Author Archives: Hope

Kids Cook| Kid Friendly Chicken Recipe Ideas

Kid Friendly Chicken Recipe Ideas (cuz this protein crazy Mom’s kids are SICK of chicken) “Ugh!! NOT chicken *again*!”  Sound familiar? If you are a mom trying to eat well and get in enough lean protein…sometimes, your family gets a … Continue reading

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Heart Attack before 40? | You can’t outrun your fork

 Heart Attack: Are you at risk? My boyfriend had a heart attack this past summer.  I wasn’t very vocal about it online. Only my family and close friends really knew that it had happened. Normally, I share pretty much every … Continue reading

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PMS making you HUNGRY? | Are you ovary-acting?

(the ADORABLE cross stitch above is available at the Etsy store of nerdylittlestitcher)       Does PMS = Hunger? I have been taking my diet/nutrition seriously at a whole new level lately and its been paying off!  I’ve been … Continue reading

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Homemade Almond Milk Recipe

I’ve heard making your own homemade almond milk was easy but it always sounded like a lot of work for very little return. Really? How much almond milk could I get for my effort? Wellllll….after forgetting to add almond milk … Continue reading

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The Kitchen Nutrition Abs Workout| Fork it to me, baby!

Abs are made in the KITCHEN!! I know, I know. No one wants to hear it. We would rather do almost anything to get abs than limit the very things that are preventing us from seeing them.  However, the old … Continue reading

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Exercise| Every day, three times a week, how much do you need?

How much do you need to get in shape?   Aerobic activity. Get at least 150 minutes a week of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes a week of vigorous aerobic activity. You can also do a mix of moderate … Continue reading

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Warm Up America| Crochet and Knitting for a Cause

Warm Up America! Check out this awesome project going on at Michaels right now! My daughter, Amelia and I have pledged to crochet one section each a day for every day in January! The collection bin will be at our … Continue reading

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A Message of Love and Light

A message of LOVE, light and encouragement for those who are struggling! and… …a giveaway over on my Facebook page!! Head on over and click LIKE on the post where you find this pic to enter to win a gorgeous … Continue reading

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Mandala| The Circle of Parenting a Teen Boy

My teen son had an assignment to create a Mandala (circle in Sanskrit) and explain what it represented. The psychoanalyst, Carl Jung, saw the mandala as “a representation of the unconscious self”. I was so impressed with his completed project, that … Continue reading

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Hot Sauce for a HOT body|Sirarcha Health Benefits

Hot cha cha!! Hot sauce can make you HOT?! Who KNEW that my beloved Siracha had so many health benefits!! This is music to my ears and a spicy little dance in my mouth. I put this stuff on all … Continue reading

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TOTALLY embarrassing and HILARIOUS!| Monday, Monday!

Watch this video to find out what embarrassing thing happened during my workout this morning!! HELLLLLO, MONDAY! Leave a comment for a chance to win 2 FREE movie tickets!! Drawing Thursday, December 13th.

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A Single Parents First Christmas| Tips and ideas for making the holidays special

Are you a newly single or divorced parent? Is this your first Christmas celebrating on your own? Chances are money is tighter and tensions are higher. A conversation I had with a close friend, who is going through his first … Continue reading

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Sleep and muscle growth

Your mission: to add bulk, or form some well-defined curves. The prescription: get some sleep! Crazy as it sounds, that’s the advice you’ll get from bodybuilders, trainers, professional coaches, and fitness experts in general. The fact is your body can … Continue reading

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Manifest Your Desires in the New Year| FREE coaching from Gabrielle Bernstein

I am SERIOUSLY STOKED!!! Like jump up and down and spin around EXCITED!! A longtime friend recently turned me on to Gabrielle Bernstein and HerFuture.com. I immediately fell in love with her groovy views on life, love and her general … Continue reading

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Making a list and checking it twice| To Do’s made Easy

Easy To Do List Those of you who follow me on FB saw me post this last night but I thought others might enjoy this simple, yet AWESOME idea!! Don’t you just LOVE when your kids teach you something? I … Continue reading

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10 low calorie foods that fill you up

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Strenghten your Core AND your Pelvic Floor| Kegel WHO?

Most women have heard of the Kegel Exercise and most women are tired of being told that it’s THE way to strengthen their Pelvic Floor muscles.  Did you know that  seven out of ten women have weakness or disorders of … Continue reading

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When Gold is NOT the standard| tips for drinking more water

How much water should you drink? Most people I talk to, say they do not drink enough. It is probably one of the easiest things you can do to improve your health and may aid in weight loss. What You … Continue reading

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94 percent of Americans eat pizza regularly, make your own| Whole Wheat Pizza Crust Recipe

1 cup whole wheat flour 1 1/4 cup rolled oats 1/4 cup cornmeal 2/3 cup skim milk 1/4 cup olive oil 1 tsp. baking powder Pizza toppings (your choice) Optional: Basil, oregano, garlic, garlic salt Preparation: 1. Spray a standard-sized … Continue reading

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How to take YOUR measurements…

When you start on the road to a healthier you, it’s best to take your measurements so that you can track your progress. Here is the recommended way to measure: Chest: Measure directly across your nipple line Upper arms: Measure … Continue reading

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