Wake up calls

 So it's now been a little more than a week since my mother-in-law, heretofore known as Hurricane Jane, moved in with us after being essentially kicked out of her assisted living apartment north of the lake for needing too much assistance. Really? Has it only been a week? Gosh, I thought it was at least a month. Or more. I guess it just feels that way because of the time change and all. We gained back a whole hour of our lives, right? (Or did we lose one? I forget.) ...more

Weightless Wednesday – Sleep and Weight Loss

I’ve been careful this week.  Very careful!  I’ve watched what I ate, even cutting down to half portions.  I’veexercised regularly.  I stopped eating after 6 pm (except for a cup of tea and small square of chocolate)....more

Sleep Like a Baby?

"People who say they sleep like a baby usually don't have one."  ~Leo J. Burke   Isn’t that the truth? Remembering back when my son was an infant, I thought I would never get to sleep through the night again and I still haven’t. My 3 year old son gets up now to use the bathroom and he still wants me to go with him and then help cover him back up once he climbs back into bed....more

The Funny Side of Living Without Sleep

(I came across this old article of mine and thought I would share it with any new moms and dads out there....more

Sleep Like A Baby Tonight and Every Night

I have always tried to hit the hay earlier, but hours later I am still wide awake - and very frustrated. Everything from my body temperature to my daily stress can keep me tossing and turning all night long. I have come up with some tips that I use to sleep like a baby every night, with no sheep counting or sleep meds necessary. http://www.bodybyjake.com/ce-r-blog.aspx   ...more