Kathy Izumi
I’m Kathy. I love pen and paper, glue and glitter, trees and tents, chopping, mincing, stirring, kneading. I run a little, swim a little, and curse a little (especially when I’m too ambitious about the other two). I have one husband, two young kids, and until quite recently, two Madagascar hissing cockroaches in an aquarium in the living room. I’ve lived here and there across the U.S. and the world and am happiest huddled in a corner of the couch reading mystery novels.

Lay It on Thick…With Sunscreen

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 by
How to apply sunscreen
One gallon. We can all picture what this looks like, right? One of those big, plastic jugs of milk with the handle? One gallon is the same as 128 fluid ounces. If you have a family of four, this means you should be emptying a one-gallon jug of sunscreen about every month if you’re poolside daily….
Improving family nutrition
Sausages fried in butter. Sugar-coated cereal. Strawberry milk. Sometimes a toaster pastry. That was the breakfast that many of us in my generation routinely had each morning, and no one gave it a second thought. And if you did, you were probably in the minority; a “health nut.”

Superfoods: How can anyone stand this stuff?

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Learning about cholesterol
Cholesterol can’t swim, so it needs boats to help it get around inside our bodies. I learned this today. I was looking up something about cholesterol for work and feeling like I’d done this a million times and read this same material a million times and was beating myself up a little that I couldn’t seem to keep it all straight….
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Healthy quinoa recipes
“Eat it. It’s good for you.” These words struck fear into my eight-year-old heart. That means it’s gross, because otherwise they’d have said to eat it because it’s yummy. Though I’ve left childhood behind me, when it comes to food, I suspect none of us have ever really let this youthful logic go. Take quinoa (keen-wah) for example….
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