As a child, all I wanted to do was fit in. Having parents that divorced when I was in fourth grade did not help that ambition. My dream of belonging was further crushed when my dad remarried his secretary. Now, not only did I not fit in with my friends who all seemed to have perfect, “traditional” families, I was now part of a lame cliché. I was not a happy camper. This … [Read more...] about Stepchild to StepMom: How To Do It Better
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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?
If you are lifting weights that are too light, you might not be giving your muscles enough of a workout. However, choosing weights that are too heavy won't just mean you can't curl them, it can be potentially dangerous! One great source of information is a chart located at strengthlevel.com. However, it is not just how much should you be curling according to body weight, there … [Read more...] about How Much Should You Be Curling According to Body Weight?
"I need me time!" This is a lament that I hear a lot from my younger friends who are moms of young kids - and older ones too. It is hard to get alone time with children running around. Take for example my daughter, a mom of twin six-year old girls and a four-year old son, who inspired this post. Along with being a parent, she works part time and goes to school part time. … [Read more...] about 8 Creative Ways for Moms to Get Some Much Needed “Me Time”
Change your relationship with exercise. You don’t need to do this alone. Whatever your fitness goal, consistency is the key to reaching it. When you join forces with your friends, you’ll find benefits that go beyond your expectations. Anything you do consistently over time will yield results… good or bad. So instead of meeting for happy hour or a food-fest, meet up for … [Read more...] about Why It’s Better To Work Out With Friends