How to Teach Your Child to Love Healthy Food

At family gatherings, we have one who rushes around and acts busy, hoping nobody will notice she's not eating. (Pssst, we all notice.) We have another who won't touch a carbohydrate. We can't get through a photo album without hearing, "I was so fat then." On more than one occasion, I was assured that my baby daughter would "grow into herself." Soon after she started walking, I started to hear, "oh good, she's trimming down." Um, I wasn't worried. When it comes to shaping my kids' attitudes toward food, I have my work cut out for me. ...more
My family is filled with great Southern foodies. We all bake fabulous fattening desserts but we ... more

Mindful Cooking Equals Healthy Meals

Eating well takes planning, and by eating well, I mean eating foods that fuel your body.  There are plenty of blog posts out there telling you how to be a foodie; creating gorgeous meals that taste amazing too.  But buried under all of those pretty pictures and cool culinary tricks is an important question: is it healthy? ...more
When I plan our meals for the week, we eat so much better. I make my grocery lists and I know ... more

What's Wrong with This Picture? Why Maria Kang Can't Tell People What to Do.

Maria Kang is getting a lot of heat for this photo: Image: Facebook (fair use)...more
I think she is trying to be inspirational. Which is all well and good. We just take it like we ... more

10 Things I Hate About HGTV House Hunters

I love to watch HGTV. One of the shows that is on quite often is House Hunters. I like to watch the show because of the great variety of houses and apartments they show around the country and the world. For some reason, I love to peek into other people’s lives through their homes....more
@Barbara Roberts  I forgot about the HOA fees! Some of the HOA fess they've talked about are ... more

10 Things I Hate About HGTV House Hunters

I love to watch HGTV. One of the shows that is on quite often is House Hunters. I like to watch the show because of the great variety of houses and apartments they show around the country and the world. For some reason, I love to peek into other people’s lives through their homes....more
@tasteful  Yes, there is quite an inflated expectation on the appliances being part of the house ... more

10 Things I Hate About HGTV House Hunters

I love to watch HGTV. One of the shows that is on quite often is House Hunters. I like to watch the show because of the great variety of houses and apartments they show around the country and the world. For some reason, I love to peek into other people’s lives through their homes....more
@Katie_Wordsforworms  There is actually a drinking game: ... more

10 Things I Hate About HGTV House Hunters

I love to watch HGTV. One of the shows that is on quite often is House Hunters. I like to watch the show because of the great variety of houses and apartments they show around the country and the world. For some reason, I love to peek into other people’s lives through their homes....more
@hya21  I am always amazed at the teeny tiny places in European cities. But I love small houses ... more

10 Things I Hate About HGTV House Hunters

I love to watch HGTV. One of the shows that is on quite often is House Hunters. I like to watch the show because of the great variety of houses and apartments they show around the country and the world. For some reason, I love to peek into other people’s lives through their homes....more
@Karen Ballum  My husband and I also find the people so amusing. I wish the show producers ... more

10 Things I Hate About HGTV House Hunters

I love to watch HGTV. One of the shows that is on quite often is House Hunters. I like to watch the show because of the great variety of houses and apartments they show around the country and the world. For some reason, I love to peek into other people’s lives through their homes....more
@Denise  I feel the same way. Love it and yet hate it. more

7 Facebook Mistakes that Make You Look Ridiculous

I’m a stickler for good Facebook etiquette. The opposite drives me mad and works my nerves. Read this post to avoid these eye-watering, nerve-breaking, heart-racing mistakes! ...more
One of my peeves is consistently done by a friend of mine. All of her status updates are done in ... more
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