When Did This Happen?!?

When did I start buying "exercise" apparel knowing that I would rarely, if ever use them for actually excercising...but rather use them for those endless trips to Target & the grocery store? When it feels like just yesterday I was loving the newest & trendiest styles of clothing? When did I start asking my hairsylist for that wash & go hairstyle knowing that I wouldn't get it cut again for months...when it feels like just yesterday I was asking for a new fun & funky do promising to be back in six weeks? ...more

I decided recently to "reclaim my youth" during this second pregnancy!  I just got a ...more

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Need an answered prayer?

JMJ Do you have a prayer request? A special need?  Well, I spent all night placing a live webcam to Lourdes, France on my website, including a little mailbox to their prayer request email.  All kinds of weird computer problems kept cropping up, and I kept offering them up as a prayer, which did help to keep me from being annoyed.  Then... This morning I got an email from a friend who told me that today is OUR LADY OF LOURDES FEAST DAY!  Wow.  I had no idea!  That is just so cool... ...more

What's the best way to form a new (good) habit?

The second month of the new year is a better time  to affect positive change.  That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.  Anybody can make a New Year’s resolution that promises changes will begin on January 1st, but some of us know we’re doomed to fail with those expectations hanging heavily right there on the nearby calendar....more

Fatty takes charge.

Dearest Fatty, Today I am proud of you. Today you stood up for yourself. For breakfast this morning you cooked up eggs and seeded rolls for you and your husband to enjoy a late (10am) breakfast. The you worked hard all morning spring cleaning until around 1pm when your husband poked his head around the door. "You Making any lunch?" He asks. Now Mr Fatty is not. ...more

Please keep at it. Today you've made me mist up a bit as I read these sitting in my cubicle. ...more

Sardines, Avocados and an Aversion to Portion Control

  This isn’t so much about creamy avocado. Nor is it about unctuous, oily sardines, crusty toasted bread or even fruity olive oil. This is about weight. My weight, your weight and Alton’s weight. ...more

Injury-proof your workout

Flip flops are not real shoes. No, they're not.

It’s full-on winter where many of us live, with full-on winter weather yet some people are still wearing flip flops. At my local coffee shop, people close the door quickly, shiver and remark how cold it is. They wear parkas and  puffy coats. They’re in warm pants. A couple read their Sunday papers, sipping and chatting.  Both wore fuzzy vests. Both wore turtlenecks.  Both wore winter pants.  She wore boots with thick socks. He wore flip flops. ...more

The Love Bank- Motivation For Moms

I have been feeling a little overwhelmed lately with the children, my husband, the day-to-day drama of being at home, money (or lack-there-of) and by trying to make time for myself. I am trying to fit in exercise everyday (with wild children crawling all over me, or the treadmill, or the yoga mat), time for blogging, time for just taking general care of myself....more