Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes: Stretch something today!

I promised that I would bring a focus to fitness in 2015. The last couple of weeks, we’ve worked the lower body, upper body, and we’ve also gotten our heart rate quickly up with things like tuck jumps! Get your comfy pants on because this time we focus on stretching! Stretching makes us more successful in any fitness regimen. It actually increases our muscle flexibility and lengthens our muscles! When we stretch, we can shorten our recovery time (AKA not wake up as sore the next day after an intense workout.) Stretching isn’t only important before/after a workout. For those like me that have a desk job, stretching is also key to ensuring we don’t have work-related injuries from repetitive motions like typing. Read more...

How many times a day do your kids hit your glasses off your face?

Are you sick of contacts or glasses? How many times a day do your kids hit your glasses off your face? Have you or someone you know been considering LASIK surgery? Follow along with Channah as she brings you through her journey start to finish at Restore Vision Centers. Read more...

The Unusual Ways We Say I Love You

We teasingly called my mom “the bag lady” because she brought bags of stuff wherever she went. Her little car was always filled with bags. I called them her “in case” bags. Some held blankets in case she got stranded somewhere. Some held shoes in case the ones she was wearing hurt her feet. Some held a change of clothes “just in case she needed them” and some bags held books in case she got bored. The problem was that whenever I gave a party, my mom was always the first to arrive with her arms full of bags. Into my clean house she’d come, set down her bags, and unload them into my living room. Read more...

The Kindergarten Transition: Tougher Than You Think

It was February of last year. February 3rd, to be exact. I was looking at my son's picture on my office wall it hit me - he'd be starting kindergarten in the fall. I began counting the months backward...hmmm...kindergarten will start in September, but the kids let out in June, so open houses will probably be sometime in May and registration will be March/April timeframe. Incredibly proud of myself, I picked up the phone to get the exact date in March that I'd need to register Conlan for school. I was more than a month early. I imagined they probably gave out awards for parents as organized as myself. Read more...

What Our Girls Need More Than Anything

She almost burst with enthusiasm, as she pulled her first preschool report card out of her folder. We were about to make lunch and she looked at me, asking if we could go over it together after she ate. Setting the bread to the side, I walked over to the couch, sat down in the sun and asked her to join me. Read more...

Your Generosity Made A Difference

WOW! Thanks to your generosity during our annual Christmas campaign, we were able to provide Angel Tree the funds to reach 3,366 children with a gift and the Gospel! Angel Tree ministers to the families of men and women in prison year ‘round with mentoring and camping opportunities. If you’d like to find out more about this wonderful ministry, go to www.angeltree.org. Read more...

Personal Size Bean Pizzas

With sports in full swing and life flying by at break neck speed at my house, I can’t stress enough how important it is to eat well and find at least 10 ~ 15 min. a night to look each other in the face at the dinner table and catch up on “the happenings” in each other’s lives. Read more...

Get Toned Using a Dish Towel!

Last week I shared with you some tips for a lower body workout. This week, let’s add some focus to our upper body. Motivate yourself by thinking ahead to summer and how rewarding it will be to show off some toned muscles. If we start now, we can easily succeed by the time the weather warms up. My goal is to work my upper body twice a week. Read more...

Comparisons

A few weeks ago I was watching my grandkids so their mommy could go to an appointment. We planned to meet up with her later at the local Target store. My granddaughter asked if she could choose her own outfit and I agreed. I really wish I had a better picture to show you because the outfit she chose was truly … umm, hideous. She had on an orange floral dress, royal blue patent leather shoes, a grey sweater, lots of gaudy plastic beaded jewelry, and a huge blue butterfly pinned to her hair. Read more...

The Parenting Mistake You Didn't Even Know You Were Making

One of my biggest goals as a mother is to make sure my children know and feel that they are loved, valued, and appreciated. Read more...

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