Fall is in the air. The dog days of summer are long gone. The leaves are changing and falling, football is in full swing and pumpkins and gourds abound. Houses and tables are decorated with lovely fall colors. It is a season of beauty, energy and a time of change. As I was walking around the block today I was struck by all the vibrant colors of the leaves and the crunching sound they made under my feet. It brought back childhood memories of running full blast into a giant pile of leaves and ... Continue Reading
The change in seasons is a good time to reflect on what changes we want to make in our lives.
In this crazy world of life, family time more often than not takes a back seat. Learn how to change that.
Tending to life, work, a blog, kids, etc. can unravel into the inability to ever get caught up. Whether you are a stay-at-home mom or you work full time it seems we are never caught up. Before you are in need of an intervention, reinvent the wheel. Managing our family time may just be what the Doctor ordered. Write it down Take a chalk board, dry erase board or calendar and hang it on a wall everyone will see everyday. Jot down to-do's, errands, don't forget, etc. by priority and add a date. ... Continue Reading
Small changes can lead to a big difference in your health and fitness goals this year.
When I was a mother of a newborn, I remember thinking I could eat anything I want. That included iced mochas, pumpkin pie, cookies, whatever. I was always athletic, but had a healthy appetite for food. I thought working out gave me the okay to eat whatever I chose. Wrong. My daily iced mocha added up to 350 EMPTY high sugar calories a day. That was an extra pound every week and a half. My children are now 8 and 5, so I’ve had plenty of time to make every mistake in the book as far as ... Continue Reading
Learn about the great rewards of fostering a pet. Considerations to take when thinking of giving a pet as a gift. Enrich your life while saving another.
The holidays are coming! Lots of moms (and dads) buy their children a puppy or kitten for the holidays. As an animal rescuer,I would ask you to rethink that choice. Sure, pets are cut, cuddly, and fun. But, who is going to care for them? Who will housebreak them? Who will clean up their messes? Who will socialize and train them? Your child/ren? Doubtful. We often see these same pets back in shelters shortly after holidays like Valentine’s Day and Christmas. Pets are not property and ... Continue Reading
Lift heavy and change your diet and watch your body transform in just six weeks.
You know you've seen this title before. Transform Your Body in Six Weeks. It graces the covers of women’s magazines in every grocery store across America. Just follow X, Y, and Z steps. But, how many of you have ever gone to the gym with an article ripped out and performed all the exercises as prescribed - even one time? Most of us read the articles, think about them, and then file the article away, never to be seen again. And in my opinion, that's okay. I don't think these articles ... Continue Reading