Everybody Farts

Everyone passes gas. Sometimes it is audible and sometimes it can be really odoriferous. While I was seeking something a bit more glamorous for my first post of the New Year, I read an article about a formal reprimand that was issued to a Federal worker who released an excessive amount of flatulence in the work place. In the reprimand letter, it was noted that the worker was lactose intolerant and had promised to purchase Gas X. He worked in a module and disrupted his work environment with the odors he emitted....more
@HomeRearedChef  @Barbarahughes I think I broke the barrier on flatus -- in a good way.more

Katie Marie: On the Road to ONEderland

Katie Marie was a sweet, 21-year-old girl in 2008 when she entered my life.  I was eight-and-a-half months pregnant with my last child, and was interviewing nannies to help me juggle the load of a rambunctious 3-year-old, a new baby on the way, and a then-husband that traveled four days a week.  When Katie walked in the door, the light in her soul shined bright through her beautiful eyes and ear-to-ear smile.  I connected with her instantly, and she joined our family about a week later....more

The Mom Diet Play Book

Happy New Year to everyone! Thank you for coming back to visit. Apologies that LaughingMom.com was quiet over the holidays. Family visits and the 'cold/flu that everyone had during the holidays' hit us a few times. ...more

Weight Gain-Decision Time

Me and the Bronze Fonz (Milwaukee, WI)  in late July 2012...more

HELP! I want sexy curves but I can't seem to gain enough weight...

If you can relate to this, keep reading...Most Women Just Want Curves...more

The Kitchen Think: Childhood Obesity Rates May Be Falling

We all got some good news earlier this week, and you may not even be aware of it.Childhood obesity rates are falling.The trend has emerged in large cities like New York and Los Angeles, as well as smaller places like Anchorage, Alaska and Kearney, Nebraska and El Paso, Texas....more

Your "Healthy Holiday" Coach

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Healthy Eating and the Gingerbread Jerks

It wasn't the realization of the added ten pounds on the doctor's scale (how I cried) or the 2 minute per mile slower running time; not the puffy face in recent photos or a general feeling of blah. There's no reason for jump starting the healthy eating plan (again) other than it is time.For the past two days I ate things like this:...more

Holy Macaroni!

So tonight my husband left for an overseas trip which is to last a week.  And I made a sweet macaroni milk pudding in the oven which served 4.  It took an hour to cook and I knew it wouldn’t be ready before the girls went to bed.  I told them that if it worked out ok they could have some tomorrow but if it didn’t work out so well I’d have to throw it in the bin. I knew even as I told them this that there was no chance of them having any, nor would I throw it in the bin. Yes.  I sat and ate the whole thing in four portions, going backwards and forwards to ...more

Beyond Comprehension

Lately I’ve been reading a book called Beyond Chocolate.  It’s simply a set of principles that, when used together, may help somebody like me break free from the diet/binge cycle.  If you are interested in this idea, visit beyondchocolate.co.uk and see whether you think it might be for you.   There are thought provoking exercises in the book and over the past few days I’ve been having a think through them.  I began wondering what kind of things I’ve been putting off ‘until I’m slim’.  It turns out there are quite a few, and amongst them are: ...more