The holidays are about comfort and joy, right? That wonderful Christmas tree smell. “Have a Holly Jolly Christmas” and “Feliz Navidad.” Kissing under the mistletoe! I don’t mean to be all bah humbug. But some years, reality takes a bite out of the holiday spirit. Especially if it is the first season since you’ve gone through a relationship breakup, or are facing the holidays … [Read more...] about Making Peace with Loss on the Holidays
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A holiday party for friends, neighbors and extended family is a lovely addition to your holiday traditions. Involve the kids in holiday party planning, from the invitations through cleaning up. Kids can help with party planning for both formal and casual holiday parties. Little ones are thrilled to participate and won't even realize that they're learning valuable party planning … [Read more...] about Santa’s Little Helpers: Involve Kids in Holiday Party Planning
The true meaning of the word fitness has always intrigued me. Is it a noun? A verb? Could it be a curse? The way I see it, Fitness is a verb. It's an action, a choice, a passage to survival, silently known as necessary with a dash of cruelty to the female race. Fitness is the fundamental foundation for so much goodness it should be embraced with open arms. What else do you … [Read more...] about Get Fit Anytime, Anywhere With Brooke Burke’s New App
How will you be celebrating your Mom this year? In 2016, Americans spent $21.4 billion dollars on Mother’s Day (1). And this year, that number is expected to hit an all-time high of $23.6 billion. (2) And while celebrating mom has certainly taken different forms over the centuries, it is safe to say that we spend big to spoil our moms! Officially, Mother’s Day started as a … [Read more...] about How And How Much Will You Spend This Mother’s Day?
I grew up in the 70s. This meant I was lucky to experience childhood long before helicopter parents, abstinence pledges, SAT prep courses and sexting obliterated the myriad reckless joys of American adolescence. Most parents had more than two kids, plus jobs, problems and pressures of their own. Kids’ technology risks consisted primarily of overdosing on The Flintstones and I … [Read more...] about 70s Childhoods Vs Now – What’s Been Lost