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Nutrition & Fitness – Week 1

I have a terrible diet, high in processed foods, caffeine, sugar and salt. My workouts mostly consist of juggling an infant with chasing a toddler. To correct this, I need to address a couple of different issues. My first challenge is to change the way I think about what I am putting into my body. …

A Wife’s Prayer

Dear God, Please help me to win my husband’s affection every day. Show me what I can to do remind him why he fell in love with me and why he loves me more each day. Help me to be the woman of his dreams, the woman he married, the woman he wants. Grant me …

“God is what we need!”

The following was copied from a Facebook posting. The speech is attributed to Darrell Scott, the father of two victims of the Columbine High School tragedy. According to snopes.com, Mr. Scott did make this statement before a House subcommittee, but additional claims in the email that circulated this speech in 1999 are false. Still, it echos …

From Fluttering to FLYing

Lately I have been working on establishing better routines for myself and my family. While I have had plans for said routines drawn for months, actually implementing them has been another thing altogether. One of my secret weapons for assisting in this area has been FLYLady. What a discovery – this website is simply amazing! …

My Merry-Go-Round

Okay, so clearly I have a problem with consistency. I feel like I’m running in circles with my fists tightly gripping the bars of a merry-go-round that I can’t quite get the hang of riding. I know that the goal is not only to be able to ride the merry-go-round without falling off, it’s to …

Discount Store Challenge

I cannot stand overpaying for things, especially for items needed around the house on a daily basis. Therefore, I typically like to make these purchases at discount stores. Of course, I also prefer quality items and products made in the U.S.A. Today I needed to stop at the store and grab a few things for …

Book of the Week Review — Family

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Marc Weissbluth, M.D. With over 450 pages, this is by far one of the most comprehensive guides on sleep for children I’ve come across to date. It is organized by both sleep issue and child’s age, making it easy to find a specific topic or all topics for a …

Teach an old dog new tricks

As I was driving to school today, a quote I had read somewhere resonated in my head: “You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.” I read this a while ago but it didn’t really hit too close to home for me. My initial thought was that pretty …

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