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Fitness and Choices

You have the perfect plan in place and the house is full of healthy foods. You are READY to rock this new fitness and weight loss. You get after it. Week one is hard, but you do it. Week two? The kids have practice every day this week. There are two basketball games....

It Can Be Hard To Set Smart Goals

Did you set a big goal this New Years? You were going to get it done in 2018. How many times in the past have you set a huge goal such as to lose 50 pounds or exercise 5 days a week, only to fall off the wagon a few weeks (or usually days) later? Why did you fail? A...

Mind Over Matter!

Mind over matter!  I find myself clinging to that mantra a lot as a FireWife.  Especially with the history my firefighter husband and I endured.  The past can never truly be buried deep enough.  It always seems to nudge it's way through my thoughts as I go about my...

Wait, you BOTH work shift work?

A little over 2 years ago, I got this crazy idea to apply for a different type of job than I had previously been working.  For years, I worked at the local community hospital as an ED nurse on an "as needed" basis.  As our children got a little older, I started...

Laundry Basket Fortress

It's a never ending cycle. Wash. Dry. Throw it in a basket. Maybe take it upstairs. If you're lucky you have a main floor laundry. Sometimes you have to scramble 2 minutes before needing to leave to find the matching sock for the three year old and oh wait..the baby...
10 Ways to Grow Your Support System

10 Ways to Grow Your Support System

As pack animals relationships are a big part of life. Everyone does it. Everyone needs it. Yes, even if you are an introvert. You’re married right or you wouldn’t be here. Having said that, some of us are better at doing it than others. If you’ve found...
Stop Complaining, Take Action

Stop Complaining, Take Action

  Since starting this 30 Day’s to a Happier You Challenge back in November 2016, I’ve been a lot more aware of the happiness of the people around me. I’m sure you’ve experienced the same thing. It is causing me to look at people more closely and pay attention to...
Disney and Diversity

Disney and Diversity

When did we develop prejudices? Prejudice is a learned behavior. We know this. When we think about growing up, our first friends, we didn’t think about socio-economic status, color of skin, shape of eyes, color of hair, brand of jeans, sneakers or jewelry worn. It...
Losing an old friend

Losing an old friend

Today I found out that an old friend had passed away almost five years ago. I was floored. Five years ago! Yet, I was deeply saddened. I hadn’t seen him in 28 years. I carried the weight of this loss all day reviewing our good times working together, our...