As a busy mom, we all know it can be difficult to get to the gym on a regular basis. It may even be hard to escape to the garage gym you created for yourself. But it isn't difficult to sneak in daily exercise when you're running errands and going about your daily chores. Here are eight simple (and fun) ways to sneak in exercise that you an start incorporating into your schedule today. You've probably read it or heard it somewhere, but do you follow the advice? Park your car as far as you ... Continue Reading
Sneaking in exercise and activity can help you get fit and healthy without a gym membership.
Learn how to effectively teach your child manners from a young age.
As parents, we have all been there. We've reminded our child, for what seems like hundreds of times, to remove their elbows from the dinner table. We've felt embarrassment creep up our face while watching our child throwing a temper tantrum at the front of a crowded grocery store. We've felt the evil eye scrutiny from the mother of the child whose toys your child just stole away from him. So, how do we get our children to understand that manners are not just important, but something that should ... Continue Reading
Cats and dogs can live in harmony in your home, with these three key steps at the initial introduction.
As a parent, if your children love animals, it’s probably only a matter of time before you're faced with the decision of having more than one type of pet in the house. One child will want a kitten, one will want a puppy, and one will want a bird. What to do? Having cats and dogs living in the same house is easier to achieve than most people are led to believe. The key to harmony in the home (as far as pets are concerned) is to be in control of the household, and avoid unwanted behavior. ... Continue Reading
Green and organic ways to pick your St. Patrick’s Day wearable items.
Wearing the color green for St. Patrick's Day is so 5 years ago. Instead show your support for the Luck O' The Irish while supporting Mother Earth. When someone heads over to pinch you for not sporting a tiny shamrock bracelet, green colored socks, or a lime green scarf, tell them that you have taken wearing green to the next level. Choosing eco-friendly gear or clothing for St. Patrick's Day can set you apart from the rest. Here are some of my favorite "green" St. Patrick's Day wearable ... Continue Reading
Learn how to set goals, plan for them, and determine why you want to achieve them.
Setting goals gives you clear direction. Setting goals can enable you to make wiser decisions. Taking the time to set goals will help you spend your time and money on things that align with your values. Having clearly defined goals isn’t a magic pill, but it is a great motivator. Here are some steps for defining your goals, establishing how you want to meet them, and stating your motivation in completing them. It is important to set goals, but it is equally as important to take the time ... Continue Reading
Incorporation Svadhyaya philosophy into exercise, and thinking about your motives when it comes to exercise.
In yoga there are many principles for healthy living. One of these is called "Svadhyaya" - which translates to self-reflection or examination. While the New Year is an excellent time to reflect on the past year and look at ways we want to improve our selves, Svadhyaya should be done regularly, even seasonally or in the natural course of life. Exercise and health are often at the top of many “resolutions”, and often the first ones broken. While many people have different reasons for ... Continue Reading
Self esteem, responsibility and communication skills can be taught to our children most effectively in a family setting.
Every parent wants their children to grow up into healthy, well adjusted, functioning adults. This is not a result that can be left to chance. There are many ways you can help your children to develop life skills through family interaction that will help them in school and when they leave home. Self esteem, responsibility and communication are three areas that can be fostered in a family setting. Self Esteem Self esteem is essential for a child to reach their full potential. If ... Continue Reading
Increase your self confidence in 2012 by refocusing, planning, and finding a healthy balance.
January can be a tough month for a lot of people. You may have overspent or over ate or over drank or just plain overdid it during the holiday season. Knowing you overdid it may lead to unhealthy thoughts about yourself. Now, it’s January and you’d like to clean up your act, right? There is no reason to look back and moan and groan about what you should have or could have done. What better time than the present to refocus and plan for an exceptional year? The following is a list ... Continue Reading
The second in a series of steps to take to build your child’s self-esteem.
… written by Ava Parnass and Jessica Marr. Self-esteem, as you read in previous post , comes and goes — sometimes all of us feel good about ourselves and sometimes we don’t. Therefore, what we really need to teach our kids is resilience, so that they develop the skills to overcome their “Rabbit Hole” moments and reclaim their self-esteem. Here are the first 3 steps from the previous article to take when your child says the dreaded words, “I’m ugly”: Step 1: ... Continue Reading
Keep this New Year’s resolution with proper motivation and determination.
Every year it becomes a cliche to make a New Year's Resolution in December and then end up breaking it two weeks into the new year. Most of our resolutions come as the result of a drunken statement right before the clock strikes the midnight hour on New Year's Eve. While our intentions are good, Psychology Today reports that 22 percent of resolutions fail after a week and 40 percent fail after a month. While this is a nice way to think about the holiday, the only thing that actually changes ... Continue Reading