Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Supermom Proud

Be confident in who you are, supermoms.  If you don't have pride in yourself, how can you expect anyone else to?

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

"Can't" Just Won't

Telling yourself you can't do something, even if it's a whispered phrase in the back of your mind, really won't do anything for you, supermoms.  Be your own promoter with encouragements that you CAN!

Friday, July 4, 2014

To our freedoms and to the pursuit, in celebration of the 4th of July!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Super Swaps

I love finding swaps for naughty foods!  It leaves me being able to enjoy "treats" but without the guilt, making it that much easier to stay on track.  After doing a low-carb, non-dairy cleanse to support a friend, I picked up a few more.  Here is my current list of favorites:

--roasted, sliced carrots for sweet potato fries
--lettuce for tortillas
--roasted, cubed butternut for potatoes
--Greek yogurt for sour cream
--ground buffalo for ground beef and/or turkey
--pizza with half the cheese
--roasted kale or cabbage for rice with Asian-style dishes
--quinoa for rice
--roasted spaghetti squash for half or all of pasta
--build up your spaghetti sauce with extra veggies like mushrooms and spinach
--make your own sauces with fresher ingredients like tartar sauce and salsas

Try to find a small swap here or there in your weekly menu.  A small change here or there can start to add up BIG in your calorie-count!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

First Steps

That first step, supermoms, is the hardest!  Face it and then take it.  It's so much easier after that!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Oils for Living

As far back as the pharoahs, essential oils were highly valued commodities, so much so that often they were stolen from graves and tombs right along with other treasures like precious stones and minerals.  They were held in such high regard for their healing and therapeutic powers that the three wise men came baring them as gifts to the baby Jesus (frankincense, myrrh).

In my quest for good health, I've begun using essential oils as a resource for cold prevention (citrus blend), healing the endless stream of cuts, scrapes, and bruises (maleleuca), and deeper relaxation for stress points and during massages and baths (lavendar).  While I haven't found them to a be an instant cure-all, they do seem to have an impact without leaving me feeling like we're left with nothing but popping pain pills or taking dose after dose of cold medicine...a more natural weapon to have in the arsenal of family health!

There is a great site (and an app, too!) that lists oil "recipes" for whatever your ailment or need from acne to cellulite (lemon) to stuffy noses (peppermint):

http://everythingessential.me/

Build up your daily health regimen to include some help from this natural but powerful resource!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Amazing Mom

When in doubt, supermoms, just take a moment to really think about and recognize all that you do and all that you are!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Fruitless Fight

Don't waste your time trying to make an unhappy person feel happy.  It's not a fight you can win, supermoms.  Focus on bringing joy and happiness into your own life and reap the rewards of that!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

No Apology Needed

Sometimes, supermoms, it seems I'm surrrounded by regretful decisions from the tiniest infraction with my kids to a mistake at work.  But, one thing I NEVER have to apologize for is getting in a good workout!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Take Flight

Today, supermoms, go forward and FLY!