The Best Laid Plans…

The Best Laid Plans…
This morning was a blur! It started off very promising – I got up with my alarm to workout, my three kids agreed on the same breakfast for once. But various wrenches were thrown into the works in the form of an increasingly independent toddler. She didn’t want to wear pants even though it was twenty-seven degrees, she had to... Read More

2 Keys to Changing Habits

2 Keys to Changing Habits
Since I’m doing both at the same time I’m always looking for similarities between disciplining my kids toward positive behaviors and guiding myself and others to create and sustain healthy habits. These are two things that are essential to both: The Power of Distraction My mom is a master at using distraction to guide kids’ behavior. I rarely hear her... Read More

Mom’s Guide to Running a Home Business: Lower Your Expectations

Mom’s Guide to Running a Home Business: Lower Your Expectations
Introducing the “Mom’s Guide to Running a Home Business” I decided to start a new series focusing on how I, as a stay-at-home mom, run my home business as a Beachbody Coach. It can be quite a challenge to find the time to work on a home business while taking care of kids and running a household, but it is... Read More

Choose Your Own Weight Loss Adventure

Choose Your Own Weight Loss Adventure
I recently started bringing home some Choose Your Own Adventure books (remember those?!?) from the library and my oldest son loves them. I’m amazed at the creativity that goes into writing one story, let alone a story that has 27 possible endings! These books got me thinking that we are each living our own Choose Your Own Health Adventure. Every... Read More

Losing Weight on Vacation

Losing Weight on Vacation
Is Losing Weight on Vacation Possible? I need a vacation do-over. I never quite allowed myself to let go last week on our pseudo-camping trip to the lake. The stress of packing a family of five, getting there, trying to adjust to new temperatures, terrain, bedtime schedules and stones and dirt everywhere left me tense and in a constant state... Read More

Sweet Potato Oat Bars

Sweet Potato Oat Bars
Found these in one of my favorite series of cookbooks. Since I always share things that are a hit with my official taste-testers (the kids!), here you go:   Sweet Potato Oat Bars 5 sweet potatoes, washed 4 cups quick-cooking oats (I used old-fashioned kind – they worked fine) 3/4 cup skim milk soured with 1 Tbsp lemon juice (I... Read More