Posts tagged "lifestyle"

Working Mothers: Dad is More Than Capable

My husband, Peter, stepped away from his job last year and we took an uncertain leap, launching our 7-year-old part-time business and my writing career into a full-time gig. And while I am at peace with our decision, what rocked me the most was the guilt that I wouldn’t be the primary caregiver of our... Read more »

It IS fun to dress a little boy, so there! (Mom of son sticks out tongue at naysayers)

I find it really annoying when people say, “It’s no fun to dress boys.” OR “Boy’s clothes are so boring.” Because it’s border line criminal how much fun it can be to dress your little guy. Vests and khakis, casual suits and hats! I love retailers like Tea, which tout bright colors and tops for... Read more »

The Dr. Oz Detox: 24 Days Later (Moderation, Fruit and Aunt Flo)

I always wondered what happened to people after they dabbled in a detox or had their house renovated on one of those DIY remodel shows. Did he keep to his new healthy lifestyle? Did she continue to pick up her dirty undies and use the enormous laundry room that was built for her? I worked... Read more »
Advertisement:

Perkier and Light: Day 2 of the Dr. Oz 3-day Detox

Breakfast Ingredients: 1 cup water, 1 Tbsp flax seed, 1 cup raspberries, 1 banana, 1/4 cup spinach, 1 Tbsp almond butter, 2 tsp lemon
Welcome to day 2 of the Dr. Oz 3-day Detox! Can you tell I am a little bit perkier today? I am happy to report that day 2 is much better than day 1. I woke with a slight headache which was suppressed by my morning green tea. I felt lighter today and I don’t... Read more »

Day 1 of the Dr. Oz 3-day Detox: Caffeine Headaches (and Humor)

Day 1 of the Dr. Oz 3-day Detox: Caffeine Headaches (and Humor)
My intention to try out Dr. Oz’s 3-Day Detox was not in an interest to lose weight, in fact, I have a strange bit of arthritis in my right hand and arm that tends to flare up in extreme weather. After reading an article about the benefits of a detox, I felt compelled to take... Read more »

Spending Christmas Money and Gift Cards: Noiseless Books and Not-So-Annoying Games

Spending Christmas Money and Gift Cards: Noiseless Books and Not-So-Annoying Games
Christmas has come and gone all too quickly. The presents unwrapped, the ham devoured, the cookies turned into fat – and promptly placed under the skin on my butt cheeks. Before I became a parent, I failed to understand the irritation behind toys with no “off” button. “What’s the big deal?” I asked myself, as... Read more »
Advertisement:

The Woulda Coulda Shoulda Day

The Woulda Coulda Shoulda Day
This morning, I was supposed to wake up at 5:30 and go for a run – but I decided to snuggle on the couch with the puppy and watch Morning Joe. While I was distracted with neutralizing the Keurig coffee pod anarchy in my kitchen, I forgot to brew a cup for my daughter before... Read more »

So, This is Summer

So, This is Summer
I grew up riding horses competitively. Every summer was horse show season, so I had to limit my sodium intake to make sure my boots fit (my legs swell) and pump up my protein intake to ensure I was performing at my peak. The hotter the days, the earlier I woke up to work all... Read more »

Date Night: Preservation Bread and Wine - The Best Dining in Geneva

Date Night: Preservation Bread and Wine - The Best Dining in Geneva
The goal during my sabbatical was to accomplish nothing. My to-do list consisted of  enjoying my family and finally having the chance to talk to my husband, Peter, about more than our lack of sleep, diaper changes and preschool meltdowns. It had been months since we had been out on a date and bored with... Read more »
Advertisement:

Five Must-Have Items for Parents With Small Kids

Five Must-Have Items for Parents With Small Kids
In my fantasy world, 6-year-old Raymond and 3-year-old Anne are gobbling up fresh vegetables and singing my praises as I dance around the kitchen envisioning organic nutrients stimulating their brains and making their internal organs smile. I have tried sneaking pureed asparagus in pasta sauce and secretly dicing yellow zucchini into macaroni and cheese, but... Read more »