WELCOME to a Preview of the 4 Week Beat Busyness Challenge! I am so happy you are here. If you are wondering if this challenge is for you, just think about your days and weeks. Do you feel as if you have been on your own hamster wheel, like so many others? I am looking forward to … Read more about BEAT BUSYNESS CHALLENGE BEGINS MONDAY!
I spent the day with my oldest son, whom I always refer to here as the Third Son. At one point I looked around the airplane hanger we were standing in and I said to him that I was sure I could find a way to make our day into a healthy living blog post. And I did. So here you go . . . When I … Read more about Reasons to Get out of Your Comfort Zone
I am not typically a "luncher". In fact, I made getting out and meeting friends for lunch one of my New Year's Resolutions. That is a little sad, huh? Well, last week I had the opportunity to get out for lunch and meet Rachel of Eat Fit Go. It was a great time and I loved learning about this new … Read more about Eat Fit Go Review!
My boys have always scoffed at Valentine's Day, calling it a "made up" holiday or a Hallmark made day. Such cynical boys I have! Maybe this is the way you feel. Or maybe you are the world's biggest romantic and love all the hearts, chocolate and flowers typical of the day of love. I'm not here … Read more about Be Your Best Valentine
Sometimes you just want - or need - a little comfort food. I am nursing another bout of flu in the home so I've got my nurse hat on and am forcing liquids, rest and wholesome foods. The Third Son has been down and out and one thing he does not want to do is lose weight. To play the sports he … Read more about Lighter Chicken Pot Pie . . . pure comfort food!
It's been cold and damp and cold. It's been a huge cold and flu season. I don't think the old saying of eating chicken noodle soup when you are sick is a myth. I think it is the gospel! It is true medicine! I also know from experience that making the chicken stock from scratch makes all the … Read more about The BEST Homemade Chicken Broth
Here is a great Post-Holiday meal, quick weeknight dinner and healthy crowd pleaser. We had everyone around the table the other night and I barely had any leftovers. If you want something simple, delicious and perfect for a cold night I have you covered! *Also, if your wallet is hurting after … Read more about Simplest Ever Black Bean Chili
Well, here we are at Week 4 AND Thanksgiving Week. My how time flies! I've gone through this workout myself and love that it hits a little bit of everything in one workout. Quick and Efficient. Perfect for a busy week. During the week of Thanksgiving, may of the healthy living blogs and sites … Read more about WORKOUT #4. . . and a Thanksgiving Reminder!
Sometimes I love Facebook and other times, well, not so much. Earlier this week one of my old posts popped up as a memory on my Timeline. Sometimes I do love these because I have often forgotten that photo, experience or memory. In this case, I had forgotten about writing this post three years … Read more about A Look at an Old Post about Loss, Family and Holidays
As usual, I'm a little late to the party, but better late than never! Earlier this week was one of those "National" days that I never seem to have on my calendar. Those real bloggers out there are always ahead of the game in celebrating and sharing these sort of days. Not quite sure how they do … Read more about A No Pasta Dish on National Pasta Day
Motivation is one of my main focuses. I strive to motivate others and work to find ways to keep myself motivated. I'm not only talking about health and fitness either. Sometimes we need motivation to do simple things like make the bed, do the right thing, get to work and get through the day. … Read more about Keep Learning . . . Stay Motivated
If you know me at all and anything about my cooking and meal planning you know that I adore my crock pot. One of the best things about the Fall and Winter Seasons is bringing out my crock pot at least once a week. It is heaven! I have some staple recipes in my rotation that I can always safely … Read more about 3 Crock Pot Crock Pot Meals for the Fall