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.
Make an effort to shop local, support small businesses in your neighborhood, and save money!
If one of your green goals is to shop local and support more businesses in your area, you do not have to abandon the Internet altogether. You can use the web to locate the best shops, services, and restaurants in your area. Research local gems and avoid dud spots using these five sites: LocalHarvest.org This site contains the most complete listings of local farms, CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture), farmer’s markets, and restaurants that serve local fare. You can often get great deals ... Continue Reading
Here are ten ways to maximize the life of your clothing.
Clothing can suck up a good amount of anyone's budget. Whether it's buying in season, your children outgrowing their clothes, or watching your sweater shrink in the sweater - it's not fun to continually dish out money on a wardrobe. But, it doesn't have to be that way. Clothing can last longer if you take care of them and buy wisely. Here are ten ways to maximize the life of your outfits: Keep Track Know what you have. If you are missing something, look for it. Don’t just assume it is gone ... Continue Reading
Divorce is one of the more stressful life changes you can go through. Here are seven easy tips to help you de-stress after divorce.
Are you feeling battered, bruised and like you were just run over by a mack truck? Either you just had a monster work out or got divorced. Stress after divorce puts a huge strain on the mind, body and soul. And, let’s face it, if you don’t take care of yourself now, no one else will. How do you de-stress after your relationship ends in divorce? Here are 7 surefire tips that will allow you to let go and breathe easier so you can parent, function and get through the trying times and on the ... 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
Five out-of-the-box ways to get your teens excited to start connecting and hanging out
As kids grow up it can be more and more difficult to find unique and fun ways to connect with them. I work with teens and tweens, and even as a 26-year-old, they are often more honest with me than most of their parents. I asked them what kinds of things they would be willing to do with their families. Together, we came up with these suggestions that are a little out of the ordinary, but might actually get your kids excited to connect and hang out. 1. Weekly Rendezvous. Find a time once a week ... Continue Reading