Have them cook with you :-)
If you make it fun to participate in making the meals, they will look at the food differently... AND as a bonus, they might LIKE cooking and keep on helping :-) I have an 11 year old and he LOVES to cook.…Continue
All mothers know there are two definitions of the phrase "baby fat." The first definition describes the extra roll of fat that clings to babies and is absolutely adorable. The second definition refers to those extra pounds that cling to a woman's body after she has the baby (and is considered much less adorable). Mothers usually blame their baby for their weight gain, and then try their luck at getting rid of it.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on June 19, 2015 at 6:29am — No Comments
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During vacations, people desperately search foods that satisfy their craving without putting on extra weight to their waistline. Stevia can be a good solution not only for keeping proper weight, but also for many additional health problems.
Stevia is a natural sweetener that is prepared from the leaves of the stevia plant. Stevia leaves are very sweet, but they do not contain…Continue
Added by Dawn Wells on June 18, 2015 at 5:07am — No Comments
If you are a woman who has reached the age of 45, you are more likely to lose muscle mass if you don’t do anything to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Most women do not engage in exercise past the age of 40, and this could highly contribute to the loss of muscle, if an active exercise and body building regimen is not undertaken.
Along with regularly exercising, it is advisable to consume supplements in order to attain dietary requirements, especially while exercising.
I can see the pupils dilate and the wheels begin to turn when people find out that I'm married to a gynecologist. Paranoid as this may seem, I've answered enough questions and survived too many bizarre interactions to be caught with my pants down again. My husband commenced his OB-GYN residency two weeks…Continue
My Mom is an amazing woman (thanks, Mom!). And she is a tough woman: Being a single mom to two children while holding down a full-time job is a rough gig. Because she worked 60+ hour weeks, I learned how to cook and clean, as well as how to look after myself and get myself where I needed to go. I'm probably a more independent person today because of her.…
Added by Lauren Markman on May 19, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments
My son likes to tap on my fitbit. He likes to see how many dots I have and (after I explained what the dots are measuring) he encourages me to move around more to get all my dots for the day.
Most parents admit that they are uncomfortable talking with their children about…
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Added by Cynthia Helwig-Putorti on April 14, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments
It's 10 pm; the house is quiet. I double-check the locks on all the doors and go room-by-room, turning off the lights. The dishwasher is humming, the cat is following me, and there is a slight glow at the top of the stairs from our hallway nightlight. I slowly push back the door to my son's room to check on him. (I cherish the way he looks in slumber with one hand up by his face and an arm wrapped around his favorite stuffed animal.) I…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on April 1, 2015 at 6:32am — No Comments
Added by Courtney Kaczmark on March 12, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments
3 weeks ago I received a bottle of 120 gluten-free vegetarian capsules of Advanced Green Tea Extract + Vitamin C from the kind folks from Zenwise Labs. Have I lost weight? Check out my review here:http://lota-n-c.blogspot.com/2015/03/weight-loss-product-review-zenwise-labs.html…Continue
Added by Terina Nicole McKinney on March 10, 2015 at 12:09pm — No Comments
I must admit, if you would have asked me my thoughts on ageing 10 years ago my reply would have been a negative one. And why not!?! Everything I had seen on television, in magazines, conversations with friends, etc. told me that once you get grays & wrinkles your life was pretty much over; you mine as well curl up into a ball and wait to die. Nothing about getting old seemed glamorous. Old people always complain about this breaking, that not working like it used to, etc. Ugh! Who…Continue
Added by Kat Tom on March 2, 2015 at 9:36pm — No Comments
In our household I think about sleep a lot: Who is getting enough of it and how to get more quality sleep. I am obsessed over my own sleep as well as that of the bears I live with and help wake up in the morning.…Continue
My husband and I both work full time. And there was a long period where we worked in the same company (albeit different departments). And we both worked really long hours.
Then we had our little guy and life had to change: There were more important aspects to our life together than work.…
Added by Lauren Markman on February 25, 2015 at 6:35am — No Comments
People are working almost 24 x 7 these days. I have a lot of friends who work in corporate world and here is a short story on one of them:
A friend of mine had a very lucrative sales job and her team was based out of China and U.S.A. When I used to ask her about how that worked out, she told me that she would work with her team in the U.S.A. during the morning hours and then come back home, feed her kids, make them do their homework, put them to sleep and would be on calls with her…Continue
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Added by Leah Mastilock on February 11, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments
I asked for - and received - a fitbit for Christmas. I thought it would make me move more throughout my day. And maybe it does. But what it has really done has made me obsessed with my sleep.
Every morning, I sync over my data and look at my sleep efficiency. I stare at the magenta areas: What is waking me…
Added by Lauren Markman on February 10, 2015 at 6:33am — No Comments
I like being married. I still get little thrills sometimes when someone refers to me as "Mrs. Markman" or when I get to introduce my husband to people. There is a security in being united to my husband who is not only the love of my life, but my best friend.
He's mine. I'm his. It's nice.…
Added by Lauren Markman on January 23, 2015 at 8:13am — No Comments
A few weeks ago, one of my coworkers asked me how old I was. She said she wanted to know because I seemed to have too much energy. I asked her to guess, and she said 28.
First of all, I thanked her, since I am actually in my mid-thirties. She seemed shocked and asked my secret. I explained that my son…
Added by Lauren Markman on December 23, 2014 at 6:36am — No Comments
I grew up watching those milk commercials where a scrawny tween drank milk to capture the attention of an older, hotter teenager. And to this day, I drink milk. I don't drink the supposedly recommended three cups a day, but I do generally have a cup a day. From a young age, I bought into the whole marketing campaign: Yes, I want strong bones and teeth and I understand that milk provides me with the bulk of my daily calcium…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on December 9, 2014 at 6:28am — No Comments