As bloggers, our best tool for healing is the written word, so we are going to ask you to write your way towards healing this month. Whether you were emotionally affected by the shooting of Michael Brown, or have another event in your life where you ...more
The theme for September's NaBloPoMo is HEALING. If you're participating in NaBloPoMo in September—or even if you're not!—here are some prompts to get you going. Writing prompts are posted at the beginning of the month so you can plan ahead, Monday to Friday. (Weekends are for free writing!)
Coming from my then 8 year old son, my first instinctive reaction was to smile, but I stopped myself just in time and looked curious. After all, it was a moment of revelation for him and who was I to rain on his parade?He: “Did you know it is not enough to be good, Mummy?”Me: “Really? Why do you say that?”He: “But did you know?”Me: “No!”He: *smiling with that sense of I am-about-to-tell-you-a-life-truth look* “Yes. It is true. We have to be good. But we also have to be smart and clever. Only then we can survive”...more
That stubborn fat can be so annoying. Sometimes no matter what you do, you feel like smashing the scale when it refuses to budge, eh?The thing is, eating the right food alone is not enough. We hardly need a fitness expert to tell us that a critical part of any weight loss program is exercise. With regular exercise, we not only lose weight, but promote our overall health.Just a few benefits of exercise are:...more
Do I find it to be better to talk things out or let them rest quietly?Blabber. Motor mouth. Chatterbox.I am a talker. I talk too much. I almost always say too much. What I do not do is repeat myself. I may query you as to whether or not you "heard me" but I shan’t be repeating myself. Or so it goes........more
What's on your gratitude list as we bid farewell to August and look ahead to fall? I'm grateful for the ever-nearing opportunity I'll have to see my family and some old friends when I visit Victoria in October - now that September is practically here, it seems like my trip is that much closer, and I'm getting more and more excited about it!
Hope you'll join me in this week's Gratitude Linkup!
A little while back I shared that I was trying again - that is, getting myself back on track with healthy living in order to reach and maintain a healthy weight. It's only been a few weeks since I made that decision, but I thought it was time for me to check in and let you all know how I'm doing.
No able-bodied human or animal would live in my house without contributing in some way to our householdOur pet guinea pig pushed his luck one day when I discovered why Guinea pigs are called PIGS. It is because they eat just like real pigs that’s why.I was losing patience with ours; every time I opened the fridge that little rodent would squeak like crazy, begging for another vegetable....more
Once again it is Friday and time for story telling in 100 or so words by Friday Fictioneers. It is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. I am screaming and howling out my tall tale of 100 words. Do you know how stress relieving that can be? Try it for yourself and see. I tell no lies - no much....more
Del Monte Fruit Burst Squeezers are healthy snacks you can offer your children after a long day at school. 17 moms offer their best back to school snacking and lunch tips. Find some great ideas and get a chance to win a $100 VISA Gift Card on each blog. Read more