamas

Follow @happyhealthycasa

Meta

×