What My Kids Said When I Asked If They Think We Are a Happy Family

 The other day, I asked my children a Very Important Question."Do you think we have a happy family?"(Insert holding breath.)After several interminable seconds, my offspring--one teen daughter and one tween daughter--got back to me. Actually, they looked at me incredulously.Then they both said, "Of course. Why would you even ask?"Well.That's a relief....more
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My Non Healthy Habits I’m Okay With

Happy Friday!An update on my squat and plank challenge, still going strong! I have been trying to do 200 squats a day instead of 150 most days. Luckily my co worker is game so we can chat during it. As far as squats I have some room for improvement. I occasionally experience wrist pain so I try to stick to forearm plank when I can. My favorite is side plank for sure. Oh as for the wrist pain.. it may have something to do with breaking my arm/wrist 4 times. Story for another day....more

My Marriage is Doomed and Other Lessons from Author Gretchen Rubin’s Talk

Photo credit: Amy Pinard PhotographyI have realized a problem with my marriage. Yep. While seeing one of my favorite authors, Gretchen Rubin, speak the other night, I learned a possible reason for why my husband and I drive each other crazy in certain cases....more

How 5 Minutes a Day can be Life Changing

HOW 5 MINUTES A DAY CAN BE LIFE CHANGINGMarch 3, 2015Edit Decluttering my house has been a new routine that started...more

Morning Routine

Tuesday, January 27, 2015Tell us about your morning routine. What is one thing you want to change?...more

Chained or Released

Monday, January 26, 2015Do you feel chained or released by your habits?...more

#NaBloPoMo Repetition or Change?

Today's #NaBloPoMo question asks if I prefer repetition or change. Oddly, I really don't mind either one. I am generally a creature of habit, I really don't mind change. Changes add a bit of spice to life on some levels. More... http://thismommasramblings.com/2015/01/repetition-or-change/...more

Habits: The Secret to Lasting Change and Transformation

 Magic pills promising quick weight loss. Soul crushing workouts that leave you breathless. Diets that require you to live on carrots and cottage cheese. Forget about it! The secret to losing weight and lasting success is transforming your habits—the patterns that shape your body and your life....more

The Good and The Bad

BlogHer January 9th – NaBloPoMo Day Seven:Do you think you have more good habits or bad habits?It’s kind of unnerving to think about this. I’d want to say that I have more good habits than bad, but in reality I find that I’ve got a few more bad habits. Like Bad Habits: 53, Good Habits: 47. Maybe. I’m a little generous with myself with this ratio....more