Exercise, Health and Cooking, Personal Experience, Pilates, Yoga

What Do You Mean, I’ve Got to Workout While Pregnant?

I've seen it so often. Women find out their pregnant, start feeling the effects of it, and quit coming to the gym or their classes. When I see them again postpartum, they feel huge and out of shape.   Now, let me preface this by saying that I'm not throwing rocks. I know how debilitating… Continue reading What Do You Mean, I’ve Got to Workout While Pregnant?

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Articles and Links, Diet, Disease and Illness, Holistic Practices, Personal, Personal Experience, Recipes, Self-Help, Sugar & Sugar Addiction

Matcha: One Amazing Tea

I bet you think I've forgotten about my Confessions of a Sugar Addict thread, but I promise I have not! I simply am working my way through a ton of research, theory, and practical personal application to find what methods work well (for myself, but hopefully also for you). Stick with me because I'm coming… Continue reading Matcha: One Amazing Tea

Babies and Children, Exercise, Holistic Practices, Personal, Personal Experience, Pilates, Self-Help, Yoga

Working Out with Toddlers

A lot of us have been there, are there, or will be there. We're trying to be healthy and exercise...and we've got littles running around, climbing on you or something else, and it's really,┬áreally hard to focus or get a full set of reps in when you're constantly jumping up to handle some situation. Some… Continue reading Working Out with Toddlers

Diet, Health and Cooking, Personal, Personal Experience, Self-Help, Sugar & Sugar Addiction

The True Confessions of a Sugar Addict, Part 1: The Reality with Food

Sugar. I've talked about it before, sometimes at length. But it's also my guilty little secret--I love sugar A LOT. And when I start eating it, I have a hard time stopping. It's a vicious cycle and it's one I really want to stop.   I had been thinking about the reality of sugar addiction… Continue reading The True Confessions of a Sugar Addict, Part 1: The Reality with Food

Exercise, Personal Experience

Why Do Fitness Instructors Cost So Much?

I have been in the fitness industry for over eight years now and one of the things that never ceases to amaze me is how unwilling people are to pay for instructor services. I've talked to so many instructors over the years who tell me their client base finds it difficult to pay $25, $15,… Continue reading Why Do Fitness Instructors Cost So Much?

Disease and Illness, Personal Experience, Self-Help

The Stomach Flu and Mint Tea

I've been down and out for the count this week due to the stomach flu. It might have been food poisoning but it seemed to last longer than that so I'm counting it as the flu. It seems to be the thing that's going around right now, so here's one of my tips to help… Continue reading The Stomach Flu and Mint Tea

Diet, Disease and Illness, Exercise, Health and Cooking, Holistic Practices, Personal, Personal Experience, Self-Help

How to Change Your Health without Spending Money

This is probably not the typical money-saving post you'll read on health. I'm not a proponent of specialty diets or supplements. They work for some people, but not for everyone...and if you choose to do one, you tend to have to go through a trial and error period of time until you find what works… Continue reading How to Change Your Health without Spending Money

Essential Oils, Holistic Practices, Personal, Personal Experience, Self-Help

Why I’m Giving Up Selling Essential Oils

I love essential oils! Truly I do. I think they're a wonderful way to boost a healthy lifestyle. They smell good. They work how people say they're supposed to. They have all kinds of properties that are just plain good when diffused or diluted. So why am I giving up selling them? A couple reasons:… Continue reading Why I’m Giving Up Selling Essential Oils

Articles and Links, Babies and Children, Personal Experience

Cloth Diapering 201: When You Have Two Under Two

I've been documenting my cloth diapering experience here because I think it's important for moms to realize that it's doable. And more than doable, it's easy. With water usage becoming more of an issue, it is also environmentally friendly because cloth diapers use less water when washed than companies do when making their disposables. Yes,… Continue reading Cloth Diapering 201: When You Have Two Under Two

Articles and Links, Beauty and Fashion, Disease and Illness, Jamberry Nails, Personal Experience, Self-Help

Beauty’s Toxic, But It Doesn’t Have to Be

So I've been trying to get to this blog for a couple weeks and it just hasn't happened. Why? Because I started selling Jamberry Nails at the beginning of the month, so in addition to two under two, I've been giving myself a crash course between online parties! As a rule, I don't buy just… Continue reading Beauty’s Toxic, But It Doesn’t Have to Be