Category: Humor

To tip or not to tip, that is the question: my dilemma with the pizza deliverer

To tip or not to tip, that is the question: my dilemma with the pizza deliverer
Before debit cards and cell phones, when we ordered a pizza, we called from our home phones (because those were the only phones we had), and then we rushed to the door with excitement and cash, graciously including a tip.  It was the way of the world. Well, everything’s changed now. If you order frequently,... Read more »

An open letter to my daughters' 4th grade teacher

An open letter to my daughters' 4th grade teacher
Dear Mrs. McGuire, The first thing you should know is that we have been praying for you. Madison and Morgan were really excited to start 4th grade with you in August. But, after the first month, you started going “bananas” as they put it.  Throwing books, screaming, and getting mad over the smallest things have... Read more »

Never say never: One week back to teaching for Chicago Public Schools

Never say never: One week back to teaching for Chicago Public Schools
You’ve heard it said several times, but it doesn’t pack the same punch until you experience it for yourself: “Never say never.” These are the sentiments I’d spoken about teaching elementary phys ed and most certainly, I thought I knew like I knew my name, I’d NEVER teaching kindergarten gym again! Yes friends, it’s true:... Read more »
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Coffee is my best friend and workout partner

Coffee is my best friend and workout partner
Today, U.S. News writer and certified strength and conditioning coach K. Aleisha Fetters published an article with three simple tips to use coffee to boost your performance while exercising–which delighted me to no end.  Why? Because I start each and every day of my life with a healthy cup of coffee, and I’m guessing you... Read more »

I'm not buying the story Wendy Williams is selling us

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Like any lively mom with a job, kids, and a side hustle as an entrepreneur, I was busy on Halloween. From getting my twin 8-yr. old daughters to school on time humming with energy and enthusiasm and costumes in tow, to teaching my Aqua Aerobics class, doing my own workout, and caring for my mom... Read more »

I need "big girl confidence"

I need "big girl confidence"
At the expense of pissing off a whole bunch of women, I’m going to say it: I need “big girl” confidence, or #BGC, a new slogan I’d like to create to empower women of all shapes and sizes. I’m sure you may be wondering what #BGC is. Well, BGC is something big women have that clearly... Read more »
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I think I need Facebook therapy

I think I need Facebook therapy
Facebook. The place to go and post pictures, keep up with family, and reconnect with old classmates.  It’s the all around new form of communication and socialization with any and everyone. It’s all fun and games until it becomes toxic. In many ways, that is what Facebook has become for me. When Facebook first came... Read more »

Dear Chili's, y'all need to quit lying to your patrons!

Dear Chili's, y'all need to quit lying to your patrons!
After a long, hard, hot, busy day of training, teaching, exercising, and running around with the kids, I was famished. Ever been so busy you realize you haven’t even eaten? Well that was my day today. Lucky for me, my now working teenage daughter offered to treat us to dinner, so off we went to... Read more »

Rules of the road, some of the dumbest rules made to be broken

Rules of the road, some of the dumbest rules made to be broken
I am not a rebel rouser. Well, maybe a little. Okay, take two. It is not my intention to break rules. I am a mother of six daughters and I teach them to obey their elders, their teachers, and to be successful in life, follow the rules. What’s hard to teach them are dumb rules... Read more »
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Welsh judge bans Cyanide as a name. Here is my list of names we could have banned in the US

Welsh judge bans Cyanide as a name. Here is my list of names we could have banned in the US
Have you heard the latest news? A Wales judge ruled that a mother could not name her daughter Cyanide.  This isn’t the first time this has happened. Last year in France, a judge ruled there that a mother could not her daughter Nutella. Both judges thought the children would be automatically set up for teasing... Read more »
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    I am a wife and mother blessed to have six daughters who fill my home with love and laughter. My passion is writing and teaching, but most especially inspiring people to live healthy lives in my faith-filled fitness classes. My dream is to have my own faith and fitness TV show where people from all the world collectively join together on our "temple" building project of enjoying optimal health. I am a certified group fitness instructor by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), and earned graduate degrees in Writing from DePaul University, in addition to a degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from the California University of Pennsylvania. I have seen and experienced the hand of God work and move in my life, and consider it an honor and blessing to be saved to serve.

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