Last week, I did a post about the child obesity epidemic in the United States. In that post, the first point I wanted to make is that food is fuel. When you realize that very fact, it becomes easier to make better choices. It’s all about how you view yourself.
If you could buy yourself a brand new car and money was not an option, what kind of car would it be? Visualize that car. Imagine yourself in the driver’s seat. Take in that “new car” smell – actually don’t…Continue
Leave it to Hollywood to have its finger on the pulse of what’s popular in America. Usually, if there is a new “movement”, celebs jump right on the bandwagon because they know it will keep them popular and relevant. So, I decided to do a little research to see if there were any Hollywood types who really took…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on March 6, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments
I have never, nor do I anticipate ever being, a touchy-feely kind of person. You know how some people will greet you with a hug, or a kiss or want to touch you when they talk to you? That is SO not me. In fact, those types of people make me really uncomfortable and want to run in the other direction.
It’s not that I’m not affectionate or anything. I still kiss my son (who is almost 14) on the forehead every night and I’m delighted that he wants to give me an occasional…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on February 28, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
I started this blog several weeks ago to talk to other moms about my journey to become green. My hope was to share information and maybe inspire others. Being healthy, taking care of the planet and giving back are all very important to me and that’s why I typically post on my blog daily.
On a normal day, I am up at 5:45 AM. By 8:30 AM, I have gotten my son up, made sure he was ready for the day, cooked him breakfast and driven him to school. The beds are made, sinks and toilets…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on February 15, 2013 at 7:49pm — No Comments
I would guess that since the dawn of time, women and probably some men too, have gone to great lengths to care for their hair (no pun intended). Some of them wore wigs, presumably to protect their hair from intense sunlight, and others used a variety of methods to deal with everything from normal dirt, to graying and even hair loss. Folks back then were pretty careful about their hair and only used natural ingredients because, well, that’s all they had.
Fast forward to the baby…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on February 5, 2013 at 11:07am — No Comments
Here in the Chicagoland area, people are wearing RED today as part of the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” campaign. Many people still do not realize that Heart Disease is the #1 killer of women over the age of 20, according to the AHA. The upside to this? It’s largely…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on February 1, 2013 at 12:29pm — No Comments
I think most people would agree that water is vitally important to good health. After all, our bodies are mainly comprised of it. And we need to replenish it frequently because it’s used by our muscles, organs and tissues and we lose water through perspiration and waste elimination. But while modern day society has embraced the concept of drinking water regularly, we have created a whole new set of problems for ourselves.
When I was a little girl, drinking water meant you needed a…Continue
I have a confession to make: I was not always a Green Mom. Just like I wasn’t “born” being a mom, I wasn’t born being green either. Growing up, I ate vegetables out of a can, drank water out of the hose on hot days, and consumed waaaaay too much sugary cereal. As a teen, I sprayed too much hairspray from an aerosol can, threw things away without thinking, and drove every chance I got, even if I was only going down the block.
When I did become a mom, my attitude…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on January 23, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Boy, what a difference a couple days make! This past weekend, I was so excited that temperatures were warm enough to run errands on my bicycle. Not so this morning. This morning, we were greeted with a wind chill of -14 degrees.
For those of you who are not sure what a “wind chill” means, that is the number assigned to what the temperature feels like if you factor in the wind. For those of us here in the Midwest, it just means brutal cold! And while yes, we should expect…Continue
Added by Penny Roach on January 22, 2013 at 11:19am — No Comments
During my many years of parenting, I have discovered there are many things I would prefer not to touch. Some of these things are pretty obvious – various bodily fluids, “icky” things like frogs (maybe that’s just me) and anything that could potentially bite me.
During flu season (I recently learned there is no such thing as cold season), there are some “not so obvious” things that I would prefer not to touch as well. These are those every-day items that we routinely touch without…Continue
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