“Be careful!” Nod your head if you’ve said this to your child today. Yeah, me too. This well meaning phrase is used ad nauseum in the modern world. There are a lot of dangers out there, yes. We love our kiddos with every ounce of our being, of course. The mama bear instinct is real. Abso-frickin-lutely. But, when does protecting our kids become riskier than stepping … [Read more...] about Should Kids Always Be Careful?
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I lost a friend to breast cancer this week. Sandee was a hardworking, kind, funny, sweet, bright light of a person who fought her cancer with everything she had. She refused to let it take over her life, saying with joy "See! I told you I'd make it longer than a week!" when given a diagnosis time frame from her doctor. She and I had a conversation about her heath one day, … [Read more...] about Breast Cancer Steals Many Things, But Not Love
We all know divorce creates havoc in any family’s life, especially when children are involved. Moving on after divorce can also be challenging. It’s a time to be very gentle, both with yourself as well as with your children. Chances are, you made a considerable emotional investment in your marriage. Having seen that relationship fail can make you insecure about facing new … [Read more...] about Dating After Divorce: Three Ways To Tell Your Kids You Are Dating Again
A decade ago, no one had a specific number in mind when thinking about how many steps they should take in a day. These days, however, the cardinal rule is to hit 10,000 steps per day, whether you exercise or not. You may be wondering how many calories does 10000 steps burn or exactly how beneficial it is to your body. Walking more, in general, has positive health benefits. … [Read more...] about How Many Calories Does 10,000 Steps Burn?
There's never anything better than sitting down and munching on a delicious, homemade brownie. Scrumptious and enjoyable, these tasty treats have one downfall: They're fattening. This tends to scare people away, as they choose to consume healthier options. However, there are plenty of options out there as a substitution for oil in baking brownies, one of the most fattening … [Read more...] about Substitution for Oil in Baking Brownies