Category Archives: Healthy Living

Gray Hair, Body Image and Not Wasting Your Life.

  I’m sure you recently saw the viral video of the You Tuber over at The Stay at Home Chef.  If you have not seen her video about the comment she received on her blog, then please watch it here, first, BUT don’t get all caught up in the yummy food yet, COME BACK!! Ok…did you watch it? Now, let’s chat! EWWWW…People are mean!! Don’t be mean. The older I get the more I understand the old saying, “If you don’t have anything nice to say then don’t say anything at all!”   I have not always been kind with my…

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Intentional Living | Choices for the New Year

Several months ago on the way home from a friends house,in my van, with my 7 children, it hit me. I want to live intentionally. I want to chase my dreams with purpose and joy. THIS is MY life. I’m not talking the, “Holy Crap, this is my life and I can’t believe we now have to have a passenger van!” sort of thought, but more of a realistic epiphany about who I am, where I want to be and how I’m going to let God get me to where He wants me to be.  I was created with purpose!!…

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I’m not giving up cookies for Christmas and I don’t care who knows it!!

Exhausted, I stumble out of bed and into my workout clothes, compression socks, running shoes and contacts. It’s dark both inside and outside so I fumble to find a hair band.  I don’t dare turn on any lights in fear of waking up a child, but I DO brush my teeth because thankfully I have a new neighbor I will be meeting in my garage for our early morning workout. I would not be up before the sun if it weren’t for her accountability, but that is a post for another day… We spend 20-30 minutes mimicking the woman on…

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Road Trip Prep Series: 6 Healthy Road Trip Tips

  For me most of the battle for making healthy choices comes in mental preparation.  If I don’t get mentally prepared then I sure won’t get actually prepared with what I need. I’m a terrible planner because I don’t think of things far in advance and then I don’t have time to do what needs to be done.  I’m just a go with the flow kind of lady, which isn’t a great way to achieve healthier eating habits on a month long road trip so, here is my mental preparation….These are my goals, but great tips for anyone!! 6 Healthy Road…

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Anxiety and Depression—5 Theories for Solution to this Modern Day Epidemic

So often these days, I see casual posts on social media or hear casual comments about such a serious issue. A dear sister in the Lord, who has experience with overcoming both anxiety and depression, in a biblical way, is sharing her  wisdom and research with us today. Anxiety and Depression—5 theories for Solution to this Modern Day Epidemic Written by Theresa Hemsath As a rather emotional person from birth and now a working mother of three children, I have struggled with anxiety and sometimes, bouts of depression for most of my life. But as I meet more mothers, both…

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10 Tuesday | 10 Simple and Healthy Choices You Can Easily Make For Your Family

  Life gets so busy and full of fun activities. I notice when we are in our normal routine eating healthier is more prevalent and definitely easier because of planning. There are so many healthy choices we can make that don’t take much effort on our part. Sometimes we forget its the small healthy choices we make daily for our family which have the largest impact. If you haven’t made these changes in your family yet, they are simple and beneficial.   1. Stop buying juice boxes Get your children used to drinking water. Juice should be a special treat. …

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10 Tuesday | 10 Blogs/Websites Worth Visiting

    Along with Many Little Blessings (Our Tuesday link up) and The Mom I Want to Be… these are some of my favorite resources online. I go to them regularly to find tips and encouragement.     Lovely with a Side of Terrible: This is a personal blog by an exceptional writer who is a breast cancer survivor. This blog gives perspective, refreshment and humor in the midst of chaotic life. This post is a good place to start. Confessions of a Homeschooler: A very practical blog from an experienced home school mom and blogger.  She is a great…

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Fitness Friday |Healthy Living | Natural Remedies for Sinus Infection

Like most sickness, this week’s sinus infection came at the most inconvenient time in life. This sinus infection came on with vengeance too.  The pounding pain ran across my cheek and all the way down my jaw.  It hurt to chew, breathe and move. No time to slow down. No time to rest. No time to be sick!!! These kids don’t take care of themselves either!  😉     Being I’m pregnant…again, or is it still? Who can keep track anymore!?  Either way this meant 2 things: No decongestants No Antibiotics I miss my dear friend decongestant. He is always…

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Fitness Friday |Healthy Living | Natural Remedies for Sinus Infection

Like most sickness, this week’s sinus infection came at the most inconvenient time in life. This sinus infection came on with vengeance too.  The pounding pain ran across my cheek and all the way down my jaw.  It hurt to chew, breathe and move. No time to slow down. No time to rest. No time to be sick!!! These kids don’t take care of themselves either!  😉     Being I’m pregnant…again, or is it still? Who can keep track anymore!?  Either way this meant 2 things: No decongestants No Antibiotics I miss my dear friend decongestant. He is always…

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Healthy Pancakes, Great Breakfast

B & B Protein Pancakes (Venice Nutrition) Pancakes are great!  Here is a recipe where they are actually good for you too!!! These pancakes are light, fluffy, and full of unexpected ingredients! Your kids won’t even realize the difference between these protein pancakes and the kind they are used to. I usually double the batch and make up all the batter and whatever pancakes are left I throw in the freezer for a “go to” breakfast! Nutritional Information: 4 Servings 2 pancakes (approx 1/4 cup of batter per pancake) Nutrition Per Serving Calories: 154 Protein: 15 grams Carbs: 16 grams…

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